The popularity of the crossover in America caused somewhat of an identity crisis among sedan makers for a while and perhaps nowhere was this felt more than among midsize four-door sedans aimed at families. The Nissan Sentra, however, boasts one of the newest platforms in the class. It is an unapologetic sedan designed for drivers who love this vehicle type, and it is a shining example of how this automotive segment is going to move forward and thrive. The Altima looks sharp. It is fun to drive and delivers a comfortable ride, and a wide range of technologies and amenities are included and available. The new 2021 Nissan Altima—now available at Lokey Nissan—brings with it a reshuffled trim lineup with expanded standard equipment and even more options at all five trim levels.
Nissan appreciates that the 2021 Nissan Altima in Clearwater appeals to a diverse group of drivers. Toward that end, it offers five distinct trim levels—S, SV, SR, SL and Platinum—and we have Lokey Nissan specials for all five whether you want to purchase or lease. The wheelbase is 111.2 inches. The overall length is 192.9 inches, and the minimum ground clearance is 5.1 inches. Height and width without mirrors are 56.8 and 72.9 inches, respectively. The base model has 16-inch steel wheels with covers. The up-level trim has 17-inch alloy wheels, and wheel sizes as large as 19 inches are available. Standard features include active grill shutters, intelligent auto headlamps and power outside mirrors. The SV trim—among the most popular at our location serving Clearwater Tampa Wesley Chapel—upgrades the exterior lighting with LED projector headlamps with LED signature daytime running lamps. The SR trim adds a charcoal rear diffuser and dual chrome exhaust finishers. The SL trim adds LED fog lamps and heated side mirrors with turn signal indicators, and a spoiler is optional across the board.
The 2021 Nissan Altima in Clearwater is a midsize sedan that seats up to five. Total passenger volume is 98.8 cubic feet. The driver and front passenger sit in bucket seats and are afforded 38.0 inches of headroom and an impressive 43.8 inches of legroom. The rear 60/40-split folding seat accommodates up to three and provides 35.2 inches of legroom. Rear headroom is 36.9 inches in the base model, but this is lowered a tad to 36.7 inches with the SL trim and above due to the power-sliding moonroof. The base model has air conditioning, push-button start, a 7-inch touchscreen, a USB port and six-speaker audio. The SV builds on this package with an 8-inch touchscreen and power driver seat. The SR trim adds driver lumbar support, heated front seats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob and paddle shifters. The SL trim adds leather seating, auto dual-zone temperature control and heated steering wheel. The Premium trim adds driver seat memory and an ambient lighting system. Note that almost all of the extras listed here are available earlier in the trim lineup as standalone and grouped options.
The 2021 Nissan Altima is available from our Nissan dealership serving Clearwater Tampa Wesley Chapel offers three powertrains. The base powertrain features a 2.5-liter four-cylinder that is rated for 188 horsepower and 180 pound-feet of torque and is paired with a continuously variable transmission that sends power to the front wheels. The next powertrain is standard with the Platinum and optional with the SV, SR and SL. It features a 2.5-liter four-cylinder that is rated for 182 hp and 178 pound-feet of torque and is paired with a CVT that sends power to all four wheels. Optional exclusively with the sporty SR is a 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder rated for 236 hp and 267 lb.-ft. with most fuel but 248 hp and 273 lb.-ft. with 93 octane gas. This powertrain is front-wheel drive and also has the CVT.
The 2021 Nissan Altima in Clearwater performed well in both NHTSA and IIHS testing. This is thanks in large part to a standard suite of driver assists that include driver attention warning, lane departure warning, forward collision warning and automatic emergency braking. We also have Lokey Nissan specials for the Driver Assist package, which is optional with the base model and included with the SV trim and up. It adds a blind-spot monitor, rear parking sensors and rear automatic braking.