The long wheel base provides a great smooth ride and the CVA transmission helps you get where you want for less. The interior is wide open and will contribute to your level of happiness every time you get in. Using it for a daily driver is great, the car handles the city streets and the open roads well and you don't feel stressed when driving.
ultimately go with the Altima
2013 Nissan AltimaCliff - valpo, IN01/06/2015
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.
I loved this car, but...
2013 Nissan AltimaJanetta Gagnon - San Diego, CA11/26/2015
Would I recommend it? Yes and no. It's a great little car. Very reliable, but there are some safety concerns. The blind spots are terrible! You have to look triple time to make sure you can change lanes safely. There are no blind spot detectors installed on this vehicle. You sit very low and sometimes the side mirror actually obscures your view, as well as the pillar on the drivers side. The seats are basically "racing" seats, so not very comfortable.