Toyota Camry vs Nissan Altima
A dependable midsize sedan, like the Toyota Camry or Nissan Altima, is the kind of well-rounded car that you can trust for everything from your daily commute to your next family trip. So, which one offers more of what you’re looking for in your next sedan?
Ira Toyota of Manchester helps drivers in Amherst, Manchester, and Derry decide with this 2019 Toyota Camry vs Nissan Altima comparison.
|Toyota Camry||Nissan Altima|
|2.5L 4-cylinder engine||2.5L 4-cylinder engine|
|203 horsepower||188 horsepower|
|EPA-estimated 29 MPG city and 41 MPG highway||EPA-estimated 29 MPG city and 41 MPG highway|
|38.0 inches of rear legroom||35.2 inches of rear legroom|
2019 Toyota Camry vs Nissan Altima: Performance
The 2019 Toyota Camry offers a fun and efficient drive with a 2.5L 4-cylinder engine that gets up to 203 horsepower. This is paired with an 8-speed Electronically Controlled automatic Transmission with intelligence (ECT-i).
The powertrain is designed to deliver a more efficient performance with Variable Valve Timing with intelligence (VVT-i). It helps the Toyota Camry get up to an EPA-estimated 29 MPG city and 41 MPG highway.[i]
The 2019 Nissan Altima isn’t as efficient or as powerful. It runs on a 2.5L 4-cylinder engine that can only get up to 188 horsepower. Its Xtronic® Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) isn’t as versatile either and it only gets up to an EPA-estimated 28 MPG city and 39 MPG highway.[ii]
2019 Toyota Camry vs Nissan Altima: Passenger Room
Both the 2019 Toyota Camry and Nissan Altima feature two rows of seats and room for up to five people. Behind the cabin, each sedan has a large trunk with plenty of cargo room.
The Toyota offers a more comfortable ride for your passengers though. It has a generous 38.0 inches of rear legroom. On the flip side, passengers in the back seat might feel cramped inside the Nissan with only 35.2 inches of rear legroom.
2019 Toyota Camry vs Nissan Altima: Safety
The 2019 Toyota Camry delivers a safe and comfortable drive with 10 airbags throughout the interior. It protects you with front and rear crumple zones that were designed to direct force away from the cabin during a collision.
You can also have peace of mind knowing that there are lots of safety features watching out for you. The Toyota Safety Sense™ P comes standard and helps prevent accidents with driver assistance features like:
- Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist
- Automatic High Beams
- Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection
- Dynamic Radar Cruise Control
With lots of standard safety features, crumple zones, and airbags throughout the interior, the Toyota Camry was named a 2019 TOP SAFETY PICK+ by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).
The 2019 Nissan Altima was not able to earn the same high safety rating from IIHS. While it was also designed with front and rear crumple zones, it leaves more of the interior unprotected with only eight airbags. Plus, many of its driver assistance features don’t come standard.
Test Drive a Midsize Sedan
Visit Ira Toyota of Manchester to test drive the safe and comfortable Toyota Camry. It delivers a sporty and efficient performance to families and drivers in Amherst, Manchester, and Derry. To learn more about this Toyota Camry vs. Nissan Altima comparison, contact us or visit our dealership.
[i] 2019 EPA-estimated mileage. Actual mileage will vary.
[ii] 2019 EPA Fuel Economy Estimates 28 City/39 Highway/32 Combined for Altima® S, SV, SL FWD; 26 City/36 Highway/30 Combined for Altima S, SV, SL AWD; 27 City/37 Highway/31 Combined for Altima SR, Platinum FWD; 25 City/35 Highway/29 Combined for Altima SR, Platinum AWD; 25 City/34 Highway/29 Combined for Altima SR, Platinum, Edition ONE VC-Turbo FWD. Fuel economy estimates based on 87-octane fuel. Actual mileage may vary with driving conditions. Use for comparison only.