Toyota Camry vs Nissan Altima

Midsize sedans are great for getting to work, running errands, or meeting up with friends for happy hour. You could do well with having the 2020 Camry or 2020 Altima for your excursions around Pensacola, FL, Fort Walton Beach, FL, or Daphne, AL. However, one vehicle may be a better fit for you than the other.

We’ll help you with that decision through this Toyota Camry vs. Nissan Altima comparison. Discover what these models have to offer and feel free to contact Bob Tyler Toyota if you have any questions.

2020 Camry vs 2020 Altima Performance Specs

Whether you decide on the Camry or Altima, you’ll have a vehicle that provides comfortable yet athletic rides around town. However, one car is slightly more powerful and efficient than the other.

The 2020 Toyota Camry offers two engines with impressive degrees of power:

  • 2.5L 4-cylinder: 203 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque
  • 3.5L V6: 301 horsepower and 267 lb-ft of torque

The 2020 Nissan Altima offers two engines as well. However, the more powerful 2.0L turbocharged 4-cylinder delivers just 248 horsepower and 273 lb-ft of torque.

You’ll have a more fuel-efficient ride with the Camry, too. With the standard 2.5L motor, the vehicle achieves an EPA-estimated 29 city/41 highway MPG.* If you frequently take longer trips, we recommend getting the hybrid with its EPA-estimated 51 city/53 highway MPG.*

Unfortunately, the Altima doesn’t offer a hybrid version. At its most efficient, you’ll have an EPA-estimated 28 city/39 highway MPG, which means you may have to make more stops to the gas station in this model vs. the Toyota one.

Safety Features in the Camry vs Altima

Safety is of the upmost importance in any vehicle, and Toyota and Nissan recognize this. That’s why they equip the 2020 Camry and 2020 Altima with a whole host of active safety features.

The Camry comes standard with Toyota Safety Sense™ P, a suite of driver-assisting technologies that includes the following features:

  • Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection
  • Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist
  • Automatic High Beams

With these features on your side, you’ll have help avoiding frontal collisions, staying in your lane, and seeing better at night.

The Altima has similar features to help keep riders safe. Unfortunately, none of them come standard.

Toyota vs Nissan Technologies

The features found inside the Toyota Camry and Nissan Altima can also help keep you connected and entertained at all times.

For example, they both come standard with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™. Plug your smartphone into either car’s USB port and you’ll be able to access your mobile apps right on their respective touchscreens.

Both cars also offer advanced navigation systems. The turn-by-turn directions will appear nicely on the display screen and they’ll come through clearly thanks to the 9-speaker sound systems available in both models.

In addition, the Camry comes standard with Wi-Fi Connect. Thanks to this feature, up to five devices can easily connect to the internet, no matter where you travel. Unfortunately, you won’t find this feature in any trim level of the Altima.

Which Midsize Sedan Is Right for You?

As you can see, the 2020 Toyota Camry has more to offer in terms of efficiency, safety, and technology. If you’re still deciding if it’s right for you, though, we recommend getting behind the wheel.

You can do so at our dealership near Pensacola, Florida, Fort Walton Beach, Florida, and Daphne, Alabama. So, don’t wait. Schedule a test drive at Bob Tyler Toyota today!



*2020 EPA-estimated 29 city/41 hwy/34 combined MPG for Camry L; 28 city/39 hwy/32 combined MPG for LE, SE, SE Nightshade; 27 city/38 hwy/31 combined MPG for XLE 4-Cylinder and XSE 4-Cylinder; 22 city/33 hwy/26 combined MPG for XLE V6; 22 city/32 hwy/26 combined MPG for XSE V6; 21 city/31 hwy/25 combined MPG for TRD; 51 city/53 hwy/52 combined MPG for Hybrid LE; and 44 city/47 hwy/46 combined MPG for Hybrid SE and Hybrid XLE. Actual mileage will vary.