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A Look at Nissan's Flagship Models for 2012

Last updated 6 years ago

For 2012, Nissan’s flagship models are boasting killer style, more power, increased efficiency, and plentiful space for cargo and passengers. If you are shopping for a car that also offers a fun driving experience, you will want a closer look at the Nissan Altima, Maxima, and Sentra: 

2012 Nissan Altima

Nissan’s bestselling vehicle, the midsize Altima, comes in both sedan and coupe models. You have the choice of three different trims: 2.5, 2.5 S, or the 3.5 SR. All 2.5 models come with a 175-horsepower engine and impressive combined mileage. If you crave performance, the 3.5 SR puts out 270 horsepower and a zesty 258 lb-ft of torque. Aside from a fun and economical powertrain, you can also expect quick and precise steering, and a quiet ride even on the highway. 

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2012 Nissan Maxima

For those who want a sedan that’s more luxurious than the Altima, check out the Nissan Maxima. This vehicle comes in four different trims, each with varying degrees of electronic and performance features. If you’re looking for a simple, 4-door sports sedan, the base model 3.5 S with its standard 290-horsepower V6 engine is sure to do the trick. On any trim, you can expect a premium interior, lots of high-tech features, and fantastic iPod compatibility. 

2012 Nissan Sentra

Starting at just above $16,000, this is the perfect high-value, low-frills sedan from Nissan. The front seat is surprisingly spacious and offers the kind of comfort you need for a long road trip. Driven by a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine and a CVT transmission, the Nissan Sentra offers a sensible 30 mpg combined mileage. If you want to add more features—such as leather, heated seats, Bluetooth, navigation, or a sunroof—there are five attractive trim upgrades to consider. 

To take these vehicles for a test drive, visit Brown’s Nissan in Dulles, VA. We also offer an excellent selection of used Altimas, Maximas, and Sentras if you are looking for a great deal on a used vehicle. For more information, call us at (703) 948-1100.


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