Sticker prices for the Nissan Altima have risen slightly for the 2012 model year, with increases ranging from $520 to $700 depending on trim level. The car is almost completely unchanged from the 2011 model year. As we reported earlier, the Altima hybrid has been discontinued for this model year, but may return with a new drivetrain in the next few years.
All models of the Nissan Altima Coupe cost $670 more this year than in 2011. The only change is that Dark Slate paint replaces the prior Metallic Slate color. Altima Coupe S models, with a 2.5-liter inline-four engine, are $24,360 with a six-speed manual transmission or $24,860 with a continuously variable transmission. The Altima Coupe SR packs a 3.5-liter V-6, and stickers for $29,190 with a CVT or $31,520 with a six-speed manual.
For the Altima sedan, Bluetooth connectivity becomes standard on the SR trim. The base Altima sedan 2.5 starts at $21,170, while the upgraded 2.5 S sedan costs $23,330, increases of $520 over equivalent 2011 models. Both come with the aforementioned 2.5-liter inline-four and a continuously variable transmission. Meanwhile the V-6-powered sedan SR sees a $700 price increase, to $26,190.
The 2012 Nissan Altima is at dealerships now. All prices include a $760 destination charge.