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The Redesigned 2013 Nissan Altima

Known for being a sporty and comfortable mid-size sedan, the 2013 Nissan Altima comes in as an excellent choice with many customizable features. They come in either coupe or sedan with multiple trims and different engine options including the high-powered V6 engine or the standard 4-cylinder.

The V6 offers 270 horsepower (88 more than the 4-cylinder) so the difference between the two is quite substantial. You can also decide between a manual transmission in the coupe or an Xtronic continuously variable automatic transmission.

Essentially, it all comes down to options – exactly what Nissan has been offering for many years. In this case, you have the freedom to choose what you want to drive, and how you want to drive. When it comes to customization, you simply get more with Nissan.

2013 AltimaChanges to the 2013 Altima

The sedan was entirely redesigned (both in and out) for the 2013 model. With sleek and flowing lines, the aerodynamics have been improved, further enhancing its visual appearance and increasing the gas mileage it is capable of receiving. The interior has also been significantly more refined. With the addition of sumptuous leather, accents in both wood and metallic, and beautiful ambient lighting – this is certainly the year of change.

These upgrades make a significant impact on how it feels to drive an Altima and takes it from a standard mid-size car to the near-luxury category. This is hugely advantageous for anyone that enjoys driving an Altima but is looking for something slightly more sophisticated. The biggest beneficiary of the changes are the average American family as all of these luxury finishes below have been added without many changes to the price tag.

Features of the 2013 Nissan Altima

  • Navigation system to make getting around town that much easier.
  • HID xenon lights
  • Rear-view monitor for easy backing up
  • Heated leather seats
  • An ignition that starts with the push of a button
  • Traction control for added safety
  • Airbags in the front and side
  • Vehicle dynamic control
  • Tire pressure monitoring
  • Hood buckling creases that come with safety stops
  • Rear ventilation
  • Power mirrors
  • Remote window operation
  • Remote door locks
  • Control your sound system from the steering wheel
  • Bluetooth for hands-free calling

The Altima also has a variety of safety features that makes it ideal for driving your family around which includes: child safety lock, emergency braking assist, stability control, passenger airbags, and occupant safety deactivation. Additionally, Nissan is offering electronic brakeforce distribution and the best tire monitoring solution out there which honks at you when the pressure is where it should be. Truly, Nissan has thought about all the must-have safety features and then some.

Comparing the 2013 Altima

In most cases, you get what you pay for. This is not the case with the redesigned Altima as you not only get what you pay for, but significantly more. When it comes to interior styling and sleek lines, you get the attractive qualities of a high-end luxury car. When it comes to safety, you get the backing of Nissan and their remarkable reputation. Comparing it to other mid-size sedans is like comparing apples and oranges because the feature list more closely mirrors a near-luxury car. The big difference, however, is the price. The 2013 Altima received high reviews from both US News Best Cars (8.2) and Kelly Blue Book (8.6). The high marks were for being in a league above the competition.

The 2013 Altima Offers Clear Value

Affordably priced at only $22,500, the Altima also comes with Nissans’ 3year/36,000 mile warranty so that you can be confident your car will perform exactly as it should. On average, the fuel mileage is 27/38mpg so the overall cost of driving one remains low. View here for further details on the 2014 Nissan Altima.