Kelley Blue Book Value®
$6,988 - $10,982
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
23 City / 32 HWY
Horsepower
175-270
Seats
5
Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$6,988 - $10,982
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
23 City / 32 HWY
Horsepower
175-270
Seats
5

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2012 Nissan Altima Owner Reviews

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575 Reviews
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Short and sweet for your day commute.

It is great the only problem would be the recalls, the air condition work better on cold then hot, and it great on gas! I only have to put ten dollars a week in my tank, it is amazing compared to a truck that take like 50 dollars. One other problem to note my had a heat shield and it snap off causing some stress but I fixed it with some washers. It handles great! It provide a smooth drive through and through although I would prefer a bit more space in the trunk and in the front drivers side; it's great for smaller driver but taller drivers seem to struggle a bit! So recommend this for shorter people! The seats are comfortable and adjustable there is a lot of legroom in the back seat which is great for friends and family! It is great during all weather and is build well, I hit a curb during some rain and it did not take an damage. It overall is a great vehicle and would recommend to friends and family, it is a great pick for those looking for a car with great handling, a lot of space, and even better on gas! I love this car would not trade it for the world another great thing in the spare tire space in the truck it will also how a small jack I recommend replacing with small but more user friendly version! Another tad bit is that it has tire sensors so if your tire goes flat it will tell you right away! It nice for those who live life on the run and drive to place where nail are always a hazard! Overall it is a great daily driver!

- Cheyenne C

Economical Nissan Altima 2012.

I love my car..Its a 4 cylinder and has plenty of power compared to some other cars I owned that were 4 cylinders (such as a ford focus). My car runs very smooth and quiet. I have had no major issues at all!! The motor is very strong. I drive in the mountains all the time and no problems of overheating etc. It has electric windows power locks, child locks. Has am/FM radio and CD player... I love the auxiliary outlet I can use while driving to talk on the phone. It's very spacious and comfortable for people with long legs. The trunk is very spacious also. Very gas efficient also which I love. I drive a lot so that's important to me. The color of my interior is beige and it's very easy to clean. Was a little worried about that when I purchased it, but no problems at all. I recommend the Altima and I will purchase one again.

- Patricia H

Choose Nissan: Low maintenance, Commuter friendly, and gas sufficient.

The Nissan Altima is a very reliable car. I give it a over all ten out of ten for it being a 2012 Nissan. We are in 2019 and its still looks and drive brand new. It's very spacious I'm all about the space on the inside and sporty Its a 4 door sedan, maintenance is a ten out of ten the regular oil change and breaks etc... Gas mileage is the best it only takes about twenty-five dollars to thirty dollars to fill up if its extremely low on empty the your looking towards the thirty dollar range. If you commute I definitely recommend this car because driving performance is great and gas sufficient which is the BEST! This car is not a car you want to trade in for another, this car is definitely a keeper despite the age. Nissan are just that good!

- Tiff B

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2012 Nissan Altima Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
2.5
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2012 Nissan Altima Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
3.5 SR
Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book
$6,988 - $8,535
$9,215 - $10,982

Horsepower

Horsepower
175 hp
270 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Optional

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.5L DOHC 16
3.5L DOHC 24
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Optional

Alarm

Alarm
Optional
Optional

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Optional

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Optional

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls

Cruise Control

Cruise Control

Power Windows

Power Windows

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Optional

Power Steering

Power Steering

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
44.1 in.
42.5 - 44.1 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
40.1 - 40.6 in.
37.2 - 40.6 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
35.8 in.
34.4 - 35.8 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
35.9 - 36.8 in.
35.6 - 36.8 in.

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
15.3 cu. ft.
8.2 - 15.3 cu. ft.

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Optional

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Optional

AUX Input

AUX Input
Optional

CD Player

CD Player
Optional

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control
Optional

AC

AC
Optional

Dual Zone

Dual Zone
Optional

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
Optional

Seats

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Optional

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Optional
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Steel
Aluminum

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Optional

Dimensions

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
109.3 in.
105.3 - 109.3 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
36.1 ft.
36.1 - 37.4 ft.

Length

Length
190.7 in.
180.9 - 190.7 in.

Width

Width
70.7 in.
70.7 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3180 lbs.
3294 - 3357 lbs.

Horsepower

Horsepower
170 - 175 hp
270 hp

Torque

Torque
175 - 180 ft. lbs.
258 ft. lbs.

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
100 lbs.
100 lbs.

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes

Performance Tires

Performance Tires

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder
V6 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
20 gal.
20 gal.

Combined

Combined
28 mpg
23 - 20 mpg

City

City
23 mpg
18 - 20 mpg

Highway

Highway
32 mpg
27 mpg

Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode

CVT Transmission

CVT Transmission
Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks

Stability Control

Stability Control

Traction Control

Traction Control

HID Headlights

HID Headlights
Optional

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
Optional

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Front

  • Overall

  • Rollover

  • Side

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front

  • Side

  • Roof Strength

  • Driver-side Overlap Front

    N/A

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety