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2012 Nissan Altima Sedan At A Glance

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Now in the sixth year of its refined fourth generation design, the Nissan Altima Sedan continues to provide an innovative combination of quality, exhilarating performance, sporty design and exceptional value in the mid-size sedan class.  With strong sales in the 2011 model year, Altima Sedan’s strong sales momentum shows no signs of slowing down in 2012.

For 2012, Altima Sedan is again available in three well-equipped models designed to appeal to a broad range of buyer needs and budgets – the 2.5 CVT and 2.5 S CVT featuring a 175-horsepower 2.5-liter inline 4-cylinder and the 3.5 SR CVT with a standard 270-horsepower 3.5-liter V6 engine.

Enhancements for the new model year include a new Value Package and the continuation of last year’s Special Edition Package.  Both are offered with Altima Sedan 2.5 S.  In addition, a Dark Slate exterior color replaces the previous Metallic Slate.

The 2012 Nissan Altima once again offers a range of popular comfort and convenience features, including standard Nissan Intelligent Key™ and available Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System, Bluetooth® Audio Streaming, RearView Monitor and Nissan Navigation with XM NavTraffic® and NavWeather™ Real-Time Traffic Information services (XM® subscription required, sold separately).  The 2012 Altima Sedan is manufactured in the United States.

Body

  • Distinctive, sporty Altima design
  • Aggressive stance, Nissan signature grille, Altima-style taillights, small wheel opening gaps
  • Wide track, powerful fender forms
  • Available High Intensity Discharge HID headlights (3.5 SR)
  • Available auto on/off headlights
  • Available rear spoiler
  • Available heated sideview mirrors with integrated turn signals (3.5 SR)
  • Standard dual power sideview mirrors
  • Standard speed-sensitive variable intermittent windshield wipers
  • One new exterior color – Dark Slate

Engine and Driveline

  • 3.5-liter DOHC 24-valve V6 with 270 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque or a 2.5-liter DOHC 16-valve inline 4-cylinder with 175 horsepower (170 hp CAL) and 180 lb-ft torque (175 lb-ft CAL) for strong acceleration and tuned sound quality
  • Standard dual exhaust finishers with both engines
  • Standard Xtronic CVT® (Continuously Variable Transmission) designed for fluid-feeling performance and efficient operation – V6 utilizes an advanced, performance-tuned controller with adaptive logic

Suspension, Steering and Braking

  • Advanced “D” platform featuring low NVH, low engine mounting position
  • Secure feel, flat cornering and comfortable ride for easy-to-appreciate performance in everyday driving
  • Front suspension design with advanced geometry, equal-length half shafts that are almost parallel to the ground – virtually eliminating torque steer
  • Rear suspension design with an emphasis on nimbleness and ride comfort
  • Shock absorbers with rebound springs for secure cornering feel
  • Standard front and rear stabilizer bars
  • Larger diameter stabilizer bars and unique spring rates and strut damping on Altima 3.5 SR models
  • Power-assisted vehicle-speed-sensitive rack-and-pinion steering system, providing light effort at low speeds, secure feeling at high speeds
  • Power-assisted front vented disc/solid rear disc brakes with standard Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD), Brake Assist
  • Standard 16-inch steel wheels with full-wheel covers (2.5, 2.5 S) or optional aluminum-alloy wheels with P215/60R16 tires (2.5 S)
  • Standard 17-inch aluminum-alloy wheels with P215/55R17 tires on 3.5 SR

Interior Features

  • Available premium audio system that includes a 4.3-inch color display, USB port with iPod® connectivity, Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System, MP3/WMA CD-ROM playback, XM® Satellite Radio (XM® subscription required, sold separately) and RearView Monitor
  • Available Nissan Hard Drive Navigation System with 6.5-inch VGA color display, USB port with iPod® connectivity, Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System, Bluetooth® Streaming Audio, advanced map data including speed limit advisories, Zagat® Survey restaurant guide, XM NavTraffic® and XM NavWeather™ (XM® subscription required, sold separately), and an RCA input for auxiliary audio/video connectivity
  • Available Dual-Zone Automatic Temperature Control
  • Crafted interior feel with refined workmanship, extensive use of soft materials (such as padded armrests) and chrome accents
  • Roomy yet sporty interior space with a range of amenities, including Fine Vision gauge display instrument panel, convenient covered storage compartments and nine cup or bottle holders, standard Push Button Ignition, and available Nissan Intelligent Key®
  • Comfortable, highly bolstered seats
  • Standard trip computer on all models
  • Available RearView Monitor
  • Available power sliding glass moonroof (Convenience Plus Package on 2.5 S or Sport Package on 3.5 SR)
  • Available HomeLink® Universal Transceiver

Safety

  • Nissan Advanced Air Bag System (AABS) with dual stage supplemental front air bags with seat belt sensors and an occupant classification sensor
  • Driver and front passenger side-impact supplemental air bags
  • Roof-mounted curtain side impact supplemental air bags for front and rear-seat outboard occupant head protection
  • Front seat belts with pretensioners and load limiters
  • Front seat Active Head Restraints
  • LATCH System (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren) Zone Body construction
  • Standard Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) and Traction Control System (TCS) on all models
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)

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Models and Manufacturing

  • Available in three models: Altima 2.5 CVT, Altima 2.5 S CVT and Altima 3.5 SR CVT
  • 2012 Nissan Altima is also offered in Altima Coupe model
  • Assembled by Nissan North America –Smyrna & Decherd, Tennessee and Canton, Mississippi Manufacturing

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