Dare to Compare the Nissan Altima vs the Toyota Camry

2016 Nissan Altima vs 2016 Toyota Camry

2016 Nissan Altima

2015 Toyota Camry

Price   $22,500 $23,070
Fuel Economy   27/39 MPG City/Highway* 25/35 MPG City/Highway*
Engine   2.5L Inline 4 DOHC 2.5L Inline 4 DOHC
Transmission   Xtronic CVT 6-Speed Automatic
Horsepower   182 horsepower at 6,000 RPM 178 horsepower at 5,800 RPM
Torque   180 lb-ft at 4,000 RPM 170 lb-ft at 4,100 RPM
Seating   5 5


*Based on EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery-package/condition, and other factors.


When it comes to the midsize family sedan segment, there’s only two true contenders. The 2016 Nissan Altima and 2016 Toyota Camry duke it out for the top spot year after year. While the Camry is on a winning streak, the Altima isn’t out of the fight just yet. When these two sedans go tire-to-tire, it’s the Altima that comes out on top.

When it comes to power, the Nissan Altima takes home top prize. Under the hood is a 2.5-liter four-cylinder or 3.5-liter V6 engine rated for 182 horsepower and 270 horsepower respectively. Offering the same two engines, the Toyota Camry falls short, offering just 178 hp and 268 hp respectively.

Earning an EPA-estimated 27 city/39 hwy mpg, the Nissan Altima packs a punch that the Camry can’t match. The Toyota Camry earns an EPA-estimated 25 city/35 hwy mpg at its peak.

When it comes to safety, both models landed on the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s Top Safety Pick+ list. While they offer many of the same features, the Nissan Altima starts at just $22,500, over $500 cheaper than the Toyota Camry, which starts at $23,070.

One option the Nissan Altima has that the Toyota Camry doesn’t is Easy-Fill Tire Alert. Now, keeping track of when to add air to your tires is easy, eliminating the annoyance of checking week after week.

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