2012 Nissan Altima User Reviews

2012 Nissan Altima Review Ratings

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"fuel economy" 11 reviews
"comfortable car" 9 reviews
"ride" 9 reviews
"power" 5 reviews
"big space" 4 reviews
"handling" 4 reviews
"reliable car" 3 reviews
"storage" 2 reviews
"price" 2 reviews
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2012 Nissan Altima 2.5 S Review
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gas milage, very comfortable, very reliable, low maintenance cost, very easy to drive

Cons

not the best looking car out there

ixica777
25

You Definitely Get More Than You Paid For — Excellent mid size sedan to use for business and private purpose, not the best looking kid in the block but definitely one of the most comfortable vehicles, add a really low price to it and you got yourself a very good deal. It's not fun to drive, it's a family car and it very reliable, the ride is very smooth and you are in complete control.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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2012 Nissan Altima 2.5 SL Review
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seats five comfortably. quiet. good gas mileage

Cons

a bit pricey   bland look  a bit outdated

bearball
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Nice Car — i like it has good gas mileage and very comfortable. the back up monitor is a bit small. the tech is not as nice as newer models. being a 4 cylinder it is not as peppy as say, a 6 cylinder. overall good reliable transportation for now.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Great features and handling. Very spacious. Excellent mileage

Cons

Toyota has a much smoother and powerful engine.

rbalaji
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Very Spacious Car With Great Handling And Mileage — Great car in general. I love the exterior shape of the car, lovely curves. Very spacious car with great handling and mileage. Best mileage in class. Though I can't hear any engine noise from inside the car, I have seen better engines from Toyota or Honda.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Comfortable nice looking, loved intelli key, good gas mileage for mid-size sedan

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Slower to accelerate at highway speed, CVT took a little getting used to

klalaf0sse
25

Comfortable, Convenient, Classy Looking Car — I loved the appearance and convenience of this car especially the Intelli Key with push button start and other automatic features. I found it offered great gas mileage for its size. Steering and handling is smooth. A very reliable car.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Great mpg and love all the extra features.  Very roomy.

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None.

frogmstj
35

Great Car! — Needed a truck. This car gave me no problems what - so-ever. Would recommend it to anyone. Great mpg and lots of room in the trunk! The bluetooth is nice and the lights under the car that light up to see is great. I really like the no key push button start.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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GREAT GAS MILAGE

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SMALL BACK SEAT

jlgeorge
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Good Family Car — My Nissan Altima is great on gas, good pick up for a four cylinder, quiet and comfortable ride. Transmission noise took some getting used to but still has good power. Front seat are very comfortable, continental tires make for a smooth quiet ride.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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4 cylinder engine has tons of power and great gas mileage, plus it drives super nice

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none

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Easy To Use, Convenient — It's so nice to be able to keep your key in your pocket so you can use both hands to carry everything you need to. The buttons on the door handles lock and unlock the car as long as your key is in your pocket, then you jump in the car and it has a push button start, so easy to just go and not look for keys all the time, plus it's great on gas and has a lot of power so you don't compromise power for economy you get both with this car. It also has a lot interior space...

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Comfort, reliability, fuel economy

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CVT

CuervoPadre
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Comfortable — This is a nice comfortable car. The seats are good for long drives, and the back seats have good legroom. Fuel economy is good. This car feels bigger, in a good way, than it looks from the outside. Handling and braking are good. The CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission) is a feels strange if you are used to a traditional automatic. I am sometimes surprised how the speed sneaks up on you while you are waiting for the engine to speed up. Handling in snow was adequate.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Most roomy mid-size sedan out there, with lots of headroom for tall people like me.  Was able to be ordered without a sunroof (which would've taken too much headroom away.

Cons

The ride is sport-like but is almost caught in between a standard bouncy 4 cylinder sedan and a more sport-tuned suspension.  It's good but I would've preferred they went ahead and tuned it all the way toward a full sport sedan.  Still a very good ride though.

buchanac
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Very Nice, Dependable, Well Made, And Fast Vehicle. — It's a great looking sporty sedan, perfect to haul kids or use as a business car. This is the V6 model, which could get a bit better gas mileage, but at 25 mpg is still decent. It is a very powerful engine, more powerful than others in its class, but a bit thirstier as a result. It has a continuously variable transmission which is interesting to feel...it does not shift gears so when accelerating it's just one long high winding rev up to speed.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2013 Nissan Altima Reviews

Economic And Family Car By Hajjaj

it's nice great care.. beautiful look.. great power with 3.5L & technology package, economic and family car with a beautiful appearance Car drive great and generally it's in a great technology.. Excel... Read More

Good Value, Good Looks, Everyday Driver With No Frills Or Spills By Dusek

This is my 4th Altima. Fit and finish are good for price point 4 door sedan. Overall usage of vehicle is daily driver commute. Gets an average of 30-32 mpg with a range of approx 500 miles on 1 full ... Read More

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2011 Nissan Altima Reviews

Simple Reliable Daily-driver, Ut Dont Expect Much If You Love Your Autos. By James

This vehicle would have benefited greatly from a more refined interior. I suppose the 2.5 S model is not going to come with all the bells and whistles, however, from a design stance, its rather plain-... Read More

Stylish, Sporty And Reliable By playkate

I love the styling of this car, inside and out. You just cannot beat the price for such a nice looking car that also has a sporty feel. I really like everything about this car and will hate to see i... Read More

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2010 Nissan Altima Reviews

All Around Great Car For Anyone! By leannegail

I loved everything about this car! First car I ever owned and I have had it for 3 years now and never once did I have to put it in the shop unless it was for general maintenance (oil change brakes etc... Read More

Great Car By daniimcd

This is my second car, but the first car I have ever bought. I feel a though i made a great decision in purchasing this car as my first. The car has GREAT fuel economy which I was amazed with consider... Read More

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2009 Nissan Altima Reviews

Great Fuel Savings, Nice Style , Small Truck By mbifalco

Excellent fuel mileage , more power than most Hybrids , has same 2.5 engine as non-Hybrid and electric engine makes it faster from 0-60 than the non-hybrids. Nice leather, the trunk is small but worka... Read More

Gas Saver! By crimeserginip1

I love the fact that the 18 gallon tank averages 530 miles! Also, it is super reliable and inexpensive to maintain! This car is extremely comfortable and great to drive around in! Super economic that ... Read More

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2008 Nissan Altima Reviews

Worth Every Penny By Ronnie

The thing i liked the most about this car. Its a great family car with lots of room. And for its size its really fast. Alot of power and still great gas mileage. All around great car. Do your research... Read More

Love My Altima By raeganbrianne

I really enjoy my altima. It is spacious, gets good gas mileage and is also very stylish. The sounds system is great and I have had little to no problems in the year and a half that I have had it. ... Read More

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