The Nissan Altima VS the Toyota Camry - Albuquerque Road Test

The 2015 Nissan Altima vs. the 2014 Toyota Camry showdown is back. And while both sedans offer a reasonable price tag, peppy performance and a long list of standard amenities, only one stands out as the premier car and best buy for your dollar. Thanks to its unmatchable combination of superior power, mpg ratings and inimitable style, the 2015 Nissan Altima is our top choice in this very competitive segment. Before you rush to purchase a Toyota Camry in Albuquerque, consider the numbers below.

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The Nissan Altima VS the Toyota Camry in Albuquerque, NM

In our assessment of the Altima and Camry we'll cover three major areas of each vehicle: powertrains, features and interior specifications. Shoppers considering a 2014 Toyota Camry in Albuquerque might want to rethink that purchase after taking a look at the breakdown below. All comparisons are between the 2015 Nissan Altima 2.5 and 2014 Toyota Camry L, the entry-level trim for each model.

2015 Nissan Altima VS 2014Toyota Camry: Powertrains, MPG & MSRP


2015 Nissan Altima

2014 Toyota Camry





2.5-liter four cylinder

2.5-liter four cylinder


Xtronic CVT

Six-speed automatic


182 @ 6,000 RPM

178 @ 6,000 RPM


180 @ 4,000 RPM

170 @ 4,100 RPM

City/Highway MPG

27/38 mpg

25/35 mpg

With superior horsepower, torque, mpg (according to EPA estimates) and lower MSRP, the Nissan Altima clearly offers more in terms of overall power, fuel economy and value. The Toyota Camry features a standard six-speed automatic transmission, while the Altima features a state-of-the-art CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission) that provides smooth gear transitions and adds to the Altima's overall fuel-efficient profile.

2015 Nissan Altima & 2014 Toyota Camry Features Comparison

Features & Amenities

Nissan Altima

Toyota Camry

Remote Keyless Entry


Not available

Proximity Key


Not available

Trip Computer


Not available

Rear Reading Lights


Not available

Windshield Wipers

Variable intermittent

Fixed interval

Vehicle Security System



Albuquerque Toyota Camry shoppers should note that the Altima offers more standard equipment when comparing convenience features and amenities.

2015 Nissan Altima & 2014 Toyota Camry Interior Specifications Comparison

Interior Specifications

Nissan Altima

Toyota Camry

Fuel Tank Capacity

18 gallons

17 gallons

Curb Weight

3,177 pounds

3,185 pounds


191.5 inches

189.2 inches

Turning Radius

18.1 feet

18.3 feet

Front Legroom

45 inches

41.6 inches

Front Headroom

40 inches

38.8 inches

Step into a sedan that features more front headroom and legroom than the Camry, and more overall length. The Altima is slightly lighter and carries more onboard fuel for less frequent stops at the gas station.

The Nissan Altima is Albuquerque's top choice for a confident, capable and attractive mid-size sedan; the numbers speak for themselves. For more information on the Altima, visit Reliable Nissan, located in Albuquerque, NM, or start shopping online now for affordable rates on our entire line of Altima sedans.

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