Compare 2017 Nissan Altima vs Toyota Camry

2017 Nissan Altima vs Toyota Camry
2017 Nissan Altima 2017 Toyota Camry
  $22,500 MSRP 1 $23,070
  27 / 39 mpg Fuel Economy (city / hwy) 2 24 / 33 mpg
  179 hp @ 6,000 rpm Horsepower 178 hp @ 6,000 rpm
  177 lb-ft. @ 4,000 rpm Torque 170 lb-ft. @ 4,100 rpm
  Continuously variable-speed automatic Transmission 6-speed shiftable automatic

Compare 2017 Nissan Altima vs 2017 Toyota Camry

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The lineup for the 2017 Nissan Altima includes eight affordable models. This mid-size sedan offers two engine choices that are synced with the standard Xtronic transmission system. The Toyota Camry is a sedan that offers four gas-powered models and three hybrid editions. Equipped with the Active Understeer Control and active grille shutters, the Altima is more powerful and agile than the Camry. This Nissan also has superior accident-avoidance systems that are part of the patented Intelligent Safety Shield package.

Standard in six Altima trims, the 2.5 L QR25DE engine has a rating of 179 horsepower and 177 pound-feet of torque. The Toyota Camry has a similar four-cylinder engine that’s rated at 178 hp and 170 lb-ft of torque. Powering the Altima 3.5 SR and SL editions, the 3.5 L VQ35DE V6 engine delivers up to 270 hp and 251 lb-ft of torque. The Camry’s six-cylinder engine has a peak output of 268 hp and 248 lb-ft of torque. Equipped with the Xtronic CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission) system, the Altima is more agile than the Camry, which has a six-speed electronically-controlled automatic transmission system.

Only the hybrid Camry models come with the Electronically controlled Continuously Variable Transmission (ECVT) that still doesn’t beat the Xtronic CVT. A sport-tuned suspension system and the ZF Sachs shock absorbers make this Nissan more adaptable to rough conditions. By adjusting the steering and brakes, the Active Understeer Control helps you execute sharp turns and other swift maneuvers on curved roads. The active grille shutters boost this sedan’s aerodynamic performance at fast speeds. With a curb weight as low as 3,197 pounds, the Altima easily accelerates even on steep gradients.

The Altima includes the Advanced Drive-Assist Display in the instrument cluster. This digital display is connected to the infotainment system and various active safety systems. The Camry’s TFT Multi-Information Display has a relatively narrow layout that’s not always clearly visible. With the help of the Nissan Intelligent Safety Shield, you’ll be at a low risk of getting into an accident. This active safety suite includes the Predictive Forward Collision Warning and Forward Emergency Braking.

The Camry’s Pre-Collision System isn’t as sophisticated as these two features. Both sedans are equipped with the Rear Cross Traffic Alert that’s very helpful for backing up out of a parking space. Additionally, the Altima’s Blind Spot Warning serves the same purpose as the Camry’s Blind Spot Monitor. The Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) in each sedan displays the status of each tire. Additionally, this Nissan’s TPMS includes the Easy-Fill Tire Alert.

Available with a 7-inch color display, the NissanConnect infotainment system in the Altima comes loaded with powerful applications including Google Search. With the car’s GPS navigation system that’s synced with SiriusXM Traffic and Travel Link feeds, you get reliable directions to any destination.

The Camry’s Entune multimedia system offers traffic and weather updates by HD Radio but not SiriusXM. Nevertheless, both sedans provide direct access to music on SiriusXM Satellite Radio. The Altima’s Bose Premium Notes audio system blasts better acoustics than the Camry’s JBL GreenEdge sound system.

Are you ready to test drive the 2017 Nissan Altima? Then hurry over to our dealership today. After driving in this Nissan sedan, you should compare it with the Toyota Camry.

[1] All prices are Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). MSRP excludes destination and handling charges, tax, title, license, and options. Dealer sets actual price.

[2] 2017 EPA fuel economy estimate 27 city / 39 highway. Actual mileage may vary with driving conditions – use for comparison only.