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Used 2013 Nissan Altima for Sale

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About the 2013 Nissan Altima

Vehicle Summary

Featuring two capable engine options, seven available trim configurations, agile handling, and a comfortable, stylish interior, the 2013 Nissan Altima is a midsize car with plenty of attractive features and specs to offer. The 2013 Nissan Altima can be equipped with either a 175 hp 2.5L four-cylinder engine or a 270 hp 3.5L V6 engine, both of which leave you with a powerful, fun-to-drive car. While you'll need to opt for an upper trim to access most of the 2013 Altima's more premium features, push-button start does come standard on even the base trim of the 2013 Nissan Altima - and there are certainly plenty of exciting options to choose from among the 2013 Altima's six other available trim configurations. All things considered, the 2013 Nissan Altima is a powerful and stylish midsize car and a vehicle that stands out from the competition in its class.

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Q: What engine does the 2013 Nissan Altima have?

A: The 2013 Nissan Altima can be equipped with two different engine options depending on the trim configuration that you choose - a 175 hp 2.5L four-cylinder engine or a 270 hp 3.5L V6 engine.

Q: Is the 2013 Nissan Altima AWD?

A: All trims of the 2013 Nissan Altima come equipped with a FWD drivetrain. AWD is not an available option for the 2013 Nissan Altima.

Q: What class of vehicle is the 2013 Nissan Altima?

A: The 2013 Nissan Altima is classified as a midsize car.

Q: What is the mpg for the 2013 Nissan Altima?

A: The 2013 Nissan Altima gets an EPA estimated 31 mpg combined city/highway when equipped with a 2.5L four-cylinder engine and an automatic transmission.1

1Fuel economy figures are based on EPA estimates when vehicles sold as new. Fuel economy may vary for reasons like driving conditions and vehicle history. Unless specified, figures are for vehicles equipped with an automatic transmission. See for details.

Generation Overview

The release of the 2013 Nissan Altima marked the beginning of the Altima's fifth generation, and the 2013 Altima was fully redesigned. Updates that the 2013 Nissan Altima received include an increase in size, a decrease in weight, a five hp bump in power out of the base engine, new standard and available technology features, and more.

The 2013 Nissan Altima comes available in seven different trim configurations - four of which feature a four-cylinder engine and three of which feature a V6 engine. The 2.5 trim - the base trim of the 2013 Nissan Altima - comes equipped with a 175 hp 2.5L four-cylinder engine as well as standard features such as Bluetooth® audio streaming, a four-speaker audio system, push-button start, steering wheel-mounted audio controls, and more. Upgrading to the 2.5 S trim of the 2013 Nissan Altima, meanwhile, will get you everything found on the 2.5 trim as well as automatic headlights, a six-speaker audio system, cruise control, a six-way power-adjustable driver's seat, and more, while the 2.5 SV trim includes everything found on the 2.5 S trim as well as a five-inch color display, dual-zone automatic climate control, a rearview camera, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and more. Rounding out the 2.5 trims of the 2013 Nissan Altima is the 2.5 SL, which includes everything found on the 2.5 SV trim as well as leather seats, heated front seats, a Bose® nine-speaker premium audio system, fog lights, and more.

If you would like to purchase a V6 version of the 2013 Nissan Altima you have three trim configurations to choose from - 3.5 S, 3.5 SV, and 3.5 SL. The 3.5 S trim of the 2013 Nissan Altima comes equipped with a 270 hp 3.5L V6 engine as well as all the features found on the 2.5 S trim plus 18-inch aluminum alloy wheels and steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters. The 3.5 SV trim includes everything found on the 3.5 S trim as well as a power moonroof, a rearview camera, dual-zone automatic climate control, a five-inch color display, fog lights, and more. Lastly, the 3.5 SL trim of the 2013 Nissan Altima includes everything found on the 3.5 SV trim as well as leather seats, a heated steering wheel, heated front seats, a Bose nine-speaker premium audio system, and more.

Thanks especially to this wide range of well-equipped trim configurations as well as the 2013 Nissan Altima two impressive engine options, the 2013 Nissan Altima is an excellent option for anyone looking to purchase a well-rounded and powerful used midsize car.

Safety Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration's independent crash tests help you make informed decisions about vehicle safety. NHTSA's 5-Star Safety Ratings give consumers insights into how vehicles perform in crash tests, with more stars equaling higher safety ratings. Here are the ratings for the 2013 Nissan Altima. Certain vehicles may have unrepaired safety recalls. Visit to look up a specific vehicle.

NHTSA Overall Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Test: A head-on collision between two similar vehicles traveling at 35 mph.
Front Driver Side
Front Passenger Side
Side Barrier Crash Rating Test: A vehicle standing in an intersection sustains driver side impact from a vehicle moving at 38.5 mph.
Rear Passenger
Side Pole Crash Rating Test: A vehicle slides sideways at 20 mph and impacts a tree or telephone pole.
Combined Side Barrier and Pole Crash Ratings: Test data is combined to indicate overall safety by passenger location.
Front Seat
Back Seat
Rollover Resistance Test: A single vehicle moving at 55 mph loses control on a curve, leaves the road, and rolls over.
Rollover Rating
Dynamic Test Result
No Tip
Risk of Rollover

Reviews for 2013 Nissan Altima

Overall Rating

4.3 out of 5 (155 reviews)

ultimately go with the Altima

I almost passed this car by in my search. Am I glad I didn't. My heart wants a sports car. My family needed a practical car. This car is both. The v-6 is powerful, the handling responsive, the interior comfortable and secure feeling. The gas mileage is averaging just over 25 mpg with about 1/3 highway miles. And my lead foot. Is acceptable in snowy conditions, but isn't all wheel drive, so that's to be expected. Other car is a Mazda cx-5. My daughter calls that one zoom zoom. She calls my Altima vroom vroom. It is seriously a performance car hiding in a family car. Better than a 14 mustang v-6 convertible we rented on vacation as far as performance. And much more practical. I love it, only wish mine had premium audio.


  • Power: so quick, even accelerating over 80 mph.
  • Ride and Handling: nimble and responsive
  • Styling: looks fast parked, no boring family sedan


  • Cabin Noise: It is not dead silent at speed.... But quieter than most cars in this price

- Cliff Vorr, 2013 Nissan Altima

Great gas mileage, stylish and reliable!

Pros -Great gas mileage, consistently getting 30 MPG in the city and 36-39 on the highway -Smooth riding, not a lot of inside cabin noise unlike the other cars I have driven (Mazda 6, Honda Accord) -Low maintenance cost -Reliability - not one issue since I've owned it in the last 4 months -Bluetooth connectivity for music and phone - BEST feature Cons -Sound system in base model is pretty bad, I had to get new speakers put in. Lot of shaking could be heard before this was done -No mute button on steering wheel for sound


  • Cabin Noise: Not a lot of noise
  • Ride and Handling: Very smooth
  • Reliability: Not one issue!


  • Interior Space: Speakers not good quality

- Catherine G, 2013 Nissan Altima

Good 2-seater, but not a family car

Pros: good gas mileage, budget friendly, attractive enough Cons: the heat/air only blows out at the front half of car, tight for a family with kids, phone system does not always work out, would like a car remote that locks without the alarm beeping, power seating is only on the driver side, rear view mirror is tiny, windshield wiper speed too fast (no low settings), don't buy it if you're tall (hard enough to get in & out of the car for average height like myself)


  • Fuel Economy: obvious
  • Ride and Handling: responsive, agile enough
  • Dashboard: everything seems laid out well


  • Power: little weak on acceleration but that's a 4 cylinder trade off
  • Interior Space: tight quarters, hard to get in and out
  • Weather Versatility: would like lower gear setting on wipers

- H. Altenbach, 2013 Nissan Altima

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