2021 Nissan Sentra vs. 2021 Nissan Altima

2021 Nissan Sentra vs. 2021 Nissan Altima
2021 Nissan Sentra S

vs.

2021 Nissan Altima S
$19,410 MSRP*

Starting Price

$24,300 MSRP*
3

Trim Levels

6
2.0L DOHC 4-cylinder

Engine

2.5L DOHC 4-cylinder
Not Available

All-Wheel Drive

Available
29 city / 39 highway mpg**

Fuel Economy

28 city / 39 highway mpg***
14.3 cubic feet

Cargo Space

15.4 cubic feet

Nissan sedans are great choices for anyone in Cherry Hill. In this 2021 Nissan Sentra vs. Altima comparison, we here at Nissan of Turnersville show you why one or the other might be better for you. The Sentra is compact and offers impressive fuel economy, while the slightly more expensive Altima comes with a larger trunk and long list of features. Keep reading to learn more.

Nissan Sentra vs. Altima: Trim Levels and Starting Prices

It’s important to consider your budget when buying a new car. The Nissan Sentra is more affordable at the base trim, but the Altima offers Sicklerville drivers a wider choice of trim-levels: 

2021 Nissan Sentra

  • Starting Price: $19,310 MSRP*
  • Trim Levels: S, SV, and SR

2021 Nissan Altima

  • Starting Price: $24,300 MSRP*
  • Trim Levels: S, SV, SR, SL, and Platinum

Our new vehicle specials can get you an even better deal. 

Nissan Sentra vs. Altima: Interior Design

You’ll see in this Nissan Sentra vs. Altima comparison that with that higher price comes a wider range of features. Look below to see what you might expect on your Woodbury drives:

Features in the 2021 Nissan Sentra S

  • 6-way adjustable driver’s seat
  • 4-way adjustable front-passenger’s seat
  • 60/40-split fold-down rear seatbacks
  • Cloth seat trim
  • In-cabin microfilter
  • Rear Door Alert 

Features in the 2021 Nissan Altima S

  • 8-way power-adjustable driver’s seat
  • 60/40-split fold-down rear seatbacks
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Carbon-fiber look interior trim
  • Nissan Intelligent Key® with Push Button Ignition
  • Map lights and rear reading lights
  • In-cabin microfilter
  • Rear Door Alert 

It’s also important to consider that the Altima has a trunk that is about 1 cubic foot larger. Check out our guides to the Nissan Sentra interior or the Nissan Altima interior to get a better sense of how they measure up.

Nissan Sentra vs. Altima: Engine Specifications 

When comparing the Nissan Sentra vs. Nissan Altima engines, it’s important to note that the Altima offers all-wheel drive on every trim-level besides S, and includes the features as standard on the Platinum trim. Otherwise, both models offer standard front-wheel drive and carry the same standard transmission. The main difference is that the Altima offers slightly more power: 

2021 Nissan Sentra S

  • 2.0L DOHC 4-cylinder engine 
  • Xtronic CVT®
  • Standard front-wheel drive
  • 149 horsepower and 146 lb-ft of torque 
  • 29 mpg city/39 mpg highway**

2021 Nissan Altima S

  • 2.5L DOHC 4-cylinder engine 
  • Xtronic CVT®
  • Standard front-wheel drive / available all-wheel drive
  • 188 horsepower and 180 lb-ft of torque 
  • 28 mpg city/39 mpg highway***

Once you upgrade to the Nissan Altima SR trim level, you can choose the optional VC-Turbo™ 2.0L 4-cylinder engine. It delivers 248 hp and 273 lb-ft of torque. The 2021 Sentra has no other engine options. 

Compare the Nissan Sentra vs. Nissan Altima Yourself at Nissan of Turnersville

The best way to compare vehicles is in person. Come to our dealership in Turnersville and run your own Nissan Sentra vs. Altima comparison from behind the wheel. Just contact us, and we’ll be able to arrange a test drive for you.

Disclaimer:

*Price is Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). MSRP excludes tax, title, license, options and destination charge. Dealer sets actual price.**2021 EPA Fuel Economy Estimates. 29 City MPG / 39 Highway MPG / 33 Combined MPG for Sentra® S, SV; 28 City MPG / 37 Highway MPG / 32 Combined MPG for Sentra SR. Actual mileage may vary with driving conditions. Use for comparison only.

***2021 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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