2013 Nissan Altima

Base FWD 4-Dr Sedan I4

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$16,800

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2013 Nissan Altima
2013 Nissan Altima

New For 2013

The 2013 sedan is completely new, although the powertrain choices are very similar to the 2012 car’s. The coupe is now offered in just one configuration: a 2.5-liter four and a continuously variable transmission. New paint choices are metallic slate, pearl white, and cayenne red.

Overview

The Nissan Altima sedan is all-new for 2013. The design is an evolution of the old car, with a curving character line along each side, a larger front grille, a sloping roofline, and incremental increases in length and width. The interior has smarter materials, new seats designed with NASA input for better comfort, and an exceptionally large trunk. Whereas some rivals have switched to turbocharged engines, the Altima continues with updated versions of the old car’s 2.5-liter in-line four and 3.5-liter V-6. Aerodynamic improvements and a new continuously variable transmission help improve fuel economy to as much as 38 mpg on the highway. A special wide-angle backup camera also performs lane-departure warning and blind-spot monitoring, but it’s only available on the pricey SL. Standard features include push-button start and a four-inch LCD in the instrument cluster. The Nissan Altima coupe is unchanged, with only one available configuration. Its sporty styling cues include dual exhaust tips, clear taillight housings, and an optional trunk spoiler. Unfortunately, the chassis is soft and the steering feel is poor, making the Altima better for commuting and highway cruising than aggressive driving. As the coupe can no longer even be equipped with a V-6 engine, it feels like a lame-duck until Nissan redesigns it to match the new sedan.

Safety

Front, side, and side curtain air bags are standard, as are stability and traction control, ABS with brake assist, and a tire-pressure monitoring system. The sedan is available with lane-departure and blind-spot monitoring.

You'll like:

  • Sedan is roomy
  • Nearly class-leading fuel economy
  • Powerful V-6 engine

You won't like:

  • Safety tech only on priciest models
  • Conservative design

Key Competitors For The 2013 Nissan Altima

  • Ford Fusion
  • Honda Accord
  • Hyundai Sonata
  • Toyota Camry
2013 Nissan Altima 3 5 SL Front Left Side View
The odometer read 25,166 miles after a year with this 2013 Nissan Altima 3.5 SL, but we already understood what it was all about at 491 miles, when we first topped up the fuel tank. As Laura Sky Brown, executive editor of JeanKnowsCars.com, started down the freeway with her teenage daughter to Indiana University some 320 miles away, she noted of the Altima, "It is comfortable without being too cushy or pretentious, fast without being intimidating to the normal driver, and attractive without being ostentatious in any way. Yet it's not a boring car at all." Really, sometimes it's so obvious.
2014 Nissan Altima Front Three Quarters 2
2014 Nissan Altima pricing was announced yesterday, and the car will receive a slight price bump. The 2014 Nissan Altima now starts at $22,650 for the base 2.5 model, representing a $100 increase over last year. All models reflect this $100 increase except for the 3.5 S model, which receives a $400 price bump for 2014.

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2013 Nissan Altima Specifications

Quick Glance:
Engine
2.5L I4Engine
Fuel economy City:
27 MPG
Fuel economy Highway:
38 MPG
Horsepower:
182 hp @ 6000rpm
Torque:
180 ft lb of torque @ 4000rpm
  • Air Conditioning
  • Power Windows
  • Power Locks
  • Power Seats (optional)
  • Steering Wheel Tilt
  • Cruise Control (optional)
  • Sunroof (optional)
  • ABS
  • Stabilizer Front
  • Stabilizer RearABS
  • Electronic Traction Control
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Locking Differential (optional)
  • Limited Slip Differential (optional)
  • Airbag Driver
  • Airbag Passenger
  • Airbag Side Front
  • Airbag Side Rear (optional)
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • CD Changer (optional)
  • DVD (optional)
  • Navigation (optional)
Vehicle
36,000 miles / 36 months
Powertrain
60,000 miles / 60 months
Corrosion
Unlimited miles / 60 months
Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:21
Component
STEERING
Summary
Nissan is recalling certain model year 2012-2013 Altima vehicles manufactured from May 10, 2012, through July 26, 2012. These vehicles may have been equipped with transverse link bolts and power steering rack bolts that were not torqued to proper specification.
Consequences
The affected bolts could become loose and fall out which may lead to a loss of vehicle control, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash.
Remedy
Nissan will notify owners, and dealers will tighten the bolts to the proper torque specifications. The safety recall is expected to begin during November 2012. Owners may contact Nissan Customer Service at 1-800-647-7261.
Potential Units Affected
13,919
Notes
Nissan North America, Inc.


Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:21
Component
SUSPENSION
Summary
Nissan is recalling certain model year 2012-2013 Altima vehicles manufactured from May 10, 2012, through July 26, 2012. These vehicles may have been equipped with transverse link bolts and power steering rack bolts that were not torqued to proper specification.
Consequences
The affected bolts could become loose and fall out which may lead to a loss of vehicle control, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash.
Remedy
Nissan will notify owners, and dealers will tighten the bolts to the proper torque specifications. The safety recall is expected to begin during November 2012. Owners may contact Nissan Customer Service at 1-800-647-7261.
Potential Units Affected
13,919
Notes
Nissan North America, Inc.


Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:30
Component
AIR BAGS
Summary
Nissan is recalling certain model year 2013 Altima, LEAF, Pathfinder, Sentra, and Infiniti JX35 vehicles. Sensors within the passenger Occupant Detection System (ODS) may have been manufactured out of specification. This may cause the system to malfunction and permanently suppress the passenger airbag.
Consequences
If the vehicle is involved in a crash necessitating airbag deployment and the passenger airbag is suppressed, there may be an increased risk of personal injury.
Remedy
Nissan will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the ODS sensors and replace them as neccessary, free of charge. The recall began on May 6, 2013. Owners may contact Nissan Customer Service at 1-800-647-7261.
Potential Units Affected
82,038
Notes
Nissan North America, Inc.


Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:30
Component
TIRES:TEMPORARY/EMERGENCY SPARE TIRE
Summary
Nissan North America is recalling certain model year 2013 Altima vehicles manufactured March 21, 2012, through March 26, 2013. The spare tires may have been significantly over- or under-inflated.
Consequences
Tires that are significantly over- or under-inflated may fail without warning, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy
Nissan will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and adjust the spare tire pressure, as necessary, free of charge. The recall began on April 29, 2013. Owners may contact Nissan at 1-800-647-7261.
Potential Units Affected
123,308
Notes
Nissan North America, Inc.


Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:40
Component
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL
Summary
Nissan North America, Inc. (Nissan) is recalling certain model year 2013-2014 Altima, LEAF, Pathfinder, and Sentra, model year 2013 NV200 (aka Taxi) and Infiniti JX35 and model year 2014 Infiniti Q50 and QX60 vehicles. In the affected vehicles, the occupant classification system (OCS) software may incorrectly classify the passenger seat as empty, when it is occupied by an adult.
Consequences
If the OCS does not detect an adult occupant in the passenger seat, the passenger airbag would be deactivated. Failure of the passenger airbag to deploy during a crash (where deployment is warranted) could increase the risk of injury to the passenger.
Remedy
Nissan will notify owners, and dealers will update the OCS software, free of charge. The recall began on April 14, 2014. Owners may contact Nissan at 1-800-647-7261.
Potential Units Affected
989,701
Notes
Nissan North America, Inc.


Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:40
Component
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: SOFTWARE
Summary
Nissan North America, Inc. (Nissan) is recalling certain model year 2013-2014 Altima, LEAF, Pathfinder, and Sentra, model year 2013 NV200 (aka Taxi) and Infiniti JX35 and model year 2014 Infiniti Q50 and QX60 vehicles. In the affected vehicles, the occupant classification system (OCS) software may incorrectly classify the passenger seat as empty, when it is occupied by an adult.
Consequences
If the OCS does not detect an adult occupant in the passenger seat, the passenger airbag would be deactivated. Failure of the passenger airbag to deploy during a crash (where deployment is warranted) could increase the risk of injury to the passenger.
Remedy
Nissan will notify owners, and dealers will update the OCS software, free of charge. The recall began on April 14, 2014. Owners may contact Nissan at 1-800-647-7261.
Potential Units Affected
989,701
Notes
Nissan North America, Inc.


Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:40
Component
LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:HOOD:LATCH
Summary
Nissan North America, Inc. (Nissan) is recalling certain model year 2013 Nissan Altima vehicles manufactured March 6, 2012, to February 28, 2013. In the affected vehicles, interference between the hood inner panel and the secondary latch lever, in combination with debris and corrosion, may cause the secondary hood latch to bind and remain in the unlatched position when the hood is closed.
Consequences
If the primary latch is inadvertently released and the secondary latch is not engaged, the hood could unexpectedly open while driving, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash.
Remedy
Nissan will notify owners, and dealers will be instructed to modify the bend angle of the hood actuation lever to eliminate potential interference with the hood inner panel. In addition, dealers will clean and lubricate the latch joint as needed. If significant corrosion is observed, the latch assembly will be replaced. This repairs will be performed free of charge. The recall began on October 20, 2014. Owners may contact Nissan customer service at 1-800-647-7261.
Potential Units Affected
220,423
Notes
Nissan North America, Inc.


Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:50
Component
LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:HOOD:LATCH
Summary
Nissan North America, Inc. (Nissan) is recalling certain model year 2013-2015 Nissan Altima vehicles manufactured March 1, 2013, to December 31, 2014. In the affected vehicles, the secondary hood latch may bind and remain in the unlatched position when the hood is closed.
Consequences
If the primary latch is inadvertently released and the secondary latch is not engaged, the hood could unexpectedly open while driving, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash.
Remedy
Nissan will notify owners, and dealers will be instructed to modify the bend angle of the hood actuation lever to eliminate potential interference with the hood inner panel. In addition, dealers will clean and lubricate the latch joint as needed. If significant corrosion is observed, the latch assembly will be replaced. This repairs will be performed free of charge. The recall began March 31, 2015. Owners may contact Nissan customer service at 1-800-647-7261. Note: This recall is an expansion of recall 14V-565.
Potential Units Affected
625,400
Notes
Nissan North America, Inc.


IIHS Front Small Overlap
N/R
NHTSA Rating Front Driver
5
NHTSA Rating Front Passenger
4
NHTSA Rating Front Side
4
NHTSA Rating Rear Side
5
NHTSA Rating Overall
5
NHTSA Rating Rollover
4
IIHS Front Moderate Overlap
Good
IIHS Overall Side Crash
Good
IIHS Best Pick
1
IIHS Rear Crash
Good
IIHS Roof Strength
Good

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