2017 Toyota Camry vs. 2017 Nissan Altima

2017 Camry vs. 2017 Altima

One way to decide whether a vehicle is everything it claims to be is to see how it compares to the competition. That’s why Garber Fox Lake Toyota has done all of the heavy lifting and analyzed the performance, safety, and cabin features of the 2017 Toyota Camry and the 2017 Nissan Altima. These midsize sedans are similarly priced, but which one provides a better driving experience? Continue reading to learn more.

If you have any questions for the team at our Toyota dealership in Fox Lake, IL, would like to schedule a test drive, or discuss your auto finance options, give us a call at (847) 497-9094.


2017 Toyota Camry vs. 2017 Nissan Altima: Performance


Both the 2017 Toyota Camry and Nissan Altima provide refined driving experiences, but the Camry makes drivers feel more confident behind the wheel. Though it’s accurate, steering for the Altima feels sluggish. In contrast, the 2017 Camry offers tight vehicle control. The 2017 Altima is not available as a hybrid, but Garber Fox Lake Toyota has several Camry hybrids in stock. Check out engine specs for the 2017 Camry in the following table.


Engine 2.5L I4 3.5L V6 2.5L I4 Hybrid
Horsepower 178 HP @ 6,000 RPM 268 HP @ 6,200 RPM 200 net HP (149 kW)
Torque 170 lb.-ft. @ 4,100 RPM 248 lb.-ft. @ 4,700 RPM
MPG city/hwy 24/33 MPG 21/30 MPG 42/38 M
Transmission 6-speed ECT-i 6-speed ECT-i 6-speed ECT-i or ECVT


2017 Toyota Camry vs. 2017 Nissan Altima: Safety


Both the 2017 Toyota Camry and 2017 Nissan Altima made the IIHS’s Top Safety Pick+ list, but the 2017 Toyota Camry is equipped with more safety features to protect you and your passengers before, during, and after a collision. Available automatic emergency brakes, Lane Departure Alert, Blind Spot Monitor and more help prevent collisions, while the comprehensive 10-airbag system provides cushion from every angle. Additional safety features available on the new Toyota Camry include:


  • Rear Cross-Traffic Alert
  • Dynamic Radar Cruise Control
  • Start Safety SYSTEM™
    • Vehicle Stability Control
    • Traction Control
    • Anti-lock Brake System
    • Electronic Brake-force Distribution
    • Brake Assist
    • Smart Stop Technology
  • Safety Connect emergency assistance
Toyota Safety


2017 Toyota Camry vs. 2017 Nissan Altima: Interior Design & Technology


Functionality and spaciousness is what you’ll get in the 2017 Toyota Camry. In the Nissan Altima, you’ll just get spaciousness. 15.4 cu. ft. trunk isn’t enough space? Increase cargo volume by folding down the 60/40 split rear seats in the Camry. Speaking of seating, you and your passengers will be comfortable thanks to the available heated, power adjustable front seats and dual-zone climate control. Thanks to user-friendly knobs and buttons, finding and controlling interior features such as cabin temperature and music volume is a breeze. Additional available 2017 Toyota Camry interior features include:


  • 8-way power-adjustable driver’s seat with power lumbar support & 4-way power adjustable passenger’s seat
  • Entune™ Premium JBL® Audio with navigation infotainment system
  • Bluetooth® hands-free with voice command
  • Qi-compatible wireless smartphone charging
  • Fabric, leather, or SofTex®-trimmed seating
  • Large door pockets with six bottle holders, large glove box, deep console bin, & four cup holders
Multi Information Display


Finance or Lease a 2017 Toyota Camry


After all of our research, the 2017 Toyota Camry is leagues ahead of the 2017 Altima. The experienced team at Garber Fox Lake Toyota has all of the knowhow to get you behind the wheel of a 2017 Camry with a flexible payment plan. After you schedule a test drive with our Toyota dealership in Fox Lake, IL for a Camry from our new inventory, give our team of finance professionals a call at (847) 497-9094 to discuss your payment options, or go ahead and apply for financing online. We’ll get in touch with you shortly.