2021 nissan altima
The 2021 Nissan Altima hit the lots in October, and Giles Nissan Lafayette is proud to maintain an inventory of this popular sedan. The Altima got a redesign in 2019, and 2020 saw only minor changes. The same is true for 2021, and you may notice little difference between the 2020 and 2021 models.

The two most significant changes are that AWD is no longer available on the base (S) model, and the turbo engine is now only offered on the SR trim. Let’s take a look at the available trim levels, along with some of the features offered on each.

2021 Nissan Altima Trim Levels



The entry trim level of the 2021 Nissan Altima features FWD, seating for five, and a 188 HP, 2.5-liter engine. The Altima (at all trim levels) earned a five-star crash-test rating from the National Traffic Safety Administration, and it’s an Insurance Institute for Highway Safety Top Safety Pick. Every Altima has impressive standard safety features, including forward-collision warning, blind-spot monitoring, high-beam assist, and rear-cross traffic alert.


FWD - $25,400

AWD - $26,800

Unlike the S, which is only available in FWD, buyers have a choice of FWD or AWD when purchasing at this trim level. The engine for the FWD version is the same as on the S, while the AWD SV comes with a 182 HP 2.5 liter engine. Another reason to consider bumping up to the SV is for ProPilot Assist, which is optional at this level. ProPilot Assist is a driver-assistance featuring Nissan’s Intelligent Cruise Control and Steering Assist technologies.


FWD - $29,900

AWD - $31,390

A big difference on this version of the 2021 Nissan Altima is that ProPilot Assist comes standard. The engines are the same for both AWD and FWD versions of the car. The SL also comes with a premium BOSE audio system that makes your commute or road trip more enjoyable.


AWD - $26,100

FWD Turbo -$30,650

If you want the 2-liter, variable compression turbo engine, you’ll need to choose the SR as it’s only available on this trim level. You’ll also enjoy sport-tuned suspension, a power driver’s seat, and more. If you upgrade by adding the premium package, you’ll also get heated front seats, heated mirrors, and a sunroof.



The turbo engine was available on this trim in 2019 and 2020, but the maker shuffled the levels on the Altima around to make them match more closely with other Nissan trim levels. As part of that change, the turbo engine is no longer available with the Platinum trim. Still, there are reasons to opt for this trim level. The AWD Platinum trim allows drivers to enjoy extras, such as 19-inch wheels, Intelligent Around View Monitor, interior accent lighting, and a memory system for seats and outside lighting.

Stop by Giles Nissan Lafayette for a test drive of the 2021 Nissan Altima and allow a knowledgeable member of our team to help you build your next car!

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