For teens and young professionals looking to conquer school, work, and the adult world, a reliable, affordable, and safe car is a must. Finding one that checks all the boxes can be a challenge. Luckily, U.S. News & World Report has done the work for us by rounding up the Best Cars for Teens. The 2021 Nissan Altima easily secured a spot in the $30,000 to $35,000 category.
When developing the list, the U.S. News editors focused on vehicles that offered driver assist technologies such as Forward Collision Warning, Lane Departure Warning, Automatic Emergency Braking, and teen driver controls. They also vetted vehicles with “strong predicted reliability ratings and excellent crash test scores.”
According to U.S. News & World Report writers Kevin Linder and Isaac R. Braun, “The Nissan Altima has some of the most safety technology features you will find in any new midsize car on the market.”
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety rated the well-equipped sedan a Top Safety Pick+. The 2021 Nissan Altima also earned a five-star overall safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
The 2021 Nissan Altima derives its spirited fuel-efficient performance from a standard 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine rated at 188 horsepower. You can also upgrade to the 2.0-liter VC-Turbo™ engine that nets 248 horsepower when using 93-octane fuel.
The 2021 Nissan Altima keeps you connected on the go easily with the user-friendly NissanConnect infotainment system. You can sync your smartphone with available Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ and access available navigation assistance.
Test-drive the Nissan Altima at Galesburg Nissan in Galesburg, Illinois.