Nissan Altima VS Toyota Camry

Nissan Altima vs Toyota Camry: Scottsdale Road Test

Pinnacle Nissan has pitted the 2015 Nissan Altima against the 2015 Toyota Camry in an effort to determine which vehicle comes out on top in terms of its performance, MSRP, MPG, features and more. Find out which one we believe is the winner by checking out the comparison charts below. Before you visit a Toyota dealer in Scottsdale or Phoenix to buy a Camry, make sure to fully review your other options, like the Nissan Altima, by getting the hard facts on each of these mid-size sedans.

Nissan Altima vs Toyota Camry: Powertrains, MSRP & MPG


2015 Nissan Altima

2015 Toyota Camry





2.5-liter four cylinder

2.5-liter four cylinder


Xtronic CVT

Six-speed automatic


182 @ 6,000 RPM

178 @ 6,000 RPM


180 @ 4,000 RPM

170 @ 4,100 RPM

City/Highway MPG

27/38 mpg

25/35 mpg

Taking a look at the table above paints a pretty clear picture of the Altima and Camry's performance characteristics. Both sedans are loaded with a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine, but the Altima features an Xtronic CVT transmission for smooth automatic shifting and greater fuel economy. According to EPA estimates, the 2015 Toyota Camry gives Phoenix and Scottsdale buyers two to three miles per gallon less than the Altima. While the Altima's MSRP is hundreds less than Camry, Pinnacle Nissan may also be able to offer you additional dealer discounts.

Nissan Altima Versus Toyota Camry Features Comparison

Features & Amenities

Nissan Altima

Toyota Camry

Remote Keyless Entry



Proximity Key


Not available

Trip Computer



Rear Reading Lights



Windshield Wipers

Variable intermittent

Variable intermittent

Vehicle Security System



Features are an important part of any vehicle purchase. They determine the level of comfort and technology included in the car, and as such, drivers should get as many as possible for the least amount of money. Toyota Camry buyers in Phoenix and Scottsdale might be surprised to learn that it does not come with convenient amenities like proximity key entry, rear reading lights, a standard security system and a few other standard features offered by the Nissan Altima. And remember, the Altima's entry-level trim is nearly 700 dollars less than Camry's.

Nissan Altima vs Toyota Camry Interior Specifications Comparison

Interior Specifications

Nissan Altima

Toyota Camry

Fuel Tank Capacity

18 gallons

17 gallons

Curb Weight

3,177 pounds

3,240 pounds

Exterior Length

191.5 inches

190.9 inches

Turning Radius

18.1 feet

18.3 feet

Front Legroom

45 inches

41.6 inches

Front Headroom

40 inches

38.8 inches

What goes on inside a car is very important; after all, it's where you spend all of your time behind the wheel! With the Altima, drivers get several extra inches of headroom and legroom in front, which allows the driver and front passenger more room and comfort. The Altima can also hold more fuel than the Toyota Camry, so owners in Scottsdale, AZ, will have less frequent stops at the gas station.

Before you run to a Toyota dealer in Scottsdale or Phoenix to buy a Toyota Camry, stop by Pinnacle Nissan and test drive an Altima. Its impressive looks, great fuel economy, low price and excellent features will make you think twice. To learn even more about Nissan's flagship mid-size sedan, read our 2015 Nissan Altima review.

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