2013 Nissan Altima Named Car of the Year

2013 Nissan Altima

2013 Nissan Altima

The Nissan Altima keeps collecting the accolades, this time winning the Car of the Year at the 42nd Miami International Auto Show.

The 2013 Altima was chosen as Car of the Year in a contest led by Ruedas ESPN, the leading Spanish-speaking automotive radio show in the US. Editors from Ruedas ESPN chose the nominees for Car of the Year and 11 other categories, which were then judged by auto industry experts. The cars were judged in areas of performance, fuel economy, value, price, design, and appeal to Hispanic car buyers.

Ruedas ESPN is a product of ESPN Deportes Radio and is broadcast on their network on more than 48 radio stations in the United States and Puerto Rico, and on SIRIUS and XM Satellite Radio. The two-hour show entertains and informs Spanish-speaking listeners interested in the cars and motorsports, providing industry news, car reviews, and advice about car purchasing, financing, insurance, and many other topics.

“Being honored by Ruedas ESPN as Car of the Year validates that the all-new 2013 Nissan Altima truly is the most innovative Altima ever. This award further emphasizes Nissan’s strong commitment to developing innovative products while keeping a focus on quality and reliability as well as fuel-efficiency, dynamic performance, and premium luxury,” said Al Castignetti, vice president and general manager of Nissan Americas’ Nissan division.

The long list of impressive features in the 2013 Nissan Altima include a technology package with NissanConnectSM, Bluetooth connectivity, and other tech options like navigation, hands-free texting, and real-time Google POI search. The technology innovation extends to safety features like lane departure, blind spot monitoring, and tire pressure alerts. Other notable features of the new Altima include “zero-gravity” seats, premium materials, aerodynamic styling, fun driving dynamics, and best-in-class 38 mpg highway* fuel economy.

To see why the 2013 Nissan Altima is a favorite of car experts like those at Ruedas ESPN, test drive one at Bates Nissan. Our friendly, knowledgeable sales staff in our Killeen dealership will answer any questions and help you find the perfect Nissan for your needs.