Although it’s certainly not the oldest nameplate on the Nissan lineup, the Altima has been around for generations. Originally being introduced as a compact sedan all the way back in 1992, it’s gone through six generational redesigns – including one that saw it move up a weight class to the ever-popular midsize sedan segment in 2002. Now, feeling fresh with a handful of updates, the 2021 Nissan Altima is available right here in Virginia Beach VA.
In case you’re curious, the Altima was briefly offered as a coupe alongside its traditional sedan body style. From 2007 to 2013, the vehicle was available as a compact 2-door coupe, but that model was discontinued when the model entered its 5th generation.
For the 2021 model year, a few things were shifted around and added. For starters, the trim levels got shuffled so that the SR is actually positioned higher than the SV in the order. Now, the order is as follows: S, SV, SR, SL and Platinum. Furthermore, shoppers can opt for a brand-new package called SV Premium Package, which adds a moonroof, heated front seats and Intelligent Lane Intervention to the SV trim level.
There’s also a new Driver Assist Package for 2021, which is available even on the entry-level S trim. This builds into the already impressive selection of standard technologies, such as Automatic Emergency Braking, Intelligent Forward Collision Warning and Intelligent Driver Alertness.
Powered by either a 2.0L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine or a 2.5L 4-cylinder engine, you can rest assured that the Nissan Altima will deliver enough power to meet your needs. The base 2.5L engine delivers 188 horsepower alongside 180 pound-feet of torque, while the available turbocharged engine boosts things up to 236 hp and 267 lb-ft. of torque.
If you’re interested in learning even more about the 2021 Nissan Altima, or would like to take one for a spin, don’t hesitate to give us a call right here at the sales desk today.