2013 Nissan Altima: Explaining the Trim Levels

Posted on 27. Jun, 2012 by in Auto News

One of the hardest parts about buying a new car – in addition to deciding on the model itself – is deciding what trim level is right for your taste and budget. Car manufacturers do not make it easy on you. Heck, call the base model some "premium". Others use a jumble of letters, made to place things.

If you show interest in the redesigned 2013 Nissan Altima, which is just hit retailers, we are here to arm you with an overview of the various panels, how much they cost and what content they want to pack.

You can for a new Altima in your area with Cars.com here. We even let yourself to sort of trim level. Or two – So, if you know the one you want, you can filter the rest. Because if you can not afford a four-cylinder with cloth seats, why are you reading for a V-6 with leather?

(Note: All trim level prices include a $ 780 destination charge.)

2013 Nissan Altima

  • Trim Levels: 2.5, 2.5 S, 2.5 SV, 2.5 SL S, 3.5, 3.5 SV, 3.5 SL
  • Engines: 2.5 interior a 182-hp, 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine, with a continuously variable automatic transmission. 3.5 inside a 270-hp, 3.5-liter V-6.

2.5: $ 22,280
The basic model is as the only 2.5 and has these standard features: Bluetooth connectivity with audio streaming, four stereo speakers, push button start, remote keyless entry, 4-inch color instrument display and 16-inch steel wheels.

2.5 S: $ 23,280
Adds six-way adjustable driver's seat, steering wheel mounted audio controls, cruise control, passive entry system, six-speaker stereo, and automatic headlights.

2.5 SV: $ 24,880
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Adds dual-zone automatic climate control, 17-inch alloy wheels, remote engine start, leather-wrapped steering wheel, rear view camera, USB port, satellite radio, and a 5-inch center console display with Nissan's new multimedia system, Nissan Connect called.

2.5 SL: $ 28,830
Top-of-the-line SL trim add leather seats, a nine-speaker Bose stereo system, eight-way power-adjustable driver's seat, heated front seats and steering wheel, heated mirrors, LED tail lights, LED turn signals in the side mirrors, power sunroof , auto-dimming rearview mirror, HomeLink.

3.5 S: $ 26,140
For V-6 engines, the S is the initial level. It mounted comes with standard Bluetooth connectivity with audio streaming, push-button start, 4-inch color instrument, six-way adjustable driver's seat, audio controls, cruise control, passive entry system, six-speaker stereo steering wheel , automatic headlights and 18-inch alloy wheels.

3.5 SV: $ 28,560
Adds dual-zone climate control, controls remote engine start, leather-wrapped steering wheel, alloy wheels, rear view camera, six-in stereo speakers with a USB port and satellite radio, 5-inch center console display with Nissan Connect, folding exterior mirrors with integrated LED turn signals, moonroof and HomeLink.

3.5 SL: $ 30,860
Top-of-the-line V-6 SL trim get leather seats, nine-speaker Bose stereo system, eight-way power driver seat, heated front seats and steering wheel, LED heated side mirrors, LED taillights, turn signals on the side mirrors, power sunroof and auto-dimming rear-view mirror.

Available options
Convenience Package (2.5 SV trim only): $ 1,350
Moonroof, folding mirrors, fog lamps

Navigation Package (SV trims only): $ 590
Nissan Navigation System with 7-inch touch screen

Technology Package (SL trim only): $ 1,090
Nissan Navigation System with 7-inch touch screen, lane departure warning, moving object detection, blind spot warning system

Remote start (S trim only): $ 325

Rear spoiler (SV and SL trim only): $ 395

Colin Vogel contributed to this story.

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