2013 Nissan Altima Consumer Review: Had it right with 2012

2013 Nissan Altima - Consumer Review

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2.5 Sedan (2.5L 4-cyl. CVT Automatic)

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Had it right with 2012
By swallerstein on


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


We leased a 2012 for a couple of years. Ran flawlessly, pretty comfortable, fun to drive.
Lease ran out so we leased a 2013. 2013 engine is powerful with great gas mileage; weird high pitch whining, rattling though. I find the driver's seat to be one of the most uncomfortable I've ever sat in. Very difficult to find a comfortable position that doesn't cause back pressure. Passengers in back don't find those too comfy either.
Gearshift console is very instrusive which further compromises comfort. The dashboard is extremely reflective.
Even in low light, you are always looking through a reflection of the dash.
In strong sunlight, it's a safey hazard.
Designed by monkeys!

Best Features

Engine is very powerful while getting great gas mileage.

Worst Features

Go back to the 2012 seats, which were 8 way power instead of this goofy 6 way power in the 2013. Cut down on the size of the console. Do something about dash relectivity. Steering wheel adjustment lever is too stiff. They had it right with the 2012.
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