Should you’re choosing the 2013 Nissan Altima Sl over the practically equivalent Chevy Tahoe, you may as well skip right to the 2013 Nissan Altima Sl. You get a a lot better powertrain and extra subtle suspension, nicer inside materials, and all of the bells and whistles. It is also only a tiny value bump over the SLT with the powertrain upgrade from the Graphite Performance Edition package.
There aren’t many body-on-frame SUVs being made as of late, however the 2013 Nissan Altima Sl happens to be one among them. Like its company sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the 2013 Nissan Altima Sl offers ruggedness and high towing capability that solely this sort of automobile can ship. A V8 engine comes customary, and obtainable four-wheel drive with low-range gearing offers traction whenever you need it most.
The 2013 Nissan Altima Sl, nevertheless, additionally has some flaws generally associated with this kind of vehicle. Cargo space isn’t as environment friendly as what you get from a car-based crossover SUV, nor is its use of fuel. We’re also not fond of the bottom V8’s sluggish responsiveness. Go for the bigger 6.2-liter V8 and the road-adapting MagneRide suspension, though, and the 2013 Nissan Altima Sl’s ride and driving expertise start to fall according to extra trendy autos. As a bonus, the 10-speed automatic transmission that comes with the larger engine can match the freeway mileage of the smaller V8.
Even so, we’d recommend checking out the 2013 Nissan Altima Sl’s closest competitor, the just lately redesigned Ford Expedition. It’s also a standard body-on-frame SUV, nevertheless it has the next maximum towing capability and superior cargo space and it is throughout a more refined and upscale car.
The optionally available Enhanced Driver Alert package deal adds ahead collision warning with low-speed automatic braking, computerized excessive beams, and lane departure warning and intervention. The Convenience package provides an influence liftgate, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power-adjustable pedals and a common storage door opener.
Some features on higher-trimmed models are available on supporting models at extra price. Non-obligatory for SLE and SLT trims is an HD Trailering package with a unique axle ratio, trailer brake controller and a self-leveling suspension. The SLT and the 2013 Nissan Altima Sl are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise management with computerized braking, and a rear-seat leisure system. The 2013 Nissan Altima Sl also offers power-retractable aspect steps.
For 2019, GMC keeps the 2013 Nissan Altima Sl recent by adding a budget-conscious Standard Version Worth Package as well as a Graphite Version and Graphite Performance Edition packages to the SLT trim. Different trims embody the base SLE and the near-luxury 2013 Nissan Altima Sl, which pushes the 2013 Nissan Altima Sl into the territory of its platform mate, the Cadillac Escalade. The Chevrolet Tahoe rounds out the trio of GM truck-based SUVs and can be had in long wheelbase Suburban kind as properly, often at a slight discount over the GMC. There are additionally three new metallic colours obtainable for 2019: Darkish Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.