2017 Nissan Altima vs. 2017 Toyota Camry in Downers Grove, IL

Altima vs. Camry

If you are ready to upgrade your daily commute, the 2017 Nissan Altima and 2017 Toyota Camry are excellent mid-sized sedans to consider. Both will provide you with an enjoyable driving experience, creature comforts, and ample protection while youre in transit. Its difficult to decide which car has everything youre looking for in a roadside companion, so to help you out, the Nissan Altima and Toyota Camry are compared in the information that follows. By the time you reach the end, you will also reach a decision on the Altima or Camry.


If you have questions as you read on, give the product specialists at Bill Kay Nissan a call at (630) 969-3200.


Nissan Altima vs. Toyota Camry: Performance

The 2017 Nissan Altima and 2017 Toyota Camry both provide comfortable driving experiences, but for different reasons. The 2017 Nissan Altima is composed and agile, even when you make tight turns, because of its Active Understeer Control system, which applies the brake for the appropriate wheel allowing optimal steering. The 2017 Camry is great at absorbing bumps in the road thanks to its suspension system.


For the best fuel economy, go with the 2017 Altima. Its I4 gas engine is much less thirsty than the Camrys I4, getting three more MPG city and seven more MPG highway. Check out the Altimas engine specs in the table below, and then find a 2017 Nissan Altima equipped with your favorite engine in our new inventory.


2017 Nissan Altima

2.5L I4

3.5L V6

179 HP @ 6,000 RPM

270 HP @ 6,400 RPM

177 lb.-ft. @ 4,000 RPM

251 lb.-ft. @ 4,400 RPM

27 MPG city/ 39 MPG highway RPM

22 MPG city/ 32 MPG highway


Nissan Altima vs. Toyota Camry: Interior Technology

A keyless ignition is standard for each 2017 Altima trim package above the base trim, while the 2017 Toyota Camry reserves push-button start for higher trim packages with a V6 engine. If you are interested in higher trim packages, both the Nissan Altima and Toyota Camry are available with a premium sound system. Bose speakers upgrade your driving experience in the 2017 Altima and JBL speakers are included with the 2017 Camry.


Additional available 2017 Nissan Altima interior technology includes:

  • Bluetooth hands-free phone system and streaming audio
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • Remote engine start
  • Heated front seats and steering wheel
  • 8-way power adjustable drivers seat with power lumbar support

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Nissan Altima vs. Toyota Camry: Safety

The IIHS considers both the Nissan Altima and Toyota Camry worthy of their Top Safety Pick+ award when equipped with available forward collision mitigation systems. However, our team prefers the 2017 Nissan Altima because it has a more protective body structure in addition to driver assistance technology.


Available 2017 Nissan Altima safety features include:

  • Energy absorbing steering column, pipe-style steel side doors, and front and rear crumple zones
  • Forward Emergency Braking
  • Predictive Forward Collision Warning
  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert
  • Blind Spot Warning
  • Nissan Advanced Air Bag System

Nissan Safety

Now that you know how awesome the 2017 Nissan Altima is, learn more about it in detail by reading our car review.


Finance or Lease a 2017 Nissan Altima

Our Nissan dealership knows that applying for financing is the least favorite part of the car-shopping experience, but our team will make it as seamless as possible for you. Get pre-approved before you step foot into our dealership by completing our secure online application or browsing our incentives. If you have questions for the team at Bill Kay Nissan in Downers Grove, IL, dont hesitate to give our auto finance experts a call at (630) 969-3200.