2021 Nissan Sentra vs. 2021 Nissan Altima

2021 Nissan Sentra S

vs.

2021 Nissan Altima S
$19,460 MSRP*

Starting Price

$24,350 MSRP*
3

Trim Levels

5
2.0L DOHC 4-cylinder

Standard Engine

2.5L DOHC 4-cylinder
Not Available

AWD Capabilities

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 a go-to for many Santa Ana drivers. They offer a combination of ride quality, standard features, and fuel economy that’s hard to beat. So it’s no surprise that year after year we at Garden Grove Nissan are asked to look at the Nissan Sentra vs. Altima. Which is best for you? Learn more below in our 2021 Nissan Sentra vs. Altima comparison!

Nissan Sentra vs. Nissan Altima: Prices and Trims

The first thing many Anaheim drivers have to think about when they’re looking at the Nissan Sentra vs. Altima comparison is the price tag. The smaller Sentra starts out below $20k, making it the budget choice. The Altima has a higher starting price and can be further customized. Here are more details:

  • Nissan Sentra Starting Price: $19,460 MSRP*
  • Nissan Altima Starting Price: $24,350 MSRP*
  • Nissan Sentra Trim Levels: 3
  • Nissan Altima Trim Levels: 5

Nissan Sentra vs. Nissan Altima: Interior Seating and Features

The major difference you’ll note in the Nissan Sentra vs. Altima comparison is the size. The Sentra is a little smaller than the Altima, but it still offers Orange County drivers almost as much trunk space as its sibling vehicle. Both come with features that’ll optimize comfort, whether you’re commuting or taking your Nissan sedan on a road trip. Check it out:

2021 Nissan Sentra S

  • 14.3 cubic feet of cargo space****
  • Cloth seat trim
  • In-cabin microfilter
  • 6-way adjustable driver’s seat and 4-way adjustable front passenger’s seat
  • 60/40-split fold-down rear seatbacks
  • Rear door alert

2021 Nissan Altima S

  • 15.4 cubic feet of cargo space****
  • 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

Nissan Sentra vs. Altima: Performance Specs

The final set of specs to note on the Nissan Sentra vs. Altima involves their engines, which sport some pretty nice numbers for small sedans. Standard FWD comes with both, but those who want AWD options will have to go for the Altima. One of the most important specs to note is the jaw-dropping fuel economy, assisted by an efficient CVT®. Check it out:

2021 Nissan Sentra S Engine: 

  • 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 Engine

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

Test Drive Nissan Vehicles at Garden Grove Nissan!

So, after this 2021 Nissan Sentra vs. Altima comparison, which is best for you? GARDEN GROVE drivers can try out both for themselves at Garden Grove Nissan. We’re proud to offer new vehicle specials featuring both, as well as a Nissan service center to help you care for your vehicles. Contact us today to set up a test drive on both of these vehicles! While you’re here, don’t forget about the other fantastic Nissan sedan. It has an incredible design and an unbeatable interior. Learn more about the Nissan Maxima interior today to help you decide which Nissan sedan is right for your needs! For more research on Nissan models, come by our dealership. We can even help you compare the Nissan Kicks vs. Honda HR-V so that you can decide which Nissan model best suits you.

*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.
****Cargo and load capacity limited by weight and distribution. Always secure cargo.

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