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Top 10 things you need to know about the 2013 Nissan Altima:
- The 2013 Nissan Altima is totally revamped inside / out and the company is hoping to dethrone the Toyota Camry as America’s No.1 mid-size sedan.
- When redesigning the new 2013 Altima, Nissan set the Hyundai Sonata as its benchmark, however, the company’s sights have always been set on the Camry.
- Power for the base 2013 Nissan Altima comes from a 2.5 liter 4-cylinder engine making 182-hp and 180 lb-ft of torque. Buyers can also opt for the 3.5 liter V6 making 270-hp and 258 lb-ft of torque.
- The engines will be mated to CVT transmissions and while that sounds boring, Nissan does make some of the best CVTs out there.
- Where’s the Nissan Altima Hybrid. The Hybrid Altima is still 2 years away because Nissan is internally working on building its own hybrid powertrain instead of using Toyota’s. I mean you really can’t take on the competition by using their components right? There are even talks of a plug-in hybrid version.
- The Altima is long and wider than the outgoing model but weighs 79 pounds less at
- Fuel-economy? Nothing official from the EPA yet but Nissan itself is targeting a fuel-economy of 27/38 mpg (city/highway). Pretty impressive.
- On the inside, the 2013 Altima gets a redesigned interior with a bunch of new tech including Google Places and Google Send-to-Car, navigation, Bluetooth, iPod/USB connectivity, infotainment (with Pandora connectivity), blind-spot warning, lane departure warning and moving-object detection.
- Prices for the 2013 Nissan Altima start at $21,500 for the very base model and $30,080 for the top-of-the-line Altima SL with a 3.5 liter V6.
- Nissan is so confident that the Altima will be a success that it expects to sell 25,000 units before the model hits dealers next month. I’m definitely impressed.
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– By: Omar Rana