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2012 Nissan Maxima Specifications

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There was a time when Nissan's Maxima was known as a 4-door sports car. Now it's almost invisible. Think about it: When was the last time you noticed one? This is a rather attractive car, fitted with reworked grille and taillights for 2012, but it just doesn't stick in your brain. This is due, in part, to the fact that its sportiness is gone, given up to front-wheel drive and a CVT transmission. Not bad, but not exciting. We do give points for the interior, which bears a resemblance to that in Nissan's highly regarded Infiniti G sedans. And the engine is Nissan's stout 3.5-liter VQ V-6, but tied to a CVT. To go with this year's exterior updates are interior tweaks and a long list of tech options from Nav with real-time traffic to voice recognition.


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2012 Nissan Murano Specifications

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We're including the standard Murano crossover SUV with the new Murano CrossCabriolet, which is possibly the answer to a question no one asked. The normal Murano is a well-done crossover SUV with all the expected benefits, mixing passenger comfort with, well, station wagon flexibility. The drivetrain includes the solid VQ 3.5-liter V-6, a CVT transmission and front- or all-wheel drive. Biggest change for 2012 is a new Platinum option package. Then Nissan decided to lop off the Murano roof and create a large 2-door, 4-passenger convertible. One can't fault the interior luxury appointments, and the cloth folding top is one slick bit of engineering. The driveline carries over from the standard Murano, but only with all-wheel drive.


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2012 Nissan Pathfinder Specifications

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In case you think the midsize SUV market is relatively new, consider that Nissan's Pathfinder has been around for more than a quarter century. Back then it was rough around the edges. Not anymore. How about sitting in leather-upholstered seats, listening to your Bose sound system while setting the Navi system? Not that the Pathfinder is a wimp. There is the option of the 310-bhp 5.6-liter V-8 (388 lb.-ft. of torque) over the base 266-bhp 4.0-liter V-6 (288 lb.-ft.). Both engines come with a 5-speed automatic. Opt for 2- or 4-wheel drive and you can tow up to 7000 lb. (V-8). Remember, this is a midsize SUV so although there is a third row of seats, it can get a bit tight for adults...or you can move up to the Armada.


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2012 Nissan Quest Specifications

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Nissan's Quest is so new that it enters 2012 with no changes. There is already plenty to work with if you're in the minivan market. The Nissan has a bold "face" and is boxy, which is appropriate to minivans. Like any good people-hauler, the interior is quite flexible, making it a place to haul the family or cargo. The easy fold-flat second- and third-row seats see to that, and the third row folds forward so there's no need to stow it. The standard and optional equipment list is extensive, some obvious, such as the one-touch power sliding doors. Others are just simply great ideas, like the Advanced Climate Control system that reduces allergens and bad smells. Or the fill alert that beeps the horn when you've inflated the tires properly.


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2012 Nissan Titan Specifications

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Nissan builds the Titan on its tough F-Alpha pickup platform and it comes in a variety of forms for many functions. The King Cab is the standard version; the Crew Cab has four doors for the, well, crew. This comes atop two wheelbase choices—139.8 in. and 159.5 in.—with three possible bed lengths. There is 2- or 4-wheel drive with a standard limited-slip differential. Power is by way of a 5.6-liter quad-cam V-8 that sends its 317 bhp and 385 lb.-ft. of torque through a 5-speed automatic with tow/haul modes. Equipped right, the King Cab can tow up to 9500 lb., the Crew Cab rated at 9400 lb. This is in three models—S, SV and SL—for normal work, and PRO-4X (4x4 only) for fun off-road. Option list items: adjustable tie-down cleats, a storage compartment and spray-on bedliner.