Kelley Blue Book Value®
$8,375 - $11,969
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
27 City / 38 HWY
Horsepower
175-270
Seats
5
Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$8,375 - $11,969
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
27 City / 38 HWY
Horsepower
175-270
Seats
5

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...

2013 Nissan Altima Owner Reviews

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Altima seems reliable, not really.

2013 Nissan Altima

Since purchasing this car it has been in the shop at least 4 maybe 5 times (pretty bad that it is so many times that I can no longer keep count). The first three times, it was in the shop were within in month period. The transmission kept failing, and the car wouldn't start. The first time it started failing, I was driving on the highway and was unable to pick up speed. Was pretty sure I was going to die. Nissan's engineers looked at it and failed to fix it two times because the problem kept happening. I guess the third time's the charm. But they were happy to take our money each time just the same. One of the times, I was driving the car to the dealership to get the problem addressed and it stalled out while I was taking a left turn. I nearly got killed because a car was coming. The transmission, slow to pick up, picked up at the last second. Since then, the car has seemed fine aside from the minor annoyances, such as the Bluetooth randomly not working, the screen going wonky, the speakers sounding bad, and the tire pressure being all over the place. Nissan gave us a car with paper-thin brake pads (we totally could have died), a small hole in one of the tires, and a shitty transmission. Now, the car jerks back and forth when accelerating and decelerating (but only from time to time). Nissan was happy to drive it around, waste our gas, say nothing was wrong, and take another $250 for doing nothing. 2013 Nissan Altima are lemons. Do not buy one. It costs more in fixes than the car is worth.

- Ms. Hopkins H

2013 Nissan Altima sv is a great reliable purchase.

2013 Nissan Altima

My 2013 Nissan Altima has always been fun to drive. It's great on gas mileage and get about 550 miles to the tank. It is very reliable. I only do the minimum service such as an oil change and filter and it still runs like a champ. I like Nissan service department too. They are very reasonable for dealer services and friendly. I have had my car for over 5 years now with no issues so far, knock on wood. Again, it is fun to drive, fast and handles the road well. The car also handles well in inclement weather like rain, sleet and snow. I have taken the car on several long roads trips with no problems. When taking it on road trips and driving mostly highways, the car was getting close to 750 miles to the tank which was amazing. The seats are extremely comfortable. They are cloth, very soft but still supportive. I have three little kids that fit comfortably across the backseat. At one point, we had one car seat and two booster seats in the back at one time and it all fit perfectly. The kids have never complained about being uncomfortable on any trips. The radio system is nice and has a nice led screen. I have a Siriusxm subscription in the car and I love it. The Bluetooth works great and easy to use hands free calling. It has a backup camera that I absolutely love and do not think I could buy another car without one. I have been very happy with my 2013 Nissan Altima purchase and would recommend and purchase another Altima in the future.

- Heather K

2013 spacious, comfortable Altima.

2013 Nissan Altima

When I bought my Altima, it was only three years old. It had three previous owners, and it only had one key. Though I was a little sketched out about it having been owned so many times, I have not had any service problems with it. There has only been one recall on Altimas of my model, which was a transmission problem, but thankfully mine was in the clear. There is only one small problem with mine, and it is that the gear shift is broke. I do have many other friends with Nissan Altimas, and not one of them have had this problem. Therefore, I gather it is probable not common. My car gets great gas mileage, and even though I have put about seventy thousand miles on it in the past couple of years, it still runs extremely well. They also are not super expensive. They are very safe as well, which makes it a great car for teenagers or long school or work commutes. My car has cloth seats, by choice. I am not a fan of leather, because it burns my legs in the summer and is so cold in the winter. It also has easily accessed Bluetooth, and hands-free calling. My cas has a very nicely sized, large trunk, which is great for teenagers who play sports or moms. The back seat is very spacious, and all of the seats are comfortable. I would probably rate my car 8/10, and I would definitely look into Nissan again the next time I buy a car.

- Sidney D

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Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book
$8,375 - $10,004
$10,146 - $11,969

Horsepower

Horsepower
182 hp
270 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.5L DOHC 16
Standard
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm

Alarm

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Optional

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls

Power Windows

Power Windows

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Power Steering

Power Steering

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
45 in.
45 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
40 in.
39.1 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
36.1 in.
36.1 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
37.1 in.
37.1 in.

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
15.4 cu. ft.
15.4 cu. ft.

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth

MP3 Player

MP3 Player

AUX Input

AUX Input

CD Player

CD Player

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat

Passengers

Passengers
5

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Steel
Aluminum

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P215/60R16
P235/45R18

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
109.3 in.
109.3 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
36.1 ft.
37.4 ft.

Length

Length
191.5 in.
191.5 in.

Width

Width
72 in.
72 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3108 lbs.
3355 lbs.

Horsepower

Horsepower
182 hp
270 hp

Torque

Torque
180 ft. lbs.
251 ft. lbs.

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
V6 Cylinder

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
18 gal.
18 gal.

Combined

Combined
33 mpg
27 mpg

City

City
27 mpg
22 mpg

Highway

Highway
38 mpg
31 mpg

Transmission

CVT Transmission

CVT Transmission
Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks

Stability Control

Stability Control

Traction Control

Traction Control

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Front

  • Overall

  • Rollover

  • Side

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front

  • Side

  • Roof Strength

  • Driver-side Overlap Front

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety