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Vehicle Comparisons:
2017 Nissan Altima vs 2017 Toyota Camry

2017 Nissan Altima (c)When you begin looking for your next sedan, a few of your vehicle must-haves will likely be fuel efficiency, interior comfort, and safety. Both the 2017 Nissan Altima and the 2017 Toyota Camry offer these qualities. However, which can give drivers in the Philadelphia, Lansdale, and Doylestown area more? In this comparison, our team at Montgomeryville Nissan will examine all these specs, features, and more. Soon, you’ll have no doubt which is the more well-rounded vehicle.

Altima Performance vs. Camry Performance

If you want low fuel consumption, the 2017 Nissan Altima is able to maintain 39 mpg highway and 27 mpg city.1 This is largely achieved by the 2.5L four-cylinder engine, which is optimized with the continuously variable valve timing control system (CVTCS). This system simplifies intake and exhausts to increase power and efficiency.

Some cars struggle with the idea that high fuel efficiency doesn’t have to compromise power. The engine in the Altima is backed by an Xtronic continuously variable transmission® (CVT), which allows it to produce 179 horsepower and 177 lb-ft of torque. So, even when saving on gas, you can drive fast.

While the 2017 Toyota Camry is also equipped with a 2.5L four-cylinder engine, it lacks many of the streamlined features found in the Altima, such as CVTCS and the CVT. For this reason, power is reduced to 178 hp and 170 lb-ft of torque. Mileage is also cut down to 33 mpg highway and 24 mpg city.

Nissan Altima Interior vs. Toyota Camry Interior

Between work commutes and weekend fun, many of us spend several hours a week in our car. If that’s the case for you, then you’re going to need something in which you can feel completely comfortable. Drivers of the Nissan Altima will be afforded 40 inches of headroom and 45 inches of legroom.

2017 Nissan Altima Technology(c)Several convenient technologies have also been added to increase comfort. With its keyless entry, you can hop into your vehicle and start the engine with just the push of a button. From here you can then turn to your car’s Advanced Drive-Assist Display® to check vehicle metrics and trip details.

The Camry shares some convenient features with the Altima, such as keyless entry. Unfortunately, it fails to go the extra mile—a recurring issue—and offer easy push-button start. Space is also downgraded  as drivers will only have 38.8 inches of headroom and 41.6 inches of legroom. With so little space, you may often feel cramped.

2017 Nissan Altima vs 2017 Toyota Camry: Safety

Technology is an important aspect of any vehicle safety suite. Not only does the Altima feature reliable technologies like vehicle dynamics control and a traction control system, it also provides active understeer control. This feature will automatically apply brakeforce to ensure your vehicle has optimum control at all times.

Outside of technology, the Altima is simply built to withstand impacts. Its body construction includes impact-absorbing front and rear crumple zones as well as hood buckling creases with safety stops and more. All these features will redistribute collision force away from the passenger cabin during accidents.

The Toyota Camry also includes a technology package comparable to what can be found in the Altima. However, when it comes to the sheer rigidity of its frame, it starts to fall short. It contains a unitized body and a couple structural reinforcements, but nothing as comprehensive as those in the Altima. For this reason, passengers may be more vulnerable to impacts.

Get the Efficiency You Need

Technology is important in a vehicle, and the 2017 Toyota Camry certainly offers plenty of it. However, in terms of efficiency and sheer safety, it offers little else. The 2017 Nissan Altima, on the other hand, is a remarkably well-rounded sedan that can match all your needs.

Drivers in the Philadelphia, Lansdale, and Doylestown area who want to get behind the wheel of this excellent vehicle can contact the team at Montgomeryville Nissan. We’d be happy to help you out. Contact us today for more information.



1 Fuel economy based on targeted 2017 EPA fuel economy estimates for 2017 Altima® – Targeted 2017 fuel economy estimates:

• 27 city MPG / 39 hwy MPG / 31 combined MPG for 2017 Altima 2.5, 2.5 S, 2.5 SV, 2.5 SL trims
• 26 city MPG / 37 hwy MPG / 30 combined MPG for 2017 Altima 2.5 SR trim (including Midnight Edition)
• 22 city MPG / 32 hwy MPG / 26 combined MPG for 2017 Altima 3.5 SR & 3.5 SL trims based on Nissan internal testing results, subject to EPA confirmation.

Actual mileage may vary with driving conditions – use for comparison only.