2018 Toyota Camry

Starting Price: $24,565 | Price yours

Above Average: Tested reputation, comfort, standard driver assists

Below Average: Infotainment without Apple CarPlay/Android Auto support

Consensus: Still just as comfortable but with an added sense of style, safety and performance

 

2018 Nissan Altima | Price yours

Starting Price: $24,145

Above Average: Zero Gravity seats, good reliability and resale value

Below Average: Lack of hybrid or all-wheel drive option, powertrain, steering feel

Consensus: A well-equipped and reasonably priced family sedan with a slightly sporty side

 

Toyota introduced the all-new, eighth-generation Camry that brings with it 35 years’ worth of a reputation built on great reliability and resale value. It has a bold new look that matches the notion it is fun to drive and offers plenty of comfort for driver and passengers. With all the new additions to this year’s sedan, the one glaring exemption is Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are not supported in the infotainment system. The Nissan Altima has four available trims and the choice of two engines, one of those being a 270-horsepower V6. The Altima also has a solid reputation of reliability and value just like its Toyota counterpart. A sporty exterior makes this family-fit sedan even more appealing.

Toyota Camry Advantages

Hybrid engine, fuel efficiency, automatic transmission creates smooth handling and drivability

Nissan Altima Advantages

Infotainment that comes with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, comfort of Innovative Zero Gravity seats

Similarities

Available V6 engines that are hard to find in this segment, great reliability and resale values

Final Recommendations

Both will be a breeze to keep running with their respective reputations. The Camry has been a household name in the class, thanks to its rock-solid reputation for reliability and low cost to own figures, but may be behind the times when it comes to infotainment. The sportier Altima is due for an update, but offers a lot of value, plus plenty of comfort for families.

  2018 Toyota Camry 2018 Nissan Altima
Popular Powertrains    
Engine 2.5-liter I4 2.5-liter I4
Horsepower 203 hp @ 6,600 rpm 179 hp @ 6,000 rpm
Torque 184 lb-ft @ 5,000 rpm 177 lb-ft @ 4,000 rpm
Transmission Automatic, 8-speed Continuously Variable
Fuel Economy 34 mpg (29 city, 41 hwy) 31 mpg (27 city, 38 hwy)
Also Available 3.5-liter V6, hybrid 3.5-liter V6
Specs    
Warranty 3 years or 36,000 miles 3 years or 36,000 miles
NHTSA Overall Safety Rating 5 Stars 5 Stars
Max Seating Capacity 5 5
Wheelbase 111.2 inches 109.3 inches
Overall Length 192.1 inches 191.9 inches
Width 72.4 inches 72.0 inches
Height 56.9 inches 57.8 inches
Turning Diameter 37.4 feet 37.4 feet
Headroom, Front 38.3 inches 40.0 inches
Headroom, Rear 38.0 inches 37.1 inches
Legroom, Front 42.1 inches 45.0 inches
Legroom, Rear 38.0 inches 36.1 inches
Shoulder Room, Front 57.7 inches 56.4 inches
Shoulder Room, Rear 55.7 inches 56.4 inches
EPA Passenger Volume 100.4 cu. ft. 101.9 cu. ft.
EPA Cargo Volume 15.1 cu. ft. 15.4 cu. ft.
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