2012 Nissan Altima Review
The 2012 Nissan Altima is that rare type of car that turns heads on the street no matter where it’s being driven. Its design is subtle, with a handsome profile and sweeping lines that make it far more than just another sedan. That eye-catching appearance and powerful performance are what make the Altima one of the bestselling vehicles in America but, as any driver knows, a car’s interior is just as important as the showier aspects. In this respect, the Altima does not disappoint.
The cabin is spacious for a mid-sized sedan, and the backseats in particular offer noticeably more leg-room than competitors. Although the coupe model is a bit more cramped, it is still comfortable enough for two people and well worth the added style. The trunk is also surprisingly roomy for the Altima’s size. The materials are high-quality and attractive, especially the more expensive trims’ leather upholstery. The coupe’s seats are even based on designs NASA used in its space shuttles. The standard seats are, of course, still engineered with absolute comfort in mind for long road trips.
The Nissan Altima condenses all of its gadgetry into one easily understood console. Everything is simple, informative and positioned to be read at a glance. A GPS system, bluetooth, stereo system, heated seats, rear-view camera, automatic entry and sunroof are all optional, with plenty more to pick from in the various packages. The 2012 Altima is a thoroughly modern car that never forgets the basic joys of driving.
Once the car is on the road, however, the only thing that matters is ride quality. Thankfully, the Altima offers a relaxing and luxurious experience. Both available engines operate quietly, and the continuously variable transmission makes transitions smoothly and without hesitation. Noises are muted enough for a whispered conversation. The suspension is also geared toward passengers, even if a level cabin makes driving slightly less tactile. This is quickly remedied with the larger engine, which overrides any numb handling through sheer exhilarating speed.
The 2012 Nissan Altima is the rare car that pulls off all three critical criteria: the interior, exterior and performance. It’s no surprise, then, that it remains one of the most popular vehicles in America.
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