The 2013 Nissan Altima sedan was completely redesigned this year, with a more refined look and interior, and better standard and optional equipment. The all-new model seems likely to keep the Altima amongst the best-selling mid-size sedans in the U.S., along with the perennial leaders, Toyota Camry and Honda Accord.
And fuel efficiency is one of the notable improvements, with the 2013 Altima earning a combined EPA rating of 31 mpg with the standard powertrain, a 182-horsepower, 2.5-liter four-cylinder paired with a continuously variable transmission (CVT). That's 1 mpg better than the best Accord--also all-new for 2013--and 2 mpg higher than the mild-hybrid Chevrolet Malibu with eAssist. The new Altima's rating, by the way, breaks down to 27 mpg city, 38 mpg highway.
That standard four-cylinder Altima offers plenty of power for conventional point-A-to-point-B trips, though the engine can get loud at the higher reaches of its power range. There's another option, too: Premium Altimas...
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