2013 Nissan Altima is the car that can take you to Mars with just $33,764,211

Article by Christian A., on August 13, 2012

After the U.S.’s Curiosity was able to successfully land on Mars, Nissan wanted to take advantage of the hype and has released an infograph to indicate the price of driving to Mars. Nissan has started to use the 2013 Altima to achieve a best-in-class 38-mpg highway. Of course, no one can really drive 352 million miles (the distance to Mars) in this lifetime.

Nissan said that the 2013 Altima is the best among other vehicles by a huge margin. Nissan said that it will cost $33,764,211 to drive to Mars, based on $3.645 per gallon. Even if 35-mpg to 38-mpg might not seem like a huge difference, take note that this is distributed over more than 352 million miles.

The gap is emphasized by Nissan. For instance, the 2012 Toyota Camry, which delivers 35-mpg, would cost $36,658,286 to drive to Mars. Nissan also wants to emphasize Altima’s fuel efficiency and its NASA-inspired “zero-gravity” front seats.

True enough, the new Altima is fitted with several new features and some of them literally stand out. Even at a first look, customers could be enticed to do than just stare at the dynamic appearance of the new Nissan Altima. Customers could also find themselves in love with the dynamic driving performance of newest iteration of Nissan’s beloved mid-size sedan.

Carolin remarked that traditionally, midsize sedans flaunt their value, reliability as well as comfort to attract customers, noting that these attributes are also shared by the Altima and other nameplates. However, Carolin said, the Altima offers more than just value, reliability and comfort, and it also adds dynamic performance and dynamic performance into its repertoire of qualities. With these additional attributes, the Altima stands out from other boring mid-size sedans.

For the 2013 model year, the Altima features an exterior that is marked by an assertive front end design and a wide, imposing stance. Although its wheelbase is as long as its predecessors, its front and rear tracks are wider (by 1.4 inches) and its fenders are deep by 0.8 inches on each side. The front end of the new Altima is defined by a new grille flanked by projector-type headlights, as made bolder by a new seamless bumper.

The latest generation of the Altima comes with the so-called "premium proportions," which are defined in details by its longer sloping rear roofline as well as raised and expanded deep-stamped trunk. In addition, the new Altima features a more sloped A-pillar raised waistline and lowered drip rail. Its large rear lights -- LED taillights on SL models – are designed to visually flow into the sides of the new Altima.

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