NHTSA: 2013 Nissan Altima earns five-star safety rating image

The 2013 Nissan Altima sedan has recently earned a five-star overall vehicle safety rating in federal crash tests.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the redesigned 2013 Nissan Altima Sedan has received a five-star safety rating in the latest federal crash tests, while the 2013 Nissan Altima Coupe has received a five-star rollover rating, which isn’t overall just yet. The 2013 Altima has been significantly improved when compared to the 2012 Altima, which managed to earn just four stars in the federal crash tests. The 2013 Toyota Camry and the 2013 Hyundai Sonata, two of the Altima’s rivals, have also received a five-star safety rating, while the 2013 Fusion and 2013 Accord haven’t been tested yet.

As a quick reminder, the 2013 Nissan Altima is powered by a 2.5 liter QR25 four-cylinder engine, which is developing a total output of 182 horsepower and it has a peak torque of 180 lb-ft, and by a 3.5 liter V6 VQ35DE unit, which is producing 270 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. The new generation of the Nissan Altima has a starting price of $21,500 for the base entry-level version, the Altima 3.5 S costs 25,360 USD, the 3.5 SV costs 27,780 USD while for the top of the line 3.5 SL, future customers of the new Altima will have to pay 30,080 USD.