2016 Nissan Altima vs 2016 Toyota Camry Comparison

2016 Nissan Altima vs 2016 Toyota Camry

2016 Nissan Altima 2016 Toyota Camry
  182 hp 178 hp
  27/39 25/35
  180 ft-lbs 170 ft-lbs

2016 Nissan Altima vs 2016 Toyota Camry

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The Nissan Altima and the Toyota Camry are close competitors in the category of midsize sedan cars. Both the Toyota Camry and the Nissan Altima have undergone redesigning and interesting upgrades over the years; moreover, there are those who would prefer the Nissan Altima, and yet there are those who stand by the Toyota Camry. After careful consideration, it can be said that for most cases, between the two, the Nissan Altima is the best midsize sedan choice for a number of reasons, which we will cover moving forward.


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. The Nissan Altima measures 177 SAE Net Torque @ 4000 RPM while the Toyota Camry only reaches 170 SAE Net Torque @ 4100 RPM, so it is safe to say that the Nissan Altima has better torque.

Fuel Economy & Safety

Although the Nissan Altima offers more torque and horsepower from the same size engine than the Toyota Camry, the Nissan Altima gets better fuel economy when driving in the city as well as on the highway. 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. Some are accrediting the Nissan Altima’s better fuel economy to it possibly being more aerodynamic, but the fact is that even though it has more torque and horsepower than the Toyota Camry, it still has better fuel economy no matter if you are counting miles in the city or on the highway.

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.


Another important area when considering which sedan to purchase is how soft a ride it will be. A car’s suspension can make you have a comfortable ride or even a very bumpy and uncomfortable ride. In comparing the front suspension of the Nissan Altima and the Toyota Camry, both mid-sized sedans feature strut type suspension. Now, where there seems to be an advantage to the Nissan Altima is when analyzing the rear suspension types of both cars. The Nissan Altima features multi-link rear suspension, while the Toyota Camry features strut rear suspension. When it comes to ride smoothness, the Nissan Altima takes the lead in featuring a smoother ride due to its multi-link rear suspension.

Come to our Nissan Dealership and take the Nissan Altima for a test-drive to see for yourself why it is better the Toyota Camry. In addition to other advantages, you will clearly observe its superior engine power, confirm fuel economy statistics and feel how it features an all-over smoother ride. If you are looking for your very own Nissan Altima, you will definitely be at the right place!

*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.