2013 Nissan Altima Consumer Review: Decent car, minor annoyances

2013 Nissan Altima - Consumer Review

Average Consumer Rating

256 Total Reviews

All Models

Build Quality
Reliability Value
6 of 6 people found this review helpful
Decent car, minor annoyances
By ragged1234 on


2013 Nissan Altima 2.5 SL 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl CVT)


Bought my 2.5SL about a month ago and it's my first Nissan after owning Toyotas and Hondas for the past 10 years. I feel the car is attractive (inside and out), smooth to drive, and has nice features such as blind-spot monitor, reads text out loud, back-up camera, Bose speakers, and very comfortable leather seats. Heavy traffic commuting=24 mpg. Two issues have annoyed me: 1) the high-pitched morse-code whine at low speeds resonating from the power-steering pump (that lots of other people also notice), and 2) a buzz from the engine @1500 rpm under light acceleration (also noticed by lots of other owners). Without these problems I'd give the car 5/5 stars, but now feel it only gets 3/5 stars.

Best Features

Leather seats are very comfortable; Stereo is good; blind-spot monitor is very cool; good gas mileage;

Worst Features

Fix power steering pump that emits high-pitched whine and buzzing at 1500 rpm.
Recommend (6) (0)

Are you the author of this review?

Update Your Review
Report it
Comments (0) Post a Comment
Post a Comment

You must be signed in to post a comment.


Select a different vehicle  
Recently Viewed
There are no recently viewed vehicles to display

Write Consumer Reviews

Write Consumer Reviews

Write a review and rate your own car.