2016 Nissan Altima vs. the 2016 Toyota Camry

2016 Nissan Altima

2016 Nissan Altima

2016 Toyota Camry

2016 Toyota Camry

Sleek, sophisticated, and bold, the 2016 Nissan Altima has captivated drivers from Fort Wayne, Elkhart, and Goshen, who are smitten with the Altima’s striking exterior design, plush interior comfort, and range of available accessories. However, what really sets the Nissan apart are its engine power, safety devices, and technologies. To see just how distinctive this new Nissan Altima is, let’s just compare it to one of its arch-competitors: the 2016 Toyota Camry.

 

Power

Efficient power is the name of the game when it comes to the Altima. Not only does this mighty vehicle pack a serious punch, but it also presents drivers with some of the best fuel efficiency levels in today’s mid-size car market:

  • The 2016 Nissan Altima – The Altima comes equipped with two remarkable engines. On the one hand, lower-level trims provide a 2.5L DOHC 16-Valve 4-Cylinder engine that generates a solid 182 hp and 180 lb-ft of torque. On the other, upper-level trims run on a tremendous 3.5L DOHC 24-Valve V6 engine that pounds out 270 hp and 251 lb-ft of torque. But efficiency is the real draw here: the lower-level engine alone gets a truly rare 39 mpg on the highway.
  • The 2016 Toyota Camry – The 2016 Toyota Camry also offers two engines, but each is weaker than its Altima equivalent: the 2.5L 4-Cylinder DOHC 16-valve Dual VVT-i 6-speed automatic engine only gets 178 hp and 170 lb-ft of torque, while a 3.5L V6 DOHC 24-Valve Dual VVT-i engine generates 268 hp and realizes 248 lb-ft of torque. And there’s the problem of efficiency: the Camry only gets 35 mpg on the highway, regardless of engine type.

Safety

What’s more important than power? Probably only one thing: safety. And here, too, the Altima has the Camry beaten:

  • The 2016 Nissan Altima – The Altima offers an Advanced Air Bag System, standard in lower- and upper-level trims alike, but it also offers a Vehicle Dynamic Control with Traction Control System, a Blind Spot Warning System, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Predictive Forward Collision Warning, Forward Emergency Braking, and the list just goes on and on.
  • The 2016 Toyota Camry – The Camry offers a number of similar systems—Blind Spot Monitor, Lane Departure Warning, Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, a Pre-Collision System, and so on—but where most of the Altima’s devices are standard, the Camry provides many of these devices (the Pre-Collision System, for example) only as part of an optional package available in certain trims.

Technology

Finally, the Altima also beats the Camry when it comes to offering smart technologies, and especially powerful audio systems:

  • The 2016 Nissan Altima – For example, the Altima boasts an awesome Bose Premium Audio system, with either a 5-inch or a 7-inch color monitor, which allows passengers and the driver to select tracks, pump up (or down) the volume, and adjust the speakers (you’ll get up to 9 of them) with ease.
  • The 2016 Toyota Camry – The Camry, on the other hand, offers no Bose Audio system, but rather Entune, which may have comparable color monitors but certainly doesn’t give you the same music quality—or the same number of speakers.

Test Drive the Altima Today

We invite Fort Wayne, Elkhart, and Goshen drivers to test drive the 2016 Nissan Altima today. All you’ve got to do is pay us a visit at our Sorg Nissan dealership, located at 2845 North Detroit Street in Warsaw, contact us online, or give us a call at 574-267-5850. Discover for yourself why the 2016 Nissan Altima is turning so many heads!