Nissan Altima named U.S. News & World Report’s ‘Best Car for Teens $30K to $35K’

Nissan Altima named U.S. News & World Report’s  ‘Best Car for Teens $30K to $35K’

  • 2021 Nissan Altima selected as one of eight new vehicles deemed best for teen drivers
  • Selection criteria weighted toward active safety features that can help teens safely develop their driving skills
  • Altima offers available Nissan Safety Shield® 360, along with advanced technologies such as Intelligent Forward Collision Warning, Intelligent Driver Alertness1 and Intelligent Around View® Monitor
  • 2021 Altima available in five grade levels, two powertrain choices and Intelligent All-Wheel Drive
  • Pricing2 starts at $24,450 for Altima S FWD

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Altima, Nissan’s best-selling sedan, has been named to U.S. News & World Report’s annual “Best Cars for Teens” list as the top car choice in the $30,000 to $35,000 category. The vehicles selected are determined to have the best combination of predicted reliability ratings, crash test scores, available advanced driver assistance features and top critics’ recommendations.

The 2021 Altima features available Nissan Intelligent Mobility technologies such as ProPILOT Assist and Safety Shield® 360 – with Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection, Rear Automatic Braking, Lane Departure Warning, radar-based Blind Spot Warning, Rear Cross Traffic Alert and High Beam Assist.

“The winners of the Best Cars for Teens awards all have active safety features that can help teens safely develop their driving skills while lowering the risk that they’ll be involved in a collision,” said Jamie Page Deaton, executive editor of U.S. News Best Cars. “The winners also have strong crash test ratings, so if a collision occurs, there’s a better chance of occupants being protected.”

In addition to its standard front-wheel drive, the 2021 Altima is available with Intelligent All-Wheel Drive, which uses an advanced torque split control strategy that automatically redistributes torque to the wheels (from 0:100 front up to 50:50 front-to-rear) according to road and driving conditions3.

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Josh Clifton
Senior Manager, Product Communications

Jonathan Buhler
Nissan Product Communications – Sports Cars and Sedans

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  1. It is the driver's responsibility to remain alert at all times. Intelligent Driver Alertness is only a warning to inform the driver of a potential lack of driver attention or drowsiness. It does not detect and provide an alert in every situation. See Owner’s Manual for details.
  2. MSRP excludes applicable tax, title, license fees and destination charges. Dealer sets actual price. Prices and specs are subject to change without notice. Destination and handling $975.
  3. Intelligent All-Wheel Drive cannot prevent collisions of provide enhanced traction in all conditions. Always monitor traffic and weather conditions. See Owner’s Manual for safety information.
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