Prepare yourself for a sedan that will change every part of your driving routine. Excellent fuel efficiency will escort you around the areas of Ithaca, Elmira, and Cortland, NY, while the flexible interior and customizable connectivity provide comfort where you need it most.

Below, you'll find Maguire Nissan's 2021 Nissan Altima review. Primed for the Empire State, we believe you'll love everything about one of Nissan's signature cars. Let's get started.

Altima: Performance and Handling

Achieve the best of both worlds with the available Intelligent All-Wheel Drive system. While the standard front-wheel drive cruises the roads with ease, the all-wheel drive capabilities provide an added layer of protection against road conditions. Extra traction means extra safety.

The standard Altima engine is a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine capable of 188 horsepower and 180 lb-ft of torque. These capacities provide for smooth driving and handling-and they allow for excellent pick-up when you need it most.

This is thanks in part to the technology of the standard Xtronic CVT® (Continuously Variable Transmission). Acting as the cherry on top of an already great motor, the Altima attains an EPA-estimated 28 MPG city/39 MPG highway.1 You're free to take the reins with confidence, whether you're waiting in rush hour traffic or heading out for a night on the town.

A Personally Crafted Nissan Altima Interior


2021 Nissan Altima



Infotainment System

Standard 7-inch touch-screen display

Seating capacity


From the moment you open the doors to the Altima, you're given an experience only Nissan could provide. The refined interior design is coated in chrome matte finishes and a wood-tone trim to give you a premium feel. At the same time, the convenience of the available heated front seats and optional Dual Zone Automatic Temperature Control keeps you cozy.

In the back, you'll find generous trunk space. Pack groceries, luggage, and any camping gear you need to take with you. If you need more room to include the things you're hauling, the 60/40-split rear seat will provide additional room for cargo space. Dream big with the Altima.

Best of all, you're always going to have room to stretch out. The 39.2 inches of front headroom space, and 43.8 inches of front legroom, are ideal for any long drive.

2021 Altima: Keeps You Safe and Entertained

Baked into the engineering of the Altima are a comprehensive set of advanced safety and driver-assist features. Safety Suite 360® provides an array of safety technologies meant to keep your protection in mind with each bend, curve, and path you're on.

  • Intelligent Lane Intervention: Stay in your lane with the assistance of sensors designed to watch where you are inside the lines.
  • Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection: When needed, the brakes will automatically engage to help avoid-or lessen-a front collision's impact.
  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert: An extra set of eyes watches the rear of your Altima to warn you of any cars on either side of you.

The next-generation technologies don't end there, though. The Altima comes standard with a 7-inch touch-screen display, and you can choose to upgrade to the 8-inch NissanConnect® display for additional convenience features. One such available connectivity feature is Apple CarPlay®, a smartphone integration feature that allows you to access your music, phone calls, and texts-all hands-free!

Make Your Altima Dream a Reality

From the front end to the back end, the Altima is a master class in precision, drivability, and modern-day technology. Whether you're near the Ithaca, Elmira, or Cortland, NY, areas, the Maguire Nissan team is confident you'll love this Nissan car. Contact us today to schedule a test drive with us, and be sure to let us know you enjoyed our 2021 Nissan Altima review!

12021 EPA Fuel Economy Estimates. 28 City MPG / 39 Highway MPG / 32 Combined MPG for Altima® S FWD. 27 City MPG / 37 Highway MPG / 31 Combined MPG for Altima® SV, SR, SL FWD. 26 City MPG / 36 Highway MPG / 30 Combined MPG for Altima® SV, SL AWD. 25 City MPG / 35 Highway MPG / 29 Combined MPG for Altima® SR, Platinum AWD. 25 City MPG / 34 Highway MPG / 29 Combined MPG for Altima® SR FWD VC-Turbo. Fuel economy estimates based on 87-octane fuel. Actual mileage may vary with driving conditions. Use for comparison only.

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