The 2021 Nissan Altima Sedan comes in only 1 body type: Sedan. The Altima Sedan is available in 5 different trim level options: 2.5 S, 2.5 SV, 2.5 SR, 2.5 SL, and 2.5 Platinum. The 2.5 S is the base trim level option, while the 2.5 Platinum is the highest, most expensive configuration.

Which Nissan Altima Trim Level Should I Buy?

The base Nissan Altima S model, which starts at $24,300, is only available with front-wheel drive. Some standard features in the base model include intelligent forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, and a 7-inch touchscreen display. Those looking for an all-wheel-drive option should start with the SV trim level. The Altima SV comes with larger displays, and more driver assistance features like blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert.

The highest trim level available for the 2021 Nissan Altima is the Platinum model, which starts at $34,100, and is only available with intelligent all-wheel drive. The premium Altima trim level adds features like interior accent lights, a driver’s seat memory system, and larger 19-inch aluminum-alloy wheels.

Our pick for the best 2021 Nissan Altima trim level is the SV model. The mid-level Altima SV trim has a starting price of $25,400 and it’s the first trim level where drivers can choose between front-wheel drive and intelligent all-wheel drive. We think it's worth the upgrade for the additional safety and technology features.

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In this guide, we will breakdown the differences between each Nissan Altima Sedan configuration and help you determine which trim level to purchase.

What's the Difference Between 2021 Nissan Altima Trim Levels?

Below is a table comparing some of the major features for the most popular Nissan Altima Sedan trim levels.

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What is the best Nissan Altima Trim?

Our pick for the best 2021 Nissan Altima trim level is the SV model. The mid-level Altima SV trim has a starting price of $25,400 and it’s the first trim level where drivers can choose between front-wheel drive and intelligent all-wheel drive. We think it's worth the upgrade for the additional safety and technology features.

What are the different trim levels for a Nissan Altima?

The Nissan Altima Sedan is available in 5 different trim level options: 2.5 S, 2.5 SV, 2.5 SR, 2.5 SL, and 2.5 Platinum.

What is the most basic Nissan Altima model?

The Nissan Altima Sedan Type starts at $24,300. The 2.5 S is the base trim level option, while the 2.5 Platinum is the highest, most expensive configuration.

What are similar models to the Nissan Altima Trim?

Some similar models include the Honda Accord, Hyundai Sonata, Chevrolet Malibu, Toyota Camry, and Nissan Maxima.