• AN ALL-WHEEL DRIVE ALTIMA

    The available Intelligent All-Wheel Drive system continuously monitors road conditions and can respond to changes faster than the blink of an eye. [[1323]]
  • EFFICIENT TECH FOR AN ECONOMICAL DRIVE

    With the standard 2.5-liter direct injection gasoline engine, Altima delivers an excellent and economical 32 combined MPG.[[1419]]
  • VC-TURBO™ ENGINE

    Experience horsepower of up to 248 @ 5600 RPM with the available 2.0-liter Variable Compression Turbo (VC-Turbo™) engine. [[1279]]

Altima Intelligent All-Wheel Drive

An Altima for all seasons

Imagine a sedan that gives you the kind of capability you usually expect from an SUV. Paired with Altima’s 2.5-L engine, the available Intelligent All-Wheel Drive system continuously monitors road conditions and can respond to changes faster than the blink of an eye. [[1323]]

2021 Nissan Altima in white seen from behind driving in snowy landscape
2021 Nissan Altima illustration from above showing intelligent all-wheel drive using 4 wheels

Drives with all four

Intelligent All-Wheel Drive distributes power among all four wheels for optimal traction and responsiveness. [[1323]]

2021 Nissan Altima illustration from above showing intelligent all-wheel drive using 2 wheels

Cruises with two

In normal driving conditions, Intelligent All-Wheel Drive sends power to the front wheels for enhanced fuel economy. [[1323]]

Altima available VC-Turbo Engine

The science behind a world’s first [[1255]]

While other engines must deal with a fixed compression ratio — providing the same balance of power and efficiency regardless of the situation — the VC-Turbo constantly adapts, raising or lowering its pistons’ reach seamlessly, variably and continuously, providing the same balance of power and efficiency regardless of the situation. [[1419]][[1279]]

2021 Nissan Altima image of VC Turbo engine block

248[[1279]]

HORSEPOWER

248[[1279]]

HORSEPOWER

248[[1279]]

HORSEPOWER

273[[1279]]

TORQUE LB-FT

273[[1279]]

TORQUE LB-FT

273[[1279]]

TORQUE LB-FT

25/34

MPG CITY / HIGHWAY [[1419]]

25/34

MPG CITY / HIGHWAY [[1419]]

25/34

MPG CITY / HIGHWAY [[1419]]

2021 Nissan Altima image of pistons showing lower compression ratio

Flexes for more muscle

When you press on the gas, the pistons move to produce a lower compression ratio. Similar to when a sprinter crouches to launch off of the starting line, it results in instant V6-like power from this mighty 4-cylinder turbo engine.

2021 Nissan Altima image of pistons showing higher compression ratio

Extends for efficiency

When you cruise at lower speeds, the rotating assembly transforms to produce a higher compression ratio. And like the more relaxed stance of a long-distance runner, it conserves energy and increases your fuel economy.[[1419]]

2021 Nissan Altima VC Turbo engine block

20 years in the making

From drawing board to factory floor, Nissan engineers spent two decades researching, testing, and refining what would ultimately become the VC-Turbo. Their journey was fueled by a single question: Could you create an efficient engine that could transform into a turbo powerhouse and back? Their hard work and diligence provided the answer and delivered something truly unique – the world’s first production variable compression turbo engine. [[1419]][[1279]]

Altima MPG, efficiency and transmission

Opt for more fuel efficiency

With the 2021 Altima FWD, you’ll get up to a combined 32 MPG. Just think about what you could do with all that time saved at the gas pump. [[1419]]

2021 Nissan Altima exterior front view

Altima’s 2.5-liter direct injection gasoline engine

Altima offers two different engines, including a 4-cylinder Direct Injection Gasoline (DIG) engine that packs some serious fuel economy with an impressive 39 MPG hwy.[[1419]]

2021 Nissan Altima closeup of center console gear shifter

XTRONIC CVT® (Continuously variable transmission)

Altima's Xtronic CVT features dynamic step shifting, wider gear ratio coverage, and an adaptive shift controller. The result is a more connected, spirited driving experience.

Altima dynamic drive technologies

Drive like a pro

Altima uses Nissan Intelligent Mobility™ technology to work a little magic behind the scenes, making every drive feel more comfortable, confident, and enjoyable. [[1115]]

Altima steering and suspension

Steering and suspension that brings out the driver in you

Altima features a stiff chassis for exciting handling and control. With responsiveness and tuning dialed in by our engineers, Altima was made to impress.

2021 Nissan Altima outline of a steering wheel

Responsive steering

Altima’s steering response is instantaneous, so when a curve appears ahead, you can lean into it.

2021 Nissan Altima outline of a chassis with suspension system

Confidence-inspiring suspension

With an independent rear suspension featuring monotube rear shocks, confident handling and stability come naturally.

Nissan Altima exterior view

The all-sport Altima SR

Add some fun to every drive

Sporty 19” wheels make a bold statement off the line and an exclusive interior with Rakuda Tan stitching keeps you riding in style. The Nissan Altima SR features standard paddle shifters that put power at your fingertips, while available suspension and steering tuning make every drive feel like something special. [[329]]