New 2021 Nissan
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.
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. 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.
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.
Nissan Intelligent Mobility includes available features that monitor in front of you, behind you, and on either side, and can step in to help keep you out of trouble. Safety Shield 360 is standard on every Altima SV and above.
2.0 L 4-cylinder, 2.5 L 4-cylinder
AWD or FWD
|2.5 SV||Starting at $25,400||Combined MPG 31||188-hp, 2.5-liter I-4||2-speed CVT w/OD||FWD or AWD|
|2.5 SR||Starting at $26,200||Combined MPG 32||32 188-hp, 2.5-liter I-4||2-speed CVT w/OD and auto-manual||FWD or AWD|
|2.5 SL||Starting at $29,990||Combined MPG 32||188-hp, 2.5-liter I-4||2-speed CVT w/OD||FWD or AWD|
|2.0 SR||Starting at $30,650||Combined MPG 29||236-hp, 2.0-liter I-4||2-speed CVT w/OD and auto-manual||FWD|
|2.5 Platinum||Starting at $34,100||Combined MPG 29||182-hp, 2.5-liter I-4||2-speed CVT w/OD||AWD|