2013 Nissan Altima Review

May 1, 13 • Auto ReviewsNo CommentsRead More »

The 2013 Nissan Altima is now in its 5th generation and Nissan adds lots of improvements and efficiencies to the lineup making it one of the leading sedan of the segment. The powerful engine and well equipped cabins are making the 2013 Nissan Altima distinctive from other family sedans.

2013 Nissan Altima Sedan

Styling, Bodywork and Dimensions

The 2013 Nissan Altima is available in Coupe and Sedan body styles, however, the coupe is remained unchanged and is only available in a single trim levels. standard features of the 2013 Altima base Sedan are 16 inch steel wheels, keyless entry, full power accessories, 4 inch display screen, 4 speaker sound system with a CD player, height adjustable driver seat, Bluetooth phone and Audio connectivity.

The 2013 Nissan Altima coupe comes standard with all 17 inch alloy wheels, air conditioning, tilt and telescoping steering wheel, cruise control, six speaker sound system with keyless entry, auxiliary audio jack and height adjustable driver seat. The 2013 Nissan Altima measures 191.5 inch length, 72.0 inch width, 59.7 inch height, 109.3 inch wheelbase and total weight of 4,211 lbs.

Powertrains and Performance

The 2013 Nissan Altima sedan employs a range of powerful engines with different but impressive fuel economy. The 2.5 liter 4 cylinder engine produces 182 horsepower and 180 lb ft of torque. The EPA rated fuel economy is 27 mpg city and 38 mpg highway and the acceleration from 0-60 mph in 7.8 seconds. The 3.5 liter V6 generates 270 horsepower and 251 lb ft of torque. The EPA fuel economy is 22 mpg city and 31 mpg highway with an acceleration from 0-60 mph in 6.2 seconds. Both the engines are mated with a Continuously Variable Transmission.

The 2013 Nissan Altima coupe employs 175 horsepower and 180 lb ft of torque with an EPA rated fuel economy is 23 mpg city and 32 mpg highway. It is also mated with CVT.

Safety

Antilock brakes, rearview camera, front, side, side curtain airbags, traction and stability control are standard safety features whereas cross traffic alert, blind spot monitoring and Lane departure alert.

Pricing and Competition

The 2013 Nissan Altima has a price range from $21,760 to $30,560. The lineup has to compete against Honda Accord, Hyundai Sonata, Ford Fusion, Volkswagen Passat, Toyota Camry and Kia Optima.

Pros

  • Solid fuel economy and acceleration
  • User friendly electronics
  • Responsive handling and firm ride

Cons

  • The 4 cylinder engine is a bit noisy with the CVT
  • Single Nissan ALtima coupe

Verdict

The 2013 Nissan Altima sedan and coupe are now available in a refined and redesigned version offering high tech and comfortable cabin and solid, firm and composed ride.

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