The all-new 2013 Nissan Altima has captured its latest “Car of the Year” recognition, recently earning that title at the 10th annual Ruedas ESPN Awards in Miami. Held in conjunction with the Miami International Auto Show—formerly known as the South Florida International Auto Show—the honors program is presented by the editorial board of Ruedas ESPN, which is the country’s top Spanish-language auto-oriented radio show. That makes the Altima (at least) tri-lingual, since it’s also fluent in value.
Consider: The completely redesigned Altima offers a “class-above” cabin, complete with NASA-esque “zero gravity” seats, as well as standard innovation features like Bluetooth technology and Active Understeer Control, a first-in-class suspension enhancement that delivers a more premium driving experience and superior handling performance. And then there’s the Nissan’s wide range of available technologies, including:
- Blind Spot Warning
- Lane Departure Warning
- Moving Object Detection
- Easy Fill Tire Alert
- The automaker’s NissanConnect infotaintment/connectivity system with hands-free text messaging and an interface for Pandora Internet radio
- NissanConnect Navigation, complemented by real-time point-of-interest lookup from Google
Topping it all off, the Altima also has the top fuel-economy marks in the mid-size sedan segment, with an EPA line of 21 mpg city/38 mpg highway/31 mpg combined.
“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,” said Al Castignetti, vice president and general manager—Nissan division, Nissan Americas. “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.”