2013 Nissan Altima User Reviews

2013 Nissan Altima Review Ratings

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PROS
"fuel economy" 8 reviews
"ride" 5 reviews
"comfortable car" 4 reviews
"space" 3 reviews
"power" 3 reviews
CONS
"power" 2 reviews
"expensive car" 2 reviews

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ragtop69 writes:
2013 Nissan Altima 3.5 SV Review
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5

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This is a heck of a deal for a car of this quality.  I really like the Nav system and the 3.5L V6 is amazing (0-60 in 5.7 sec and up to 31 mpg).

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I couldn't find an SL model with Nav in Northern CA, so I had to do without the leather interior.  The car has so many "tricks" that I am constantly having to refer to the owner's manual (four separate books) for instruction on how to use the voice operated phone or set a destination on the Nav or call up data on the dash display or.........

ragtop69
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I've Only Got A Little Over 1,600 Miles On It, But It Is The Most Comfortable Car I've Owned. — Just about everything. It has great looks reminiscent of German sedans. The heavy chrome grille and the chrome bar between the tail lights are great accents on a black car. The front seats are obscenely comfortable on long drives. The power is seductive and the car is appointed with just about every accessory (except leather and the blind spot sensors) that you can get. The big wheels and low profile tires are great for handling. So far, not one bit of buyer's remorse.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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unhappybuyer writes:
2013 Nissan Altima 3.5 SV Review
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5

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Powerful engine, comfortable seating, tons of rear passenger and trunk room, smooth transmission, brakes are excellent

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Handling is wanting, engine smell using outside vent doesn't go away after break-in period, bluetooth glitches

unhappybuyer
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The Pros Outweigh The Cons — This car gives you power when you ask for it and stops when you need it to. Seating is almost as comfortable as it gets with the cloth interior, the only thing lacking is the lumbar support. The bluetooth phone system is often glitchy, enough that I don't even use it any more. I have to pull over and turn the car off and back on just to use the radio after the bluetooth locks up on the lcd screen. One drawback is that the car does not feel confident in hard turns, it seems like the reactive steering system overcompensates too much when it kicks in. The car doesn't like rain at all but that could be in the tires or it may have something to do with the steering system as well. I'll have to try different tires when they are due and post an update if I can. There is a bad engine smell when using the outside vent which the sales person assured me would go away after break-in...it didn't. Overall. this car is still the best in its class in my opinion. During normal daily driving; It feels as if you are driving an expensive luxury vehicle. As long as you aren't trying to be a racecar driver it should treat you very well. If you have the 3.5 liter engine don't skimp on the oil, make sure to use the genuine Nissan ester oil or you may have a continuous valve tapping sound. It is far more expensive to maintain but will keep your engine happy.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Dusek writes:
2013 Nissan Altima 2.5 SV Review
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4

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Great gas mileage for 80+ mile daily commute

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A few wind noises from side mirrors over previous model

Dusek
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Good Value, Good Looks, Everyday Driver With No Frills Or Spills — This is my 4th Altima. Fit and finish are good for price point 4 door sedan. Overall usage of vehicle is daily driver commute. Gets an average of 30-32 mpg with a range of approx 500 miles on 1 full tank of gas. Peppy starts from stop lights lets you get out in front of traffic. Road manners are good with just a bit of wind noise at speeds over 60-65, which can easily be drown out with a little music. Services are just the basic fluid changes. I've driven all of my Altimas over 100k without any major service issues, which is why I keep buying them. When tires wear out I always change from the continental OEM ones to a better wet traction tires, either Goodyear or Michelin, not a big fan of the noise the continentals make as they get within about 20k of lifespan. Good value and when I trade in at the Nissan dealership I have always gotten more for my trades.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Mike writes:
2013 Nissan Altima 2.5 S Review
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5

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Even the base model comes nicely equipped. The fuel economy is amazing.

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Hub caps instead of alloy wheels and no usb port

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Great Vehicle — The 2013 Nissan Altima is without a doubt a smart purchase. It's sporty, yet economical, you get a lot of vehicle without paying a large price. The fuel econmy is my favorite thing, least would be the hub caps instead of alloy wheels.

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Mike writes:
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Gas mileage

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Noisy, wind and engine

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Nice Family And Commuter Car — I've put 26,000 miles on it the first year. I'm getting 32mpg with a good mix of hwy and city travel. Car is very comfortable, not especially quick, but I'm older now and the gas mileage is more important than that. Today's issues are a slight whine from the engine, almost like a whistle and the passenger no airbag light comes on when there's a passenger in the seat. They've adjusted the sensor, but 160 pounds and it still comes on. No diagnosis on the whistle yet. Fun car, I really like it and so far it's been great, almost as good as my old 2002 Maxima (Loved that car).

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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JosePiedade writes:
2013 Nissan Altima 2.5 SL Review
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5

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Fantastic front seats and excellent fuel efficiency

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Trunk not too accessible

JosePiedade
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Quick, Agile, Nimble, Efficient And Comfortable — Great seats and overall comfort. All technology is helpful and easy to use. Features not available in the class like heated steering or LED lights make it a great value. Drives well and never lacks power despite the excellent fuel efficiency. Got new Michelin Primacy tires and they justify the investment. Improved ride, braking and road manners.

Primary Use: Utility (towing boats, transporting cargo, etc.)

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PaigeJones writes:
2013 Nissan Altima 2.5 SL Review
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Excellent gas mileage, huge trunk space, roomy interior. Lots of extras for the money.

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None.

PaigeJones
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Completely Satsified With My Commuter Car — This is a great car for the price. It's affordable, lots of extras, comparable to a luxury car without the price. Comfortable, smooth ride. No issues with this car. In giving up my SUV for a commuter car I made sure to do lots of research on the mid-size cars with the best gas mileage and the best value for the money. The Altima wins hands down, no doubt. I am completely satisfied with my new car.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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excellentbutlerservice writes:
2013 Nissan Altima 2.5 SL Review
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cute, fairly comfortable to drive/quiet except accelleration/very dependable!

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The driver's front headrest are locked forward tilt >that definitely gets neck in strain on longer drives!/Paint quality around drivers' door showing thru primer grey>not so sweet'

excellentbutlerservice
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My Altima For All Seasons! — As stated the quick get up and go is great/definitely dependable to the 11k mile point. The negs are the locked headrest/ rear seats not much to brag about!>Paint quality has been issue since purchase>Reps have never called me after 15 months ownership and several calls to have Reps look at the paint issues around driver's door hinges and mark under paint on passenger door> I even mention that the "swirl like halo paint pattern in the QAB>Pearl white is very robot flaw oriented?>But no Manufacture response on any of these issues!>nuff said.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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silverlion writes:
2013 Nissan Altima 2.5 S Review
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3

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interstate fuel ec0n0my with cruise control

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maintenance cost

silverlion
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Good For The Price — The transmission was good except on steep grade. The style was good. the I4 engine gave adequate power with no power eating extras. back seat is not comfortable for adult. trunk space is good. handling is fair to good brake is good

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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KARRISRI writes:
2013 Nissan Altima 3.5 SL Review
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Good gas mileage for a V6 Engine. Spacious, The Bose speakers in 3.5SL really rocks.

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Doesn't feel like a luxury car.

KARRISRI
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Very Good Car — The car has so many new features but the price is too high when you consider the quality. The sound system is really good. Very comfortable seating. The new exterior design changes are really awesome. This show s a great difference from other models.

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Reviews From Other Years

2012 Nissan Altima Reviews

Great Car! By frogmstj

Needed a truck. This car gave me no problems what - so-ever. Would recommend it to anyone. Great mpg and lots of room in the trunk! The bluetooth is nice and the lights under the car that light up... Read More

Good Family Car By jlgeorge

My Nissan Altima is great on gas, good pick up for a four cylinder, quiet and comfortable ride. Transmission noise took some getting used to but still has good power. Front seat are very comfortable, ... Read More

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2011 Nissan Altima Reviews

Best Decision Ever By gracie_sm22

it fits my needs perfectly while also staying within my budget :) The sound system is amazing it is so clear. We recently took a family vacation in it i was sooo impressed with the fuel mileage & over... Read More

Sleek Beautiful Superior Nissan Design And Luxury By Heather

Great for a family of 4 or single driver! Handling is smooth and acceleration is powerful enough you would never know it is a 4 cyl. Great variable transmission provides unique driving experience. ... Read More

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2010 Nissan Altima Reviews

Great Car By daniimcd

This is my second car, but the first car I have ever bought. I feel a though i made a great decision in purchasing this car as my first. The car has GREAT fuel economy which I was amazed with consider... Read More

Good Dependable Car By Tco0813

This is a very nice car. I have never had any trouble with it. Get decent gas mileage. Smooth and quite ride. The charcoal gray is a great color that barely shows dirty. I would recommend this car to ... Read More

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2009 Nissan Altima Reviews

Love It - Its Not Stock. By Jake

NOthing to dislike. Fun fast low profile car never have any issues. It is very reliable and recommend nissans to everyone. Especially there VQ35DE engine. A few Mods and you will be beating most ca... Read More

Altima By petey_mpls

The car is decent. Nissan seems to really push the maint packages and they aren't cheep. The best thing about the car is the trunk space. Interior is small. There is no room for more than 2 kids in th... Read More

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2008 Nissan Altima Reviews

Beautiful Car By bmp0014

I love the car, very smooth ride and quiet...nicely equipped and decent sized back seat. The acceleration could be better, but with a CVT, I guess that's what you get. The navigation seems a bit ancie... Read More

Amazing Fun Car! By AssuranceAuto

The cabin is very comfortable and everything is where I think it should be. The keyless entry and start took some getting used to, but I like it (I know some think it gimmicky, but I love that I don't... Read More

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