The new 2021 Nissan Altima Sedan comes off a makeover that now gives it an even more appealing curb, but offers nothing to regard as extra-ordinary relative to its competition. But if you are looking for a laudable fuel economy rating, strong acceleration, and a responsive transmission, you’ll probably appreciate the new model. Read on for up-to-date news on Altima’s engine specs, release date and price, and exterior and interior updates.
Four years have passed since its last major redesign, and within this time, the number of competition has grown tremendously. Anyone now shopping in the segment has plenty of options to consider although more seasoned brands tend to outdo the new ones regardless of the feature content.
For 2021, Nissan has tried to rejuvenate the Altima by offering some bit of additional exterior styling and a handful of new features and technologies. The SR trim also returns for this year. Up front, the Altima comes with the V-Shape which brings it to speed with the rest of Nissan vehicles. The taillights and headlights are now sharper than before.
Also, the new model comes with a slew of safety features such as automatic braking, forward collision warning, hill assist, blind-spot monitoring, and adaptive cruise control. Despite this refreshments, the cabin is somehow disappointing and seems to exist in the bygone era. The features and technologies present are old news relative to what the competition offers.
Things beneath its hood remain unchanged despite massive updates for other models. Fortunately though, the engines offer impressive fuel economy ratings. In all fairness, the Altima isn’t as competitive as it was three years ago, and will face an uphill task to keep relevant in the segment. Some of its rivals include the 2021 Mazda 6, the 2021 Hyundai Sonata, and the 2021 Honda Accord.
Trims Available – Nissan Altima
The five-passenger 2021 Nissan Altima is available in a whopping five trims: SL, SV, SR, S, and the base.
Interior Pictures & 2021 Nissan Altima Exterior Review
Standard features and accessories buyers should look forward to in the base include Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, full power accessories, plastic covers, keyless entry and ignition, a six-way manually adjustable driver seat, dual-zone automatic climate control, a CD player, a four-speaker stereo, cloth upholstery, and a 60/40-split rear folding seats.
The S trim steps up with a 5-inch display, adaptive cruise control, NissanConect smartphone app integration, a six-speaker audio system, keyless entry and ignition, cruise control, automatic headlights, USB port, and Siri Free Eyes.
Upgrading to the SR trim gets you an eight-way power adjustable driver seat, foglights, 18-inch alloy wheels, a sport-tuned suspension system, simulated manual shift control, a rear spoiler, and an automatic four-zone climate control.
In addition to what the SR trim offers, the SV further provides a satellite and HD radio, a blind-spot monitor, lane-assist, 17-inch alloy wheels, rear-cross traffic alert, remote engine start, and an eight-way power driver seat.
At the acme of the trim ladder is the SL trim that offers 18” wheels, ambient interior lighting, leather upholstery, a heated steering wheel, voice commands, a larger 7-inch color touchscreen, air vents for the aft seats, a heated steering wheel, a navigation system, rear and front parking sensors, a tow-way adjustable front headrests, and LED headlights.
Standalone features which are available for the lower trims for an extra cost include an auto-dimming rearview mirror, NissanConnect telematics, forward collision warning, adaptive cruise control and a sunroof.
2021 Nissan Altima Concept Engine Specs
A four-cylinder 2.5L engine rated is offered for the 2021 Nissan Altima. The power generated – 182 hp and 180 lbs. ft. of torque gets routed to the front wheels via the CVT. EPA says the Altima should be able to return 39/27/31 mpg on the highway/city/combined, and 37/26/30 mpg.
With the Continuously Variable Transmission system equipped on the coupe, an average time of 7.8 seconds for a 0-60 mph acceleration should be expected.
The optional 3.5L V6 engine offered is graded at 270 hp and 251 lbs. ft. of torque. Here, a time of 6.2 seconds is required to get you past 60 mph. fuel consumption is projected to be 32/22/26 mpg.
Price & 2021 Nissan Altima Release Date
Its Release Date should be expected in May of 2021 according to rumors going round. A sticker price of $22,500 should be expected once it hits dealerships.
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