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Why the 2013 Nissan Altima Ranks Among the Highest in Its Class

Last updated 4 years ago

The new Nissan Altima is more than just your typical A-to-B ride. With an all-new transmission, attention-grabbing looks, and a suspension system that is sure to make every twist and turn a joy, the Altima offers the perfect blend of practicality and pleasure.

Here are the top reasons why the Altima is so well ranked in its segment:

It’s Fun to Drive

To go along with the Nissan Altima’s brand-new style, Nissan engineers dropped a more powerful engine under the hood. The new Altima comes standard with a 2.5-liter inline-four that serves up 182 horsepower. For drivers who want to feel pushed to the back of their seats, there’s also an optional 270-horsepower V6. In addition to its peppy power options, the Nissan Altima also provides confident handling thanks to its sports-tuned electro-hydraulic power steering system, sporty suspension, and intelligent Active Understeer Control system, which improves handling by applying the brakes to the inside front wheel of the Altima when you’re going around a corner.

The Interior is Remarkably Comfortable

The new Nissan Altima features Zero Gravity seats that were designed with NASA research findings to reduce fatigue during long drives. In addition, interior materials and design have been improved to give the car a more premium appearance and make you feel as if you are in a luxury car.

Its Fuel Efficiency is Among the Best in the Segment

When equipped with its standard engine, the Nissan Altima achieves 27 MPG in the city and 38 MPG on the highway. Upgrading to the V6 still earns respectable fuel economy ratings of 22 mpg in the city and 31 on the highway. This is largely because of the brand-new continuously variable transmission (CVT) that comes with the Altima, which has 40% less friction than the CVT before it.

To test out the new Nissan Altima and see why it’s so widely praised, make a trip to Brown’s Fairfax Nissan today. Call us at (703) 591-8009 for more information about the Altima. And to see what other new and used vehicles our dealership offers, visit us on the Web.

 

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