2013 Nissan Altima consumer reviews

$21,760 starting MSRP
side view of 2013 Altima Nissan
80% of drivers recommend this car
Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.5
  • Interior design 4.4
  • Performance 4.2
  • Value for the money 4.3
  • Exterior styling 4.5
  • Reliability 4.3
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You can't make juice with this lemon

In 2013, I bought a new Altima (4 cylinder, SV trim) at Concordville Nissan. Aside from the usurious interest they charged me for the financing, everything seemed okay with the car. Then about five or six years ago, the secondary latch for my hood malfunctioned and my hood flew open on the highway, completely blocking the view out the windshield and almost causing me to crash. It also damaged both front quarter panels. Later, there was a recall notice about this, but it was too late for me. About two years ago, the right rear control arm completely broke away from the frame WHILE I WAS IN MY DRIVEWAY causing the right rear wheel to collapse in on itself. It was a good thing it happened where it did because the day before, I had been on Route 78 near Allentown driving next to dozens of semis in concrete cattle chutes. I could have been killed if it had snapped off then. Nissan did pay to fix this, but there should have been some sort of additional compensation for selling me a car that almost killed me. Then the "CVT" transmission in the Altima totally failed a month ago, the repair cost estimate for which exceeded $5,000. With just 110,000 miles on the odometer after ten years, this car should have been worth anywhere from $8,000 to $12,000. Instead, the CVT transmission failure essentially turned the car into scrap metal. I asked if Concordville Nissan would buy the car back from me and they initially offered me a measly $500 even though they knew that the CVT transmissions on these cars were failing very prematurely. After I posted an initial version of this review, Concordville Nissan reached out to me and agreed to pay $1,500. Not a bad deal for them considering that Nissan raked in $6,000 in interest on top of the purchase price. They can now repair the car at their hourly rate costs and then sell it in a hot used car market with low inventory. I wish in retrospect I had bought a Honda, Toyota, Mazda, etc. Those manufacturers know how to take care of their customers. For example, I had a 1999 Toyota Tacoma which had issues with excessive underbody corrosion. Instead of leaving their customers high and dry like Nissan has done to me here, Toyota recalled the truck at 1.5 times the blue book value in 2008.That worked out to be $15,000 for a nine year old pickup. That was 15 years ago, too, when the dollar was worth a lot more than it is now. Concordville Nissan, on the other hand, gave me just $1,500. They and/or Nissan corporate, knowing that CVT transmissions were failing well before their time, should have bought back my car years ago like Toyota did. Or they could have offered me a new car at their cost with no interest financing. That’s how Toyota would have handled it.


Love My Altima!

Got this vehicle in 2020. Couldn’t ask for a better riding, better looking vehicle. Excellent gas mileage! Couldn’t be any happier with this vehicle. Awesome!


Worst car I ever bought!

The transmission went bad at 97000 miles. It was sold to me from Ed Martin Anderson with a bad transmission. Two weeks after I drove it off the lot the transmission was shot.


Truly a luxury car

I am truly impressed with the lighting of the dashboard as well as the seating. The overall style is impressive along with the comfort. Exceeded my expectations.


Very reliable and great on Gas

Would buy this car again. Most reliable car I ever own. no major mech. issues. Third Nissan product I've owned. Previous car was a Nissan Rogue which i had for 5 years...no issues.


It’s a great car!

The only problem I have with my 2013 Altima 2.5 SL, is that the Interior door handles suck. Mine broke 1 month in. 8/10 otherwise it’s an awesome car.


Awesome commuter car

This v6 SL Trim line is the Best car I ever owned. Powerful zippy and great for long rides. Handles well in all weather conditions. Great great value!


Most reliable car I've owned

This car met all my needs. It was comfortable, and enjoyable to drive. I highly recommend it to anybody interested in picking one up for themselves.


Very good

The private car is a convenient mode of transportation. Having more comfortable seats, ventilation or other novel technologies help people to feel better than using other methods,


Great car, great on gas, low maintenance,.

This car was what I needed. I got it used with 52k miles. It has style and comfort and room. I used the car for traveling for work. About 180 miles a day 5 days a week. On average I got about 33 mpg. Sometime I was even able to get 38 mpg when on the open road which amazed me. 3 years later I still have the car and it now has over 190k miles and still going. Only thing I've had to do to it has been oil changes, tires, brake pads and I am going to change the timing chain since the milage is high. I believe this car will easily get 300k miles out of it before it has to have complete overhaul. I truly enjoy my 2013 Nissan Altima SV 2.5l.