2016 Nissan Altima vs 2016 Toyota Camry

2016 Nissan Altima 2.5 2016 Toyota Camry LE
 Checkmark-image 18.0 gallons Fuel Capacity 17.0 gallons
 Checkmark-image27 / 39 mpg Fuel economy (city / hwy) * 25 / 35 mpg
 Checkmark-image 180 lb-ft. Torque 170 lb-ft.
 Checkmark-image 182 hp Horsepower 178 hp
 Checkmark-image Standard Anti-Theft Economy* Optional

2016 Nissan Altima vs 2016 Toyota Camry

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Midsize sedans are one of the most popular vehicles on the road. They are family friendly as well as affordable and fuel efficient. Sedans are known to be roomy and comfortable and many are even fun to drive. In today’s market, midsize sedans are a great value for the fuel efficiency and technology laden vehicles that are available. It’s not a surprise that they are one of the top selling vehicles in the industry.

Two vehicles in the midsize sedan category that are in hot competition with each other are the 2016 Nissan Altima and the 2016 Toyota Camry. They are both favorites in the 2016 midsize family sedan segment of the market. They both have similar engines and have been designed with sportier looks, but which one is the better choice for you? Here’s a side by side comparison of the Altima and Camry to help you discover which one best suits your driving needs.


Besides the safety feature in the NissanConnectSM3, the Nissan Altima also wins in other safety feature comparisons. Both the Nissan Altima and the Toyota Camry received five out of five stars in overall crash protection and side impact protection by the Federal Government. However, when it came to the frontal impact protection, the 2016 Altima did better than the 2016 Camry receiving a five star rating while the Camry only received four stars.

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Both the Altima and the Camry come standard with a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine but that’s where the comparison ends. The 2016 Altima’s engine is also paired with an advanced Xtronic continuously variable transmission (CVT) that allows the engine to gain impressive fuel economy of 27 city and 38 highway mpg according to In comparison, the Camry’s 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine is paired with an older six-speed automatic transmission which gives it just 25 city and 35 highway miles. The 2016 Nissan Altima engines provides 180 lb-ft of torque and 182 horsepower, while 2016 Camry engine provides only for 170 lb-ft of torque and 178 horsepower. The Nissan Altima does a better job transmitting power to its wheels due to the higher torque ratio that it has compared to the Toyota Camry.

The difference in fuel efficiency comes from the different transmissions. The Altima uses a fuel efficient CVT and they usually have a droning noise that will accompany a CVT but Altima has made an effort to decrease the dreaded droning with its d-step” logic that mimics stepped gears and they increased the insulation in the cabin. In comparison, the Toyota Camry uses the basic 6-speed transmission that everyone else uses which works well but it just doesn’t give you the fuel efficient that a CVT does. The 2016 Altima also offers a larger fuel tank, combined with its already superior fuel economy, means that you will have a lot fewer stops at the gas station than a Toyota Camry.


When it comes to technology, the 2016 Nissan Altima vs. the 2016 Toyota Camry are pretty comparable. They both have similar features such Toyota Camry’s Entune and the Nissan Altima’s NissanConnect offer Siri Eyes Free4 and SiriusXM®. They both come with a 7-inch screen although lower Toyota packages have only a 6.1 inch screen. There is a difference in the safety function of the NissanConnect 3 that Toyota’s Entune doesn’t have which is connecting you to a live agent when the air bags deploy or with the touch of a button.

Both the Nissan Altima and the Toyota Camry have the same trunk space at 15.4 cubic feet. The Altima is a little more creative with its design though creating a wider opening that is lower for easier access

As far as interiors, the Nissan Altima wins again. The 2016 Nissan Altima has an inch of additional headroom and nearly four more inches more legroom for front passengers than the Toyota’s Camry.

Stop by our Nissan dealership today to take the 2016 Nissan Altima for a test drive. You’ll find out for yourself why the 2016 Altima bests the Toyota Camry in the battle of mid-size sedans.

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