Drivers interested in a new midsize sedan have a lot of decisions to make. Different brands offer different levels of comfort, power, efficiency and value. When it’s time to upgrade your current vehicle, a new 2016 Toyota Camry or 2016 Nissan Altima could be exactly the model to suit your needs and budget.
The 2016 Nissan Altima line offers five trims: base, S, SR, SV and SL. A 2.5-litre 4-cylinder engine producing 182 horsepower is standard on every trim; a 3.5-litre V-6 with 270 horsepower is optional on the highest trim, SL. The 2016 Altima’s only available drivetrain is the Xtronic Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT). Exterior standard features include: 16-inch wheels, all-season tires, projector headlamps, fog lights, dual chrome exhaust tips, power mirrors and active grill shutters.
|2016 Toyota Camry||vs||2016 Nissan Altima|
|2.5L 4-cylinder||Engine||2.5L 4-cylinder|
|Automatic||Transmission||Xtronic Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT)|
Moving inside the 2016 Nissan Altima, you’ll find an “Advanced Drive-Assist” display, Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, air-conditioning, power locks and windows, remote keyless entry, push button ignition, remote trunk release, cruise control, a telescoping steering column, “Fine Vision” electroluminescent gauges, a lockable glove box, two 12-volt DC power outlets, a retained accessory power and battery saver, 60/40-split fold-down rear seatbacks, a CD player, four speakers and an anti-theft security system. The Altima seats five passengers and has an interior passenger volume of 2,885 litres, which is significantly smaller than the 2016 Toyota Camry.
Although the Altima’s CVT makes it more fuel efficient, that same drivetrain configuration could leave you uninspired behind the wheel with less responsive acceleration. If you prefer a more conventional feel, the 2016 Camry is certainly preferable. The Camry also offers plenty of advantages when it comes to standard equipment, like heated side mirrors, a cabin air filter, express-up front windows, a cargo net, a sliding front centre armrest and six speakers with speed-sensitive volume control. Inside the Camry, you’ll also find more room for you and your passengers to spread out, with 2,908 litres of interior volume. And while the Camry’s heavier weight may not enhance fuel efficiency, the midsize car’s heft makes it safer for any driver.
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