$27,660 - $28,400
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2.5 SL Key Features & Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value®
$27,660 - $28,400
New Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
27 City / 38 HWY

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Mechanical Features

  • 2.5L DOHC 16-valve I4 engine
  • Push-button ignition
  • Engine cover
  • Xtronic continuously variable transmission (CVT)
  • Front wheel drive
  • Battery saver
  • Independent front strut suspension w/stabilizer bar
  • Independent multi-link rear suspension w/stabilizer bar
  • Electric hydraulic speed-sensitive pwr assisted rack & pinion steering
  • Pwr front vented/solid rear disc brakes
  • Dual chrome-tipped exhaust finishers

Exterior Features

  • 17" x 7.5" aluminum wheels
  • P215/55R17 all-season tires
  • Compact spare wheel & tire
  • Pwr tilt/sliding glass moonroof
  • Body-color bumpers
  • Black grille w/chrome surround
  • Auto on/off halogen headlights
  • Fog lights
  • LED taillights
  • Body-color manual folding pwr heated mirrors w/integrated LED turn signals
  • Remote-controlled mirrors
  • UV reducing glass
  • Variable intermittent windshield wipers -inc: mist feature
  • Chrome door handles
  • Trunk lid trim

Entertainment Features

  • Bose AM/FM stereo w/MP3/WMA/CD-ROM capability -inc: 5" color audio display, aux input, Bluetooth streaming audio, USB input, iPod input, SiriusXM satellite radio, radio data system (RDS), speed sensitive audio volume, Pandora radio capability, hands-free text messaging assistant, Google POI search, (9) speakers *SiriusXM satellite radio is N/A in AK or HI*
  • Bluetooth hands-free phone system
  • In-glass diversity radio antenna

Interior Features

  • Leather seat trim w/driver & front passenger heated seats
  • Front bucket seats
  • 8-way pwr driver seat & 4-way manual passenger seat -inc: driver pwr lumbar
  • 60/40 split-folding rear seat -inc: adjustable outboard head restraints
  • Piano black interior trim w/chrome finish
  • Front center console -inc: integral sliding armrest, storage compartments, (2) cupholders
  • Floor & trunk carpeting
  • Tilt & telescopic steering column
  • Leather-wrapped heated steering wheel -inc: mounted cruise/audio/Bluetooth controls
  • Fine vision meter cluster instrumentation -inc: speedometer, tachometer, coolant temp, fuel gauges
  • Advanced DriveAssist display -inc: outside temp gauge, low fuel gauge, audio display
  • Compass
  • Pwr windows -inc: driver/front passenger 1-touch up/down & auto-reverse
  • Pwr remote front windows lowering
  • Retained accessory pwr
  • Pwr door locks w/auto-lock feature
  • Intelligent Key system
  • Remote engine start
  • HomeLink universal transceiver
  • Pwr remote trunk release w/cancel switch
  • Vehicle immobilizer system
  • Vehicle security system
  • Dual zone auto temp control -inc: micro filter ventilation, rear A/C vents
  • Rear window defroster w/timer
  • Lockable glove compartment
  • Front/rear doors w/bottle holders & map pockets
  • Dual cupholders in rear center armrest
  • Dual 12V DC pwr points
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror
  • Dual sunvisors w/dual illuminated visor vanity mirrors, visor extensions
  • Overhead sunglass holder
  • Rear assist grips
  • Mood lighting
  • Front/rear map lights
  • Leather-wrapped shift knob
  • Front seatback pockets
  • Side cargo net

Safety Features

  • 4-wheel anti-lock braking system
  • Electronic brake force distribution
  • Brake assist
  • Traction control system (TCS)
  • Vehicle dynamic control
  • Active understeer control (AUC)
  • Shift interlock
  • Energy absorbing front/rear bumpers
  • Side-door guard beams
  • Front & rear crumple zones
  • Zone body construction
  • Driver & passenger supplemental dual-stage front airbags w/occupant classification sensor
  • Front side-impact airbags
  • Front/rear roof mounted side curtain airbags
  • RearView monitor
  • Front seat belts -inc: pretensioners, load limiters, seat belt sensors
  • 3-point seat belts in all seating positions
  • ELR seat belt system for driver seating position
  • ALR/ELR seat belt system for passenger seating positions
  • Child safety rear door locks
  • Lower anchors & tethers for children (LATCH)
  • Emergency inside trunk release
  • Tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) -inc: 4-wheel tire pressure display, easy fill tire alert
  • Energy absorbing steering column

2013 Nissan Altima Owner Reviews

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2013 Nissan Altima-an inexpensive comfortable car with questionable reliability.

2013 Nissan Altima 2.5 SL

For the most part, this car has been somewhat reliable. The overall performance is adequate, but it is not a race car by any means. It is a comfortable car with room for 4 tall adults. The car hasn't left me on the side of the road, but there have been some major issues. The first major issue had to do with the tires. At 50,000 miles, ALL FOUR tires had tears in the sidewall. This was caught by accident after a service for a long road trip. For all four tires to show this wear item, it had to be a manufacturing defect in the tires. The air conditioner compressor had to be replaced around 75,000 miles and the driver's door handle mechanism broken internally at 85,000 miles.

- Judy R

The Nissan Altima is a fun and dependable car to drive.

2013 Nissan Altima 2.5 SL

The performance is really is good and the reliability is great. I have not been disappointed in this area. The features are great as well... The car is fitted with heated seats, heated steering wheel, tire sensors, Sirius radio, etc. The car is extremely comfortable and there is enough room for a family of five. My only issue has been with the air conditioning system which went out in 2017. The entire system required replacement and repair cost was enormous.

- Ta O

Handles the road very well. Is very fast. Great car for single people.

2013 Nissan Altima 2.5 SL

Great pickup runs really well holds road better than any other vehicle if I have had great looking car have so many great comments people have made. Last coupe model is 2013. It has 2 doors. It is not easy to get in back seats. Not for families. I do not think it would be a good choice for a teenager's first car. It is a car that accelerates really fast. Would be tempting to drive faster than any speed limit.

- Amber R

Thoughts on 2013 Nissan Altima.

2013 Nissan Altima 2.5 SL

Nissan Altimas are great vehicles! I have had mine for 6 years and haven't had too many issues. One thing that I did have an issue with this year was the transmission, which sadly my mechanic mentioned that it is a big issue that 2013 Nissan Altima seem to have. Other than that my car drives smoothly and is very comfortable and spacious!

- Fatima P

I think everyone needs an Altima

2013 Nissan Altima 2.5 SL

Really inexpensive vehicle. The sports luxury version is very sleek. Nice leather interior with heated seats, remote start, heated steering wheel. Backup camera is very nice as well. The Bose speakers sound really nice. Drives really well. Has a big body interior to fit all of my children. I'd recommend this car to everyone.

- Michelle W

Reliability, techy and stylish

2013 Nissan Altima 2.5 SL

I love my Nissan Altima it is very reliable, this 2.5 engine is good on gas. My wonderful Altima is a Nice mid size sedan with a spacious trunk. Low and affordable maintenance. Has Bluetooth and aux cord also comes with a backup camera. Easy access to your car, keep your keys in your pocket and open all 4 doors.

- Jonathan Fernandez J

I have been hard on my car and I am pleased with how it has held up over time.

2013 Nissan Altima 2.5 SL

I had issues with my a/c going out, luckily this happened when that car was still under extended warranty. Also, I had minor glitches with electronic systems. It was impossible to predict when this would happen and resulted in the problem never being addressed when I took the car in for service.

- Victoria F

Great vehicle! The best I've ever owned

2013 Nissan Altima 2.5 SL

I love my car. It's not a gas guzzler and it has really great highway mileage. Rides smooth on the road. Seats are pushed and comfortable. The black interior is easy to clean. Have not had any major issues besides standard new brakes and tire changes. This car will last forever I tell yea!

- Bridget A

Just getting this car after owning a Ford

2013 Nissan Altima 2.5 SL

I actually just got this car but the only problem is that it's seatbelts are computerized so they don't come down. Also I noticed that the air doesn't work either. Everything else works perfectly fine and has really low mileage driven on it. Other than that everything works really great.

- Dania M

2013 Altima - most reliable car I have had.

2013 Nissan Altima 2.5 SL

Our Altima has been reliable and really comfortable. 75,000 miles and no repairs needed. Most reliable car we ever had. We average 30 miles per gallon. The transmission is CVT, which takes some getting used to. The only complaint I have is the car can be noisy compared to newer models.

- Ginny K

Leather seats, sunroof, heated seats, touch screen GPS, spacious.

2013 Nissan Altima 2.5 SL

Nissan Altima 2013 is a awesome! It is super spacious on the inside reminds me of the maxima. Great purchase. I have the 2.5 sl which includes leather seats, heated seats, sunroof, touch screen GPS. When I purchased the car the mileage was high but it is great and low maintenance.

- Daphne D

Great and versatile vehicles.

2013 Nissan Altima 2.5 SL

I adore my car. It is comfortable and reliable. I get good gas mileage. It has all the latest technology so it makes driving better and safer. It performs well in inclement weather and is a pleasure to drive. I would recommend a Nissan to anyone in the market for a new car.

- Nicole J

Music system is nice with equalizer

2013 Nissan Altima 2.5 SL

Transmission had to be replaced at ~ 60,000 miles. Luckily I had 100,000 mile warranty. The drivers post is in the line of sight, restricting view. Hard to see curb when turning left. Needs to have usb ports in back seat. Phone system is useless. Map system is useless.

- Phil R

My vehicle is beautiful, drives smooth, and I really recommend it for people.

2013 Nissan Altima 2.5 SL

My vehicle is so comfortable and it has beautiful feature. I recommend people to buy one because when you drive the car it feels so smooth. The performance of this car is amazing just of how everything works. And there really isn't any problem with my car so far.

- Leslie Q

I love my Altima probably because it is the newest car I ever bought.

2013 Nissan Altima 2.5 SL

It runs smoother than any car I have ever had, other than the fact that it makes a weird noise when going downhill. The breaks are great. They do not stop on a dime unless pressing hard but just right. As long as I keep the oil changed it keeps running smoothly.

- Nickey M

It is silver. It has push to start. It has great gas mileage. Oil changed.

2013 Nissan Altima 2.5 SL

It has push to start. It is in good condition and clean. It has a windshield that needs replacement. Oil has been changed and maintenance done. It is silver and clean. The truck doesn't close sometimes. The mileage is decent. The gas mileage is great.

- Melvin K

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