Nissan Canada announces segment-leading fuel economy for 2013 Altima

NISSAN CANADA - The all-new 2013 Nissan Altima offers best-in-class fuel economy figures of 5.0 l/100 km highway*, making it the most fuel efficient vehicle in the Nissan lineup, besides the fully-electric Nissan LEAF.
The all-new Nissan Altima's best-in-class fuel economy is largely attributed to Nissan's next-generation Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT). Nissan is an industry leader in CVT transmissions, with more than 20 years of experience in CVT design and engineering.  For this next-generation design, a full 70 per cent of the parts have been redesigned and internal friction has been reduced by up to 40 per cent (versus the previous design). The new generation XTRONIC CVT model features new control logic and expanded gear ratio coverage, which helps reduce noise and fuel consumption while improving drivability and responsiveness.
Another factor contributing to the 2013 Nissan Altima's impressive fuel economy is its new body design, which is 32 kilograms lighter than the previous body, making it one of the lightest in the class.  
"The Nissan Altima has been one of the best-selling vehicles in the Nissan Canada line-up for many years and with these incredible fuel economy statistics, we anticipate it will remain the best-selling Japanese nameplate in the segment," said Judy Wheeler, Director of Marketing, Nissan Canada Inc. "The new Altima proves that dynamic driving performance and outstanding fuel economy are not mutually exclusive, which puts Altima in a class above the others in a crowded and competitive mid-size segment."    
2013 Nissan Altima fuel consumption figures:
Fuel Consumption (L/100 km)
2013 Nissan Altima - 2.5L
7.4 (city) 5.0 (highway) 6.3 (combined)

2013 Nissan Altima - 3.5L
9.3 (city) 6.4 (highway) 8.0 (combined)

*Source: Fuel Economy from competitive midsize sedan 2012 Internal Combustion Engine models sourced from Autodata on 05-28-2012. 2013 Altima fuel economy tested by Nissan Motor Company Limited.  Actual Mileage may vary with driving conditions – use for comparison only.