Toyota Camry vs Nissan Altima

The 2019 Toyota Camry has been a popular choice for anyone looking for a new sedan. Drivers around Danvers, Peabody, and Salem have been enjoying the fuel-efficient, spacious, and tech-savvy midsize sedan that Toyota has crafted.

How does the Camry match up against other models in its class? At Ira Toyota of Danvers, we took a look at the Toyota Camry vs. Nissan Altima to find out.

Toyota Camry Nissan Altima
203 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque 188 horsepower and 180 lb-ft of torque
EPA-estimated 29 city/41 highway MPG EPA-estimated 28 city/39 highway MPG
38 inches of headroom 36.9 inches of headroom
38 inches of legroom 35.2 inches of legroom

Engine Performance of the 2019 Camry vs Altima

To start, we wanted to check out the power you’ll find under the hood of each of these sedans. The Toyota Camry is equipped with a 2.5L 4-cylinder engine that produces 203 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque.

The Altima has a 2.5L 4-cylinder engine as well, but this engine generates only 188 horsepower and 180 lb-ft of torque. The Nissan Altima will also get good gas mileage with an EPA-estimated 28 city/39 highway MPG. The Camry will do an even better job at conserving fuel with an EPA-estimated 29 city/41 highway MPG.1

There are also other engine options in both sedans to enhance the power output. The available 3.5L V6 engine in the 2019 Toyota Camry generates 301 horsepower and 267 lb-ft of torque. The Altima has the available 2.0L 4-cylinder turbo engine that delivers 236 horsepower and 267 lb-ft of torque.

Safety Technology

Both cars have technology that enhance your overall safety while navigating the roads by allowing the car to continuously sensor your surroundings, send you alerts, and help you avoid potential collisions. The difference is that the Camry comes standard with these features across all trim levels, while the Nissan Altima only has these technologies available in certain trim levels.

With each and every 2019 Camry, you’ll get the Toyota Safety Sense™ P. Within this system, the Camry will be able to detect when there’s a vehicle or pedestrian in front of you and slow down your car by applying emergency braking thanks to the Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection.

Lane Departure Alert can warn you when you start to drift outside of your lane and can even help get you back within the lines of the lane with Steering Assist. Other features within this system include Automatic High Beams and Dynamic Radar Cruise Control.

Room Inside the 2019 Toyota Camry vs 2019 Nissan Altima


These two sedans have a similar interior volume for passengers and will give you, the driver, plenty of room to comfortably situate yourself while behind the wheel. You can also have up to five people inside each of these sedans.

When the car is full, the back passengers in the 2019 Camry will enjoy a spacious ride as well with 38 inches of headroom and 38 inches of legroom. The rear seats of the 2019 Altima supply passengers with 36.9 inches of headroom and 35.2 inches of legroom.

There is also a good amount of space for cargo inside each of their trunks with over 15 cubic feet of volume found in both of them.

Interested in Finding Out More About the Toyota Camry?

The Toyota Camry vs. Nissan Altima comparison shows that both cars will provide you with a fun and practical driving experience. Trying to choose which model you want to drive around Danvers, Peabody, and Salem can come down to wanting a car with stronger performance, more room for your passengers, and extra standard safety features.

If that is the case, then the 2019 Toyota Camry might be the perfect car for you. Contact us today at Ira Toyota of Danvers to learn more about the Camry and to schedule a test drive of the sedan!

1 2019 EPA-estimated mileage. Actual mileage will vary.