Skip to main content

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
  • 0
    Nissan Altima
    New York: 2013 Nissan Altima is ready for the midsize sedan showdown
    1333545780

    Harmless as it may seem, the new-for-2013 Nissan Altima actually packs quite a punch. Rated at an estimated 38 miles per gallon, it boasts the best four-cylinder fuel economy of any midsize sedan, and that's without the use of any electric motors, turbochargers or even direct injection. Impressive stuff, and considering that the sleek new Altima starts at ...

  • 0
    Nissan Altima
    New York: 2013 Nissan Altima debuts, does 38 MPG HWY and priced from $21,500*
    1333484820

    It boasts the best highway fuel economy for any non-hybrid midsize sedan: 38 miles per gallon. Perhaps more than most people realize, the Nissan Altima is a hugely important car here in the United States. In 2011, it was the second best-selling car in the country (trailing its classmate, the Toyota Camry), and with the launch of this ...

  • 0
    Nissan Altima
    Teased: Nissan releases final teaser for all-new Altima [w/video]
    1333042020

    Nissan has released the fifth and final teaser of its all-new 2013 Altima sedan ahead of the car's official debut at the 2012 New York Auto Show. It's a good thing this is the last one, because Nissan has seen fit to show off almost the entire car, albeit very quickly and never stationary. It's plain to see that this new Altima will be much swoopier than ...

  • 0
    Nissan Altima
    Teased: Nissan reveals latest glimpse at 2013 Altima as NY show approaches [w/video]
    1331846100

    So where are we at with the 2013 Nissan Altima? We've seen an overhead shot teased, along with a peek at its front fascia. We've seen a shot of the car leaked in a promotional video, and of course, our spy photographers snapped the car in a conventional disguise, but got a good look at its interior in the process. Now Nissan comes with this, a brief ...

  • 0
    Nissan Altima
    Video: Nissan teases new Altima's headlight and grille
    1331242080

    Nissan has given the world another glimpse of the upcoming 2013 Altima in the form of the video after the jump. While we've already seen a quick glimpse of a test vehicle thanks to a previous clip and an overhead shot via the very first official teaser, the newest video gives us our best look yet at the front fascia and headlight array. Judging by the ...

  • 0
    Nissan Altima
    Video: Nissan teases Altima ahead of New York debut
    1330695000

    With the New York Auto Show one month away, 'tis the season to tease the next big thing. For Nissan, that "big thing" is the 2013 Altima. The Altima is by far Nissan's best selling vehicle here in the U.S., and the long-running sedan is in dire need for a fresh new face. To tease the Altima, the creative types at Nissan decided to eschew the darkened or ...

  • 0
    Nissan Altima
    Report: 2013 Nissan Pathfinder engine confirmed, big deal debuting in Big Apple
    1326754680

    There is a lot to like about the Pathfinder Concept Nissan unveiled at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show. The thinly disguised showcar foregoes the body-on-frame construction of the current Pathfinder for a weight savings of about 500 pounds. Nissan also promises fuel economy improvement of about 25 percent with the production model, which would be no small ...

  • 0
    Nissan Altima
    Official: 2013 Nissan Altima to feature optional supercharged 2.5-liter hybrid
    1322576880

    Every automaker is intent on downsizing its engines and adding some kind of hybrid component to its vehicles, and Nissan is no different. Today in Japan, Nissan introduced its latest in-house-developed hybrid drive system, comprised of a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine and a compact lithium-ion battery pack. But here's the kicker: it's packing a twin-screw ...

  • 0
    Nissan Altima
    LA 2008: Nissan Altima Hot Rod hybrid
    1227129420

    Before the doors officially opened at the LA Auto Show this morning, we spotted the Nissan Altima Hot Rod, our old friend from SEMA. With nothing much to do but awit for the doors to open, we snapped a few shots and marveled at the slick leaf-shaped dual exhaust pipes. The leaf logos emblazoned in the hood were another not-so-subtle touch to let everyone ...

  • 0
    Nissan Altima
    SEMA 2007: Nissan Altima Coupe Turbo
    1193776080

    click image above for high-res gallery of the Altima Coupe TurboWhile we're just beginning to see a few Altima Coupes around town, once sales begin to head northward we're expecting the new coupe to become one of the darlings of the aftermarket. The Altima Coupe's sleek lines coupled with Nissan's 3.5 liters of V6 perfection are a solid foundation with ...

  • 0
    Nissan Altima
    Nissan quietly drops new VQ in 350Z
    1165330500

    Click image to enlargeWhile everyone was lining up in orderly rows to watch the official unveiling of the Sentra SE-R and Altima coupe at Nissan's LA press conference, we snapped a few pics of a pre-production model of the 2007 350Z.Although the exterior has gotten a few subtle tweaks that only those of us in the Z-car enthusiast camp would notice, they ...

  • 0
    Nissan Altima
    LA Auto Show: 2008 Nissan Altima Coupe - the poor man's G35
    1164821280

    click on image to enlargeYes, the new 2007 Nissan Altima Coupe is the poor man's G35, as long as the financially challenged don't mind moving the coupe's motivating wheels up front. Though given a shorter wheelbase and shorter overall length than 4-door Altima, the Coupe looks like a cross between its sedan sibling and rich cousin, the Infiniti G35. Ahead ...

  • 0
    Nissan Altima
    Nissan to unveil '07 Altima Hybrid one week from today
    1159380060

    While the news this week will be dominated by the goings-on in Paris, Nissan is getting ready to make a spash of its own exactly one week from today.At the Orange County Auto Show, Nissan will officially pull the wraps off the 2007 Altima Hybrid. The car is the first gasoline-electric hybrid for the automaker, and it will be greeted in the marketplace by ...

  • 0
    Nissan Altima
    SHIFT_first drive: 2007 Nissan Altima
    1145471040

    Once again the boys and girls over at Inside Line have sold their souls to the devil in order to gain access to a preproduction version of the 2007 Nissan Altima before the car even debuted at the New York Auto Show last week. Their initial impressions of Nissan’s most significant sedan are very positive. The current model Altima made shockwaves when ...

  • 0
    Nissan Altima
    New York Auto Show: 2007 Maxima is max no longer
    1144863900

    The 2007 Nissan Maxima has been redesigned and refined, which will make it even harder to distinguish the brand’s “flagship” sedan from the too-close-for-comfort all-new Altima. Though touted as Nissan’s range topper, the new Maxima’s last gen. VQ 3.5L V6 only produces 255 hp and 252 ft-lbs. of torque. Both of those ratings are ...

  • 0
    Nissan Altima
    New York Auto Show: Nissan's ultimate expression of the Altima
    1144861740

    This is the fourth generation Altima from Nissan and it looks to build on the sales strength of the popular third generation model. All new for ’07, the Altima is based on Nissan’s new D platform and has a shorter wheelbase and length than the previous model, though retains its ample interior space. A new generation VQ-Series 3.5L V6 puts ...

  • 0
    Nissan Altima
    Sneak Peek: 2007 Nissan Altima
    1144793340

    Autoblog tipster Arnold K. sent us this picture of the all-new 2007 Nissan Altima, which will debut Wednesday in New York. (I wonder if Arnold K. is a pseudonym for Carlos G?)The new Altima rides on Nissan's new "D" platform and a redesigned suspension. It is rumored to be available with an optional CVT transmission.

  • 0
    Nissan Altima
    Preview: 2007 Nissan Maxima
    1144787280

    Nissan President and CEO Carlos Ghosn will be orchestrating the official world premieres of the 2007 Nissan Maxima and the all-new 2007 Nissan Altima at the New York International Auto Show Wednesday, but to whet your appetite, here are pictures of the new Maxima. No tech info yet, but we'll have the complete story tomorrow from our show team. Lots of ...

  • 0
    Nissan Altima
    Nissan to launch new Altima at the New York Auto Show
    1142697600

    Stay tuned to Autoblog for coverage of the New York Auto Show April 12-13! Among many other unveilings, Nissan will debut the all-new 2007 Altima. Not much is out yet on the vehicle, but this photo snagged from AutoWeek.com show an updated tail end with tail lights that have a distinct aftermarket feel to them. The new C-pillar now sweeps down to ...

Autoblog iPhone App
Shop for a vehicle