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2013 Nissan Altima

38 Special 2,500 rpm in a family sedan generally isn't a whole lot to get excited about. In fact, it's traditionally closer to idle speed than anything offering the possibility of real entertainment. But each and every one of those 2,500 revolutions in this 2013 Nissan Altima offers a frisson of excitement when whirling away in concert. Why? Because they add up to 100 mph. In a four cylinder. Process that for a minute: 2,500 revs = 100 mph in a 2.5-liter normally aspirated four-door kinshlepper. This, friends, is impressive. We first verified the figure for ourselves during a... Read More

Vital Stats

Engine:
2.5L I4
Power:
182 HP / 180 LB-FT
Transmission:
CVT
MSRP:
$30,590 as tested
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    Report: Nissan lowers price of seven models for better search results
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    Recalls: Nissan recalls over 120,000 Altimas due to... spare tire inflation?!
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    Official: Nissan sells 4-millionth Altima in US, sets new sales record
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