2021 Nissan Altima

What's New For the 2021 Nissan Altima?

The Nissan Altima continues to be a spacious and comfortable midsize sedan in its sixth production cycle. For 2021, Nissan restricts the turbocharged engine option to the mid-level SR trim, and the SV trim-a notch below it-is stripped down a bit.

2021 Altima Trims & Features

The 2021 Nissan Altima offers five trim levels: the S, SV, SR, SL, and Platinum. You get two cloth-trimmed seats for up to five people, and the front includes an eight-way power-adjustable driver's seat. The racing-style SR gets exclusive sport seat trim, and Nissan introduces a leather-wrapped steering wheel. The SL welcomes leather seat trim, front seat, steering wheel heating, driver-seat power lumbar support, and four-way power adjustability on the front passenger seat. Only the Platinum has driver-side memory.

For infotainment, the Altima gets a six-speaker AM/FM stereo system, Bluetooth, voice recognition, Siri Eyes Free, hands-free text messaging ability, a 7-inch touchscreen, and a USB port and an audio jack for hooking up mobile devices. Also standard is a smart key system with a push-button and remote start for ultimate access and engine starting. The SV trim level gets an infotainment boost with the addition of Android Auto and Apple CarPlay smartphone integration, three months of SiriusXM Radio, an 8-inch touchscreen with NissanConnect infotainment integration, and a second USB port and two USB-C ports. The SL welcomes dual-zone automatic climate control, three months of SiriusXM Traffic and Travel Link (in addition to SiriusXM Radio), and a nine-speaker Bose stereo system. Only the Platinum gets a rearview mirror with the auto-dimming ability and a garage-door opener.

2021 Nissan Altima Interior

2021 Nissan Altima Horsepower

The standard engine on the 2021 Altima is a 2.5-liter inline four-cylinder (I4) engine for an output of 182 horsepower on the Platinum trim and 188 horsepower on the other four models. Although it is suitable for everyday driving, the 2.5-liter I4 can be supplanted by a turbocharged 2.0-liter I4 on the SR for an increased output to 248 horsepower with premium fuel (thus the "SR VC-Turbo" designation). Each engine is pinned to Nissan's Xtronic continuously variable automatic transmission for a smooth, gearless operation.

The SV, SR, and SL provide the option of an all-wheel drivetrain for maximum traction performance. This drivetrain is standard on the Platinum.

Nissan Altima Safety

The 2021 Altima comes with the ProPILOT Assist suite of driver-assistance technologies, including forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, lane departure warning, high beam assist, driver alertness, and lane intervention. Also included are a rearview camera and cruise control. Eight airbags are present to protect in the event of a crash. You get more driver assistance at the SV level with additions such as a head-up display, blind-spot warning with rear cross-traffic alert, rear automatic braking, active ride control, trace control, and rear parking sensors to boost rearview-camera functionality. Traffic sign recognition appears at the SL trim level. Only the Platinum gets an around-view camera in place of the rearview one.

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