2013 Nissan Altima, Syracuse, NY

2013 Nissan Altima

What's New for 2013:
The 2013 Nissan Altima sedan has been fully redesigned. The exterior and interior are completely new, with a focus on a more upscale look and feel throughout. Important engineering revisions markedly improve fuel economy, particularly for four-cylinder models, while updated suspension and steering designs maintain the Altima's reputation as one of the market's best-handling family sedans. The coupe remains mechanically unchanged, but is reduced to only a single 2.5S trim level.

Body Styles, Trim Levels, and Options

The 2013 Nissan Altima comes in sedan and coupe body styles. The sedan comes in seven trim levels -- four trims for buyers selecting an Altima with the 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine and three trim levels for an Altima equipped with the 3.5-liter V6. The coupe comes in a single 2.5S trim.

The base 2.5 Altima sedan comes standard with:

-       16-inch steel wheels

-       Full power accessories

-       Keyless ignition/entry

-       Height-adjustable driver seat

-       4-inch display screen

-       Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity

-       Four-speaker sound system with a CD player

The 2.5S adds:

-       Cruise control

-       Automatic headlights

-       Six-way power driver seat

-       More advanced functionality for the gauge-cluster LCD screen

-       Six-speaker sound system

The V6-engined 3.5S includes all that, plus 18-inch alloy wheels and a sport mode with paddle shifters for the CVT.

The SV trim level brings:

-       17-inch alloy wheels (2.5)

-       Dual-zone automatic climate control

-       Leather-wrapped steering wheel

-       Remote ignition

-       5-inch color LCD screen

-       Rearview camera

-       Upgraded sound system that includes an iPod/USB audio interface, satellite radio, Pandora radio and hands-free reading of incoming text messages

A Convenience package (optional on 2.5 SV, standard on the 3.5 SV) adds a sunroof.

The Altima SL adds:

-       Xenon headlights

-       LED taillights

-       Sunroof (four-cylinder)

-       Leather upholstery

-       Eight-way power driver seat

-       Heated front seats

-       Heated steering wheel

-       Nine-speaker premium Bose sound system with an auxiliary audio jack

The Navigation package for Altima 2.5 SV and 3.5 SV models includes a 7-inch in-dash monitor and steering wheel controls for the navigation system.

The Technology package (available only for the Altima 2.5 SL and 3.5 SL) incorporates the navigation system and includes electronic safety features such as blind spot warning, cross-traffic and lane-departure warning systems.

The Altima Coupe 2.5S comes standard with:

-       17-inch alloy wheels

-       Keyless ignition/entry

-       Air-conditioning

-       Cruise control

-       Height-adjustable driver seat

-       Tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel

-       Six-speaker sound system with a CD player and an auxiliary audio jack

The Convenience package includes automatic headlights, eight-way power driver seat and a leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio controls.

The Premium package (requires Convenience package) adds a rearview camera, dual-zone automatic climate control, a sunroof, Bluetooth phone connectivity and a nine-speaker Bose sound system with a 4.3-inch color display, an iPod/USB audio interface and satellite radio.

The Leather package (requires Convenience and Premium packages) includes xenon headlights, heated front seats, leather upholstery, ambient lighting and an auto-dimming mirror. The Technology package (requires all preceding packages) adds a navigation system, a touchscreen interface, voice controls, real-time traffic and weather, an auxiliary audio/visual jack and Bluetooth streaming audio.

Powertrains and Performance

The 2013 Nissan Altima 2.5 sedan comes with a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that generates 182 horsepower and 180 pound-feet of torque. Power is sent to the front wheels through a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT).

Altima 3.5 models have a 3.5-liter V6 good for 270 hp and 251 lb-ft. of torque. The CVT is again standard.

The Altima Coupe also gets a 2.5-liter four-cylinder, but it produces 175 hp and 180 lb-ft. of torque. It, too, gets a CVT.


Every 2013 Nissan Altima sedan and coupe come standard with:

-       Antilock brakes

-       Stability and traction control

-       Front side airbags and side curtain airbags

A rearview camera comes standard on all sedans but the base and S trim levels, and is optional on the coupe. Blind spot monitoring, cross-traffic alert and a lane-departure warning system are also optional on the sedan.

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