Nissan Altima vs Toyota Camry: Which sedan should you choose?

Nissan Altima vs Toyota Camry: Which sedan should you choose?

Both the Nissan Altima and the Toyota Camry have been iconic sedans in the UAE market known for their quality performance backed with great sustainability. Both sedans are a preferred choice amongst urban daily commuters who want stylish and economical sedan that offers great luxury and comfort. 

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • Which sedan offers better fuel efficiency, the 2023 Nissan Altima or the 2023 Toyota Camry?

    The 2023 Toyota Camry generally offers better fuel efficiency compared to the 2023 Nissan Altima, making it a more economical choice.
  • Does the 2023 Nissan Altima have more advanced safety features than the 2023 Toyota Camry?

    Both models offer an array of advanced safety features, but the 2023 Nissan Altima's ProPILOT system offers unique autonomous driving capabilities, setting it apart.
  • The 2023 Nissan Altima, as well as the all-new 2023 Toyota Camry, are both available in the UAE market right now. Both sedans offer impressive packages with multiple trims available for both cars. The sedans offer a comprehensive package across a broad price range catering to the varying needs of UAE customers looking for a vehicle in the segment. 

    Nissan Altima

    In this blog, we will put these two key rivals- the 2023 Nissan Altima and the 2023 Toyota Camry head to head against each other. This detailed comparison will help you make the right choice if you want to buy any one of these sedans. So, let’s dive in. 

    2023 Nissan Altima vs 2023 Toyota Camry: Price 

    The 2023 Nissan Altima is available in the UAE market in a total of six variants which are: 

    S + Alloy Wheels, Sport + OPT, SV, SV + ProPILOT, SL, and SL Turbo. 

    Toyota Camry

    The 2023 Toyota Camry on the other hand comes in 2 trim levels with 2 variants in each of them, making it a total of 4 variants which are: 

    Trim 1: 2.5L Camry 2023

    Variants: 2.5L Camry 2023 S and 2.5L Camry 2023 SE.

    Trim 2: 3.5L Camry 2023

    Variants: 3.5L Camry 2023 40th Anniversary and 3.5L Camry 2023 Sport. 

    Here is a detailed variant-wise price list for the two rivals. 

    2023 Nissan Altima Variants

    Starting Price (AED)

    2023 Toyota Camry

    Variants

    Starting Price (AED)

    S + Alloy Wheels

    110,000

    2.5L Camry 2023 S

    101,900

    Sport + OPT

    119,250

    2.5L Camry 2023 SE

    111,900

    SV

    120,500

    3.5L Camry 2023 40th Anniversary

    133,900

    SV + ProPILOT

    129,500

    3.5L Camry 2023 Sport

    138,900

    SL

    136,000

       

    SL Turbo

    146,500

       

    The above table clearly points out that in terms of price, the Toyota Camry 2023 is a more affordable package than the 2023 Nissan Altima. For the base variant, the Toyota Camry 2023 is more affordable by AED 8,100 as compared to the base variant of the all-new Nissan Altima. For the top-spec variant as well, the 2023 Nissan Altima asks for AED 7,600 more than the 2023 Toyota Camry. 

    Toyota Camry

    2023 Nissan Altima vs 2023 Toyota Camry: Size

    In terms of dimensions, the 2023 Nissan Altima and the 2023 Toyota Camry measure almost the same. 

    First, let us check out the dimensions in this detailed table: 

    Dimensions

    2023 Nissan Altima

    2.5L Camry 2023

    3.5L Camry 2023

    Length (in mm)

    4900

    4885

    4905

    Width (in mm)

    1851.6

    1840

    1840

    Height (in mm)

    1440

    1445

    1445

    Wheelbase (in mm)

    2825

    2824

    2824

    That table shows us that both cars measure almost the same in all aspects, with the 2023 Nissan Altima having uniform dimensions for all variants, being 15 mm longer than the 2.5L trim of the 2023 Camry while being 5 mm shorter than the 3.5L trim. It is slightly wider by 11.6 mm while being 5 mm shorter and having a 1 mm longer wheelbase as compared to the 2023 Toyota Camry. 

    Nissan Altima

    2023 Nissan Altima vs 2023 Toyota Camry: Engine specifications

    Both the 2023 Nissan Altima and the 2023 Toyota Camry offer two engine options. The Nissan Altima gets 2.5L and 2.0L Turbo units powering the lot while the 2023 Camry gets 2.5L and 3.5L units powering two variants each, under the two different trims. Let us take a detailed look at the engine specifications of the two cars. 

    Specifications

    2023 Nissan Altima (SL, SV, SPORT, and S variants)

    2023 Nissan Altima (SL Turbo variant)

    2.5L Camry 2023

    3.5L Camry 2023

    Engine

    2.5-litre Direct Injection Gasoline (DOHC) 16-valve, 4-cylinder engine

    2-litre Variable Compression Turbo (VC Turbo) (DOHC) 16-valve, 4-cylinder engine 

    2.5-litre 4-Cylinder In-Line, 16-Valve DOHC, VVT-I (A25A-FKS)

    3.5-litre V6, 6-Cylinder, 24-Valve DOHC, VVT-I (2GR-FKS)

    Max Power (hp)

    188 at 6000 rpm

    248 at 5600 rpm

    204 at 6600 rpm

    298 at 6000 rpm

    Max Torque (Nm)

    244 at 3600 rpm

    370 at 4000 rpm

    243 at 4000-5000 rpm

    356 at 4700 rpm

    Transmission

    Continuous Variable Valve Timing Control System 

    Continuous Variable Valve Timing Control System 

    8-Speed AT 

    8-Speed AT

    Fuel Economy (kmpl)

    16.6-17.6 

    16.4

    17.9 

    14.2

    Toyota Camry

    Viewing that table, it can be said that the 2023 Toyota Camry clearly surpasses the 2023 Nissan Altima in terms of engine performance and power figures, both with the entry-level variant as well as the top-spec trims. However, the top-spec variant of the Altima offers better fuel economy figures and more torque as compared to the 3.5L Camry 2023. 

    2023 Nissan Altima vs 2023 Toyota Camry: Features

    Both these popular sedans from the two popular Japanese car makers offer a host of modern technologies and features that makes for a very enjoyable and convenient experience for the owners and anyone travelling inside the car.

    Here is a look into the key features offered by the top-spec trims of the sedans - 

    Toyota Camry

    Features

    2023 Nissan Altima

    2023 Toyota Camry

    Exterior

    19" Alloy Wheels

    Active grille shutters

    Intelligent Auto Headlights

    LED projector headlights with LED signature and High Beam Assist

    Daytime Running Lights

    Dual power outside mirrors with LED turn signal indicators

    Power sliding glass moonroof

    Dual chrome exhaust finishers

    18” Alloy Wheels

    LED headlamps with Auto Levelling

    LED Rear combination lamps

    Powered outside mirrors with LED turn signal indicators

    Powered Sunroof

    Dual exhaust

    Interior

    Nissan Connect 12.3-inch colour display with Navigation

    Android Auto

    Wireless Apple CarPlay

    Bose Premium Audio System with9 speakers 

    Leather Steering Wheel

    Leather Shift Knob

    Leather upholstery

    Dual-zone Air Conditioning

    Wireless Charger

    Power + Front one touch + Auto reverse + Timer

    Central door lock, power door lock + speed sensitive

    Remote keyless entry, lock/unlock trunk

    Remote Engine Starter

    Intelligent key with push engine start

    Intelligent Cruise Control

    7-inch TFT Multi-Information Display

    9-inch JBL Display Audio with ApplePlay, and Android Auto

    9 JBL Speakers

    Leather-Trimmed Steering Wheel Material

    Leather seats (Powered for driver and passenger)

    Dual-zone Air Conditioning

    Wireless Charger

    Remote Engine Start

    Smart keyless entry

    Central door lock, power door lock + speed sensitive

    Electric Power Steering 

    Auto-Dimming Rear View Mirror

    Lumbar Support (or driver and passenger)

    Powered Back Sun Shade

    Safety

    Parking brake, electric type

    SRS Airbag, frontal, driver & passenger

    Side & Curtain Airbag

    ABS + EBD

    Anti-theft device, immobiliser, alarm

    Vehicle dynamic control + hill start assist

    Parking Assist System

    Lane Departure Warning

    Blind Spot Warning

    Cross Traffic Alert

    Forward Collision Warning

    Pedestrian Forward Collision Warning

    Predictive Forward Collision Warning

    Forward Emergency Break

    Intelligent Emergency Braking

    Driver Attention Alert

    Lane Departure Prevention

    Tyre Pressure Monitoring System ProPILOT 

    Rear View Camera w/ Guided Line

    Daytime Running Lights

    Adaptive Cruise Control

    ISOFIX

    Side Airbags

    Brake Assist

    Curtain Airbags

    Dual Front Airbags

    Electric Parking Brake

    Start/Stop Push Button

    Anti-Lock Braking System

    Vehicle Stability Control 

    Tyre Pressure Warning System 

    Hill-Start Assist Control 

    Electronic Brake-Force Distribution 

    Lane Change Assist

    Lane Departure Alert

    Pre-Collision System

    Dynamic Radar Cruise Control System 

    Nissan Altima

    Verdict

    Both the 2023 Nissan Altima and the 2023 Toyota Camry bring impressive packages to the UAE market, catering to different preferences. The Altima stands out with its ProPILOT system and unique features, making it a compelling choice for those valuing advanced autonomous driving. On the other hand, the Camry offers better power and performance figures along with a competitive price point. Ultimately, the choice boils down to your priorities, whether it's cutting-edge technology or robust performance.

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