Nissan Altima Wins Kiplinger’s Personal Finance “Best New Model in Class” Award

The all-new 2013 Nissan Altima has been awarded Kiplinger’s Personal Finance “Best New Model in Class.”

Online PR News – 29-January-2013 – Wilkesboro, NC – The 2013 Nissan Altima has won many accolades since its debut and Wilkes Nissan in Wilkesboro, NC is pleased to announce another: “Best New Model” in the $25,000-$30,000 price range by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance. The Altima was among 22 other honored models in Kiplinger’s 2013 buying guide, which provides consumer insight on automotive quality and value.

To determine winners in the 12 categories, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance analyzes hundreds of models. Winners are ranked by price, performance, value, safety, roominess, and driving impressions. Each category also receives a Best in Class and Best New Model winner. The fifth-generation Nissan Altima received the Best New Model honor in the mid-size sedan category.

"The Nissan Altima has come a long way in the 20 years since it was first introduced. We took great strides to completely redesign this vehicle with a number of innovative features that improve upon the driving experience while maintaining its affordability. Being honored by Kiplinger's Personal Finance validates all of our hard work and highlights our passion for developing innovative yet affordable products," said Al Castignetti, Nissan Division Vice President and General Manager.

Nissan has touted the 2013 Altima as the most innovative Altima ever and is part of Nissan’s “Innovation that Excites” lineup, which also includes the 2013 Sentra and Pathfinder. The new Altima has a best-in-class fuel economy of 38 mpg highway, zero-gravity seats, new exterior styling, and a host of technology features.

The 2013 Nissan Altima is now available at Wilkes Nissan. For more information or to schedule a test drive, visit or call 866-237-4826. More industry news and dealership updates can be found at The full list of winning vehicles will be available on Feb. 5, 2013 at newsstands and online at

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