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The 2021 Nissan Altima is a four-door midsize family sedan that was completely overhauled just a couple years ago. As one of the newer choices in the segment, the Altima offers an impressive amount of cutting-edge safety features — several of which are packaged in Nissan's ProPilot Assist system. With driving aids such as lane-centering assist and adaptive cruise control, the ProPilot Assist features are generally more intuitive and accurate than similar systems in competitors. ProPilot Assist is so superior in fact that we think it's the Altima's killer app. The Altima also offers an all-wheel-drive powertrain on most trims, which is uncommon for the class.

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But if semi-automated driving or all-weather traction aren't major considerations, the 2021 Altima is fairly average among its competitors. Nissan's midsize is still worth consideration, but rivals including the Honda Accord and Mazda 6 are more refined and fun to drive and cost about the same money.

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The new Altima doesn't look much different from the previous generation, but it's actually one inch shorter, one inch wider, the grille is larger, and they've actually thinned out the headlights by moving the turn signal just above the fog lights. It's an aggressive look, it's a bold look, it might not suit every buyer. I think it looks cool, especially given what the car can do. The Altima has traditionally been and also ran in a midsize sedan class, but it also offers excellent value for the money. We're here to find out if that's still the case. The new Altima offers two engines. There's a 2.5 liter four cylinder that comes standard, but the big news is this 2 liter variable compression turbocharged engine. And as the name suggests, the engine can vary compression ratios depending on driving conditions. At higher ratios, it will give you the fuel efficiency of a four cylinder. At lower ratios, it will give you the power and torque of a V6. And in fact, this motor replaces the outgoing 3.5 liter V6 in the old Altima. We actually have this 2 liter turbo engine in our long-term Infiniti QX50, which was the first model this engine debuted in. We haven't had a lot of time with it, but early impressions are pretty good. People seem to like it. The transmission is a CVT, which is a similar transmission to the last Altima, but Nissan says they've recalibrated it. Gave it a new torque converter. Generally it feels better than the CVT in the previous model. It's snappier, it responds better, and it's definitely quieter. One of the things we liked about the last Altima was its handling, and those characteristics seem to have carried over to this new model as well. It handles very nicely. One of the things we didn't like about the last Altima was its steering. Steering in this model notably improved. Good on center feel, not a lot of play side to side. Good amount of effort when you take into fast curves. And seems to be enough effort at low speed in parking lot type situations. So overall, Nissan says they had to retune the steering to accommodate the semi-autonomous steering function. Whatever they've done has paid off. It feels a lot better. Nissan interiors have traditionally been a little nicer than the price would suggest. This Altima is no different. There's nothing particularly lush in here, but it is a clean and minimal design. New for this year is an eight inch touchscreen display with sharp graphics, large tiles for functions, and a row of hard buttons at the bottom here for getting back to the home screen easily. It also features Apple CarPlay and Android Auto for the first time. And I like this detail here, this oyster shell type inlay. It's plastic, but it looks cool, it gives the cabin some visual interest, and it reminds me of a drum kit that Ringo Starr used to play in the Beatles. One small nitpick in this cabin is this carbon fiber inlay in the armrest here. It just doesn't seem to match with the rest of the cabin design, particularly this inlay or this chrome strip. It's a minor detail, but when you're paying about $35,000 for a car like this, you don't want to see things that are necessarily out of place. These seats are phenomenal. Nissan touts some NASA inspired design or technology. Whatever they're doing, it works. These seats are really comfortable. The seat backs in particular are soft. It's almost as if there's a layer of memory foam back there. Seat cushions feel the same way. And for this year, they've increased the bolstering to better keep you in place during cornering. Rear seat room is one of those things that can make or break a mid-sized sedan, and the Altima has plenty of it. Got plenty of elbow room, leg room, even room under the seat for my feet. Even with the center armrest down, I've got room to spread out. I'd be plenty comfortable back here on a long road trip. I could even keep my phone charged, because the Altima has got two USB ports back here, one regular and one type C. Even though this Altima has a clean and minimal interior design, when you're paying almost $35,000, which is what this platinum trim costs, you might expect something a little more visually exciting. It doesn't blow me away, but it's not unreasonable for a car in this price bracket either. Now we're out on the highway, perfect place to use Nissan's pro pilot assist. Pro pilot assist is a group of features that, when taken together, add up to semi-autonomous driving. Nissan doesn't want to call it that, but that's what it is. It's basically adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping assist, and a certain amount of self-steering. You can use pro pilot assist as a standard adaptive cruise control system with lane departure warning. But one of the cool things about it is you can press this steering wheel button over here, and the car will actually steer itself for a limited amount of time. It wants you to take the wheel back after about 10 seconds or so. It's not self-driving by any means, but the ability to take your hands off the wheel, keep your foot off the brake, and let the car drive for you a little bit is going to really help you relax on a bad commute. One of the Altima's notable new features is all wheel drive. It's the first Nissan sedan to offer power to all four wheels. Nissan believes that all wheel drive is a feature that buyers in wet weather areas want, and lack of all wheel drive is a reason why those buyers often opt for crossovers instead of a sedan. This system normally operates in front wheel drive, but it can send as much as 50% of power to the rear wheels when extra traction is needed. The catch? It's only available with the standard 2.5 liter engine. Nissan hasn't ruled out offering it for the new 2 liter turbo if there's demand. The Altima's standard 2.5 liter engine returns 32 MPG combined. Add all wheel drive and that drops to 30 MPG. The 2 liter turbo that were driving now returns 29 MPG, which is pretty remarkable given the extra power that you get with the 2 liter. Makes it well worth the upgrade. Among mid-sized sedans, the Toyota Camry and the Honda Accord have long dominated, even with good choices from Hyundai, Kia, and Chevrolet. The Nissan Altima has always run somewhere in the middle of that pack. It's always offered good value at a price that's easy to stomach. We can't wait to get it back to our test track and see how it compares to its top rivals. Overall, this Altima represents a vast improvement over the previous generation. The steering is crisp, the CVT is quieter and more responsive, and the 2 liter turbo is a worthy successor to the outgoing V6. For buyers who prefer the look and feel of a sedan rather than a crossover or SUV, this Altima is a smart and stylish pick. For more information on the 2019 Nissan Altima, be sure to check out edmunds.com. If you like this video, be sure to click Subscribe, and follow us on Instagram and Facebook.","thumbnailUrl":"https://media.ed.edmunds-media.com/non-make/ot/ot_8121942_175.jpg","contentUrl":"https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J5_YMOGuy5k","uploadDate":"2018-09-28"}]

2021 Nissan Altima

MSRP range: $24,450 - $34,250
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MSRP
$26,115
Edmunds suggests you pay
$24,986

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  • Offers full suite of semi-automated driving features
  • Above-average estimated and real-world fuel economy
  • Easy-to-drive nature
  • Poor outward visibility due to thick roof pillars and low-res rear camera
  • Steering lacks road feel and can be slow to respond
  • Uninspiring interior materials and disappointing fit and finish
  • Base S trim offers less equipment than most modern sedans
  • Turbocharged engine is now only available on the SR trim
  • SV trim drops in price and loses some standard features
  • Part of the sixth Altima generation introduced for 2019
  • The 2021 Nissan Altima is a four-door midsize family sedan that was completely overhauled just a couple years ago. As one of the newer choices in the segment, the Altima offers an impressive amount of cutting-edge safety features — several of which are packaged in Nissan's ProPilot Assist system. With driving aids such as lane-centering assist and adaptive cruise control, the ProPilot Assist features are generally more intuitive and accurate than similar systems in competitors. ProPilot Assist is so superior in fact that we think it's the Altima's killer app. The Altima also offers an all-wheel-drive powertrain on most trims, which is uncommon for the class.

    But if semi-automated driving or all-weather traction aren't major considerations, the 2021 Altima is fairly average among its competitors. Nissan's midsize is still worth consideration, but rivals including the Honda Accord and Mazda 6 are more refined and fun to drive and cost about the same money.

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    The Nissan Altima has been on the fringes of the midsize segment for the better part of a decade. This latest Altima generation is more appealing thanks to solid fuel economy and useful driver safety aids, but it fails to truly match the segment all-stars.
    The Altima won't win you over with stellar acceleration or braking. Our test all-wheel-drive Altima had the 2.5-liter engine, and it covered 0-60 mph in an unremarkable 8.4 seconds. The CVT automatic is well tuned, however, and helps make the Altima an almost invisible partner during day-to-day driving.

    Another bright spot is the stable handling. You'll have confidence guiding the Altima through fast, sweeping curves. But this handling prowess underscores the Altima's overly light and vague steering.
    The Altima is a calm place to sit out daily traffic. The front seats are generally comfortable, but some drivers might wish for more thigh support. Engine noises are commendably well isolated even under hard acceleration.

    Less appealing is the constant stream of little impacts you'll feel when driving over rough road surfaces. The Altima's ride seems continuously busy in these instances, and larger impacts can be pretty jarring.
    The interior lacks style, but it more than makes up for it with straightforward usability. In particular, the climate controls and touchscreen functions are clearly labeled and easy to reach.

    Though most of the Altima's sightlines are good, rear visibility is hampered by the high rear decklid. Also problematic are the low-resolution rearview camera and the distracting reflections of the dashboard and rear decklid you'll see in the windows during bright sunlight.
    The Altima's base infotainment system is adequate but won't wow you. Android Auto and Apple CarPlay smartphone connectivity is standard, and the audio system is easy to operate. The sound quality is merely OK. Bluetooth operation was a bit finicky in our testing, but the calls were clear.

    The Altima's ProPilot Assist system, which includes lane centering and low-speed adaptive cruise control, is quite the bonus. The adaptive cruise control works very well, needing very little correction in traffic.
    The Altima's trunk isn't the biggest in the class, but it can still accept a few full-size suitcases. Its squared-off shape also makes it easy to load to the maximum capacity. The folding rear seats are standard fare but can only be released through a pull tab in the trunk. They must be lowered by physically pulling on the seatback from the inside — they don't automatically fold when released. Front passengers have ample storage for small items. However, the cupholders are a bit shallow for taller bottles.
    We tested the all-wheel-drive Altima, which the EPA estimates gets 30 mpg combined (26 city/36 highway). It posted an impressive 34 mpg on our 115-mile evaluation route. Odds are you can expect to get pretty good fuel economy from the Altima.
    Roomy and comfortable with the option of all-wheel drive, the Altima proves it has some distinctive value in the midsize sedan class. Warranties are middle-of-the-road, as is the roadside assistance offering. A strong showing with highway fuel economy could tip the scales for long-distance drivers as could the all-wheel drive for those who live with inclement weather.

    But some spots of poor build quality and a lack of attention to detail set the Altima back where it can least afford it. Gaps where the dashboard meets the windshield, and a hood design that makes it look out of alignment, stand out when compared to better-built competitors.
    It's nice to see just how normal the new Altima really is. That's not exactly a ringing endorsement, but the experience of driving and living with the Altima is generally more than the sum of its parts. Even though sedans seem to be on the way out, the class is still fiercely competitive and it takes a pretty good car just to be midpack.

    The Nissan goes about tackling daily driving without much effort from the driver and provides passengers ample comfort and a fair amount of convenience.

    Which Altima does Edmunds recommend?

    The optional turbocharged engine is our choice for the Altima, thanks to its better response and a significant increase in power. Unfortunately, it can only be had on the SR trim and with front-wheel drive. If you're OK with those restrictions, we say go for it. Otherwise, the SV offers a long list of standard features, including smartphone connectivity and a larger touchscreen, along with some added safety equipment.

    Nissan Altima models

    The 2021 Nissan Altima is a midsize sedan available in five trim levels: S, SV, SR, SL and Platinum. The Altima's standard engine is a 2.5-liter four-cylinder (188 horsepower, 180 lb-ft of torque) that drives the front wheels via a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT). Optional for the SV, SR and SL, and standard on the Platinum, is an all-wheel-drive powertrain that reduces engine output to 182 hp and 178 lb-ft.

    Looking for more a little more oomph under the hood? The SR offers a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder with 236 hp and 267 lb-ft on tap (248 hp and 273 lb-ft on 93 octane gas). This engine is paired exclusively with front-wheel drive.

    S
    The S base trim is indeed pretty basic, but it offers:

  • 16-inch steel wheels
  • Remote engine start
  • Keyless entry and ignition
  • Height-adjustable driver's seat
  • 60/40-split folding rear seat
  • 7-inch touchscreen
  • Six-speaker audio system
  • Bluetooth phone and audio streaming
  • Single USB port
  • Safety features on the base S include:

  • Forward collision warning (alerts you of a possible collision with the car in front)
  • Automatic emergency braking (warns if a front impact is imminent and applies the brakes if you don't respond in time)
  • Lane departure warning (alerts you if the vehicle begins to drift out of its lane)
  • Driver attention warning (issues an alert if sensors determine you are becoming fatigued)
  • A number of features are available via the Driver Assist package. It adds:

  • Power-adjustable driver's seat
  • Blind-spot monitor (alerts you if a vehicle in the next lane over is in your blind spot)
  • Rear cross-traffic alert (warns you if a vehicle behind you is about to cross your vehicle's path while you're in reverse)
  • Rear automatic braking (brakes if sensors detect an imminent collision with an object behind the vehicle)
  • Rear parking sensors (alert you to obstacles that may not be visible behind the vehicle when parking)
  • SV
    The SV builds on the base S equipment by adding:

  • Driver Assist package
  • 17-inch alloy wheels
  • LED headlights
  • 8-inch touchscreen
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility
  • Satellite radio
  • An additional USB-C port up front and two rear USB ports
  • The SV also has an optional SV Premium package. It consists of:

  • Heated mirrors
  • Sunroof
  • Heated front seats
  • Adjustable lumbar support for the driver's seat
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob
  • Nissan's ProPilot Assist system
  • Adaptive cruise control (adjusts speed to maintain a constant distance between the vehicle and the car in front)
  • Lane keeping assist (steers the Altima back into its lane if it begins to drift over the lane marker)
  • SR
    The SR is the Altima's sport-themed trim. On top of the SV features, it adds:

  • 19-inch wheels
  • Sport-tuned suspension (front-wheel-drive models only)
  • Transmission paddle shifters
  • Unique exterior and cabin styling elements
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob
  • The optional SR Premium package consists of everything from the SV's Premium package, with the exception of ProPilot Assist. Selecting the 2.0-liter turbocharged engine automatically adds this package.

    SL
    The SL builds on the SV features, adding:

  • SV Premium package
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • Power-adjustable passenger seat
  • Leather upholstery
  • Rear air vents
  • Navigation system
  • Nine-speaker Bose premium audio system
  • Platinum
    Springing for the Platinum adds all-wheel drive, plus:

  • 19-inch wheels
  • Driver-seat memory settings
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror
  • Ambient interior lighting
  • 360-degree camera system (gives you a top-down view of the Altima and its surroundings for tight parking situations)
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  • Turbocharged engine is now only available on the SR trim
  • SV trim drops in price and loses some standard features
  • Part of the sixth Altima generation introduced for 2019
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    Is the Nissan Altima reliable?

    To determine whether the Nissan Altima is reliable, read Edmunds' authentic consumer reviews, which come from real owners and reveal what it's like to live with the Altima. Look for specific complaints that keep popping up in the reviews, and be sure to compare the Altima's average consumer rating to that of competing vehicles. Learn more

    Is the 2021 Nissan Altima a good car?

    There's a lot to consider if you're wondering whether the 2021 Nissan Altima is a good car. Edmunds' expert testing team reviewed the 2021 Altima and gave it a 7.6 out of 10. Safety scores, fuel economy, cargo capacity and feature availability should all be factors in determining whether the 2021 Altima is a good car for you. Learn more

    How much should I pay for a 2021 Nissan Altima?

    The least-expensive 2021 Nissan Altima is the 2021 Nissan Altima 2.5 S 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl CVT). Including destination charge, it arrives with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of about $24,450.

    Other versions include:

  • 2.5 S 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl CVT) which starts at $24,450
  • VC-T SR 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo CVT) which starts at $30,800
  • 2.5 SL 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl CVT) which starts at $29,990
  • 2.5 Platinum 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 4cyl CVT) which starts at $34,250
  • 2.5 SV 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl CVT) which starts at $25,550
  • 2.5 SR 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl CVT) which starts at $26,350
  • 2.5 SV 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 4cyl CVT) which starts at $26,950
  • 2.5 SR 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 4cyl CVT) which starts at $27,750
  • 2.5 SL 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 4cyl CVT) which starts at $31,390
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    What are the different models of Nissan Altima?

    If you're interested in the Nissan Altima, the next question is, which Altima model is right for you? Altima variants include 2.5 S 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl CVT), VC-T SR 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo CVT), 2.5 SL 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl CVT), and 2.5 Platinum 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 4cyl CVT). For a full list of Altima models, check out Edmunds’ Features & Specs page. Learn more

    More about the 2021 Nissan Altima

    2021 Nissan Altima Overview

    The 2021 Nissan Altima is offered in the following submodels: Altima Sedan. Available styles include 2.5 S 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl CVT), 2.5 Platinum 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 4cyl CVT), VC-T SR 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo CVT), 2.5 SL 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl CVT), 2.5 SV 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 4cyl CVT), 2.5 SR 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 4cyl CVT), 2.5 SL 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 4cyl CVT), 2.5 SV 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl CVT), and 2.5 SR 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl CVT). Nissan Altima models are available with a 2.5 L-liter gas engine or a 2.0 L-liter gas engine, with output up to 248 hp, depending on engine type. The 2021 Nissan Altima comes with front wheel drive, and all wheel drive. Available transmissions include: continuously variable-speed automatic. The 2021 Nissan Altima comes with a 3 yr./ 36000 mi. basic warranty, a 3 yr./ 36000 mi. roadside warranty, and a 5 yr./ 60000 mi. powertrain warranty.

    What do people think of the 2021 Nissan Altima?

    Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2021 Nissan Altima and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2021 Altima 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2021 Altima.

    Edmunds Expert Reviews

    Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2021 Nissan Altima and all model years in our database. Our rich content includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2021 Altima featuring deep dives into trim levels and features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.

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    This review was written by a member of Edmunds' editorial team of expert car reviewers. Our team drives every car you can buy. We put the vehicles through rigorous testing, evaluating how they drive and comparing them in detail to their competitors.

    We're also regular people like you, so we pay attention to all the different ways people use their cars every day. We want to know if there's enough room for our families and our weekend gear and whether or not our favorite drink fits in the cupholder. Our editors want to help you make the best decision on a car that fits your life.

    What's a good price for a New 2021 Nissan Altima?

    2021 Nissan Altima 2.5 S 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl CVT)

    The 2021 Nissan Altima 2.5 S 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl CVT) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $26,115. The average price paid for a new 2021 Nissan Altima 2.5 S 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl CVT) is trending $1,129 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

    Edmunds members save an average of $1,129 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $24,986.

    The average savings for the 2021 Nissan Altima 2.5 S 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl CVT) is 4.3% below the MSRP.

    2021 Nissan Altima 2.5 SV 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl CVT)

    The 2021 Nissan Altima 2.5 SV 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl CVT) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $27,940. The average price paid for a new 2021 Nissan Altima 2.5 SV 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl CVT) is trending $960 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

    Edmunds members save an average of $960 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $26,980.

    The average savings for the 2021 Nissan Altima 2.5 SV 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl CVT) is 3.4% below the MSRP.

    2021 Nissan Altima 2.5 SR 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl CVT)

    The 2021 Nissan Altima 2.5 SR 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl CVT) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $28,960. The average price paid for a new 2021 Nissan Altima 2.5 SR 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl CVT) is trending $1,151 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

    Edmunds members save an average of $1,151 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $27,809.

    The average savings for the 2021 Nissan Altima 2.5 SR 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl CVT) is 4% below the MSRP.

    2021 Nissan Altima 2.5 SL 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl CVT)

    The 2021 Nissan Altima 2.5 SL 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl CVT) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $32,175. The average price paid for a new 2021 Nissan Altima 2.5 SL 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl CVT) is trending $1,334 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

    Edmunds members save an average of $1,334 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $30,841.

    The average savings for the 2021 Nissan Altima 2.5 SL 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl CVT) is 4.1% below the MSRP.

    2021 Nissan Altima VC-T SR 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo CVT)

    The 2021 Nissan Altima VC-T SR 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo CVT) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $32,915. The average price paid for a new 2021 Nissan Altima VC-T SR 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo CVT) is trending $1,343 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

    Edmunds members save an average of $1,343 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $31,572.

    The average savings for the 2021 Nissan Altima VC-T SR 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo CVT) is 4.1% below the MSRP.

    2021 Nissan Altima 2.5 Platinum 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 4cyl CVT)

    The 2021 Nissan Altima 2.5 Platinum 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 4cyl CVT) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $36,645. The average price paid for a new 2021 Nissan Altima 2.5 Platinum 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 4cyl CVT) is trending $1,627 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

    Edmunds members save an average of $1,627 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $35,018.

    The average savings for the 2021 Nissan Altima 2.5 Platinum 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 4cyl CVT) is 4.4% below the MSRP.

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    What is the MPG of a 2021 Nissan Altima?

    2021 Nissan Altima 2.5 S 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl CVT), continuously variable-speed automatic, regular unleaded
    32 compined MPG,
    28 city MPG/39 highway MPG

    2021 Nissan Altima 2.5 Platinum 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 4cyl CVT), continuously variable-speed automatic, regular unleaded
    29 compined MPG,
    25 city MPG/35 highway MPG

    2021 Nissan Altima VC-T SR 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo CVT), continuously variable-speed automatic, premium unleaded (recommended)
    29 compined MPG,
    25 city MPG/34 highway MPG

    EPA Est. MPG
    32
    Transmission
    Continuously variable-speed automatic
    Drive Train
    front wheel drive
    Displacement
    2.5 L
    Passenger Volume
    116.2 cu.ft.
    Wheelbase
    111.2 in.
    Length
    192.9 in.
    Width
    72.9 in.
    Height
    56.7 in.
    Curb Weight
    3207 lbs.

    Should I lease or buy a 2021 Nissan Altima?

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