The latest Ferrari or Lamborghini doesn’t really need computer graphics to sell well. You could just show a picture of it and people in Saudi Arabia would wave their checkbooks at you. It’s a different story with boring sedans, no matter how efficient and well equipped they are. 2,500 rpm in a family sedan generally isn't a whole lot to get excited about. In fact, it's traditionally closer to idle speed than anything offering the possibility of real entertainment. But each and every one of those 2,500 revolutions in this 2013 Nissan Altima offers a frisson of excitement when whirling away in concert. add up to 100 mph. In a four cylinder.
Starting at $21,500 and recognized as the best-selling Nissan in the line-up, the Altima continues to be offered with 2.5-liter engine with 182 hp and 180 lb-ft of torque, as well as a 3.5-liter V6 with 270 hp and 258 lb-ft. While changes to the engine aren’t dramatic, updates to the transmission come with 70 percent of the continiously variable transmission (CVT) components being redesigned with an expanded gear ratio, while friction has been cut by 40 percent to help free-up horsepower.
A high point of the old model thanks to a simple design and high-quality materials, the cabin has now been further upgraded with so-called “zero-gravity” seats that provide optimal support and help reduce muscular and spinal loads. Noise levels are down thanks to new sound-deadening materials. .