2013 Nissan Altima Pricing, Specs & Reviews

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$21,760-$30,560
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What's New for 2013:

  • Redesigned for 2013
  • Bigger, lighter, faster, and more fuel efficient
  • Safety and infotainment technology

Exterior Features
Six different configurations are available for the 5-passenger Nissan Altima sedan: S, SV and SL trim levels, each paired with one of the two available engines. Depending on which trim level you choose, you'll get a basic 4-door family car with 16-inch steel wheels or a luxuriously outfitted sedan with 18-inch wheels. Trunk space, at 15.4 cubic feet, is average for models in this size class.

Interior Features
The new 2013 Altima is roomier than before, due to a wider stance. Standard equipment for the least-expensive Altima 2.5 S trim includes a power driver's seat, Intelligent Key push-button ignition, and Bluetooth connectivity with streaming audio.

Optional Features
Moving up to the 2.5 SV trim, the Altima is equipped with 17-inch aluminum wheels, dual-zone automatic climate control, reversing camera, and an upgraded sound system with a USB/iPod connection and satellite radio. The Altima SV also includes new Nissan Connect technology, which provides speech-to-text messaging capability, the ability to stream Pandora Internet radio, and access to Google point-of-interest (POI) search through the touch screen. A voice-activated navigation system with live traffic information is optional on the SV.

The top-of-the-line Altima 2.5 SL adds leather upholstery, 8-way power driver's seat, heated steering wheel, heated front seats, power sunroof, and an upgraded Bose premium sound system.

Under the Hood
A new 182-horsepower, 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine is standard on the 2013 Altima 2.5. According to Nissan, it'll accelerate from zero to 60 mph in less than 7.2 seconds. The Altima 3.5 is equipped with a 270-horsepower, 3.5-liter V-6 engine. Both engines drive the Altima's front wheels through a new Xtronic continuously variable transmission (CVT). Altima 3.5 models include paddle shifters on the steering wheel for manual control of \"stepped\" transmission ratios engineered to feel like traditional gears.

Fuel Economy
EPA fuel-economy estimates for the 2013 Nissan Altima Sedan are:

  • Altima Sedan 2.5: 27/38/31 mpg (city/highway/combined)
  • Altima Sedan 3.5: 22/31/25 mpg

Safety
The 2013 Nissan Altima Sedan is equipped with 6 air bags, 4-wheel-disc anti-lock brakes with electronic brake-force distribution and brake assist, traction control, stability control, and a tire-pressure monitor that displays the pressure for each individual wheel and, when the driver adds more air, signals when they're properly inflated by honking the horn.

The Altima SL models can be upgraded with a blind-spot monitoring system, lane-departure warning and Moving Object Alert. Moving Object Alert provides a warning when the car is reversing and another car or a pedestrian is approaching from the side.

Neither the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) nor the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has performed crash tests on the 2013 Altima Sedan as this overview is written.

What's New for 2013:

  • Redesigned for 2013
  • Bigger, lighter, faster, and more fuel efficient
  • Safety and infotainment technology

Exterior Features
Six different configurations are available for the 5-passenger Nissan Altima sedan: S, SV and SL trim levels, each paired with one of the two available engines. Depending on which trim level you choose, you'll get a basic 4-door family car with 16-inch steel wheels or a luxuriously outfitted sedan with 18-inch wheels. Trunk space, at 15.4 cubic feet, is average for models in this size class.

Interior Features
The new 2013 Altima is roomier than before, due to a wider stance. Standard equipment for the least-expensive Altima 2.5 S trim includes a power driver's seat, Intelligent Key push-button ignition, and Bluetooth connectivity with streaming audio.

Optional Features
Moving up to the 2.5 SV trim, the Altima is equipped with 17-inch aluminum wheels, dual-zone automatic climate control, reversing camera, and an upgraded sound system with a USB/iPod connection and satellite radio. The Altima SV also includes new Nissan Connect technology, which provides speech-to-text messaging capability, the ability to stream Pandora Internet radio, and access to Google point-of-interest (POI) search through the touch screen. A voice-activated navigation system with live traffic information is optional on the SV.

The top-of-the-line Altima 2.5 SL adds leather upholstery, 8-way power driver's seat, heated steering wheel, heated front seats, power sunroof, and an upgraded Bose premium sound system.

Under the Hood
A new 182-horsepower, 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine is standard on the 2013 Altima 2.5. According to Nissan, it'll accelerate from zero to 60 mph in less than 7.2 seconds. The Altima 3.5 is equipped with a 270-horsepower, 3.5-liter V-6 engine. Both engines drive the Altima's front wheels through a new Xtronic continuously variable transmission (CVT). Altima 3.5 models include paddle shifters on the steering wheel for manual control of \"stepped\" transmission ratios engineered to feel like traditional gears.

Fuel Economy
EPA fuel-economy estimates for the 2013 Nissan Altima Sedan are:

  • Altima Sedan 2.5: 27/38/31 mpg (city/highway/combined)
  • Altima Sedan 3.5: 22/31/25 mpg

Safety
The 2013 Nissan Altima Sedan is equipped with 6 air bags, 4-wheel-disc anti-lock brakes with electronic brake-force distribution and brake assist, traction control, stability control, and a tire-pressure monitor that displays the pressure for each individual wheel and, when the driver adds more air, signals when they're properly inflated by honking the horn.

The Altima SL models can be upgraded with a blind-spot monitoring system, lane-departure warning and Moving Object Alert. Moving Object Alert provides a warning when the car is reversing and another car or a pedestrian is approaching from the side.

Neither the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) nor the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has performed crash tests on the 2013 Altima Sedan as this overview is written.

Available Trims for the 2013 Nissan Altima
Transmission MSRP Engine City/Hwy MPG
Name 2.5 S (2dr Cpe I4) Transmission Continuously Variable Ratio MSRP 25230.00 Engine 2.5L/152 City/Hwy MPG 23/32
Name 2.5 (4dr Sdn I4) Transmission Continuously Variable Ratio MSRP 21760.00 Engine 2.5L/152 City/Hwy MPG 27/38
Name 2.5 S (4dr Sdn I4) Transmission Continuously Variable Ratio MSRP 22280.00 Engine 2.5L/152 City/Hwy MPG 27/38
Name 2.5 SL (4dr Sdn I4 *Ltd Avail*) Transmission Continuously Variable Ratio MSRP 28400.00 Engine 2.5L/152 City/Hwy MPG 27/38
Name 3.5 SL (4dr Sdn V6) Transmission Continuously Variable Ratio MSRP 30560.00 Engine 3.5L/213 City/Hwy MPG 22/31
Name 2.5 SV (4dr Sdn I4) Transmission Continuously Variable Ratio MSRP 24080.00 Engine 2.5L/152 City/Hwy MPG 27/38
Name 3.5 S (4dr Sdn V6) Transmission Continuously Variable Ratio MSRP 25760.00 Engine 3.5L/213 City/Hwy MPG 22/31
Name 3.5 SV (4dr Sdn V6) Transmission Continuously Variable Ratio MSRP 28260.00 Engine 3.5L/213 City/Hwy MPG 22/31
Name 2.5 SL (4dr Sdn I4) Transmission Continuously Variable Ratio MSRP 27660.00 Engine 2.5L/152 City/Hwy MPG 27/38
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INTERIOR
  • Cpe unique cloth seat trim
  • Front bucket seats
  • 6-way manual driver seat & 4-way manual passenger seat
  • 60/40 split-folding rear seat
  • Front center console -inc: integral sliding armrest, storage compartments, dual covered cupholders
  • Floor & trunk carpeting
  • Tilt & telescopic steering column -inc: mounted cruise controls
  • Fine vision meter cluster instrumentation -inc: speedometer, tachometer, coolant temp, fuel gauges
  • Advanced DriveAssist display -inc: outside temp gauge, low fuel gauge, audio display
  • Pwr windows -inc: driver side 1-touch auto up/down & auto-reverse
  • Retained accessory pwr
  • Pwr door locks w/auto-lock feature
  • Intelligent Key system
  • Pwr remote trunk release w/cancel switch
  • Vehicle immobilizer system
  • Vehicle security system
  • Air conditioning -inc: micro filter ventilation, chrome rings around knobs & vents
  • Rear window defroster w/timer
  • Lockable glove compartment
  • Front doors w/bottle holders & map pockets
  • Dual 12V DC pwr points
  • Dual sunvisors w/vanity mirrors
  • Overhead sunglass holder
  • Front map lights
  • Front seatback pockets
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Piano black interior trim w/chrome finish
  • Front center console -inc: integral sliding armrest, storage compartments, (2) cupholders
  • Tilt & telescopic steering column -inc: mounted audio controls
  • Pwr remote front windows lowering
  • Air conditioning -inc: micro filter ventilation
  • Front/rear doors w/bottle holders & map pockets
  • Dual cupholders in rear center armrest
  • Rear assist grips
  • Front/rear map lights
  • Front passenger seatback pocket
  • 6-way pwr driver seat & 4-way manual passenger seat
  • Tilt & telescopic steering column -inc: mounted cruise/audio/Bluetooth controls
  • Leather seat trim w/driver & front passenger heated seats
  • 8-way pwr driver seat & 4-way manual passenger seat -inc: driver pwr lumbar
  • 60/40 split-folding rear seat -inc: adjustable outboard head restraints
  • Tilt & telescopic steering column
  • Leather-wrapped heated steering wheel -inc: mounted cruise/audio/Bluetooth controls
  • Compass
  • Pwr windows -inc: driver/front passenger 1-touch up/down & auto-reverse
  • Remote engine start
  • HomeLink universal transceiver
  • Dual zone auto temp control -inc: micro filter ventilation, rear A/C vents
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror
  • Dual sunvisors w/dual illuminated visor vanity mirrors, visor extensions
  • Mood lighting
  • Leather-wrapped shift knob
  • Side cargo net
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel -inc: mounted cruise/audio/Bluetooth controls
EXTERIOR
  • 17" x 7.5" aluminum wheels
  • P215/55R17 all-season tires
  • Compact spare wheel & tire
  • Body-color bumpers
  • Body-color front/rear splash guards
  • Black grille w/chrome surround
  • Projector beam halogen headlights
  • Body-color pwr mirrors
  • Remote-controlled mirrors
  • UV reducing glass
  • Speed-sensitive variable intermittent windshield wipers -inc: mist feature
  • Body-color door handles
  • 16" x 7.0" steel wheels w/full wheel covers
  • P215/60R16 all-season tires
  • Variable intermittent windshield wipers -inc: mist feature
  • Chrome door handles
  • Auto on/off halogen headlights
  • Trunk lid trim
  • Pwr tilt/sliding glass moonroof
  • Fog lights
  • LED taillights
  • Body-color manual folding pwr heated mirrors w/integrated LED turn signals
  • 18" x 7.5" aluminum wheels
  • P235/45R18 all-season tires
  • Xenon high intensity discharge (HID) headlights w/auto on/off
  • Body-color manual folding pwr mirrors w/integrated LED turn signals
MECHANICAL
  • 2.5L DOHC 16-valve I4 engine
  • Push-button ignition
  • Xtronic continuously variable transmission (CVT) -inc: steering wheel paddle shifters w/manual shift mode
  • Front wheel drive
  • Battery saver
  • Independent front strut suspension w/stabilizer bar
  • Independent multi-link rear suspension w/stabilizer bar
  • Electric vehicle speed-sensitive pwr rack & pinion steering
  • Pwr front vented/solid rear disc brakes
  • Dual chrome-tipped exhaust finishers
  • Xtronic continuously variable transmission (CVT)
  • Electric hydraulic speed-sensitive pwr assisted rack & pinion steering
  • Engine cover
  • 3.5L DOHC 24-valve V6 engine
PACKAGE
    SAFETY
    • 4-wheel anti-lock braking system
    • Electronic brake force distribution
    • Traction control system (TCS)
    • Vehicle dynamic control
    • Shift interlock
    • Side-door guard beams
    • Front & rear crumple zones
    • Zone body construction
    • Driver & passenger supplemental dual-stage front airbags w/occupant classification sensor
    • Front side-impact airbags
    • Front/rear roof mounted side curtain airbags
    • Front seat belts -inc: pretensioners, load limiters, adjustable upper anchors, seat belt sensors
    • 3-point seat belts in all seating positions
    • ELR seat belt system for driver seating position
    • ALR/ELR seat belt system for passenger seating positions
    • Lower anchors & tethers for children (LATCH)
    • Child restraint upper anchors
    • Emergency inside trunk release
    • Tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS)
    • Energy absorbing steering column
    • Front seat active head restraints
    • Brake assist
    • Active understeer control (AUC)
    • Energy absorbing front/rear bumpers
    • Front seat belts -inc: pretensioners, load limiters, seat belt sensors
    • Child safety rear door locks
    • Tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) -inc: 4-wheel tire pressure display, easy fill tire alert
    • RearView monitor
    ENTERTAINMENT
    • AM/FM stereo w/CD player -inc: (6) speakers, aux input
    • In-glass radio antenna
    • AM/FM stereo w/CD/MP3 player -inc: radio data system (RDS), aux input, Bluetooth streaming audio, (4) speakers
    • Bluetooth hands-free phone system
    • AM/FM stereo w/CD/MP3 player -inc: radio data system (RDS), aux input, Bluetooth streaming audio, (6) speakers
    • Bose AM/FM stereo w/MP3/WMA/CD-ROM capability -inc: 5" color audio display, aux input, Bluetooth streaming audio, USB input, iPod input, SiriusXM satellite radio, radio data system (RDS), speed sensitive audio volume, Pandora radio capability, hands-free text messaging assistant, Google POI search, (9) speakers *SiriusXM satellite radio is N/A in AK or HI*
    • In-glass diversity radio antenna
    • AM/FM stereo w/CD/MP3 player -inc: 5" color audio display, aux input, Bluetooth streaming audio, USB input, iPod input, SiriusXM satellite radio, radio data system (RDS), speed sensitive audio volume, Pandora radio capability, hands-free text messaging assistant, Google POI search, (6) speakers *SiriusXM satellite radio is N/A in AK or HI*

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