In response to the announcement of the award, Nissan Division Vice President and General Manager, Al Castignetti said, "The Nissan Altima has come a long way in the 20 years since it was first introduced. We took great strides to completely redesign this vehicle with a number of innovative features that improve upon the driving experience while maintaining its affordability. Being honored by Kiplinger's Personal Finance validates all of our hard work and highlights our passion for developing innovative yet affordable products."
Kiplinger publishes business as well as personal finance advice. Every year, the publisher ranks hundreds of vehicle models based on driving performance, safety, available features, and overall value.
The completely redesigned Altima is equipped with some of the market's most requested features, including standard Bluetooth connectivity for select cellphones. This feature allows drivers to place handsfree calls while driving as well as stream music. Other features include an advanced driver assistance display, illuminated steering wheel-mounted audio controls, and push button ignition. On top of its comfort features, the 2013 Altima also holds a 2013 Top Safety Pick+ award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (http://www.iihs.org/
Just this last year, the Altima sold over 300,000 units, making it one of the most popular models in the mid-sized sedan class. This popularity has helped to bolster the American auto industry as well. The Altima is manufactured in Smyrna, Tennessee, and Canton Mississippi, where the plants play integral parts in their respective communities by providing thousands of steady jobs.
Drivers interested in taking the 2013 Nissan Altima for a test drive should contact Doresett Nissan (http://www.dorsettnissan.com/