Let’s Compare: 2017 Nissan Altima vs 2017 Toyota Camry

By Ryan Everson | November 1st, 2016

When it’s time to choose a smart commuter car, the current selection of mid-sized sedans is full of tantalizing options. The 2017 Nissan Altima and the 2017 Toyota Camry are top picks for safety, fuel efficiency and spiffy technology features. Let’s see how the competition stacks up.

What’s to love about the Nissan Altima?

For a sedan that will turn heads, choose the 2017 Nissan Altima. You’ll take on some real power with the available 2.5-liter V6 engine where you’ll get a whopping 182 horsepower and an estimated 27 mpg city and 39 on the highway. This drive will keep you on the edge of your seat.

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The interior is spacious enough to seat five adults comfortably and with all the connectivity, everyone can ride happy. Wi-Fi is available for up to seven devices at a time and the Impala will seamlessly connect to anyone’s playlist with Apple CarPlay or Android Auto.

Staying true to the Nissan standard, passenger comfort and ride quality are top priorities. The Altima boasts acoustic glass and additional deadening material to keep road noise outside for a ride that’s incredibly quiet. And the Altima aced the IIHS’ demanding tests and is rated as a Top Safety Pick+ making this ride exceptionally comfortable.

What’s to love about the Toyota Camry?

This convenient commuter has something for everyone without being flashy. Under the hood is a healthy 2.5-liter inline-4 cylinder that achieves 178 horsepower from just the base model. With two upgrades you’ll find either a potent 3.5-liter V-6 that earns 268 horsepower or a Hybrid battery-engine combo that garners a fantastic 200 horsepower and an astronomical 40 miles per gallon combined.

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In the cockpit, drivers and passengers alike have plenty to ensure a comfortable and entertaining ride. There are plenty of temperature controls to accommodate everyone and the base model comes with a 6.1-inch touchscreen audio and infotainment system with voice recognition and Bluetooth so you can make calls and change the music hands-free. And the available wireless charging station enables you to stay connected longer when you’re on the go.

Which model is the winner?

Between the 2017 Nissan Altima and the Toyota Camry, we vote for the Altima hands down. There’s more connectivity and stellar features that come with the base model but continue to improve as you add the upgrades. This model is great on gas and really packs a powerful punch where it counts. Between the two, The Nissan Altima is still the ultimate.