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2021 Nissan Altima
2.0 SR FWD
MSRP
$30,800
Invoice
$28,695
Average Price Paid
$29,629
389 listings nationwide

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2021 Nissan Sentra
S FWD
MSRP
$19,460
Invoice
$18,495
Average Price Paid
$19,270
777 listings nationwide

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Pricing Analysis Price analysis based on recent sales data applied to current trim without options.

2021 Nissan Altima
2.0 SR FWD
Fair Price
$30,580
Good Price
$28,774
Great Price
$27,741
2021 Nissan Sentra
S FWD
Fair Price
$19,480
Good Price
$18,414
Great Price
$17,804

Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2021 Nissan Altima
2.0 SR FWD
Stephen Edelstein Test Drive Review:

The 2021 Nissan Altima is a popular midsize sedan now in the third year of its sixth generation of production. The Altima debuted as a 1993 model and has spent the decades nudged from ...

2021 Nissan Sentra
S FWD
Stephen Edelstein Test Drive Review:

Following a makeover for the 2020 model year, the Nissan Sentra has ripened into a prime specimen of the compact sedan genre. With competitive safety, technology, and fuel economy now ...

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  • Look and Feel 6
  • Performance 7
  • Form & Function 8
  • Technology 7
  • Safety 9
  • Cost-Effectiveness 6
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  • Look and Feel 7
  • Performance 6
  • Form & Function 7
  • Technology 7
  • Safety 8
  • Cost-Effectiveness 8

Specs

2021 Nissan Altima
2.0 SR FWD
2021 Nissan Sentra
S FWD
Powertrain Continuously Variable Transmission Continuously Variable Transmission
Drivetrain
FWD
FWD
Fuel Economy, City
27 MPG
29 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
37 MPG
39 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 16.2 gal 12.4 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
236 hp @ 5,600 RPM
149 hp @ 6,400 RPM
Torque
267 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
146 lb-ft @ 4,400 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
8:1
10.6:1
Displacement
2,000 cc
2,000 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.31 in x 3.55 in
3.76 in x 3.2 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags Standard Standard
Rear Side Airbags Standard Standard
Curtain Airbags Standard Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Overall 4 stars 4 stars
Front Crash Overall 4 stars 4 stars
Front Crash Driver 5 stars 5 stars
Front Crash Passenger 4 stars 3 stars
Side Crash Overall 5 stars 5 stars
Side Barrier Driver 4 stars 5 stars
Side Barrier Passenger 5 stars 5 stars
Side Pole Driver 5 stars 5 stars
Rollover 4 stars 5 stars
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof Standard --
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
CD Player -- Standard
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Driver Power Seats Standard --
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 43.8 in 44 in
Back Legroom 35.2 in 37.4 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 15.4 cu ft 14.3 cu ft
Maximum Payload 975 lbs 921 lbs
Exterior
Length 192.9 in 182.7 in
Width 72.9 in 71.5 in
Height 56.8 in 56.9 in
Wheelbase 111.2 in 106.6 in

Available Options

2021 Nissan Altima
2.0 SR FWD

Exterior Colors

  • Brilliant Silver Metallic
  • Deep Blue Pearl
  • Gun Metallic
  • Pearl White Tricoat
  • Scarlet Ember Tintcoat
  • Sunset Drift Chromaflair
  • Super Black
2021 Nissan Sentra
S FWD

Exterior Colors

  • Brilliant Silver Metallic
  • Fresh Powder
  • Gun Metallic
  • Super Black

Option Packages

  • [N92] Lighting Package

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