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2013 Nissan Altima 2.5 SV

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Sleek Redesigned Sedan

A three-quarter front view of a 2013 Nissan Altima 2.5 SV
In short: A sleek, completely redesigned midsize sedan.

2013 Nissan Altima 2.5 SV Review

The all-new, restyled Nissan Altima is lighter, quicker and more fuel efficient than the outgoing model, all-the-while offering even more passenger space. Powered by a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder, the midsize family sedan offers class-leading acceleration and an impressive EPA rating of 31 mpg combined. Our Java Metallic tester came loaded with satellite radio, a USB connection port and navigation with a 7-inch color display.

Warranty/Service: 3-years/36,000-mile new vehicle warranty

Make: Nissan, Vehicle Type: Sedan

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Base Price: $24,100 / As Tested: $27,005

Technical Specifications

Vehicle type: front-engine, front-wheel drive, 5-passenger, 4-door sedan

Engine: 2.5-liter 4-cylinder
Horsepower: 182 hp @ 6,000 rpm
Torque: 180 lb-ft @ 4,000 rpm
Transmission: continuously variable transmission

Curb weight: 3,131 lbs
Wheelbase: 109.3 in
Length/Width/Height: 191.5 / 72 / 57.9 in
Turning circle: 18.7 ft

4-wheel disc brakes with ABS
Suspension: Independent strut front; multi-link independent rear

Traction: Vehicle Dynamic Control with traction control

0-60 mph: 7.7 seconds
60-0 mph: n/a
Top Speed: 116 mph

EPA City: 27 mpg
EPA Highway: 38 mpg
Combined MPG: 31 mpg

Seating Capacity: 5
Safety: front airbags, front side airbags, side curtain airbags

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