What Car Buyers Can Expect From The 2013 Nissan Altima
|Topics: Nissan Altima
Lisa Jane Foreman
21 January 2013
The Nissan Altima is a mid-sized sedan and coupe. Introduced to the market in 1992, the Altima replaced the Stanza. In the next several years, Nissan, the sixth largest automaker in the world, began making changes and improvements to the model. From additional interior and exterior upgrades to redesigned suspension, the Altima has undergone noteworthy transformations. The most recent model is no exception. Here are just some of the things you can expect from the latest generation of Nissan Altima.
If top ten lists and rankings carry a lot of weight, then the new Nissan Altima's place in the news ranking and reviews of Affordable Mid-size Cars should be quite hefty indeed. The latest Nissan model ranked number 3 out of 19 similar cars based on 13 published reviews, test drives performed, and the online news website's own analysis and data. Already, car buyers can expect good overall performance. Some of the mentioned advantages of the 2013 Nissan Altima include strong fuel economy estimates, nimble handling, and smooth continuously variable transmission (CVT).
The overhauled CVT received positive feedback as reviewers cite smooth operation along with immediate power delivery. Apart from the raved about CVT, reviewers have also hailed the fuel economy of the new Altima. Popular Mechanics, which considers the Altima as one of the "sportiest cars in a sedate crowd," even declares that the Altima could easily attract the most thrifty family sedan buyer owing to its reported fuel economy that approaches to 40 mpg on the highway.
The Nissan Altima also features impressive technology that includes Advanced Driver-Assist, Lane Departure Warning, Nissan Navigation System, and Zero-Gravity Seats, which optimizes comfort and reduces fatigue.
Test drives have revealed that the new Altima carries sufficient power. For car buyers that opt for the 3.5-liter V6 engine (which produces 270 horsepower), reviewers state that the car can even get faster. Even when taken on mountain roads, the family sedan performed surprisingly well with the engine revving to near torque peak and maintaining the throttle response immediately.
The downside to the Altima, however, is usually the noisy four-cylinder engine and reported unintuitive technological features.
Be that as it may, the new Altima is regarded as one of the better performing and handsome-looking mid-size cars in the market today. Car buyers can expect guaranteed comfort. Excellent handling, good fuel economy, modern interior features and best of all, affordability.
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