The 2013 Nissan Altima is the Japanese automaker’s attempt to dethrone the Toyota Camry as king of the mid-size sedan segment, and now the fuel-efficient model has been awarded a 5-star overall vehicle safety rating as part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) New Car Assessment Program (NCAP).
The completely redesigned Altima and its collection of new safety features helped it pass the new, more stringent tests and requirements from NHTSA in order to earn the coveted 5-star rating. Features on the new 2013 Altima include Nissan’s advanced air bag system, driver and front-passenger seat-mounted side-impact supplemental air bags, roof-mounted curtain side-impact supplemental air bags, vehicle dynamic control, 3-point ALR/ELR seat belt system, LATCH System (Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children), and zone body construction with front and rear crumple zones.
“With the new Altima, we made available a suite of safety innovations, including intelligent headlights, Blind Spot Warning and Moving Object Detection, just to name a few,” said Brian Carolin, senior vice president of sales and marketing for Nissan North America, Inc. “The 2013 Altima is the whole package, offering class-leading 38 mpg highway, premium comfort and advanced safety features.”
Read AutoGuide.com’s review of the 2013 Nissan Altima here.