When Washington, Canonsburg, and McMurray drivers visit us here at Washington Auto Mall, they often ask us how the Toyota Camry stands up to other leading models in its class. So, to keep the answer simple, we’ve put together this detailed comparison of the 2017 Toyota Camry and the 2017 Nissan Altima.
Read on to discover how Camry performance, safety, and interior amenities fare against the Altima.
When choosing your next sedan, you’re likely going to look for something that’s fairly powerful. And both the 2017 Toyota Camry and the 2017 Nissan Altima get as much power out of their engines as possible.
Both these cars come equipped with a 2.5L 4-cylinder engine. Naturally, their engines are fairly eco-minded; however, they produce a hefty amount of horsepower, too. The Altima generates 179 horsepower (hp), while the Camry generates 178 hp.
The Nissan Altima comes with an Xtronic CVT® (continuously variable transmission), and the Camry comes with a 6-speed electronically controlled automatic with overdrive. That overdrive will really come in handy if you ever need to accelerate at a moment’s notice.
Another highly important quality you’re going to be looking for is safety, and both these sedans seem to have been built for it.
The Nissan Altima was built with the Zone Body—its single greatest safety asset. This body includes protective reinforcements, such as side-door guard beams and energy-absorbing crumple zones. Nevertheless, you’ll also find all these reinforcements in the Toyota Camry, in addition to some great technology.
The Camry has the advantage of the Toyota-exclusive Star Safety System™. With this system, drivers will have standard features like stability and traction controls, as well as Smart Stop Technology (SST). SST can actually hit the brakes for you, just to prevent collisions from occurring.
When it comes to vehicle comfort, the most important thing might just be space. Without it, you’ll end up cramped, and nobody wants that on a long drive.
In the Toyota Camry, you ought to have plenty of space with 102.7 cubic feet of passenger room and a 15.4-cubic-foot trunk. In the Altima, things may be a bit more crowded. Here, you’ll only have 101.9 cubic feet of passenger room, though the trunk size remains the same.
Fortunately, both these vehicles come with jam-packed entertainment suites. In the Camry, you’ll have Entune™ with hands-free texting, calling, and mobile connectivity. In the Altima, you’ll have the NissanConnectSM suite, which is very similar to that of its competitor.
In a matchup of the 2017 Toyota Camry vs. 2017 Nissan Altima, Washington, Canonsburg, and McMurray drivers are bound to notice quite a few similarities. However, it would seem that the Camry comes out on top time and again.