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2017 Nissan Altima vs. 2017 Toyota Camry in Merrillville, IN

Altima vs Camry


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While there are several similarities between the 2017 Nissan Altima and 2017 Toyota Camry at first glance, one model delivers greater power, better fuel efficiency, contemporary design features, and more safety and technology features. Take a look at our side-by-side comparison of the new Altima and Camry to see which model offers more in several key categories.


For the purpose of our analysis, the 2017 Nissan Altima 2.5, starting at $22,500 MSRP, will be compared to the 2017 Toyota Camry LE, starting at $23,070.


2017 Nissan Altima vs. 2017 Toyota Camry: Performance & Efficiency


Both the 2017 Nissan Altima and 2017 Toyota Camry come with 2.5L engines, so their performance has to be similar, right? Wrong. The new Altima provides greater power and efficiency, and also offers Active Understeer Control for smoother cornering and ZF Sachs® shocks for a luxury car-like driving experience. The Toyota Camry doesn’t provide either feature.

2017 Nissan Altima Model 2017 Toyota Camry
2.5L 4-cylinder Engine 2.5L 4-cylinder
179 HP Horsepower 178 HP
177 lb.-ft. Torque 170 lb.-ft.
27 MPG city 39 MPG highway Fuel Efficiency 24 MPG city 33 MPG highway
CVT Transmission 6-speed automatic
    • The Altima is built with functional lines and an aerodynamic exterior that provides greater efficiency and an aggressive overall look
    • Dual chrome exhaust finishers add even more style to the 2017 Nissan Altima
    • Developed with an Advanced Drive-Assist® Display, the new Altima allows drivers to see metrics on a 4.3-in. LCD screen
    • Black accents add a touch of class to the interior of the 2017 Altima that the new Camry lacks

2017 Nissan Altima vs. 2017 Toyota Camry: Technology & Safety Features

Altima Safety

Which new sedan is more advanced when it comes to safety and technology? At the base level trim packages, the new Nissan Altima offers a lot more than a similarly priced and equipped Toyota Camry. Whether you’re looking to stay safe or connected during a daily drive, the new Altima is the preferred choice.

  • Vehicle Dynamic Control with a Traction Control System helps the new Altima avoid slippage
  • The Anti-lock Braking System with Electronic Brake Force Distribution gives the 2017 Nissan Altima greater stopping power
  • The Nissan Advanced Air Bag System turns the Altima into a cocoon of safety when the unforeseen occurs
  • An AM/FM/CD system with four speakers, steering wheel-mounted audio controls and streaming audio via Bluetooth® wireless technology comes standard with the Altima

With clear advantages in performance, fuel efficiency, design, and technology when compared to the 2017 Toyota Camry, the 2017 Nissan Altima is the obvious winner. Southlake Nissan in Merrillville, IN has over 25 new Altima models to take your daily commute to a higher level. Schedule a test drive at our Nissan dealership by calling (888) 862-0083 or through or by filling out our contact form, and get into a brand-new Altima today!

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