The 2013 Nissan Altima is redesigned inside and out as this solid family sedan receives an infusion of style and energy. With various upgrades and revisions, it stays competitive within its class. While it still looks much like its previous incarnations from the outside, certain design improvements give it a unique and luxurious look. In the cabin, comfort is offered in the improved dash and center console as well as the new seats. Under the hood, the changes continue with two impressive powertrain options. The larger, 3.5-liter, V-6 motor makes the Altima one of the fastest sedans in its class without sacrificing good fuel economy. With looks, performance, and improved fuel economy, the 2013 Altima is a sedan worth taking a look at.
New For 2013
The 2013 Nissan Altima receives a completely new design. Along with the impressive handling and performance, consumers can look forward to several updates, such as:
- A new, more luxurious interior and exterior design
- Improved fuel economy, especially on the four-cylinder models
- Higher quality materials in the cabin and more comfortable seats
- Updated suspension and steering designs
The 2013 Nissan Altima actually keeps much of its characteristic good looks from the previous model year, but it now sports a more modern and luxurious feel. The more upscale design helps elevate its demand in the market. It also features a sleek, stylish body sure to please most sedan buyers.
Interior & Cargo
The 2013 Nissan Altima updates its appeal to attract a broader spectrum of buyers, but one thing that hasn’t changed is the cargo space. It features the same 15.4 cubic feet of trunk space as last year’s model and retains its user-friendly dash and controls, as well as its comfortable ride.
The 2013 Nissan Altima offers many updated features with plenty of appeal. Hard plastic no longer plays a big role in the interior, at least no more than in other cars in its class. The center console and passenger side dash received a decided upgrade in terms of design and the quality of materials.
The 2013 Nissan Altima receives newly-engineered zero gravity seats that are sure to earn the approval of drivers and passengers alike. This NASA-designed commodity relieves strain on the common pressure points of the body, which provides a more than comfortable ride for long trips or a quick visit to the store.
The 2013 Nissan Altima is fully equipped with the standard safety features that are expected. It has anti-lock brakes, stability control, and front and side airbags in every trim level. All models except the base model and the S are supplied with a rearview camera. Optional safety accessories include a lane departure warning system, cross traffic alert, and blind spot monitoring. Drivers can feel confident in the braking system as well. In test drives, the Altima was able to stop a full 10 feet faster than other sedans in its class.
The 2013 Nissan Altima is available with two engine choices: a 2.5-liter four-cylinder, which offers the driver 182 hp and an impressive 180 lb-ft of torque; and a
3.5-liter V-6, which provides 270 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque. A continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT) is standard on all models and ensures plenty of power makes it to the front wheels. Fuel economy comes in at 27/38 mpg city/highway for the four-cylinder engine; meanwhile, the V-6 gets 22/30 mpg city/highway.
The Nissan Altima has long been known for its performance and it only gets better in 2013. In test drives, the V-6 motor ranks among the fastest options for a family sedan. It also boasts a revised steering system and retuned rear suspension for maximum control.
Key Competitors For The 2013 Nissan Altima
- Chevrolet Malibu
- Toyota Camry
- Honda Accord
- Kia Optima
- Hyundai Sonata