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7 best sedans for young-at-heart retirees

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Nissan Altima 3.5 SL
Nissan Altima 3.5 SL
  • Price: $30,560
  • Gas mileage:
    • City - 22 mpg
    • Highway - 31 mpg
    • Combined - 25 mpg

Redesigned for 2013, the newest Altima displays a more expensive look and feel than the car it replaces. Nissan upgraded the interior as well. Soft-touch materials have replaced some of the hard plastic. The front seats were engineered based on NASA research to make them more comfortable for older drivers on long trips. A tire-pressure gauge isn't required to inflate the tires; when they reach the proper pressure, the car's horn sounds.

Although you can get into an Altima for less than $22,000, the top-end 3.5 SL with its 270-horsepower 3.5-liter V-6 is included here because of its excellent touring capability. Nissan has become a huge proponent of continuously variable transmissions, and every Altima has one.

Consumer Reports rates the ride as "good," and the cabin quiet and front-seat comfort as "very good."

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