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2019 Toyota Camry Vs. 2019 Nissan Altima: Which One is Right for Me?

Posted at Fri, Feb 15, 2019 3:45 PM

This year’s midsize family sedan lineup is looking to be one of the most promising we’ve ever seen. At the forefront of this lineup you’re going to see two cars in particular that provide drivers with reliability, utility, and a surprising amount of style: The 2019 Toyota Camry and the 2019 Nissan Altima. So which one is the right car for you? We here at Westbury Toyota can’t tell you which one to pick, but what we can do is show you a comprehensive comparison of all relevant features between these two cars so you can clearly see which one offers you the most for your money. Keep reading to see which of these 2019 sedans come out ahead.

Recent Redesigns

Both the Camry and the Altima are boasting some sleek changes to their exterior, with the Altima’s being all new for 2019 and the Camry having undergone a full redesign in 2018. The end result for both cars is a sportier, sharper feel - something you don’t really look for in a family sedan! The Altima now boasts Nissan’s signature V grille in the front, and both cars now have a design with a floating C pillar. However, the Altima lacks the contrasting roof option of the Camry (XSE trim only). In short, the recent redesigns for both these cars have left them looking sleeker and sharper than ever before, with the Camry providing more flexibility and customization for drivers across all of Long Island.

The Basic Specs

The redesign for the Altima has led to some changes in the engine department and the Camry has a couple different engine options for drivers to choose from. We’ve outlined the basic specs for both of these sedans in the table below.

2019 Toyota Camry 2019 Nissan Altima
  • 2.5-liter l-4 engine capable of 203 horsepower (hp)
  • 3.5-liter V6 capable of 301 hp
  • 2.5-liter 4-cylinder capable of 188 hp
  • 2.0-liter 4-cylinder turbo capable of 248 hp
  • 32 miles per gallon (mpg) combined (4-cylinder)
  • 26 mpg combined (V6)
  • 46 - 52 mpg combined (Camry hybrid)
  • 32 mpg overall (4-cylinder)
  • 29 mpg overall (4-cylinder turbo)
  • Available in L, LE, SE, XSE trim levels
  • Hybrid LE, SE, XLE
  • Available in S, SR, and Platinum trim levels

These two cars are so close in spec comparison that it’s almost too close to call, but as you can see, the Toyota Camry edges out the Nissan Altima in power output. What’s more, as Chris O’Neill of Autotrader points out, the Camry has better mileage, particularly given the hybrid options. In addition, the Camry has more to offer in terms of trim levels across standard and hybrid bases.

Interior Aspects

Once again, both cars come very close to providing the same levels of comfort and convenience to drivers and passengers both, but only one has more to offer. The Camry gives everyone more head room and leg room, explains James Riswick of Autoblog, making it the ideal choice if you’re often doing longer commutes. The Camry’s cargo space ranges from 14 to 15 cubic feet (depending on trim level), while the Altima offers 15 cubic feet on every model.

In terms of infotainment and other technology features, there’s quite a bit to consider. While both sedans give drivers access to things like a 360-degree camera, a panoramic sunroof, a head’s up display, and heated seats, there’s also some things offered by the Camry that are nowhere to be seen in the Altima:

  • Paddle shifters
  • JBL premium audio system
  • Sport and eco modes

Which Sedan Is the Right One for Me?

Given that the two sedans are basically neck and neck in plenty of ways, choosing one to be your newest car is going to be a tough choice. Fortunately, we’ve taken the time to outline which car comes out ahead and as you’ve seen from our thorough comparison, that car is the 2019 Toyota Camry. If you’re interested in learning more about this year’s best family sedan, don’t hesitate to pay us a visit here at Westbury Toyota. We’d love to get you better acquainted with the newest Camry!

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