2019 Nissan Altima vs 2019 Toyota Camry comparison


Which car is better? 2019 Nisan Altima or 2019 Toyota Camry? Both cars are sweet but is one sweeter? Follow the comparison review below!

1. Introduction

The 2019 Toyota Camry and 2019 Nissan Altima are both very popular luxury sedans in Nigeria. These mid-sized sedans have been many Nigerians ‘first go to’ cars as new drivers or when going for a family sedan. Both vehicles share a lot of similarities and are close competitors along with alternative sedans such as the Honda Accord, making it sometimes difficult to choose between the two. The 2019 models of both vehicles have debuted the market with better features, spacious cabins and fully equipped gizmos. These cars are now fully redesigned to cause a stare, catch attention and at the same time be affordable for buyers all over the world and in Nigeria.

However, which of these cars has the edge on the other? This quick comparison review of the two cars will make you understand each better to choose better. 


The 2019 Nissan Altima vs the 2019 Toyota Camry; may the best sedan win!

1.1. Overview of 2019 Toyota Camry

It’s hard to find a Nigerian who doesn’t know about “The Muscle or Spider” as the older versions of the Camry are nicknamed in Nigeria. The Toyota Camry has always been Nigeria's number one reliable sedan. 2019 Toyota Camry model is redesigned to look more sporty with trims spanning L, LE, SE, XSE, and XLE to choose from. Just as per tradition, Toyota has also provided a hybrid version of this model for optional choice.


The  2019 model exemplifies all that is good about family favorite Toyota Camry

1.2. Overview of 2019 Nissan Altima

The Nissan Altima is another car model that has been in Nigeria for years and has equally provided durability and reliability over the years. The 2019 Nissan Altima, which is the sixth generation, was designed to fully provide more features and better engine performance. Coming in five trims like the Camry, users are given the privilege to upgrade from the base trim S, to the SR, SV, SL, and Platinum.


2019 Nissan Altima is a study in modernity and style

2. Exterior styling of 2019 Nissan Altima and 2019 Toyota Camry

No doubt these two re-modeled sedans have the same excellent exteriors which give each a more handsome and sporty look. The engineering teams for both cars did an excellent job in managing the curves, and edges and front look of the cars. The grilles especially give both an appealing & modern look. They parallel each other in the measurement of their exterior dimensions with very tiny differences. The alloy wheel of the Toyota Camry 2019 is 17 inches while the 2019 Nissan Altima added two inches to that, making it 19 inches.


The contending cars. Both are beauties that epitomize the family sedan

3. Price Comparison of 2019 Nissan Altima and 2019 Toyota Camry

Brand New prices of 2019 Toyota Camry and 2019 Nissan Altima
Model Toyota Camry Nissan Altima
Brand new 2019 (All Trims)

$24,765 - $35,630

(N7.6m - N10.9m)

$23,260 - $35,750

(N7.1m - N11m)

Foreign used prices of Toyota Camry and Nissan Altima
Model Toyota Camry Nissan Altima
Tokunbo used 2008-2012 N3.2 million - N4 million N1.5 million - N3 million
Tokunbo used 2013-2015 N5 million - N8.9 million N4 million - N5.5 million
Tokunbo used 2016-2017 N9 million - N16 million N9 million - N11 million
Nigeria used prices of Toyota Camry and Nissan Altima
Model Toyota Camry Nissan Altima
Nigeria used 2007-2010 N2 million - N2.5 million N1 million - N2 million
Nigeria used 2011-2013 N2.5 million - N3.7million N2 million - N3 million
Nigeria used 2014-2017 N4 million - N14 million N3 million - N6 million
Cost of clearing models
Model Toyota Camry 2010- 2012 Nissan Altima 2010-2013
Cost of clearing ₦1.2m - ₦1.4m ₦1.1m - ₦1.8m

4. Interior comparison of 2019 Nissan Altima and 2019 Toyota Camry

You should be expecting a spacious interior with the sporty exterior design, right? Well, there is not much disappointment here as the two cars present stylish interiors. However, the Altima has more space in its rear than the Camry while the 2019 Toyota Camry's interior has a more roomy cabin. Again, like we have come to expect in every car lineup, the trims of the cars come with different features; generally, no matter what trim, you will find standard features such as:

  • Touch screen (7-inches for Camry and 8-inches for Altima)
  • USB ports
  • Physical controls for climate control
  • Bluetooth
  • Wi-Fi hot spot
  • Apple Car Play
  • Push-button start
  • Voice recognition
  • Wireless device charging
  • Satellite radio
  • HD Radio,
  • A moon roof or panoramic glass roof,
  • An upgraded audio system,

While both cars are provided with Apple Car play for IPhone users, only 2019 Nissan Altima additionally features Android integration for its users; this Toyota oversight ight well hurt that automaker a lot due to many car users who are non-Apple phones users.


The cabins of both cars are elegant and plush. Is the Camry just a tiny bit plusher?

4.1. Seating comparison

Both sedans carry five seats for passengers that have standard fabric upholstery for base trims, upgrading to leather upholstery and heated front seats for higher trims. In addition, Camry also has a synthetic leather option in its trims. Even though the Altima has a fraction of more space in the rear than the Camry, the Camry still provides good comfort for both head and leg room just like the Altima.

4.2. Cargo Space Comparison

When it comes to the trunk space, the 2019 Nissan Altima is leading the 2019 Toyota Camry marginally. The cargo space of the Nissan Altima measures 15.4 cubic feet, which is about the average size of most midsize sedans, while the base trim of the Toyota Camry comes with a space of 14.1 cubic feet. Upgrading to higher trims for Camry, you will get a space of 1 cubic feet added to the base with rear seats that split-folds.


Seats-wise, both afford comfort, with slightly more room in the rear cabin of Nissan Altima

4.3. Warranty Comparison

Taking a cue from users reviews, these two cars have good average scores on reliability and they both come with a three-year/36,000-mile basic warranty and a five-year/60,000-mile powertrain warranty. If this is your top priority check, it will be a hard choice to make as they are close.

5. Safety Features of 2019 Toyota Camry and 2019 Nissan Altima

Please refer to this table for the comparison of Camry's and Altima's safety and security features!

Comparison of safety and security features
2019 Toyota Camry 2019 Nissan Altima

Electronic Stability Control (ESC)

·ABS And Driveline Traction Control

·Side Impact Beams

·Dual Stage Driver and Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags

·Toyota Safety Sense P

Lane Departure Alert (lda) Steering Assist Lane Keeping Assist and departure

Low Tire Pressure Warning

Dual Stage Driver and Passenger Front Airbags

Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags

Airbag Occupancy Sensor

Driver and Passenger Knee Airbag and Rear Side-Impact Airbag

Rear Child Safety Locks

Outboard Front Lap and Shoulder Safety Belts

Back-Up Camera

Electronic Stability Control (ESC)

ABS And Driveline Traction Control

Side Impact Beams

Dual Stage Driver and Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags

Intelligent Forward Collision Warning Tire Specific Low Tire Pressure Warning

Dual Stage Driver and Passenger Front Airbags

Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags

Airbag Occupancy Sensor

Driver and Passenger Knee Airbag and Rear Side-Impact Airbag

Rear Child Safety Locks

Outboard Front Lap and Shoulder Safety Belts

Rearview Monitor Back-Up Camera

Clearly, 2019 Toyota Camry boasts of more safety features than its counterpart - Nissan Altima 2019!

6. Fuel Economy and Performance comparison

While the Camry comes with an 8 speed automatic transmission, the base Camry comes with 203 horsepower from its 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine but the XSE trim gets an extra three horsepower. The higher trim is provided with a 301-horsepower 3.5-liter V6 engine with a torque of 267 at 4,700 Rpm, just like most of it rivals.

The 2019 Nissan Altima sedan comes with a standard 188-horsepower four-cylinder engine and an optional 248-horsepower turbocharged four-cylinder but a continuously variable automatic transmission for both unlike the Camry. The torque gives 178 at 3,600 Rpm.

On fuel economy, the two cars have a solid showing. Toyota Camry 2019 gives 29 mpg in the city, 41 mpg on the highway, and 34 combined while its Hybrid version gives 53 mpg on the highway. For Altima, it runs 28 mpg in the city, 39 mpg on the highway, and 32 when combined.


2019 Toyota Camry's V6 engine has an edge over the 2019 Nissan Altima's 4-cylinder counterpart, but in higher trims only

7. Toyota Camry 2019 vs Nissan Altima 2019 Pros and Cons summary

No car is ever lacking in the highs and lows; before you visit your dealer, here are the pros and cons of these two cars you should know. Included are few complaints made by other users:

2019 Toyota Camry 2019 Nissan Altima

- Good exterior

- Spacious exterior design

- More Roomy Interior

- Added hybrid version

- Great safety features

- Great engine provision

- Has more Fuel economy

- Good exterior design

- Great interior design

- Good engine

- Seating are comfortable

- Good ride.

- Fuel economy

Cons - No Android integration

- No Hybrid version

- The excess added alloy wheel is noisy.


Both very fine luxury sedans for the family, ticking most boxes

Which of these cars should you buy? As has been said earlier, the competition is real, but it would appear the Toyota Camry has a slight edge because of its Hybrid option and its safety features. However, the final choice is up to you.

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