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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

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


These two new Nissan sedans offer competitive pricing in their class. However, the Nissan Sentra is more budget-friendly, with the 2021 Sentra S starting at $19,410 MSRP*, whereas the Altima has a higher starting price of $24,300 MSRP* for the 2021 Altima S. Keep in mind that the 2021 Nissan Altima has a lineup with six unique configurations, whereas the Sentra only offers three.

2021 Nissan Sentra vs. Altima: Which is Bigger? 

Your new Nissan sedan needs to be versatile, convenient, and spacious. Luckily, both the Sentra and Altima cover all three. But which is bigger: the Nissan Sentra or Altima? 

Both of these new Nissan sedans offer seating for five, and there is actually only a slight difference in size between the two Nissan sedans when it comes to storage space; the 2021 Nissan Sentra offers 14.3 cubic feet of cargo space, and the 2021 Altima provides 15.4 cubic feet

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2021 Nissan Sentra vs. Altima: Interior Features

Let’s take a more in-depth look at the interior features these two have in store for Bartlett drivers:

2021 Nissan Sentra S Features

  • 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 

2021 Nissan Altima S Features

  • 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 

2021 Nissan Sentra vs. Altima: Performance 

If performance is the deciding factor between the Sentra and Altima, the 2021 Altima should be your chosen Nissan. The engine of the Altima is slightly larger than that of the Sentra. However, they are both paired with the same transmission and have nearly identical fuel economy ratings. Both vehicles offer Four-Wheel Drive (FWD), but the Altima offers the option for All-Wheel Drive (AWD). Here are other engine differences between the 2021 Nissan Sentra and 2021 Nissan Altima:

2021 Nissan Sentra S Engine Specs

  • 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 Specs

  • 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 Our New Nissan Sedans in Bartlett

Now that you have a glimpse into the offerings of the 2021 Nissan Sentra and 2021 Nissan Altima, which will you choose: the Nissan Sentra or Altima? Be sure to check out the new vehicle specials here at Wolfchase Nissan to get a great price on the Nissan sedan of your choice, and check in with our finance team to learn about your buying and leasing options.

*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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