Nissan vs. Toyota for Downers Grove, IL Drivers

Nissan vs. Toyota


Both Nissan and Toyota construct high-quality, safe, and reliable vehicles for customers in the Downers Grove, IL area. While both Japanese manufacturers are neck-and-neck in providing stellar driving experiences with their suit of safety systems, spirited engines, and warranty protection plans, which is the better manufacturer between the two? After learning the answer with the information that follows, explore our car reviews to discover a car, truck, or SUV at Bill Kay Nissan that meets your needs.


Nissan vs. Toyota: Safety Technologies

Toyota and Nissan have similar safety technologies equipped on their models; however, Nissan provides a safety system that is unavailable with Toyota cars, trucks, and SUVs: drowsiness detection technology. Driver Attention Alert detects your steering pattern and alerts you visually and audibly if unusual steering is detected. Additional available drivers assistance features found on new Nissan vehicles include the following:


  • Predictive Forward Collision Warning
  • Forward Emergency Braking
  • Blind Spot Warning
  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert
  • RearView Monitor
  • Around View Monitor
  • Intelligent Cruise Control
  • Moving Object Detection
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • Parking Sonars
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Nissan vs. Toyota: Performance

The Altima and Camry are Nissan and Toyotas best selling sedans, respectively. The Nissan Altima has a more comfortable driving experience because its more agile than the 2017 Camry thanks to its precise handling. The Altima also produces more horsepower than the 2017 Camry, regardless of whether you compare their standard I4 or V6 engines. Makes sense since Nissan has a reputation for creating sporty driving experiences, while Toyota is simply known for comfort. Need more proof? Lets compare their performance vehicles. Check out their engine specs below and see how, once again, Nissan cars are superior to Toyota cars.  


2017 Nissan Roadster


2017 Toyota 86

3.7L V6


2.0L Flat-4

332 HP @ 7,000 RPM


205 HP @ 7,000 RPM

270 lb.-ft. @ 5,200 RPM


156 lb.-ft. @ 6,400 RPM


Nissan vs. Toyota: Warranties

Both Japanese brands provide warranties with similar parameters to help offset the cost of repairs. New vehicle warranties included with Nissan models include:


Limited Bumper-to-Bumper: 36-months/ 36,000-miles

Corrosion: 60-months/ unlimited-miles

Powertrain Coverage: 60-months/ 60,000-miles

Genuine Nissan Replacement Parts: 12-months/ 12,000 miles

Genuine Nissan Replacement Battery: 24-months

Roadside Assistance: 36-months/ 36,000-miles


Though the warranties of the two brands are similar, Nissan vehicles are a better value than Toyota vehicles. For example, the 2017 Murano costs less than the 2017 Highlander, plus its True Cost to Own estimate is less. What does this mean? After depreciation, taxes and fees, fuel costs, insurance, maintenance, and repairs are taken into consideration, you will spend $2,197 less out of pocket over the course of five years while you own the Nissan Murano, compared to owning the Toyota Highlander.


Finance & Lease Options at Bill Kay Nissan

Our Nissan dealership in Downers Grove, IL has two options to help the MSRP of Nissan cars, pickup trucks, and SUVs fit into our customers budget. You can finance or lease a new vehicle, while using new vehicle specials to benefit from savings. To learn about your payment plan options or get answers to your inquiries, contact the team at Bill Kay Nissan in Downers Grove, IL! Reach out via our contact form or by calling (630) 969-3200.