So you’ve ventured out to buy a new car and have narrowed it down to two of the hottest models on the market.
If you’re seeking a mid-size sedan with a price tag that’s reasonable, with plenty of room to move inside, good fuel-economy, and a diverse selection of features both standard and optional, the 2015 Nissan Altima and Toyota Camry are both excellent choices. But which one is right for you?
Let’s put these two vehicles head to head and see if we can make the decision process a bit easier for you.
The Nissan Altima has come a long way in just a few years. Its style is very sleek and fluid with some notable changes to the front end, including a trapezoidal grille as well as projector headlights and fog lights. While it won’t turn any heads out on the highway, the Altima can now hold its own in 2015 with the other top models in its class.
The 2015 Toyota Camry, on the other hand, has redesigned their latest edition from front to back. Only the roof remains unaltered. Toyota claims this is the “boldest Camry body ever,” but I guess that is up to the eye of the consumer.
Both of these sedans are about 6 ft. wide and 57.9 in. in height.
The Altima is just slightly longer in length, with the wheelbase the same on each measuring 9 ft. 1.3 in. (109.3 in.).
As you can imagine, the interior measurements are very similar, with the difference only being inches in some areas.
You get a bit more power with the 2015 Nissan Altima, though, coming in at 182 to 270 HP.
The 2015 Toyota Camry will give you 178 to 268 HP.
There is a 1 gallon difference in the fuel tanks, with the Altima’s slightly larger 18.0 gallons of capacity giving you an estimated 27/38 mpg(CTY/HWY).
Comparatively, the Camry has a 17.0 gallon tank capacity and gets about 25/35 mpg (CTY/HWY).
Although both give similar performance in fuel efficiency, it’s interesting to note that the Toyota Camry has a Hybrid version of their car that features a 200-hp hybrid 4-cylinder and provides 43 mpg city/39 mpg on the hwy.
The Altima does not offer a hybrid version of their model.
Trims And Pricing
The available trim levels and pricing for the 2015 Nissan Altima are:
● 2.5 4DR SEDAN- $22,300
● 2.5 S 4DR SEDAN- $22,560
● 2.5 SV 4DR SEDAN- $22,720
● 3.5 4DR SEDAN- $26,460
● 2.5 SL 4DR SEDAN- $28,150
● 3.5 SV 4DR SEDAN- $29,830
● 3.5 S 4DR SEDAN- $31,950
● 3.5 SL 4DR SEDAN- $32,350
Trim levels and pricing for the 2015 Toyota Camry are:
● 2.5 LE 4DR SEDAN- $22,970
● 2.5 SE 4DR SEDAN- $23,840
● 2.5 XLE 4DR SEDAN- $26,150
● 2.5 XSE 4DR SEDAN-$26,150
● 3.5 XLE V6 4DR SEDAN- $31,370
● 3.5 XSE V6 4DR SEDAN- $31,370
As you can expect from two close rivals, the 2015 Nissan Altima and the 2015 Toyota Camry are very alike in a lot of ways. When choosing between one or the other, you will have to use your own personal preferences to arrive at a final decision. The Toyota Camry has more to offer in terms of safety features, but the Altima’s luxury-like feel makes it an attractive choice as well.
No matter which way you go, you’ll end up with an excellent new vehicle!