The 2021 Nissan Altima continues a sixth Altima generation that is sleek and modern and leans into being a sedan rather than trying to chase the crossover trend. Nissan makes only minor changes for the new model year, and these include slight adjustment to the trim levels and refinement of the standard and available equipment. There are five core 2021 Nissan Altima trim levels available—S, SV, SR, SL and Platinum—and Nissan offers two powertrain options in addition to both front-wheel and all-wheel drive.
The standard engine for most 2021 Nissan Altima trim levels in Clearwater at Lokey Nissan is a 2.5L four-cylinder that makes 188 hp and 180 lb.-ft. and which is paired with a continuously variable transmission that sends power to the front wheels. The base model comes with a handful of driver aids, including a rearview monitor, intelligent forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection and cruise control. Remote engine start is also standard. The base exterior features 16-inch steel wheels with wheel covers, power outside mirrors and a rear diffuser. The cabin boasts air conditioning, air filtration, push-button ignition, power accessories and cloth seat trim.
The SV trim is a popular alternative to the base trim at our Nissan dealership serving Clearwater Tampa Wesley Chapel because it adds popular options but at not much additional cost. Additional driver aids include blind-spot warning, rear automatic braking and a rear sonar system. The exterior is upgraded with 17-inch alloy wheels, LED headlamps and DRLs and power outside mirrors. The cabin gets a power-adjustable driver seat and fancier interior trim. The base 5-inch multi-function information display is upgraded to a 7-inch advanced driver-assist display and the base 7-inch touchscreen is upgraded to a 8-inch touchscreen with NissanConnect and all of the infotainment bells and whistles that come with that.
The SR is the middle option within the 2021 Nissan Altima trim levels in Clearwater. As with the SV trim, you have the option of all-wheel drive. The transmission is upgraded with a manual mode and paddle shifters. The SR gets a sports-tuned suspension, 19-inch alloy wheels and dual chrome exhaust finishers, and it features a darker exterior aesthetic overall. The cabin is upgraded with sportier seat trim, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a leather-wrapped shift knob and carbon-fiber-look trim. The SR also gives you the option of a Premium Package that adds heated front seats and a power moonroof.
The SL is the first of the 2021 Nissan Altima trim levels to add ProPILOT Assist—a semi-autonomous driving mode—as standard equipment. It also adds intelligent lane intervention, automatic brake hold and traffic sign recognition for the cruise control system. The exterior is enhanced with LED fog lamps, heated power side mirrors with LED turn signals and additional chrome. Cabin enhancements include leather-appointed seating, heated front seats, a heated steering wheel, automatic zoned temperature control, intelligent climate control for the remote engine system and a power sliding moonroof.
What our Altima experts serving Clearwater Tampa Wesley Chapel will tell you is that what separates the Platinum is that it has a more powerful turbocharged engine under the hood and comes with the intelligent all-wheel drive system standard. It upgrades the camera system with an intelligent around-view monitor and adds an auto-dimming rearview mirror. The cabin is enhanced with interior accent lighting and a memory system for the driver seat and both outside mirrors. The Platinum also has exterior styling cues that are exclusive to the top trim.
If you would like to see the new Altima in person and test-drive it, we encourage you to visit Lokey Nissan at your convenience. No appointment is necessary, and our Nissan pros serving Clearwater Tampa Wesley Chapel are ready to help. You can also get answers to questions and request quotes and other information by phone or online through live chat, email or text. Our website also provides all the tools and other resources you need to lease or purchase your new Altima from home. Compare 2021 Nissan Altima trim levels, explore current specials, value your trade and get preapproved for a loan!*This article is for informational purposes only. Please contact the dealership for complete and current details.