Now in its 8th generation, the Toyota Camry has a long history of reliability that you can depend on. The Nissan Altima is newly redesigned for its 5th generation.
When it comes to starting prices, the field is just about even with the Camry L offering a slightly higher starting MSRP option. The 2019 Altima S starting MSRP is $24,000 and the Camry L starting MSRP is $24,095.
If you look closely, you’ll discover the Camry offers more value and better performance. In all engine comparisons, the Camry features better horsepower ratings. We will detail these differences in the section entitled “Performance” below.
Camry delivers competitive safety features using the latest technology. Toyota Safety Sense® P (TSS-P) comes standard on Camry. Nissan Altima S and SR do offer comparable active safety features, which we will detail in the safety section.
For information and technology lovers, Camry has available features that Altima does not offer, such as Connected Services by Toyota. You’ll learn more about this in the interior section.
ToyotaCare is a major advantage of the 2019 Camry. It includes a no-cost maintenance plan for 2 years or 25,000 miles, whichever comes first, and 24-hour roadside assistance for 2 years and unlimited miles. Nissan offers a similar no-cost roadside assistance package, but the maintenance plans (Gold Preferred, Silver Preferred, and Powertrain Preferred) are an extra cost — see Nissan dealer for details.
If you want a solid value, look no further than the Camry. According to Toyota's sales estimates for 2002-2018, the Camry is the best-selling standard midsize car for the 16th year in a row.
In this head to head comparison of the 2019 Toyota Camry and the 2019 Nissan Altima, we will take a look at the safety, performance, and interior features of these two cars. In the end, one car comes out ahead as a clear favorite.