2013 Nissan Altima 3.5 SL Sedan Review
2013 Nissan Altima 3.5 SL Sedan Review - In it fifth generation, 2013 Nissan Altima 3.5 SL has been redesigned. Exterior and interior are completely new, with a focus on more upscale look and smooth. Real improvement in engineering improved fuel economy, while the suspension update and design of the wheel maintain 2013 Nissan Altima 3.5 SL reputation as one of the best handling family sedan on the market.
Engine Performances and Safety
2013 Nissan Altima 3.5 SL with front wheel drive powered by powerful engine V6 3.5-liter double overhead cam (DOHC) that produces 258 ft-lb of torque @ 4400 rpm and 270 horsepower @ 6000 rpm. The engine is mated to a continuously variable-speed automatic transmission (CVT). In performance test, 2013 Nissan Altima 3.5 SL accelerate from 0-60 mph in 6.2 seconds, makes it one of the quickest family sedans. EPA Estimated fuel economy at 22 mpg city/30 mpg highway.
Standard safety features on 2013 Nissan Altima 3.5 SL include 4-wheel ABS, front and rear head airbags, dual front side-mounted airbags, child seat anchors, remote anti-theft alarm system, emergency braking assist, ventilated front disc / solid rear disc brakes, rear door child safety locks, engine immobilizer, front fog/driving lights, auto delay off headlamps, dusk sensing headlamps, xenon high intensity discharge headlamp, 2 front headrests, 3 rear headrests, passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation, rear center 3-point belt, front seatbelt pretensioners, turn signal mirrors, stability control, traction control, electronic brakeforce distribution, emergency interior trunk release, front height adjustable headrests, rear height adjustable headrests, passenger head restraint whiplash protection system, driver head restraint whiplash protection system, tire pressure monitoring and external ground lighting. In brake testing, 3.5 SL came to a stop from 60 mph in 114 feet, which is an excellent 10 feet shorter than the class average.
2013 Nissan Altima 3.5 SL Interior
2013 Nissan Altima 3.5 SL is a family sedan that sold to the market with prices ranging MSRP from $30,080 and comes with standard equipment that include 18-inch alloy wheels, a sport mode with paddle shifters for CVT, full power accessories, keyless ignition/entry, a height-adjustable driver seat, automatic headlights, cruise control, advanced functionality for the gauge-cluster LCD screen, dual-zone automatic climate control, heated front seats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, remote ignition, a 5-inch color LCD screen, a rearview camera, an iPod/USB audio interface, satellite radio, Pandora radio and hands-free reading of incoming text messages, a few other minor extras, LED taillights, xenon headlights, sunroof, an eight-way power driver seat, leather upholstery, a heated steering wheel, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity and a nine-speaker premium Bose sound system with an auxiliary audio jack.
After undergone many improvements, 2013 Nissan Altima 3.5 SL interior now comes with more comfortable atmosphere and upscale, although it looks rather plain. More high-quality materials, especially in dashboard area, passenger side and center console. Gauges is displayed in a large speedometer that very easy to read, tachometer in both side screen and 5-inch LCD is sharp. Interesting feature is engineering front seat “zero gravity”. Assisted by NASA research, the seat is designed to eliminate pressure points and increases comfort for the long term.
In terms of space, overall interior room is almost exactly the same as before. That means headroom for the rear seat is at a premium and rear legroom is only average. Trunk space is similarly average at 15.4 cubic feet.
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