2018 Toyota Camry vs. 2018 Nissan Altima

The Toyota Camry has reigned at the top of the midsize sedan segment of the automotive industry for quite some time. Just because the Camry has had this level of continuous success doesn’t mean that the other automakers aren’t trying to knock it off its perch. For the current model year, Toyota completely redesigned its sedan platform and those changes have just further widened the gap between the Camry and the rest of the class. A head-to-head comparison of the 2018 Toyota Camry vs. 2018 Nissan Altima will clearly illustrate why the Toyota model is so popular. Toyota engineers and designers have applied a bolder and more athletic exterior aesthetic that is obvious the second a potential buyer sets their eyes on the 2018 Camry. Customers can schedule a test drive at Colonial Toyota today by calling, 203-403-6890.

Even with all of the changes made to the exterior and powertrain options for the 2018 Toyota Camry, the midsize sedan continues its tradition of being among the most well-equipped vehicles available to buyers. Colonial Toyota customers will be able to choose among five different trim levels of the 2018 Camry: L, LE, SE, XSE and XLE. Each of those is able to offer a list of available equipment that at matches, if not surpasses what is equipped with the 2018 Nissan Altima. The most glaring difference comes with the suite of active safety systems universally equipped on every trim grade of the 2018 Camry. Toyota Safety Sense is a compilation of sensors that help drivers avoid potentially dangerous situations by letting customers know when a forward collision is imminent or if they are unintentionally drifting out of their lane.


2018 Toyota Camry


2018 Nissan Altima

2.5-L, 4-Cyl. Engine 2.5-L, 4-Cyl.
203/184 Horsepower/Torque 179/177
Eight-speed automatic Transmission CVT
28/39 Fuel Economy 27/38


Performance Specs

No comparison between the 2018 Toyota Camry and 2018 Nissan Altima would be complete without discussing the disparity in performance specs. The standard powertrain setup for the 2018 Camry is a naturally aspirated 2.5-liter, four-cylinder engine attached to an eight-speed automatic transmission. While the 2018 Altima also uses a 2.5-liter, four-cylinder engine and a continuously variable transmission, it cannot match the power output and efficiency of the Camry. The 2018 version of the Toyota sedan with the standard powertrain makes 203 horsepower and can record up to 28 miles per gallon in the city and 39 miles per gallon on the highway.



A left profile photo of the 2018 Toyota Camry.
A rear right quarter photo of the 2018 Camry.
A photo of the technology equipped in the 2018 Toyota Camry.
An interior photo of one of the interior options in the 2018 Camry.

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