Vehicle Comparisons:
2018 Toyota Camry vs 2018 Nissan Altima

When you’re cruising through the Nashville, Gallatin and Madison areas, you deserve to ride in style. If efficiency and performance are a must for you as well, a sedan might be your best options. These vehicles are the most popular in the country, however, and that’s lead to an incredibly competitive marketplace for the Toyota Camry and Nissan Altima.

With all that competition, finding the right sedan for your needs can be tough. That’s why we’ve taken the 2018 Toyota Camry and the 2018 Nissan Altima and put them against each other. Both are impressive in their own right, but you can only get one. Find out which is best for you in our comprehensive Toyota Camry vs Nissan Altima comparison.

Toyota vs Nissan Performance

The most noticeable difference between these two sedans is performance. You’ll find a sufficient 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine in the standard Altima that offers 179 horsepower. That’s a bit higher than what you might expect from a base model sedan this size, but the Camry pushes it even further. Despite having the same kind of engine, the base Camry offers 203 horsepower.

If you decide to upgrade to the V6 engine in each, the trend continues. The Altima’s 3.5-liter V6 increases your horsepower all the way up to 270 horsepower. Again, however, the Camry offers a 3.5-liter V6 as well except it offers 301 horsepower.

Efficiency Comparison

Most of the time, you have to trade fuel economy if you want more power. The Camry defies this trend, however in every model. Whether you’re driving the V6 Altima or Camry, you get an EPA-estimated 32 mpg highway and 22 mpg city. This is the same efficiency despite the fact that the Camry has 31 more horsepower.

At the base level, the difference is more profound. The 4-cylinder Altima features an EPA-estimated 38 mpg highway and 27 mpg city. This is very impressive, but the Camry pushes it to the next level. When equipped with the standard 4-cylinder, the Camry earns an EPA-estimated 41 mpg highway and 29 mpg city.

Safety Features Between Camry and Altima

No matter what you plan to use your sedan for, safety should be your primary concern. Both of these sedans have incredible safety ratings, but only the Camry excels across the board. In crash tests, the Altima only earned four stars for rollover rating and side barrier rating. Meanwhile, the Camry earned a perfect five stars in every test.

Both sedans are equipped with driver assistance features, but only the Camry features them all standard on the most basic model. You’ll have access to the entire Toyota Safety Sense suite which includes a pre-collision system with pedestrian detection. The Altima has a similar feature, but it’s not standard and only works with other vehicles.

Toyota Camry vs Nissan Altima

Both contenders in our Toyota Camry vs Nissan Altima comparison are impressive, but the 2018 Toyota Camry is superior overall. Come to Ron Hibbard Toyota and see for yourself everything the new Camry can offer. We invite all our local Nashville, Gallatin and Madison drivers to take a look. Our friendly team is happy to offer all the knowledge and help you need. Visit us or call (615) 230-9000 to schedule your test drive today!


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