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Why Buy the 2014 Nissan Altima over the Toyota Camry

This is the year the 2014 fifth generation Nissan Altima nudged the Toyota Camry out of their annual midsize sedan race. Earlier this year, we discussed the comparisons between the 2014 Nissan Altima and Toyota Camry. Okay, we at Montgomeryville Nissan might be a little prejudiced, but renowned car reviewers you trust agree with us:

Kelley Blue Book did not even include Toyota Camry in its “Ten Best Sedans Under $25,000” review for 2014. Its overall review rating of the Nissan Altima is 8.5. According to Kelley Blue Book:

If you like choice, the 2014 Nissan Altima delivers
a broad range of models, features and engines
including an available V6. Impressive fuel economy on the
4-cylinder model will likely win over most buyers, as will
the very affordable Navigation and Technology packages.

CarConnection.com, say that compared to the Toyota Camry, Nissan’s Altima is “all about comfort,” and gives the Toyota a TCC (The Car Connection) 7.8 (“caution”) rating. The 2014 Nissan Altima garnered an 8.2 TCC rating.


TCC likes the Nissan Altima’s better safety technology (Altima scored a top rating with Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and received a 5-out-of-5-star rating with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and its quieter, more comfortable ride. TCC also likes Nissan Altima’s:

  • Flowing exterior (Car and Driver says the Altima’s “curvaceous fender lines and oversize chrome-framed grille convey an upscale look.”)
  • Improved infotainment systems (The technology package is available for both the SV and the SL, as well as the NissanConnect™, a smartphone-integrated platform. The 2.5 S offers a touchscreen-based Display Audio package.)
  • Better fuel economy (38mpg vs. 21mpg city/25mpg hwy for the Toyota)

TCC says Toyota Camry “still feels like an appliance,” and “the base front seats need more support,” while the rear seat won’t fold flat.

Vehicle Comparison

When comparing cars, always check Edmunds.com. Edmunds reports the Altima “has a smartly tuned ride and handling,” and it “feels more focused and responsive, yet it doesn’t beat you up over bumps. That’s the sort of thing that stands out on a test drive.”

When we checked Car and Driver, the reviewer said all the Nissan Altima models have standard Bluetooth, NASA-inspired “zero gravity” front seats, and a handy Advanced Drive-Assist display in the center of the instrument panel.

Another safety feature is the Altima’s understeer control. Understeering is what happens when you accelerate going into a curve, enter too fast or apply too much brake in the corner, causing your car to lose traction and take the curve wider turn than you anticipated.

Vehicle Options

Altima options include navigation, blind-spot and lane-departure warnings, and moving-object detection. Available NissanConnect enables car-to-phone connectivity for hands-free text messaging and apps like Pandora.

Montgomeryville Nissan

Not only do we service what we sell, we are here to help you with any automotive problem. You can schedule an appointment or, if you know what you need, order parts at Montgomeryville Nissan online. We offer discounts for college students and active/retired military, too.

Contact us for information about new and pre-owned Nissans, or visit our showroom at 991 Bethlehem Pike in Montgomeryville. We are located south of Montgomeryville off Hwy. 309, and west of Horsham Road (Hwy. 463). Montgomeryville Nissan is open Mondays-Saturdays.

We are happy the economy is back on its feet, and we also understand many people suffered financially during the recession. No matter what your credit situation, we will work to help you get the financing you need at a price you can afford. Stop by and see the 2014 Nissan Altima in Philadelphia at Montgomeryville Nissan!