2016 Nissan Altima vs 2016 Toyota Camry

Trying to choose a new vehicle can be a tough decision, especially with a segment as competitive as the mid-sized sedan class. For years, two of the leading mid-sized sedans on the market have been the Nissan Altima and Toyota Camry. Both vehicles are known for impressive performance without sacrificing efficiency, along with cutting-edge features and style elements. For 2016, both vehicles return to continue impressing drivers.

If we compare the 2016 Nissan Altima vs 2016 Toyota Camry, we can see a few similarities and some significant differences. The 2016 Altima has undergone a significant redesign for the new model year, with a completely new exterior and updated interior styling. The Camry, while a well-designed vehicle, has not had a significant update since 2012. Both vehicles offer nearly the same amount of interior space, but the Altima definitely has the edge if you're looking for the most modern and up-to-date design.

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2016 Nissan Altima 2.5 VS 2016 Toyota Camry LE
$22,500 Starting MSRP $24,070
2.5-liter, 4-cylinder Engine 2.5-liter, 4-cylinder
182 hp Horsepower 178 hp
27 city / 39 highway Fuel Economy (mpg) 25 city / 35 highway

The 2016 Nissan Altima is the Superior Mid-Sized Sedan

The design is not the only area where the 2016 Nissan Altima is superior to the 2016 Toyota Camry. Though the Altima and Camry both have a 2.5-liter, 4-cylinder engine, one has better stats. The Altima's 4-cylinder engine can achieve 182 horsepower while the Camry's 4-cylinder engine is slightly less powerful at 178 horsepower. Even with a little better power rating, the 2016 Altima also achieves better fuel economy ratings than the 2016 Camry. The Altima is rated for 27 city and 39 highway miles per gallon while the Camry is rated for 25 city and 35 highway miles per gallon.

The 2016 Nissan Altima has the NissanConnect infotainment system while the 2016 Toyota Camry has the Entune Audio infotainment system. Both are high-tech systems with their own strengths, so depending on your preference you may like one more than the other. We recommend checking out each system in person. When it comes to driver assistance features, the Altima makes this technology more accessible than the Camry. There are some driver assistance features standard on the Altima SV trim while the other available features are standard on higher trims. For the Camry, any available driver assistance features have to be added on at an additional cost.

Overall, the 2016 Nissan Altima has more to offer than the 2016 Toyota Camry. At a lower overall starting price, the Altima is also the better value. Of course, the best way to truly know which vehicle is the better fit for you would be to take these vehicles for a test drive. If you would like to learn more about the 2016 Nissan Altima, we recommend reaching out to our knowledgeable staff here at Glendale Nissan. Find out if the Altima is the right mid-sized sedan for you.

2016 Nissan Altima exterior styling
2016 Toyota Camry exterior styling
2016 Nissan Altima interior technology features
2016 Toyota Camry interior technology features

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