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2012 Nissan Altima

2012 Honda Accord Sedan

  2012 Nissan Altima 4-door Sedan I4 CVT 2.5 S Side Exterior View 2011 Honda Accord Sedan 4-door I4 Auto LX Angular Front Exterior View
MSRP
$20,550
$21,480
Invoice $19,699 $19,666
MPG
City/Highway
18/32 20/34
Rating
7.6
/ 10
TCC Rating
8.2
/ 10
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Bottom Line The 2012 Nissan Altima isn't as roomy as the newest mid-offerings, but as a coupe or as a sedan, it's one of the best-looking and most sporty mid-sizers. Read Full Review Though the 2012 Honda Accord now has one of the more dated four-door sedan designs--and Bluetooth connectivity remains hard to get--its comfortable interior and perky, refined performance hit the sweet spot for families. Read Full Review
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Likes:

  • Still one of the best-looking mid-sizers
  • Responsive handling
  • Simple, comfortable interior
  • Strong six-cylinder acceleration

Dislikes:

  • Back seat can seem tight
  • Pushbutton start, whether you want it or not
  • Some interior materials look drab
  • Safety scores fall a bit shy
  • CVT is an acquired taste

Likes:

  • Crisp handling
  • Quiet, almost luxury-car feel
  • Roomy seating
  • Affordability

Dislikes:

  • Bluetooth hands-free is kept to a few top trims
  • Difficult backseat access (coupes)
  • Small trunk opening
  • Not a fuel-economy leader
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