2017 Toyota Camry vs 2017 Nissan Altima

When it comes to driving a car, you tend to have certain expectations. Those expectations are certainly contingent on what kind of automobile you are driving, like understanding you may have better fuel efficiency inside of a sedan than you would in a pickup truck, for example. But there are other aspects of the driving experience that you have come to expect as well. Maybe it seems that we are spoiled, because certain components of vehicles that we take for granted now were not necessarily the norm back in the old days. That said, the automotive industry as a whole has advanced enough that what was once considered a luxury is now considered a necessity, and once we have it, we do not want to go back. Not every automaker may think on the same level, though.This brings us to a comparison of two popular midsize sedans and which one may be right for you. Let’s look at the 2017 Toyota Camry vs the 2017 Nissan Altima.

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2017 Toyota Camry vs 2017 Nissan Altima
2.5-Liter 4-Cylinder 6-Speed Automatic Base Engine & Transmission 2.5-Liter 4-Cylinder Xtronic CVT
15.4 Cubic Feet Maximum Cargo Space 15.4 Cubic Feet
178 HP Horsepower 179 HP
Standard in Base Model Cruise Control Not Available in Base Model

The 2017 Toyota Camry gets the necessary basic features right

What we were really alluding to up above was air conditioning. Air conditioning was perhaps once thought to be a luxurious characteristic of an automobile, but that is no longer the case. Let’s face it, the temperature can really climb in the summer, and you do not want to be stuck in a sweltering vehicle sweating up your shirt on the way to work. The 2017 Toyota Camry gives you air conditioning as a standard feature right away in the base model. The same cannot be said about the 2017 Nissan Altima. Toyota understands the consumer on a base level, and if the basic needs of the driver are not met, what’s the point?

From there, the vehicles are relatively comparable. They offer about the same amount of gusto under the hood, and exactly the same amount of maximum cargo space for all your family vacation needs. With the Camry, however, that family vacation can be a lot more comfortable with a refreshing blast of cooled air filling the interior.

People with their 2017 Toyota Camry models at the beach
red 2017 Toyota Camry wheel closeup
2017 Toyota Camry interior steering wheel and dashboard
woman loading flowers into back of 2017 Toyota Camry