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2012 Toyota Camry

2012 Nissan Altima

  2012 Toyota Camry Hybrid 2012 Nissan Altima 4-door Sedan I4 CVT 2.5 S Side Exterior View
MSRP
$22,055
$20,550
Invoice $20,181 $19,699
MPG
City/Highway
21/35 18/32
Rating
8.0
/ 10
TCC Rating
7.6
/ 10
TCC Rating
Bottom Line 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 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
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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)

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
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