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2018 Toyota Camry vs 2018 Nissan Altima

The midsize sedan category throngs with strong contenders. Drivers looking for practical interior space, maneuverable dimensions, and fuel-sipping sensibilities can find plenty of well-equipped models on the road today. In this 2018 Toyota Camry vs 2018 Nissan Altima comparison, we are pitting the all-new 2018 Toyota Camry against its perennial Nissan rival, which received minor feature enhancements this year.

Both of these midsize sedans offer attractive interior space and features. Trunk space in these models is just over 15 cubic feet for cargo, and both sedan seat five passengers. While the 2018 Toyota Camry has a slightly larger base Manufacturer's Starting Retail Price, it balanced that out by offering better mileage, more horsepower, and top-of-the-line driver assistance features. Check out the table below or keep reading for more details on how these two midsize models compare.

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2018 Toyota Camry vs 2018 Nissan Altima
$24,000 Starting MSRP $23,140
28/39 mpg Four-Cylinder Mileage (city/highway) 27/38 mpg
203 hp Base Horsepower 179 hp
Toyota Safety Sense® P Safety Nissan Intelligent Safety Shield

Trims and Engines of the 2018 Camry

The 2018 Toyota Camry is available in L, LE, SE, XSE, and XLE trim levels, while the 2018 Nissan Altima has 2.5 S, 2.5 SR, 2.5 SV, 2.5 SL and 3.5 SL models. Each model has a base 2.5-liter engine and an available 3.5-liter V-6 engine. However, the available engine power from each of these vehicles is remarkably different depending on the brand. The base 2018 Toyota Camry delivers 203 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque with its base powertrain while the Nissan midsize sedan offers just 179 horsepower and 177 pound-feet of torque. Even with its elite engine, the 2018 Nissan Altima falls far short of the output available with the Toyota. The Camry's V-6 offers 301 horsepower and 267 pound-feet of torque while the Altima tops out at 270 horsepower and 251 pound-feet of torque.

Drivers who are more interested in features than engine output can also find a lot to love in the sedans in this 2018 Toyota Camry vs 2018 Nissan Altima comparison. The all-new Camry comes standard with the Toyota Safety Sense® P suite of driver assistance safety features, which includes the Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection, Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist, Automatic High Beams, and Dynamic Radar Cruise Control. The 2018 Nissan Altima will come standard with forward collision warnings and automatic braking. Other Nissan Intelligent Safety Shield crash avoidance features will be available on select trims.

To learn more about this comparison, or to test drive the 2018 Toyota Camry in Nashville TN, contact a member of the Nashville Toyota North sales team today, or explore our inventory.

grille view of a red 2018 Toyota Camry with very shadowy lighting
side view of a red 2018 Toyota Camry in a really dark, stylistically lit warehouse
passenger dashboard area of the 2018 Toyota Camry
steering wheel, gauge cluster, and infotainment display of the 2018 Toyota Camry