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 |  Apr 28 2013, 2:21 PM


Nissan is issuing a recall for 123,308 Altima sedans from the 2013 model year for a spare tire defect, where the spare tires may be over- or under-inflated.

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 |  Mar 13 2013, 10:25 AM


An undetermined number of Nissan Altimas, LEAFs, Pathfinders, Sentras, as well as the Infiniti JX35 built in 2013 are being recalled over a defect which can cause the airbag to not go off in the case of an accident. 

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 |  Dec 20 2012, 5:02 PM

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has awarded the 2013 Nissan Altima with a “Top Safety Pick Plus”, recognizing the new sedan for excellent performance in five passenger safety tests.

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 |  Oct 22 2012, 11:36 AM

Nissan is recalling 13,919 2013 Altimas that were manufactured from May 10 through July 26, 2012 because of incorrectly torqued bolts. 

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 |  Sep 27 2012, 3:53 PM

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).

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 |  Aug 11 2012, 2:09 PM

We’re all feeling a little patriotic this week, as the United States successfully landed its massive, SUV-sized Curiosity on our neighboring planet of Mars. Taking advantage of a good situation Nissan has released an infographic on how much it would cost to drive to Mars.

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 |  Aug 11 2012, 9:01 AM

Looking to unseat the Toyota Camry from its position as the most popular car sold in America, the Nissan Altima tops this week’s list of the most popular new cars researched at

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 |  Jul 25 2012, 8:31 AM

The 2013 Nissan Altima debuted earlier this year, boasting a whole lot of new features including NASA inspired zero-gravity seats, a best-in-class 38-mpg, and competitive pricing with the V6 model starting at $21,500.

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 |  Jul 08 2012, 11:01 AM

Shopping for a new car, curious what’s about to hit the market or just looking for a good read on a Sunday? We’ve compiled a list of the top five most read new car reviews this week on

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 |  Jun 25 2012, 9:42 AM

Nissan redesigned the Altima mid-size sedan for the 2013 model year, and now a video has been released of three employees who were crucial in the development of the new Altima discussing its design.

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 |  Jun 06 2012, 5:15 PM

Starting in 2013, all newly-manufactured Nissan models will come with the Easy-Fill Tire Alert system we first saw demonstrated while test driving the 2013 Altima

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 |  May 24 2012, 2:01 PM

In what seems like a long overdue move, Nissan has devised a system which lets you know exactly when the PSI in your tires is at the right point, and it will debut on the new 2013 Altima. 

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 |  May 20 2012, 1:01 PM

The 2013 Nissan Altima was unveiled at the 2012 New York Auto Show, boasting a best-in-class 38-mpg highway from its 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine.

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 |  May 15 2012, 6:41 PM

With two decades of Nissan Altimas under its belt, production began today on the fifth-generation 2013 model at the company’s Smyrna, Tenn. plant. 

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 |  Apr 10 2012, 10:30 AM

10. 2013 Lexus ES

Over the past few years Lexus has been referred to as a Japanese Buick, with the number one reason being the ES front-drive luxury sedan – a car that drew direct comparisons with the not-quite-Cadillac GM premium brand. To erase those comparos the new 2013 ES gets a more stylish exterior with a GS-themed front nose and a profile more like the flagship LS.

Swapping its Camry underpinnings for an Avalon platform it has, however, grown even more in size – a notable Buick trait. Plus, to challenge the eAssist mild-hybrid LaCrosse, there’s finally now an ES300h hybrid system getting 39 mpg average.

 |  Apr 06 2012, 6:30 PM


Taking styling cues from its big brother Maxima, Nissan unveiled the all-new Altima mid-size sedan this week at the New York International Auto Show.

Growing in size, the 2013 Altima keeps the same 2.5-liter 4-cylinder and 3.5-liter V6 engines with a slight bump in power. The bigger news is the next-generation CVT transmission that helps improve fuel economy by as much as 15 percent. As a result, Nissan claims best-in-class fuel economy for the Altima.

To find out just how efficient, watch AutoGuide’s first look video below.

GALLERY: 2013 Nissan Altima


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 |  Apr 04 2012, 1:47 PM

Leaks aside, Nissan debuted its 2013 Nissan Altima today at the New York Auto Show, displaying a host of new features in its refreshed mid-size sedan.

Much of the information about the new Altima made its way onto the internet yesterday thanks to a set of loose lips, or careless fingers as it were but there’s still more to tell. ”NASA inspired zero-gravity seats” make their first debut in the car.

The automaker turned to  NASA in an effort to develop seats that keep the driver and front passenger in the most natural position possible for ideal comfort. Of course, people come in all shapes and sizes, so anything short of a test drive is probably inadequate to render judgement.

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 |  Apr 03 2012, 4:00 PM

Ahead of a planned reveal tomorrow at the New York Auto Show, the photos of and details on the 2013 Nissan Altima have leaked on VWVortex revealing an impressively fuel efficient sedan with plenty of styling borrowed from the Maxima.

Sharper lines and a more aggressive front fascia define the new Altima, due to dealerships this Summer. For 2013, Nissan’s volume-selling sedan gets a more efficient 2.5-liter inline four cylinder engine that takes advantage of variable valve timing for improved efficiency.

A rethought continuously-variable transmission (CVT), standard in all Altimas, also contributes to the improved fuel economy for an estimated 38 mpg highway, as well as 27 mpg in the city – the best of any non-hybrid mid-size sedan, even topping the Camry’s 25/35 rating. The efficiency-minded four-cylinder also gains seven horsepower for a total 182 and an estimated 180 lb-ft of torque.

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 |  Mar 29 2012, 11:32 AM

The fifth and presumably final teaser for the 2013 Nissan Altima has been released to highlight the Advance Drive-Assist Display system. It also gives us a full front view of the car, even if only for a split second.

The video shows off the Advance Drive-Assist Display system, which the company says “brings relevant information closer to eye level keeping your eyes on the road.” Such relevant information includes navigation directions, lane departure warning systems and incoming phone calls and texts.

The video also shows us the full back end of the re-designed Altima, which does not appear to be radically changed from the last model.

Watch the full teaser video below, and check back for live New York Auto Show coverage.

Gallery: Nissan Altima Teaser Stills


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 |  Mar 22 2012, 10:45 AM

This is the fourth in a line of teasers released from Nissan previewing the new 2013 Nissan Altima which will makes its first public appearance at the 2012 New York Auto Show.

This newest teaser video shows the profile of the car and gives us a better idea of the overall styling. We can see a much more curve oriented shift in design than the previous Altima.

View the first, second and third teaser videos. When you add them all up you get a good sense of what the new Altima will look like. There is also an accidentally leaked image of the front quarter panel of the new car.

Check back for AutoGuide’s live coverage from the 2012 New York Auto Show.

Watch the teaser video below.

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 |  Mar 15 2012, 10:42 AM

Nissan has just released the third video in a string of teasers showing off the 2013 Nissan Altima which will debut at the 2012 New York Auto Show

This video highlights the taillights and a small portion of the rear end of the car. When the Altima bows, Nissan says it will have greatly improved fuel economy, and driver focused technologies to make the car stand out in its segment.

Along with the redesign of the 2013 Altima, the Honda Accord, Ford Fusion and Chevrolet Malibu have all been revamped for the upcoming model year. This will no doubt spark a heated battle in the mid-size sedan segment in 2013.

Along the same lines as the first teaser and second teaser, this third video leaves much to the imagination.

Watch the teaser below, and let us know what you think the 2013 Altima will actually look like in the comments section.

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 |  Mar 01 2012, 11:34 AM

The Altima is Nissan’s best-selling sedan, and will be getting an all-new design for the 2013 model year. Set to debut at this year’s New York International Auto Show, the Japanese autoaker has decided to release a very quick teaser on the new Altima to whet our appetite.

And by teaser, we mean a real teaser. Don’t even try to blink through the video as you’ll miss every little detail that Nissan has released on the Altima. Shot in an aerial view, it offers a glimpse into the new Altima design, revealing a low, wide stance and sculpted profile. But if this teaser just leaves you wanting for more, check out the accidental leak we saw a couple of days ago.

Watch the teaser video below:

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 |  Feb 28 2012, 9:55 AM


Curious what the 2013 Nissan Altima will look like? Here’s the best look yet.

While spy photos have shown a camo-clad mule, the Japanese automaker has accidentally revealed much more on its Japanese language YouTube channel.

In a video showcasing the automaker’s 30 years at the Nissan Technical Center there’s a quick pan of what is very likely the new mid-size sedan, sporting some swoopy styling, angular headlights and grille and a bit of camo.

The video has since been pulled from the automaker’s site, and in its place a new version has been uploaded showing the Infiniti JX instead. Still, a few screen captures remain.

GALLERY: 2013 Nissan Altima


[Source: InsideLine]

 |  Jun 14 2011, 6:30 PM

Nissan has released full details on its 2012 Altima lineup with the Altima Hybrid notably absent. The Altima Hybrid officially launched in 2007 and featured Nissan’s first gas-electric engine, thanks to technology licensed from Toyota. It was able to achieve 33 mpg (7.1 L/100 km), which is still a respectable number. However, the Altima was only sold in a handful of states during its tenure and never quite caught on.

Nissan has planned to continue selling the Altima Hybrid inventory while they are still being produced. However, if you were thinking of buying one, you may want to hit the dealership sooner than later!

An all-new Altima is expected for 2013, and if the Ellure Concept is any indication, a hybrid version will return.

[Source: Kicking Tires]