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2012 Nissan Altima

2012 Toyota Camry

  2012 Nissan Altima 4-door Sedan I4 CVT 2.5 S Side Exterior View 2012 Toyota Camry Hybrid
MSRP
$20,550
$22,055
Invoice $19,699 $20,181
MPG
City/Highway
18/32 21/35
Rating
7.6
/ 10
TCC Rating
8.0
/ 10
TCC Rating
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 The redesigned 2012 Toyota Camry remains the most conservative-looking pick among mid-size sedans, but if you want comfort, value, and frugality above all else, it's probably just your style. 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:

  • Elegant yet straightforward instrument panel
  • Bluetooth included on all models
  • Segment-leading 10 airbags
  • 43-mpg Hybrid

Dislikes:

  • Base front seats lack side support
  • Rear seatback doesn't fold flat
  • Drives like an appliance (albeit a good one)
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