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2012 Nissan Altima 2.5 S

4dr Sedan

2012 Honda Accord 2.4 LX-P

4dr Sedan

2012 Nissan Altima
(2012 Nissan Altima 4dr Sedan shown)
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2012 Honda Accord
(2012 Honda Accord 4dr Sedan shown)
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MSRP $22,710 $23,280
Destination Charge $790 $790
Invoice Price $21,290 $21,309
Total List Price $23,500 $24,070
Available Engines 175-hp, 2.5-liter I-4 (regular gas) 170-hp, 2.5-liter I-4 (regular gas) 177-hp, 2.4-liter I-4 (regular gas)
Available Transmissions 2-speed CVT w/OD and auto-manual 5-speed automatic w/OD
Fuel Economy City 23 mpg 23 mpg
Fuel Economy Highway 32 mpg 34 mpg
NHTSA Crash Test Data    
Other, Overall Rollover Rating
Side - Pole, Side - Pole
Side, Rear Seat
Overall, Overall
Side - Pole Barrier combined, Side - Pole Barrier combined (REAR)
Front, Overall Front
Side - Pole Barrier combined, Side - Pole Barrier combined (FRONT)
Front, Driver's
Side, Front Seat
Side - Barrier, Side - Barrier
Front, Passenger's
Side, Overall Side
IIHS Crash Test Data    
Moderate overlap front, Right Leg/Foot Good Good
Side, Driver Torso Acceptable Acceptable
Side, Driver Pelvis/Leg Acceptable Good
Moderate overlap front, Restraints Good Good
Head Restraints and Seats, Seat Head/Restraint Geometry Good Good
Side, Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg Good Good
Moderate overlap front, Head/Neck Good Good
Side, Driver Head and Neck Good Good
Side, Rear Passenger Head Protection Good Good
Side, Rear Passenger Head and Neck Good Good
Side, Rear Passenger Torso Good Good
Head Restraints and Seats, Overall Rear Acceptable Good
Moderate overlap front, Chest Good Good
Moderate overlap front, Left Leg/Foot Good Good
Head Restraints and Seats, Dynamic Rating Acceptable Good
Moderate overlap front, Overall Front Good Good
Side, Structure/safety cage Acceptable Acceptable
Moderate overlap front, Structure/safety cage Good Good
Other, Roof Strength Acceptable Good
Side, Overall Side Good Good
Side, Driver Head Protection Good Good
Overview 2012 Nissan Altima 2.5 S 2012 Honda Accord 2.4 LX-P
Safety Overview Standard:
driver and passenger front impact airbags, rear center 3 point seatbelt, ABS brakes, immobilizer
driver and passenger front impact airbags, rear center 3 point seatbelt, ABS brakes, immobilizer
Available:
immobilizer
N/A
Drive-Type Overview front wheel drive front wheel drive
Audio Overview Standard:
AM/FM stereo, clock, seek-scan, in-dash mounted single CD, 6, window grid antenna
Standard:
AM/FM stereo, clock, seek-scan, in-dash mounted single CD, MP3 decoder, 6, window grid antenna, radio steering wheel controls
Available:
AM/FM/Satellite, seek-scan, in-dash mounted single CD, MP3 decoder, 9 brand, amplifier
Available:
clock
Available:
radio steering wheel controls
N/A
Available:
clock
N/A
Available:
AM/FM stereo, clock, seek-scan, in-dash mounted single CD
N/A
Interior 2012 Nissan Altima 2.5 S 2012 Honda Accord 2.4 LX-P
Air conditioning, front Standard:
manual
manual
Available:
dual zone front automatic
N/A
Air filter Standard Standard
Underseat ducts Standard Standard
Auxiliary visors Available:
dual
N/A
Cargo concealed storage Available Standard
Cargo net N/A Available
Cargo tie downs Standard N/A
Clock in-radio display in-radio display
Compass Available Available
Cruise control Standard Standard
Cup holders front and rear front and rear
Gear shift knob trim Standard:
urethane
plastic/rubber
Available:
leather
N/A
12V DC power outlet 2 2
Lighter elements front N/A
Ashtray Standard Available
Overhead console mini with storage mini with storage
Floor console full full
Floor mats Available:
carpeted front & rear
Standard:
carpeted front & rear
N/A Available:
rubber front & rear
Front windows power power
Rear windows power power
1-Touch Window Up Standard:
driver
driver and passenger
Available:
driver and passenger
N/A
1-Touch Window Down Standard:
driver
driver and passenger
Available:
driver and passenger
N/A
Programmable garage door opener Available N/A
Instrumentation analog analog
Tachometer Standard Standard
Trip computer Standard N/A
Water temp gauge Standard Standard
Low fuel warning Standard Standard
Service interval warning Standard Standard
Exterior temperature display Standard N/A
Lighting - glovebox Standard N/A
Lighting - map lights front & rear front
Lighting - dome light fade fade
Lighting - cargo light Standard Standard
Illuminated vanity mirrors Available:
driver and passenger
driver and passenger
Rear window defogger Standard Standard
Rearview mirror Standard:
day-night
Standard:
day-night
Available:
auto-dimming day-night
Available:
auto-dimming day-night
Mirrors - visor vanity mirrors driver and passenger driver and passenger
Fuel door release mechanical mechanical
Remote trunk release power mechanical
Retained accessory power Standard Standard
Seatback storage pockets 2 2
Tilt-Wheel adjustable steering column Standard Standard
Steering wheel material Standard:
urethane
plastic/vinyl
Available:
leather/metal-look
N/A
Seats 2012 Nissan Altima 2.5 S 2012 Honda Accord 2.4 LX-P
Front seat type bucket bucket
Seating capacity 5 passengers 5 passengers
Front seat driver direction controls Standard:
6-way
8-way power
Available:
8-way power
N/A
Front passenger seat direction controls 4-way 4-way
Lumbar support Available:
driver
N/A
Front armrests center center
Front head restraints adjustable adjustable
Heated front seats Available:
driver and front passenger heated-cushion, heated-seatback
N/A
Rear seats 60-40 bench full bench
Rear armrest Standard with pass-thru
Rear head restraints 2 - fixed 3 - adjustable
Seat trim Standard:
cloth
cloth
Available:
leather
N/A
Entertainment 2012 Nissan Altima 2.5 S 2012 Honda Accord 2.4 LX-P
Radio Standard:
AM/FM stereo, seek-scan
AM/FM stereo, seek-scan
Available:
AM/FM/Satellite, seek-scan
N/A
CD player in-dash mounted single in-dash mounted single
MP3 capability Available Standard
Auxiliary audio input Standard Standard
DVD-Audio Available N/A
Steering wheel audio controls Available Standard
Speakers Standard:
6
6
Available:
9 brand
N/A
Amplifier Available N/A
Speed-Sensitive Volume Available Standard
Navigation system Available:
with voice activation
N/A
1st row LCD screen Available:
1
N/A
Bluetooth Compatibility Available N/A
Safety and Security 2012 Nissan Altima 2.5 S 2012 Honda Accord 2.4 LX-P
Airbags, frontal driver and front passenger driver and front passenger
Airbags, side impact seat mounted, driver and passenger seat mounted, driver and passenger
Airbags, side curtain curtain 1st and 2nd row curtain 1st and 2nd row
Occupant sensor Standard Standard
Traction control ABS and driveline ABS and driveline
Height adjustable safety belts front front
Seatbelt pretensioners front front
Headlights halogen halogen
Exterior light control Available:
fully automatic
auto off
Delay off headlamps Standard Standard
Headlight washer Standard Standard
Daytime running lights N/A Standard
Door curb lights 2 N/A
Illuminated entry Standard Standard
Parking assist Available Available
Remote keyless entry keyfob (all doors) keyfob (all doors)
Keyless access system Standard N/A
Panic alarm Standard Standard
Door locks power with 2 stage unlock power with 2 stage unlock
Rear child safety door locks Standard Standard
Content theft-deterrent alarm system Standard Standard
Ignition disable Standard Standard
First aid kit Available N/A
Low tire pressure warning Standard Standard
Warranty 2012 Nissan Altima 2.5 S 2012 Honda Accord 2.4 LX-P
Warranty - Basic (mths/miles) 36/36,000 36/36,000
Warranty - Power Train (mths/miles) 60/60,000 60/60,000
Warranty - Corrosion/Perforation (mths/miles) 60/unlimited 60/unlimited
Exterior 2012 Nissan Altima 2.5 S 2012 Honda Accord 2.4 LX-P
Antenna window grid window grid
Body material galvanized steel/aluminum fully galvanized steel
Paint clearcoat monotone clearcoat monotone
Bodyside moldings body-colored Available:
body-colored
Grille trim black w/chrome surround chrome
Fog/driving lights Available:
front
N/A
Door count 4 doors 4 doors
Rear cargo door trunk trunk
Tinted windows light light
Rear window type fixed fixed
Mirrors dual power remote dual power remote
Sunroof Available:
1st row regular express open/close sliding and tilting glass
N/A
Spoiler Available:
lip
Available:
lip
N/A Available:
wing
Tires P215/60TR16.0 BSW AS P215/60HR16.0 BSW AS
Wheels Standard:
16" steel
Standard:
16" silver aluminum
Available:
16" silver aluminum
Available:
silver aluminum
Spare tire and wheel compact steel compact steel
Windshield wipers - front variable intermittent variable intermittent
Mud flaps Available Available
Mechanical 2012 Nissan Altima 2.5 S 2012 Honda Accord 2.4 LX-P
Engine 2.5L I-4 2.4L I-4
Engine - valvetrain DOHC DOHC
Brakes 4-wheel disc 4-wheel disc
Antilock braking system (ABS) 4-wheel 4-wheel
Brake assist Standard Standard
Drive type front-wheel front-wheel
Engine block heater N/A Available
Exhaust stainless steel stainless steel
Steering rack & pinion rack & pinion
Speed sensitive steering Standard Standard
Suspension tuning regular regular
Front suspension type strut double wishbone
Front anti-roll bar Standard Standard
Front shocks gas-pressurized gas-pressurized
Front springs coil coil
Rear suspension type multi-link multi-link
Rear anti-roll bar Standard Standard
Rear shocks gas-pressurized gas-pressurized
Rear springs coil coil
Electronic stability system Standard Standard
Tiptronic automatic Standard N/A
Transmission 2-spd CVT w/OD 5-spd auto w/OD
Axle ratio 5.80 4.44
Remote vehicle starting system N/A Available
Specifications 2012 Nissan Altima 2.5 S 2012 Honda Accord 2.4 LX-P
Exterior length 190.7 " 194.9 "
Exterior body width 70.7 " 72.7 "
Exterior height 58.0 " 58.1 "
Engine 2.5L I-4 2.4L I-4
Horsepower Standard:
175 @ 5,600 rpm
177 @ 6,500 rpm
Available:
170 @ 5,600 rpm
N/A
Torque Standard:
180 @ 3,900 rpm
161 @ 4,300 rpm
Available:
175 @ 3,900 rpm
N/A
SAEJ1349 AUG2004 compliant N/A Standard
Fuel economy - city 23 mpg 23 mpg
Fuel economy - highway 32 mpg 34 mpg
Bore-and-Stroke 3.50 / 3.94 " 3.43 / 3.90 "
Curb weight 3,193 lbs. 3,287 lbs.
Gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) 4,279 lbs. 4,299 lbs.
Maximum Trailer Weight 1,000 lbs. 1,000 lbs.
Wheelbase 109.3 " 110.2 "
Front track 61.0 " 62.6 "
Rear track 61.0 " 62.6 "
Turning radius 18.1 ' 18.8 '
Drag coefficient Standard:
.31
N/A
Available:
.30
N/A
Front legroom 44.1 " 42.5 "
Rear legroom 35.8 " 37.2 "
Front headroom Standard:
40.6 "
41.4 "
Available:
40.1 "
N/A
Rear headroom Standard:
36.8 "
38.5 "
Available:
36.0 "
N/A
Front hiproom 56.8 " 56.6 "
Rear hiproom 52.5 " 54.3 "
Front shoulder room 55.7 " 58.2 "
Rear shoulder room 55.5 " 56.4 "
Luggage volume 15.3 cu.ft. 14.7 cu.ft.
Luggage volume (max) 15.3 cu.ft. 14.7 cu.ft.
Passenger volume 101 cu.ft. 106 cu.ft.
Fuel tank 20.0 gal. 18.5 gal.