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05-19-14

2014 Nissan Altima 2.5 S vs. 2014 Toyota Camry LE

2014 Nissan Altima 2.5 S vs. 2014 Toyota Camry LE

 

When it comes down to mid-sized sedans, there are several options that will get the job done. But why not choose the car that will do the best job while providing the best value? The Toyota Camry may be thought of as the standard mid-size sedan, but the new 2014 Nissan Altima is making a name for itself as a better alternative when compared to the Camry.

The new 2014 Nissan Altima sports a sleeker design than its Toyota counterpart, and performs better than the Camry. See the table below:

 

Performance 2014 Nissan Altima 2.5 S 2014 Toyota Camry LE
Fuel economy - city (mpg) 27 25
Fuel economy - highway (mpg) 38 35
Fuel economy - combined (mpg) 30 29
Fuel tank (gal.) 18 17
Horsepower (hp) 182 @ 6,000RPM 178 @ 6,000RPM
Torque (lb.-ft.) 180 @ 4,000RPM 170 @ 4,100RPM

 

The new 2014 Nissan Altima outperforms the Toyota Camry in both horsepower and foot-pounds of torque, and manages to provide a higher gas mileage on the highway and in the city. But the 2014 Nissan Altima's benefits over the Toyota Camry don't end there. The Altima's amenities and features shine where the Toyota Camry falls short.

 

Interior 2014 Nissan Altima 2.5 S 2014 Toyota Camry LE
Proximity key Intelligent Key doors and ignition Not Available
Cargo tie downs Standard Not Available
Driver seat - recline Power Manual
Driver seat - height adjustment Power Manual
Driver seat - fore/aft Power Manual
Radio data system Standard Not Available
Rear reading lights Standard Optional
Low tire pressure warning Tire specific Standard
Vehicle Security System Standard Optional

While many features come standard on the 2014 Nissan Altima, several of these amenities are costly upgrades on the 2014 Toyota Camry, or aren't available at all. Nissan's Intelligent Key system and tire specific low tire pressure warning are not found on the Camry, and other key Altima amenities such as cargo tie downs and radio data system provide a feature-rich user experience. The 2014 Nissan Altima also provides more front head and legroom than the Toyota Camry.

All in all, the 2014 Nissan Altima edges out ahead of the Toyota Camry in both power and available features. The new Altima's superior gas mileage and overall performance make it a better purchase than the 2014 Toyota Camry.

Shop our entire Nissan Altima inventory in San Diego today to find the one that's right for you.

Sources: http://compare.nissanusa.com/nissan_compare/NNAComparator/Compare.jsp?clientID=273266&&next=model.compare_versions.compare_competitors.link&#params:main=competitorselect~acodes=XGC40NIC041B0,USC40TOC021I0~submenu=advantage


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