2013 Nissan Altima Reviews, Ratings & Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value®
$9,269 - $12,915
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
27 City / 38 HWY
Horsepower
175-270
Seats
5
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$9,269 - $12,915
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
27 City / 38 HWY
Horsepower
175-270
Seats
5

Ranks #10 By Owner Reviews

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

4.3 Overall Score
Performance 4.4 Comfort 4.2 Styling 4.2 Value 4.2

Editor's Overview

It's larger, roomier, nimbler, quicker and more feature-loaded, yet lighter and more fuel efficient. Nissan's 2013 Altima covers all bases in its bid to overtake mid-size sedan leader Toyota Camry and stay ahead of the Honda Accord, Hyundai Sonata, Chevrolet Malibu, Ford Fusion, Kia Optima, and the rest in this cutthroat competitive class.

Nissan Altima Models & Trims

2.5 S $11,101 - $12,856*
Horsepower: 175 hp - 182 hp
Engine Type: Gas I4
Standard Seating: Cloth
Standard Wheels: 16 x 7, 17 x 7.5 in. - Aluminum, Steel
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
2.5 $9,320 - $11,073*
Horsepower: 182 hp
Engine Type: Gas I4
Standard Seating: Cloth
Standard Wheels: 16 x 7 in. - Steel
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
2.5 SL $10,087 - $11,862*
Horsepower: 182 hp
Engine Type: Gas I4
Standard Seating: Leather
Standard Wheels: 17 x 7.5 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
3.5 SL $11,038 - $12,915*
Horsepower: 270 hp
Engine Type: Gas V6
Standard Seating: Leather
Standard Wheels: 18 x 7.5 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
2.5 SV $10,465 - $12,230*
Horsepower: 182 hp
Engine Type: Gas I4
Standard Seating: Cloth
Standard Wheels: 17 x 7.5 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
3.5 S $9,269 - $11,014*
Horsepower: 270 hp
Engine Type: Gas V6
Standard Seating: Cloth
Standard Wheels: 18 x 7.5 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
3.5 SV $10,503 - $12,296*
Horsepower: 270 hp
Engine Type: Gas V6
Standard Seating: Cloth
Standard Wheels: 18 x 7.5 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning

*Prices are Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range

Owner Reviews

4.33

470 Reviews

49% 38% 11% 1% 1%

Owner reviews are verified by our team and cannot be altered or removed.

The perfect car for the year it was made.

I enjoy any car that gets me where I needs to go. It was used when I purchased it. I would prefer to it to have touch screen and a back up camera. It use to show me how much air was in my tires, but the sensor still works. It is a great car for the year it was made. I love that I can navigate things from the steering wheel such as the radio, cruise control, and you can even connect your phone to the car. The car rides smoothly, but it takes synthetic oil, which means the oil changes are more expensive. Even though you can use an alternate oil that would be cheaper, it is not the oil that the car asks for. It is a comfortable car that is spacious. Even though I have a big family, we all fit in the car. I am a tall female and my boyfriend is 6'2 and a bigger guy. It accommodates us both. It would be better if it had the set buttons to accommodate our seating since I sit up higher and he sits closer to the ground because of how thick he is. The tires on the car are in good condition, but we recently had rain, and I had to drive slower the most of the other cars on the road. I am a safe driver so it was not a big deal, but I do feel as if I should have not had to drive so slowly. Neither should I have felt the car drift from the winds that were blowing at the time.

- Adrian C

Nissan Altima is a sleek cute car with a smooth fast ride.

I purchased my used 2013 Nissan Altima in 2015 at around 50k miles. In 2017 at 60k right after my drivetrain warranty expired my transmission died. After reviewing all the recent complaints of the same issues I contacted Nissan headquarters to tell them what was going on with my car. They was very helpful and professional and allowed my transmission to be completely replaced no charge to me. It is now 2018 and my driver side front wheel bearing needed to be replaced, something I know go wrong with cars with way more miles than the 70k I have on it. Also my drivers door interior door handle broke, something I found is another common issue with this make and model car. The cvt transmission runs smooth but comes with possible issues. There have been so many recalls on this make and model. I would thoroughly do my research of other owners complaints and reviews before making a purchase.

- Erika W

Highly recommend for first time drivers or those who have a travel for work. The gas mileage is hard to beat.

Purchased my vehicle at a used car lot from a friend of my mothers. Gave me a pretty good deal after trying out cars for 13 hours and this was the very last one but I loved it! It had a little bit of damage but as this was my very first car and I had a small down payment I didn't mind. I've driven it across four states and it does perfectly every time! Great gas mileage in and out of town, heats up quickly during the winter, very smooth in the road and I love that it shows you how much air in is your tires! So far there have been no problems with my vehicle for which I am grateful, and the seating is great and can fit five people comfortably. All in all I would recommend this as a great first car for adults and teenagers!

- Felicite F

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Compare Models & Key Features

Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
Drivers side profile with drivers side door open.
Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$11,101 - $12,856
$9,320 - $11,073

Horsepower

Horsepower
175 - 182 hp
182 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Standard
Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Optional
Not Available

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.5L DOHC 16
2.5L DOHC 16
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Optional
Not Available

Alarm

Alarm
Standard
Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Optional
Not Available

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Optional
Not Available

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Standard
Standard

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
Standard
Standard

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Standard
Not Available

Power Windows

Power Windows
Standard
Standard

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
Standard
Standard

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Optional
Not Available

Power Steering

Power Steering
Standard
Standard

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
42.5 - 45 in.
45 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
37.2 - 40 in.
40 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
34.4 - 36.1 in.
36.1 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
35.6 - 37.1 in.
37.1 in.

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
8.2 - 15.4 cu. ft.
15.4 cu. ft.

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Standard
Standard

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Standard
Standard

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Optional
Not Available

AUX Input

AUX Input
Standard
Standard

CD Player

CD Player
Standard
Standard

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control
Optional
Not Available

Dual Zone

Dual Zone
Optional
Not Available

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
Optional
Not Available

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Cloth
Cloth

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Standard
Not Available

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Optional
Not Available

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Standard
Standard

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Optional
Not Available
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Aluminum, Steel
Steel

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Optional
Not Available

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P215/55TR17
P215/60R16

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
105.3 - 109.3 in.
109.3 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
34.7 - 36.1 ft.
36.1 ft.

Length

Length
180.9 - 191.5 in.
191.5 in.

Width

Width
70.7 - 72 in.
72 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3114 - 3124 .lbs
3108 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
175 hp
182 hp

Torque

Torque
180 ft. lbs.
180 ft. lbs.

Maximum Towing Weight

Maximum Towing Weight
- TBD - .lbs
- TBD - .lbs

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
Standard
Standard

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Standard
Not Available

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder
4 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
18 gal.
18 gal.

Combined

Combined
28 mpg
33 mpg

City

City
23 mpg
27 mpg

Highway

Highway
32 mpg
38 mpg

Suspension

Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
Standard
Not Available

CTV Transmission

CTV Transmission
Standard
Standard
Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
Standard
Standard

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
Standard
Not Available

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
Standard
Standard

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks
Standard
Standard

Stability Control

Stability Control
Standard
Standard

Traction Control

Traction Control
Standard
Standard

HID Headlights

HID Headlights
Optional
Not Available

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking
Standard
Standard

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
Standard
Standard

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
Standard
Standard

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor
Standard
Standard

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Overall

  • Front

  • Side

  • Rollover

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front

  • Side

  • Roof Strength

  • Driver-side Overlap Front

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

JD Power Rating
  • ‌Overall

  • Mechanical

  • Powertrain Quality

  • Body & Interior Design

  • ‌Features

*JD Power Circle Ratings