Under the hood view of a Nissan Altima’s VC-Turbo engine

2021 Nissan Altima with VC-Turbo


Plenty of Power with Unexpected Fuel-Efficiency

The 2021 Nissan Altima is the first production vehicle to have the new VC-Turbo engine. With this engine, the popular four-door sedan gets enhanced power with surprising fuel-efficiency. The EPA-estimated 25/34 city/highway puts the Altima’s fuel economy at the top of the mid-size sedan market.

When you’re ready to see what’s under the hood of the 2021 Nissan Altima VC-Turbo, stop in to see us at Wesley Chapel Nissan. Our sales staff will gladly show you the exciting new engine options as well as the standard features in the popular line of family sedans.

Science and Tech Behind Engine

The VC-Turbo is creating a buzz as the world’s first production engine with variable compression that gets power and fuel economy. The tech behind the engine involves a multi-link system that lets the pistons control the compression ratio to get the most power with respectable gas mileage. Other engines have fixed compression ratios, but the VC-Turbo adapts the variable compression engine by raising and lowering the piston’s reach to maximize power while sipping gas. The fuel economy resembles that of a diesel or sipping four-cylinder without a turbo.

Engineers began developing this engine in 1998. Nissan did more than develop a new engine compression system; they developed several systems to make the engine, including high-precision heat treatment, parts shapes, and a new link mechanism.

Fun-to-Drive & Fuel-Efficient

Despite being known as a family sedan, the Nissan Altima with the VC-Turbo is truly fun to drive. The 2.5-liter engine is responsive, so you notice the horsepower and torque when you step on the gas.

The 2021 Altima with the VC-Turbo comes standard with front-wheel drive, as well as paddle shifters on the steering wheel for more control over the transmission. Along with being fun to drive and fuel-efficient, the Altima is loaded with several comfortable features like the power-adjustable heated front seats, 60/40 folding rear seats, and leather-wrapped steering wheel and shifter knob.

Highlights & Performance

With power and efficiency, the 2021 Altima offers something that no other car can - opposing characteristics that drivers often request. To add to the fuel efficiency and power, the Altima comes with a continuously variable transmission.

The 2.0-liter engine with the Variable Compression Turbo delivers 248 horsepower and 267 lb-ft of torque. Along with the speed and power, the Altima has popular features included, like the NissanConnect 8” touch-screen display with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Siri Eyes Free, Bluetooth, and six speakers.

Test Drive the Altima VC-Turvo

At Wesley Chapel Nissan, we are proud to feature the 2021 Nissan Altima VC-Turbo. Along with being fuel-efficient and powerful, the 2021 Altima earned a five-star safety rating thanks to the Nissan Safety Shield 360. To see all the Altima offers, we invite you to take one for a test drive today.

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