Originally introduced nearly four decades ago, the Toyota Camry has quickly climbed the ranks of its segment to become one of the most popular midsize sedans on the market. But the midsize sedan segment is rife with competition, so how does it really fare against some of its big time competitors? We thought we’d dive right in and figure it out by doing a little research, pitting the 2017 Toyota Camry vs 2017 Nissan Altima to discover exactly how the two vehicles differ.
For starters, the Altima is a bit newer than the Camry, considering it was just facelifted for the 2016 model year. But it was also originally introduced a little over a decade after the Camry, meaning it doesn’t have as much experience on the market as the frequent best-seller. But let’s dive into the details, and figure out exactly how these two sedan differ.
Taking a look at the table above, it becomes obvious that the two vehicles are extremely comparable to one another. In fact, the first two rows show that they’re nearly identical. Starting from the top, the Camry delivers 178 horsepower while the Altima delivers 179 HP. While that technically gives the Altima a leg up, one measly horsepower would hardly be noticeable if you were to drive the two vehicles back to back. The second row shows that the two sedans have the exact same sized trunks, as well.
But the final two rows show where the Camry has a distinct advantage: space for passengers. You and your friends or family will certainly feel more comfortable in the cabin of the Camry, as it delivers an extra 0.8 cubic feet of space to stretch out on. Plus, taller friends will have an easier time riding in the back seat thanks to an extra 2.8 inches. That might not sound like a lot, but it definitely means less knee pain for passengers in the back.
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