The Car Coach: 2013 Nissan Altima
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The 2013 Nissan Altima is a completely redesigned sedan. Let’s take a closer look.
Model – 2013 Nissan Altima
MPG – 16 city/ 23 hwy mpg.
Engine – 2.5L 4 cyl- 182hp. 27/38 mpg
3.5L V6 - 270hp. 22/31 mpg
Transmissions: CVT assists in obtaining 38 mpg on all trim levels
Price – $21,500 / 2.5S
$25,360 V6- 3.5S
Built in: Smyrna, TN
The 2013 Nissan Altima offers a Convenience package at $1,350 and a
Technology package for $1,090.
The new Altima offers an innovative 4" full color display between the driver’s gauges that can offer you navigation, blind spot warning, music and more information without taking your eyes off the road.
Nissan Connect is a smart phone integration system that offers a hands-free text messaging assistant (for Blackberry and Android), Google interface, and Pandora integration.
The center stack has a 7" screen, Sirius XM, Pandora, iPod connection, nav traffic and weather, and hands-free text messaging, all integrated into steering wheel controls
The rear camera offers a "4 in 1" expanded rear view and wide angle- usually not offered in this segment. If your rear camera lens is dirty, it will even wash and dry it! Very cool.
Other safety features:
1- Rear view monitor
2- Lane departure warning
3- Moving object detection
4- Blind spot monitor
The seats are more comfortable and support the back and hips better than previous models, which means less fatigue while driving.
Other interior comforts:
• Bose sound system
• Remote start
• Heated steering wheel
• Easy fill tire alert (eliminates the guesswork, a light flashes when you begin filling, and the horn beeps when it's within range).
• Hyundai Sonata
• VW Passat
• Ford Fusion
• Chevy Malibu
• Honda Accord
• Toyota Camry
• Great fuel economy
• New design
• Premium leather and material
• Great technology
• Lane departure warning
• No passenger lumbar support
• Rear headroom can be tight
The 2013 Nissan Altima is a pleasure to drive, has great fuel economy, handles well and is jam-packed full of technology, all for a reasonable price.
Remember, when purchasing a vehicle, be sure to test drive all the cars in the segment before making a final decision, and for more information go to www.Nissan.com