Nissan Altima Named to Kelley Blue Book’s 10 Best New Sedans Under $25,000 List

Nissan Altima Named to Kelley Blue Book’s 10 Best New Sedans Under $25,000 List

-2013 model recognized for superb fuel economy and premium interior-

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The 2013 Nissan Altima was
recently named to Kelley Blue Book’s 10 Best New Sedans Under
$25,000 list. Each year, editors at Kelley Blue Book’s, a
leading provider of new and used car information, drive and review
nearly every new vehicle on the market to help consumers make an
informed decision about which sedan is right for them.

The completely-redesigned 2013 Altima was selected for its “artful”
interior, comfortable seats, and its unparalleled combination of
outstanding fuel economy and impressive horsepower. Adding to a growing
number of accolades for 2013 Altima, the vehicle also made the cut for
Kelley Blue Book’s 10 Best Family Cars List earlier this year.

“The Nissan Altima was re-created to emphasize what most people look
for in a sedan,” said Jon Brancheau, vice president, Marketing, Nissan
North America, Inc. “In the last year we’ve taken great strides to
ensure that this vehicle is fuel efficient yet fun to drive, comfortable
yet stylish, and innovative yet affordable. Being honored by Kelley
Blue Book’s further validates all of our hard work and
highlights our passion for developing innovative yet affordable products
the public can depend on and enjoy.”

The Nissan Altima continues to be one of the top selling mid-size
sedans in the United States. Among the 2013 Altima’s many attributes are
class-leading standard 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.

The fifth-generation Altima also offers standard Bluetooth®
Hands-Free Phone System and Streaming Audio via Bluetooth®. Also
available are NissanConnectSM and NissanConnectSM Navigation with a
suite of Bluetooth® phone connectivity features including hands-free
text message integration, Pandora® playback, real-time Google® POI
search and more (SiriusXM™ subscription required, sold separately);
along with 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 2.5-liter DOHC inline 4-cylinder engine or a proven
270-horsepower 3.5-liter V6, with both engines mated to a standard
Xtronic CVT® (Continuously Variable Transmission). 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.

*Ward’s segmentation. 2013 Altima v. 2013 Upper Middle Sedan
Class. 2013 EPA fuel estimate for Altima 2.5S 38 MPG hwy. Shares class
lead with 2013 Mazda6 automatic transmission.

emissions (PZEV) equipment causes nominal reductions in horsepower. PZEV
vehicles are available in California and some northeastern states.

About Kelley Blue Book
Founded in 1926, Kelley
Blue Book, The Trusted Resource®, is the only vehicle valuation and
information source trusted and relied upon by both consumers and the
industry. Each week the company provides the most market-reflective
values in the industry on its top-rated website,
including its famous Blue Book® Trade-In and Suggested Retail Values
and Fair Purchase Price, which reports what others are paying for new
cars this week. The company also provides vehicle pricing and values
through various products and services available to car dealers, auto
manufacturers, finance and insurance companies as well as governmental
agencies. provides consumer pricing and information on cars for
sale, minivans, pickup trucks, sedan, hybrids, electric cars, and SUVs.
Kelley Blue Book Co. Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of AutoTrader

About Nissan North America
In North America,
Nissan’s operations include automotive styling, engineering, consumer
and corporate financing, sales and marketing, distribution and
manufacturing. Nissan is dedicated to improving the environment under
the Nissan Green Program and has been recognized as an ENERGY STAR®
Partner of the Year in 2010, 2011, and 2012 by the U.S Environmental
Protection Agency. More information on Nissan in North America and the
complete line of Nissan and Infiniti vehicles can be found online at and, or visit the Americas media sites and

About Nissan
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., Japan’s
second-largest automotive company, is headquartered in Yokohama, Japan,
and is part of the Renault-Nissan Alliance. Operating with more than
248,000 employees globally, Nissan provided customers with more than 4.8
million vehicles in 2011, generating revenue of 9.4 trillion yen
($118.95 billion US). With a strong commitment to developing exciting
and innovative products for all, Nissan delivers a comprehensive range
of 64 models 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 2011-2012 Car of the Year Japan and 2011 World Car of the
Year awards.

For more information on our products, services and commitment to sustainable mobility, visit our website at


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