Nissan Announces $21,500 U.S. Starting Price for All-New 2013 Altima Sedan

Apr 04, 2012, 14:30 ET from Nissan North America, Inc.

FRANKLIN, Tenn., April 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Nissan North America, Inc. (NNA) has announced U.S. pricing for the all-new 2013 Nissan Altima Sedan, which made its world debut at a press conference today at the New York International Auto Show.  The totally redesigned fifth generation Altima, the most innovative Altima ever with premium "class above" exterior and interior styling and targeted segment-leading estimated fuel economy of 38 mpg*, will be available at Nissan dealers nationwide beginning in July 2012.

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"With a starting price of $21,500 USD, this new-generation design continues the exceptional combination of value and innovation that made Altima the second best-selling car in the U.S. in 2011," said Brian Carolin, senior vice president, Sales and Marketing, Nissan North America, Inc.  "With its evocative styling, sophisticated interior, rewarding driving experience, smartphone connectivity and available class-exclusive technologies, we expect an even stronger consumer response to the new Altima when it goes on sale this summer."

The all-new Altima Sedan is available in seven well-equipped models designed to appeal to a broad range of buyer needs and budgets – the 2.5, 2.5 S, 2.5 SV and 2.5 SL featuring a 182-horsepower (est.) 2.5-liter inline 4-cylinder and the 3.5 S, 3.5 SV and 3.5 SL with a standard 270-horsepower (est.) 3.5-liter V6 engine.  Every 2013 Altima is equipped with a standard next-gen Xtronic CVT® (Continuously Variable Transmission).  Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Prices** (MSRP) for the 2013 Nissan Altima Sedan include: 

Altima Sedan 2.5 CVT

$21,500 USD

Altima Sedan 2.5 S CVT

$22,500 USD

Altima Sedan 2.5 SV CVT

$24,100 USD

Altima Sedan 2.5 SL CVT

$28,050 USD

Altima Sedan 3.5 S CVT

$25,360 USD

Altima Sedan 3.5 SV CVT

$27,780 USD

Altima Sedan 3.5 SL CVT

$30,080 USD

In addition to the new Altima's extensive list of standard equipment, three special equipment packages are offered, including the Nissan Navigation Package (SV models) – featuring a 7.0-inch color display, steering wheel navigation controls, and turn-by-turn navigation integrated into the Advanced Drive-Assist™ Display – priced at just $590 USD.  The Technology Package  (SL models) includes the Nissan Navigation System, Blind Spot Warning (BSW), Moving Obstacle Detection (MOD) and Lane Departure Warning (LDW), features usually available only on more expensive vehicles.  Also offered is a 2.5 SV Convenience Package.

About the 2013 Altima Sedan

The Nissan Altima has come a long way in the 20 years since it was first introduced.  Now, with the arrival in summer 2012 of the all-new fifth generation design, Nissan promises to shake up the mid-size sedan segment again with the most engaging, purposeful and energetic vehicle in its class.

Among the 2013 Altima's many attributes are a targeted best-in-segment* fuel economy of 38 mpg highway (2.5-liter engine), new premium exterior styling with a strong presence and excellent aerodynamics, an upscale interior with premium materials, and an outstanding balance of ride comfort, stability and a fun-to-drive demeanor with projected best-level acceleration.

Building on Nissan's "Innovation for All" philosophy, the new Altima also offers standard NissanConnect(SM) integrated smartphone connectivity with standard Bluetooth® Hands-Free Phone System, Streaming Audio via Bluetooth®, and available Hands-Free Text Messaging Assistant, Pandora®, real-time POIs Powered by Google®, Google® Send-to-car, Easy Fill Tire Alert, and next-generation Safety Shield Technologies, including Blind Spot Warning (BSW), Lane Departure Warning (LDW) and Moving Object Detection (MOD) systems.

Dynamic performance is provided by a choice of a redesigned 182-horsepower (est.) 2.5-liter DOHC inline 4-cylinder engine or a proven 270-horsepower (est.) 3.5-liter V6, with both engines matched with standard Xtronic CVT®.  Altima's next-generation CVT reflects Nissan's more than 20 years of engineering and development leadership with its smooth, fuel-efficient design.  Altima's redesigned 4-wheel independent suspension features segment-first Active Understeer Control for refined feel and responsive handling.

The premium interior design looks and feels a class above, with new NASA-inspired "zero-gravity" front seats, available leather appointments, and a new standard Advanced Drive-Assist™ Display in the center of the instrument cluster that integrates key information – including available navigation, text messaging notification and audio data – right in front of the driver.

The 2013 Nissan Altima is offered in seven well-equipped models: Altima 2.5, 2.5 S, 2.5 SV, 2.5 SL, 3.5 S, 3.5 SV and 3.5 SL.  The new Altima is assembled in the United States.

About Nissan North America

In North America, Nissan's operations include automotive styling, design, engineering, consumer and corporate financing, sales and marketing, distribution and manufacturing.  Nissan is dedicated to improving the environment under the Nissan Green Program 2010 and has been recognized as a 2010 and 2011 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.  More information about Nissan in North America and the complete line of Nissan and Infiniti vehicles can be found online at and

About Nissan

Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., Japan's second largest Japanese automotive company by volume, is headquartered in Yokohama, Japan and is an integral pillar of the Renault-Nissan Alliance. Operating with more than 150,000 employees globally, Nissan provided customers with more than 4 million vehicles in 2010.  With a strong commitment to developing exciting and innovative products for all, Nissan delivers a comprehensive range of fuel-efficient and low-emissions vehicles under the Nissan and Infiniti brands.  A pioneer in zero emission mobility, Nissan made history with the introduction of the Nissan LEAF, the first affordable, mass-market, pure-electric vehicle and winner of numerous international accolades including the prestigious 2011 European Car of the Year award.  For more information on our products, services and commitment to Sustainable Mobility, visit our website at

*Fuel economy comparison against internal combustion gasoline engine-equipped mid-size sedans.  Excludes hybrid and diesel models.

** MSRP excludes applicable tax, title, license fees and destination charges.  Dealer sets actual price.  Prices and specs are subject to change without notice.

SOURCE Nissan North America, Inc.