2021 Nissan Altima

What's New For the 2021 Nissan Altima?

The Nissan Altima continues its sixth production cycle with its 2021 model year. There are two changes: the restriction of the available turbocharged four-cylinder engine to the mid-level SR model, and the SV trim-the model a notch below the SR-being stripped down in price and standard features.

2021 Altima Trims & Features

The 2021 Nissan Altima is split into S, SV, SR, SL, and Platinum models. The 2021 Nissan Altima has two cloth-trimmed rows of seats that include eight-way power on the driver's side. The mid-level SR is the designated sports-styled model, with its distinctive sport front seats. It is at this level that Nissan introduces a leather-wrapped steering wheel. For a more luxurious feel, go with the SL, which has leather seats, front-seat, and steering-wheel heating, driver-seat power lumbar support, and four-way power on the front passenger side. Only the Platinum model gets driver-seat memory.

A smart key system ensures unlocking the doors by simply pressing the key fob, and a push-button in the cabin starts the engine. Indeed, you can start the engine before you get to the vehicle (thanks to remote start). The Nissan Altima infotainment combines six speakers, an AM/FM radio tuner, Siri Eyes Free for virtual assistance, Bluetooth, voice recognition, hands-free text messaging ability, a USB port and an audio jack for hooking up mobile devices, and a 7-inch touchscreen. Upgrade to the mid-level SR for enhancements such as a three-month subscription to SiriusXM Radio, smartphone integration via Android Auto and Apple CarPlay smartphone integration, three additional USB ports, and an 8-inch touchscreen in place of the 7-inch. The SL trim level gains dual-zone automatic climate control, additional SiriusXM subscriptions (to SiriusXM Travel Link and SiriusXM Traffic), and a nine-speaker Bose stereo system. Exclusive to the Platinum are an auto-dimming rearview mirror and a garage-door opener.

2021 Nissan Altima Interior

2021 Nissan Altima Horsepower

Normally, the 2021 Altima is powered by 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 trim levels. The available turbocharged 2.0-liter I4 increases horsepower to 248. Each engine is pinned to Nissan's Xtronic continuously variable automatic transmission for a smooth operation.

Nissan Altima Safety

For driver assistance, the 2021 Altima provides the ProPILOT Assist suite of technologies, including automatic high beams, forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, lane intervention and departure warning, and driver alertness. Also included are a rearview camera and cruise control. Eight airbags are present to provide crash protection. Go up a level to the SV to get a lot more driver assistance-with features such as a head-up display, blind-spot warning with rear cross-traffic alert, rear parking sensors, rear automatic braking, and active ride control and control. Traffic sign recognition appears at the SL trim level. Exclusive to the Platinum is a surround-view camera in place of the rearview one.

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