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in Used Midsize Cars $15K and up

Avg. Price Paid: $15,946 - $22,540
Original MSRP: $21,760 - $30,560
MPG: 27 City / 38 Hwy
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Used Car: 2013 Nissan Altima Review

Review Last Updated: 12/30/14

Car reviewers said that the 2013 Nissan Altima has enough room to be a practical family car, as well as sporty performance that makes it fun to drive.

The 2013 Nissan Altima has a standard four-cylinder engine or an available V6. Both engines are mated to an automatic transmission. Reviewers appreciated that the Altima’s transmission delivers power smoothly and immediately, though a few complained that the four-cylinder engine is loud. With the four-cylinder engine, the Nissan Altima gets 27/38 mpg city/highway, which is great for the class. Reviewers described the Altima’s handling as sporty, athletic and more fun than your typical family car.

Most reviewers were pleased with the interior of the 2013 Nissan Altima, noting good materials quality, comfortable seats and plenty of space for passengers. The 2013 Nissan Altima comes standard with features like Bluetooth, proximity key, push-button start and Nissan’s Easy Fill Tire Alert system, which beeps the horn when a tire is inflated to the proper air pressure. Optional features when it was new include an upgraded stereo with a USB port, navigation and a rearview camera. While test drivers liked the Altima’s long list of available tech features, some reviewers complained that small buttons make some of the features hard to use.

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Other Cars to Consider

The 2013 Ford Fusion is another midsize car that reviewers said has athletic handling. The Fusion also has an interior that most reviewers described as spacious and upscale, as well as available all-wheel drive – something the Altima doesn’t offer.

Like the Altima, reviewers said the 2013 Toyota Camry Hybrid has a family-friendly passenger cabin. The Camry Hybrid also gets 10 more mpg in combined city and highway driving, and test drivers agreed that it transitions smoothly between gas and electric power.

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