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
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.
2.5 Altima sedan comes standard with:
and audio connectivity
sound system with a CD player
functionality for the gauge-cluster LCD screen
The V6-engined 3.5S includes all that, plus 18-inch alloy wheels and a sport mode
with paddle shifters for the CVT.
trim level brings:
automatic climate control
5-inch color LCD screen
system that includes an iPod/USB audio interface, satellite radio, Pandora
radio and hands-free reading of incoming text messages
package (optional on 2.5 SV, standard on the 3.5 SV) adds a sunroof.
The Altima SL adds:
premium Bose sound system with an auxiliary audio jack
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.
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.
Coupe 2.5S comes standard with:
system with a CD player and an auxiliary audio jack
package includes automatic headlights, eight-way power driver seat and a
leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio controls.
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.
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
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
Every 2013 Nissan Altima sedan and coupe come
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.