Top 10 things you need to know about the 2013 Nissan Altima

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Top 10 things you need to know about the 2013 Nissan Altima:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. The engines will be mated to CVT transmissions and while that sounds boring, Nissan does make some of the best CVTs out there.
  5. 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.
  6. The Altima is long and wider than the outgoing model but weighs 79 pounds less at
  7. Fuel-economy? Nothing official from the EPA yet but Nissan itself is targeting a fuel-economy of 27/38 mpg (city/highway). Pretty impressive.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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