2021 Nissan Altima for Sale in Warwick, RI
The stylish 2021 Nissan Altima offers plenty of upscale features at a price that’s within reach for many drivers. Its notable features include available all-wheel drive (which is rare in this vehicle segment), a cutting-edge interior with loads of technology, a standard list of active safety aids, and an exclusive available variable-compression turbocharged engine. In a change for this model year, that turbocharged engine is only available on the athletic SR trim, which flip-flops with the SV in the trim lineup. This means that the SV drops in price and loses a few amenities, although the optional SV Premium Package will add plush features like heated front seats and a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob.
Trims and Powertrain
Nissan offers a choice of six Altima trim levels: the S, SV, SR, SL, SR VC-Turbo, and Platinum. The standard engine is a 2.5-liter four-cylinder that produces 188 hp. The SR VC-Turbo gets a unique powerplant, a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that makes 248 hp and 273 pounds-feet of torque with premium fuel. This groundbreaking engine uses Nissan’s unique variable compression technology to continuously adjust piston positioning to achieve a consistent balance of power and efficiency. All ’21 Altimas have a continuously variable transmission (CVT). Front-wheel drive is standard on all trims but the Platinum, which gets all-wheel drive; the other trims are eligible for AWD as an option. According to the EPA, the FWD S returns 28 mpg around town and 39 mpg on the highway, while the remaining FWD trims get 27 city/37 highway. The AWD versions achieve 26 city/36 highway, and the SR VC-Turbo is rated for 25 city/34 highway.
Standard and Optional Features
The S gets 16-inch wheels, automatic headlights, remote start, keyless entry and ignition, a power-adjustable driver’s seat, a 60/40 split fold-down rear seatback, a rearview camera system, and a USB port. The SV comes with 17-inch wheels, LED headlights, and four USB ports. The SV Premium Package will add side mirrors with turn-signal indicators, a sunroof, heated front seats, a driver’s seat with power lumbar support, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob. The SR receives the leather steering wheel and shift knob, plus 19-inch wheels and a sport-tuned suspension.
The SR Premium Package contains the features from the SV Premium Package, plus heated side mirrors. The SL returns the 17-inch wheels and has the SV Premium Package’s items, a heated steering wheel, dual-zone automatic climate control, a power-adjustable front passenger’s seat, leather upholstery, and rear air vents. The Platinum returns the 19-inch wheels and gets memory functions for the driver’s seat and side mirrors, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, interior accent lighting, and a surround-view monitor.
Safety and Technology
Each trim comes with a full suite of active driver aids. In the S, this includes ProPilot Assist adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, automatic high beams, lane departure warning, and a driver attention monitor. The Driver Assist Package supplies a blind-spot monitor, rear cross-traffic alert, rear automatic braking, and rear parking sensors; these technologies are included on the SV. The SR does without ProPilot Assist, but it’s returned on the SL and Platinum.
The S provides an infotainment system with a 7-inch touchscreen, Bluetooth hands-free phone and audio streaming capability, and a six-speaker audio system. The SV moves up to an 8-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and satellite radio. The SL adds navigation and a premium nine-speaker Bose audio system.