Imagine a sedan that gives you the kind of capability you usually expect from an SUV. Paired with Altima's 2.5-L engine, the available Intelligent All-Wheel Drive system continuously monitors road conditions and can respond to changes faster than the blink of an eye. Experience horsepower of up to 248 @ 5600 RPM with the available 2.0-liter Variable Compression Turbo (VC-Turbo™) engine. With the standard 2.5-liter direct injection gasoline engine, Altima delivers an excellent and economical 32 combined MPG.
While other engines must deal with a fixed compression ratio — providing the same balance of power and efficiency regardless of the situation — the VC-Turbo constantly adapts, raising or lowering its pistons' reach seamlessly, variably and continuously, providing the same balance of power and efficiency regardless of the situation.
From drawing board to factory floor, Nissan engineers spent two decades researching, testing, and refining what would ultimately become the VC-Turbo. Their journey was fueled by a single question: Could you create an efficient engine that could transform into a turbo powerhouse and back? Their hard work and diligence provided the answer and delivered something truly unique – the world's first production variable compression turbo engine.
With the 2021 Altima FWD, you'll get up to a combined 32 MPG. Just think about what you could do with all that time saved at the gas pump.
Altima uses Nissan Intelligent Mobility™ technology to work a little magic behind the scenes, making every drive feel more comfortable, confident, and enjoyable.
Altima features a stiff chassis for exciting handling and control. With responsiveness and tuning dialed in by our engineers, Altima was made to impress. Altima's steering response is instantaneous, so when a curve appears ahead, you can lean into it. With an independent rear suspension featuring monotube rear shocks, confident handling and stability come naturally.
Sporty 19" wheels make a bold statement off the line and an exclusive interior with Rakuda Tan stitching keeps you riding in style. The Nissan Altima SR features standard paddle shifters that put power at your fingertips, while available suspension and steering tuning make every drive feel like something special.
Intelligent All-Wheel Drive distributes power among all four wheels for optimal traction and responsiveness. In normal driving conditions, Intelligent All-Wheel Drive sends power to the front wheels for enhanced fuel economy.
Make an impression with available LED headlights and LED signature lighting. And, in inclement weather, LED fog lights help make your presence known.
Echoing Altima's sharp lines, available 19" frameless wheels feature a blackout design for a unique blade effect.
Boomerang taillights wrap around the back end of the 2021 Altima with sharp and sweeping lines.
Altima's V-Motion grille sweeps low on the front fascia, creating a bold leading edge and a lasting first impression.
Altima's muscular hood blends seamlessly into deep, cutting lines that flow from front to back.
Altima's blacked-out rear pillar accentuates its flowing exterior design.
Altima's available 8" touch-screen display is situated lower in your dash, for a quicker read in your line of sight and features a unique "floating" design.
Grab on to some style. Altima's sporty, leather-wrapped, D-shaped steering wheel pleases with a matte chrome finish, intuitive controls and a clear view of the 7" Advanced Drive-Assist Display.
Matte chrome greets your fingertips throughout the interior, from the door handles to the steering wheel and shifter—even on the heating and air conditioning controls.
Available wood-tone accents sweep the length of your dash, while interior accent lighting adds a premium touch to your interior cabin.
Altima's interior isn't just comfortable, it's also quiet. Perfect for when you load up the crew for a road trip. Get the most space out of your Altima with a spacious trunk and a 60/40-split second row that expands your cargo capacity in a snap.
Convenience features, music info, fuel economy, and more — you'll enjoy a wide variety of screens on the available full-color 7" Advanced Drive-Assist Display. Toggle through with intuitive controls right on your steering wheel.
Bring your Altima to the perfect temp at the push of a button – before you even get in. When you do, you'll discover displays customized with what's important to you and premium audio that makes music sound better than ever. Available options include:
Your music? Check. Texts and calls? They're here too. Altima with NissanConnect lets you stay connected with your world. Apple CarPlay® allows you to bring your favorite apple apps and more. While Android Auto™ keeps you in the know with Google. Additional NissanConnect® Services include:
Nissan Intelligent Mobility includes available features that monitor in front of you, behind you, and on either side, and can step in to help keep you out of trouble. Safety Shield 360 is standard on every Altima SV and above. Features include:
Available ProPILOT Assist helps out with your highway driving at the push of a button, anticipating and responding like a true assistant. And with additional driver assist features, your drive has never more confident.
Keep your pride and rims intact. The available Intelligent Around View Monitor makes parking easy with a virtual composite 360° bird's-eye view of your Maxima. You can select from split-screen close-ups of the front, rear, and curbside views for a better look. It also gives you an on-screen heads-up when it detects moving objects near your vehicle. We're looking at you, shopping cart.
Available features include:
Nissan takes a comprehensive approach to safety that guides the engineering and development of every car we make. It helps keep an eye on your vehicle's systems, assists you in handling unexpected situations and helps to protect you in the unfortunate event of an accident.