2013 model has new design and better performance
Doug Guthrie - DETROITNEWS
- May 25, 2012
There was great risk in completely redesigning the second most popular midsize car in America, but Nissan's 2013 Altima is improved in almost every way.
Inside and out, Altima looks and performs better than the popular 2012 model. It's lighter, faster and gets better fuel economy.
Nissan claims its base 2.5-liter, four-cylinder model will get a best-in-class 27 mpg city and 38 mpg highway, and still out-accelerate all other midsize sedans. Altima's 3.5-liter V-6 model gets 21 mpg city and 31 mpg highway.
The exterior has striking new lines that Nissan officials say project the shape of other soon-to-be reveals. The interior features more room, richer materials and greater technology.
The base Altima sells for $22,270. A fully loaded V-6 model costs up to $31,940. Dealers will see their first new Altima deliveries next week. Altima continues to use a constantly variable transmission to save weight over the more common manual or automatic transmission. The Altima's four-cylinder engine also requires only a gas-saving 1,450 rpm to cruise at 60 miles per hour... [Read More]