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Compare the 2017.5 Nissan Altima vs 2017 Toyota Camry

2017 Nissan Altima vs 2017 Toyota Camry

Serving Columbia, TN, Franklin, and Spring Hill

If you're looking for a new car, one of the options on your plate is more than likely a midsize sedan. Midsize sedans are spacious, utility-friendly, and highly efficient. Two truly great options in the midsize sedan category are the 2017 Nissan Altima and the 2017 Toyota Camry. However, after comparing some very key specs, it will become abundantly clear than the 2017 Nissan Altima is a much better bang for your buck.

Price and Specs Comparison


2017.5 Nissan Altima 2.5 S

2017 Toyota Camry LE

Starting MSRP*



Fuel Economy (City/Hwy)**

27 / 39 mpg

24 / 33 mpg

Standard Engine




179 horsepower

178 horsepower



6-Speed Automatic

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The Over and Under

Both of these vehicles implement many impressive and innovative features. The 2017 Nissan Altima boasts superior fuel economy, an impressive engine, and a distinctive sense of style. It comes standardly equipped with many useful driver amenities and has consistently received high praise from its owners. The 2017 Altima comes in many trim styles and packages, each with different custom engine upgrades available. The Altima five main trim packages are the base, S, SR, SV, and SL. The 2017 Toyota Camry comes available in four different trim levels: LE, SE, XSE, and XLE.

Performance and Handling

The 2017 Nissan Altima is one of the most economical and fuel-efficient sedans in its class. Each of its trim styles can be combined with either a 2.5-liter four-cylinder or a 3.5-liter six-cylinder engine. Both engines provide above average amounts of horsepower and torque and are paired with a continuously variable transmission. The 2017 Altima has amazing MPG ratings and drivers love how quickly it can get up to speed on the highway. It's highly responsive to the touch of its driver and handles quite well. The 2017 Toyota Camry unfortunately falls short on fuel efficiency, horsepower, and torque on all of the same engine sizes as the Altima, making it much more inferior.

2017 Nissan Altima Interior

Interior and Comfort

Interior comfort and convenience are important factors to keep in mind when looking for a new vehicle. The 2017 Altima convenient and driver-friendly design is fantastic. Interior wise, this Altima outshines its competitors and has a very classy and refined feeling to it. The front seats in the cabin of this sedan are some of the best in its class. You won't ever have to worry about being uncomfortable on those long road trips again. The Altima rear seats provide plenty of head and leg room and all of the seats have elevated cushions for improved visibility. The 2017 models also offer improved insulation to help reduce highway noise. It's a stylish and comfortable sedan all the way around.


Safety is one of the most important aspects to consider in a vehicle. The 2017 Altima comes standardly equipped with antilock brakes, stability control, traction control, and full-length airbags. It has received good and superior ratings from IIHS and is definitely one of the safest midsize sedans on the road today.

Test Drive Today!

If you are still stuck, why not come to our Columbia, TN Nissan dealership and test drive the 2017 Altima for yourself? You can see its many impressive features firsthand to help you decide if it's right for you. Test driving not only gives you a good idea of how a vehicle really performs but can also give you a feel for how it will handle on the highway. At this dealership, our friendly and knowledgeable staff members are happy to answer any questions that you may have and help get you into the sedan that will best fit your daily driving needs. Helping our shoppers is our first priority.

*MSRP excludes destination, taxes, title and registration fees. Starting at price refers to the base model, optional equipment not included. A more expensive model may be shown. Pricing and offers may change at any time without notification. To get full pricing details, see your dealer.

**EPA estimated MPG may vary by transmission, trim and individual driving behavior.

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