Edmunds.com Named the Nissan Altima to its “17 Best Cars You Can Buy”

Edmunds.com’s list of the ’17 Best Cars You Can Buy’ named the 2013 Nissan Altima the Best Midsize Sedan. This list is a new feature this year and was created to select vehicles that are simply “the best, period” in each class.

2013 Nissan AltimaThe editors at Edmunds.com chose the 2013 Altima for its outstanding fuel economy, a powertrain that blends “speed and efficiency”, easy-to-use technology and overall “balance between refinement and engagement”. The 2013 Nissan Altima just keeps raking in the awards and by the looks of it, they will just keep coming.

Fred Diaz, divisional vice president, Nissan Sales & Marketing, Service & Parts, Nissan North America, said “With the redesign of the 2013 Altima, we set out to be the best mid-size sedan in the marketplace. The combination of 38 mpg fuel economy, sleek styling and abundant technology makes the new and improved Altima the best overall package in the segment, and we’re thrilled for the third-party validation from Edmunds.com.”

The Nissan Altima continues to be one of the top selling mid-size sedans in the United States. Lewis Nissan is proud to carry the 2013 Altima in stock. Come in and test drive one today and see what the buzz is about for yourself!

AutoPacific® 2013 Ideal Vehicle Awards© Honored the Nissan Altima

The AutoPacific 2013 Ideal Vehicle Awards recently named the Nissan Altima the Most Ideal Mid-Size Car. This is based on a survey of more than 52,000 new car and light truck owners who have had their vehicles for at least 90 days. The Ideal Vehicle Awards recognize cars and light trucks that best meet the owner expectations and desires.

Owners of the 2013 Altima said they were satisfied in 15 key vehicle attributes including cargo space, power, exterior styling, power, safety features and acceleration.

2013 Nissan AltimaFred Diaz, divisional vice president, Nissan Sales & Marketing, Service & Parts, Nissan North America, said “In completely redesigning the Altima for the 2013 model year, we wanted to make sure that each customer need in this segment was addressed while neither skimping on fuel economy nor tech features. We’re thrilled to be recognized by AutoPacific, which further validates the tremendous sales we’ve seen with a product that’s also incredibly affordable.”

Lewis Nissan is proud to carry the 2013 Nissan Altima in stock. For more information on the Altima or other Nissan models, please visit our website.

Nissan Altima is Named to KBB.com’s 10 Best New Sedans Under $25,000 List

The 2013 Nissan Altima has recently been named to Kelley Blue Book’s KBB.com 10 Best Sedans Under $25,000 list. The 2013 Altima was completely redesigned and selected by KBB.com’s editors because of its “artful” interior, comfortable seats, and its unparalleled combination of fuel economy and impressive horsepower.

2013 Nissan AltimaJon Brancheau, vice president, Marketing, Nissan North America, Inc., said “The Nissan Altima was re-created to emphasize what most people look for in a sedan. 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 KBB.com 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 is in its fifth generation and it continues to be one of the top selling mid-size sedans in the United States. The Altima is a class-leader in fuel efficiency with fuel economy of 38 miles per gallon highway (EPA estimated).

For more information on the 2013 Nissan Altima, check out our website. For the Altima’s we currently have in stock, visit our inventory page.

2013 Nissan Altima Made the List of 10 Best Family Cars!

With its new look and tech-savvy features, the 2013 Nissan Altima made the 10 Best Family Cars by Kelley Blue Book’s editors of KBB.com. The 2013 Altima was redesigned and given a more modern feel than ever before. It is larger and lighter than its predecessors. It has an EPA estimated 27 mpg city and 38 mpg highway.  With room to seat five, the Nissan Altima is surely making its way onto families desired cars list.

The Kelley Blue Book KBB.com editors said “Completely redesigned for 2013, the Nissan Altima comes with a sharp new look, tech-savvy features, refined driving characteristics and class-leading fuel economy. Comfortable seating for five and a host of safety features including blind-spot monitoring and lane-keep assist make this revamped sedan a newly notable choice for families.”

Lewis Nissan is proud to carry the 2013 Altima. For more information on the Altima and its seven trim levels, click here. To see our 2013 Altima Inventory, click here.

The all-new 2013 Nissan Altima receives IIHS Top Safety Pick Plus award

The all-new 2013 Nissan Altima has been awarded the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety‘s Top Safety Pick. The IIHS as it is better known is a non-profit organization funded by auto insurers that works to reduce the number of motor vehicle crashes and injuries associated with vehicles. Its role is to carry out research and produce ratings for vehicles and some consumer products such as baby car seats.

The 2013 Nissan Altima is being recognized for an excellent performance in all five of the passenger safety tests. It was already recently awarded a five-star rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, but has now also scored well on all five categories consisting of front, side, rollover, rear, and small overlap frontal.

“Driver and passenger safety are top priorities for Nissan, which is why we make features like Safety Shield technologies available,” said Bob Yakushi , Nissan’s director of product safety. “The 2013 Nissan Altima is truly Nissan’s most innovative Altima ever, and the ‘Top Safety Pick Plus’ designation by IIHS reflects the engineering and design that have gone into this car to make it stand out in the class.”

The Olympic 2013 Nissan Altima Challenge

Preparing for the Olympics is a tough route in life. Training from morning till night, eating only healthy foods, and being under the pressure of representing your ENTIRE country, but 6 time Olympic Gold Medalist Ryan Lochte has even taken it a step further. He has developed one of the most innovative versions of the backstroke swim. So needless to say Ryan is no stranger to living his life backwards, and that’s why Nissan has challenged him to try and make it through a coned course in the All-New 2013 Nissan Altima, backwards without knocking over a single cone.


The All-New 2013 Nissan Altima is a whole different family sedan compared to any other, even that of other versions of the Nissan Altima.  Nissan created a much more efficient and lighter version of the Altima. To put that in perspective, the 2013 Nissan Altima reaches 100 mph, while only at 2,500 revolutions. Thats impressive. The reworked and heavily modified Continuously Variable Transmission is much to account for this.  The 2013 Nissan Altima will come with the QR25DE 2.5L I4 that pushes out 182 HP and 180 LB.-Ft. of torque. It’s Front-Wheel Drive as usual but has an astonishing 0-60 time of only 7.1 seconds. And with all this power you still get the fuel economy of 27 City mpg and 38 Hwy mpg.

So now that we have a little information on the 2013 Nissan Altima that we are putting Ryan Lochte to the test in, lets see if he can handle the pressure of our challenge as well as he does the Olympics.


Production Starts on All-New 2013 Nissan Altima

Nissan Altima

The first Nissan Altima rolled out of Smyrna back in 1992 as a 1993 model. Since then, more than 4.4 million have been produced. Nissan is calling this the “most innovative Altima yet” with new levels of ” innovation, fuel-efficiency, dynamic performance and premium style.”

To commemorate Altima’s start of production, Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam joined Smyrna team members and Nissan leadership as the first all-new mid-size sedan rolled off the assembly line. Smyrna will serve as home to more “firsts” in the coming months, including welcoming production for the 100-percent-electric Nissan LEAF and the batteries that power it, the next-generation Nissan Pathfinder, and, in 2013, the next-generation Nissan Rogue.

The new 2013 Altima offers standard Bluetooth Hands-Free Phone System with Streaming Audio via Bluetooth. Also available are NissanConnect and NissanConnect Navigation with a suite of Bluetooth phone connectivity features, including hands-free text message integration, Pandora playback, real-time Google POI search and more; along with easy fill tire alert, and next-generation safety shield technologies, including blind spot warning, lane departure warning and moving object detection systems.

The Altima begins arriving at Nissan dealers nationwide in June with a manufacturer’s suggested retail price (**MSRP) of $21,500.