2019 Nissan Altima vs. 2019 Toyota Camry Comparison
2019 Nissan Altima
Starting Price: $24,645 | Price yours
Above Average: Plenty of standard safety features; sharp, aggressive looks; available all-wheel drive
Below Average: No available hybrid model; neither the sportiest nor most luxurious in the segment
Consensus: For 2019 the Nissan Altima has been redesigned, with a new look, sportier feel, two new engines, and available all-wheel drive. It has dropped the V6, however, in favor of a feisty 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder. It can feel a little strained on hills, but it’s got plenty of power for highway and city driving. Nissan continues to add and refine both its driver-assist and safety features, with the Altima earning 5 out of 5 stars from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
2019 Toyota Camry
Starting Price: $24,765 | Price yours
Above Average: Reliable; durable; great resale value; available V6; Hybrid models break the 50-mpg barrier
Consensus: The Camry was always the white bread model when it came to dynamics until its vastly improved 2018 remake, giving it better handling and steering. Its styling has improved as well, with lines that are sharper and sportier. All the other positives remain about the Camry, from its excellent suite of safety measures to its superb build quality and its rock-solid reliability. The Camry Hybrid is the only one in its class to top 50 mpg in combined driving. If you want either all-wheel drive or Android Auto connectivity, however, you’ll have to look elsewhere.
In the midsize sedan class, the king of the hill has always been the Toyota Camry. A best-seller for decades, it is the standard by which all other midsize sedans are measured. Each year Toyota improves it a bit, constantly refining it against all comers, and it was fully redesigned for 2018.
To remain competitive in this class, you need to bring your “A” game, and the 2019 Nissan Altima is a real contender. Redesigned this year, the Altima has a super sporty vibe and newly available all-wheel drive (which the Camry lacks). It also has some excellent driver-assist and safety features. However, its turbocharged 4-cylinder, which swaps in for a V6, could be a detriment. There are also more luxurious choices in this class.
Nearly identical starting prices; fuel mileage; base model power figures; warranty coverage; safety ratings.
Nissan Altima Advantages
Available all-wheel drive; sporty looks; best seats in the midsize sedan class; includes Android Auto
Toyota Camry Advantages
Hybrid option; V6 option; great resale value; stellar reputation for durability
While the new 2019 Altima comes awfully close, it just can’t unseat the king of midsize sedan sales. While the Camry does so many things so well, the Altima attempts to make its name by being the sporty one, but its V6 engine is now gone and there are others in this class that have an edge in the fun-to-drive department – including the Camry XSE. The Camry also offers a wider choice of powertrains, from a hybrid to a V6. The Altima does stand out a little more, with its chiseled good looks and great seats, and it’s the only one of these two that comes with all-wheel drive. But as an all-around sedan, the 2019 Camry takes this round.
|2019 Nissan Altima||2019 Toyota Camry|
|Engine||2.5-liter I4||2.5-liter I4|
|Horsepower||188 hp @ 6,000 rpm||203 hp @ 6,600 rpm|
|Torque||180 lb-ft @ 3,600 rpm||184 lb-ft @ 5,000 rpm|
|Transmission||Continuously variable||Automatic, 8-Spd|
|Fuel Economy||30 mpg (26 city, 38 hwy)||34 mpg (29 city, 41 hwy)|
|Also Available||2.0-liter I4, turbocharged;||3.5-liter V6, 2.5-liter I4 gas-electric hybrid|
|Warranty||3 years/36,000 miles||3 years/36,000 miles|
|NHTSA Overall Safety Rating||5 Stars||5 Stars|
|Max Seating Capacity||5||5|
|Wheelbase||111.2 inches||111.2 inches|
|Overall Length||192.9 inches||192.1 inches|
|Width||72.9 inches||72.4 inches|
|Height||56.7 inches||56.9 inches|
|Turning Diameter||n/a||37.4 feet|
|Headroom, Front||39.2 inches||38.3 inches|
|Headroom, Rear||36.9 inches||38.0 inches|
|Legroom, Front||44.1 inches||42.1 inches|
|Legroom, Rear||35.1 inches||38.0 inches|
|Shoulder Room, Front||58.2 inches||57.7 inches|
|Shoulder Room, Rear||57.1 inches||55.7 inches|
|EPA Passenger Volume||100.8 cu. ft.||100.4 cu. ft.|
|EPA Cargo Volume||15.4 cu. ft.||14.1 cu. ft.|