This achievement is impressive, but is even more so in light of the fact that the NHTSA, beginning with 2011 models, implemented more stringent tests, making it more difficult for any vehicle to achieve the coveted five-star rating. The 2013 Nissan Altima earned this prized designation thanks to cutting-edge safety technologies that include the automaker’s advanced airbag system, Vehicle Dynamic Control, the LATCH system (Lower Anchors And Tethers for Children), and front and rear crumple zones, among others. Optional safety features include a rearview camera, Blind Spot Warning, and Lane Departure Warning.
“The 2013 Altima is the whole package,” said Brian Carolin, Nissan North America Inc.’s senior vice president of sales and marketing, “offering class-leading 38 mpg highway, premium comfort, and advanced safety features.”
Indeed, while safety is a point of exceptional strength, the new Altima has much more to offer. Even the base Altima 2.5 sedan comes with excellent technology features, including keyless ignition and entry, Bluetooth, and a 4-inch display screen. Drivers who wish to upgrade will find that higher trim levels come with such items as a navigation system, heated front seats, a heated steering wheel, among other things. Drivers who crave a sportier look will be pleased to learn that the 2013 Altima is also available as a coupe.
Nissan hasp laced a premium on interior comfort, too. The new Altima features so-called “zero gravity” front seats, which were developed in part from NASA research. They’re designed specifically to relieve pressure on common pressure points, making for a more comfortable experience, especially during longer trips.
The 2013 Nissan Altima is available now, and interested drivers can see it for themselves when they visit Liberty Nissan’s Chicagoland dealership, along with the rest of the automaker’s lineup of superb new vehicles.