Powered by a standard 2.5-liter 4-cyl. or optional 3.5-liter V6, the Nissan Altima is an attractively styled and well-equipped sedan that features a comfortable ride, but only average dynamics.
Most 2013 Altima models will come with a 182-horsepower 2.5-liter four-cylinder, but a a vigorous, upscale 270-hp 3.5-liter V6 is available. The thrifty four-cylinder engine is newly redesigned and, combined with a vastly improved Nissan CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission), the result of 20 years of refinement, this drivetrain results in a segment-leading 38 mpg EPA Highway rating. That's better than the Ford Fusion Hybrid, Chevrolet Malibu ECO, Hyundai Sonata Hybrid or any other competing mid-size sedan.
We found the Altima 3.5 with the V6 engine a brilliant performer, but the Altima 2.5 with the four-cylinder engine delivered just average performance.
Inside, the top-of-the-line Altima SL trim was very luxurious, and the SV trim with cloth upholstery was also very nice. All of them are very quiet underway.
The 2013 Nissan Altima is available in 2 versions:
Sedan and Coupe.
The JB car pages provide engine and transmission specs, as well as gas mileage and dimensions for all of these versions. In addition, please find information on the various versions and trims of the 2013 Nissan Altima and their standard equipment and prices below.