The 2013 Altima is a mid-size car manufactured by Nissan. Available in sedan and coupe bodystyles, the Altima offers seating for up to five in the sedan and four in the coupe. Priced between $21,500 and $30,080, it comes powered by a choice of 4-cylinder and V6 engines mated to continuously variable transmissions.
The Altima's base inline-4, mated to a continuously variable transmission, produces 182 hp at 5,600 rpm and 180 lb-ft of torque at 4,000 rpm on the sedan and 175 hp at 5,600 rpm and 180 lb-ft of torque at 3,900 rpm on the coupe from a displacement of 2.5-liters. Gas mileage is rated at 27 mpg in the city and 38 mpg on the highway for the sedan and 23 mpg in the city and 32 mpg on the highway for the coupe.
Also available on the sedan is a more powerful 3.5-liter V6 with 270 hp at 6,000 rpm and 258 lb-ft of torque at 4,400 rpm, which is coupled to a continuously variable transmission and manages a gas mileage of 22 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway.
The 2013 Nissan Altima Sedan competes in the mid-size sedan segment with the Chevrolet Malibu, Honda Accord, Hyundai Sonata, Mazda Mazda6, Toyota Camry and Volkswagen Passat.