Nissan has released a passel of official photosd of the 2013 Nissan Altima, the sedan it "would like to make #1 if customers agree." While the new styling might take getting used to, the other changes are all welcomed: it's lighter, has a revised transmission, will return 38 miles per gallon if equipped with the four-cylinder, and starts at $21,500 before the $760 destination charge.

Now that the Altima and Toyota Camry are known quantities, the pending reveal of the Honda Accord will fill out the field and then we'll have a better idea of the fight to come. Until then, have a closer look at the new Altima in the photo gallery above.


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      MiddleClassMotoring
      • 2 Years Ago
      I'm not in love with the styling here, but it may grow on me. I will say this - I have driven more than my fair share of last gen Altimas, Accords, and Camrys since I travel frequently and these cars are popular among rental fleets. I enjoyed the Altima most. It wasn't anything special, but felt better put together and more relaxing than the other 2. Also, whenever I had higher mileage cars (20+k miles - high for a rental), I found that the Altimas rattled less... I hope this new one doesn't compromise on what made the last one great.
      Avinash Machado
      • 2 Years Ago
      The upcoming new Fusion kills it in styling.
      1STH
      • 2 Years Ago
      another Nissan....another unimaginative ugly. When someone is driving like an a$$hole on the road, there's a 70% chance they are driving an Altima....i'm guessing that percentage will go even higher when they get a hold of this piece of fugly.
      David Donovan
      • 2 Years Ago
      I'm getting a big "meh" about it. The front end looks goofy and has way to much chrome around the grille, the trunk opening looks like it is tiny, and the interior is pretty bland looking overall. With the launch of the new Ford Fusion coming along I have a funny feeling that sales for the Altima won't be as good as they were before because the Fusion is leaps and bounds better looking in basically every way
      jon4than
      • 2 Years Ago
      ewww it's so ugly there are so many weird curves that shouldn't be there! it's really, really bulbous, like it has lots of mosquito bites pushing out through the skin it looks a little overwrought, kind of like the new Lexuses like the new GS the basic shapes that form the car, like the headlight and taillights and the profile are not bad, but in this execution it's way too complicated. x'C
      Carscarscars
      • 2 Years Ago
      This vehicle is awesome once you see it in person. The pictures doesn't do it justice! Why someone would buy a Camry or Sonota now I don't know....
        londonsanctuary
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Carscarscars
        Because the Sonata is significantly less expensive and much better looking? Two reasons right there.
      Drew
      • 2 Years Ago
      It looks the same. Designed by committee, marketed toward your wife. Nissan is 200k to 500k behind in sales to their major competitors, and 'playing it safe' is going to prevent them from gaining ground. You don't play a 'prevent' defense when you're down. Build something amazing. They could build a 240SX that makes the FRS and Miata look like garbage. Instead? Al-ti-maaaaa! Bluh.
        SteveW
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Drew
        Well, they do have the Juke. That is amazing, in an Aztek sort of way...
          Jones
          • 2 Years Ago
          @SteveW
          Nothing is amazing, in an Aztek sort of way.
        Maddoxx
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Drew
        If they're trying to increase sales they would do it by selling mid-size sedans like the Altima. They could just get rid of the Altima coupe and make an 250sx but the issue is to make it RWD, AWD, or FWD. but concentrating on making an excellent mid sedan would help Nissan become a leader in car sales
          Drew
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Maddoxx
          From a brand marketing standpoint, no one talks about your midsize sedan with any tinge of excitement unless you're BMW.
      Lunch
      • 2 Years Ago
      Better looking than the snoring Camry and Accord, but it can still go further.
      Carscarscars
      • 2 Years Ago
      Once again, until you have driven this vehicle and have seen it in person you're just blowin' smoke....The seats are incredible.
        Karl T
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Carscarscars
        Pretty much every single post on this report is about the APPEARANCE. You don't have to drive a vehicle to make a determination on it's physical appeal, or lack thereof. What in the world are you rambling about?
          leo
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Karl T
          Some cars come out looking much better in person, I guess you're one of the sheep that just believes what everyone else says
      Lachmund
      • 2 Years Ago
      looks like a car from last decade imho
      John
      • 2 Years Ago
      That thing is nasty ugly.
      Autoblogist
      • 2 Years Ago
      Gotta love how negative these so called car enthusiasts are about a family sedan, that's not geared towards them. Are there better looking family sedans? Yes Are they better performing family sedans? Maybe 1 or 2, but at the end of the day it's a frigging family sedan. Why gets so emotional over it? It's a fine car for what it is, nothing more, nothing less.
        - v o c t u s -
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Autoblogist
        Here's why car enthusiasts complain about ugly or bland family cars: we, too, must drive the city streets which are filled with them. We must look at them constantly if we are to watch the road. We cordially request that our eyes be not offended so frequently.
        miles
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Autoblogist
        I happen to be a car enthusiast that needs a family sedan. Is it ok if I add a comment?
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