Nissan is trying to compete with the more popular midsize sedans by loading the 2015 Altima with just a little more or everything: more power, more mileage, and more features. Visit Benton Nissan of Oxford, AL, not far from Anniston, and see just how little you pay for so much of everything in the Altima.
Toyota gave the Camry a facelift and a few improvements for 2015, but it is still very much a boring mainstream sedan for people looking for a transportation appliance.
Whether you go for the 4-cylinder or the optional V6, the Altima gives you a little more power than the comparable Camry. The Altima’s base 4 cylinder motor has 4 more horsepower than the Camry, and more importantly, 10 more lb-ft of torque at lower rpm, so you’ll feel it at every stop light and on ramp. In performance testing, the Camry is a half second slower to 60mph versus the Altima. The V6 versions are closer, but Altima still has 2hp more and 3 more lb-ft of torque and a lower rpm peak.
The Nissan Altima has a continuously variable transmission while the Camry still has a conventional 6 speed automatic. This allows the Nissan to get better fuel economy, and great performance too. In EPA testing, the 4 cylinder Altima gets 27 mpg beating the Camry by 2, and 38 highway, 3 better than the Camry. Move up to the V6 version and Altima still beats Camry by 1 mpg in both tests, with an EPA 22 city/32 highway.
The Nissan Altima has a slightly lower MSRP than the Toyota Camry, so it is surprising that it includes some additional standard features. Here are some of the things you’d have to pay extra for on the Camry:
If you add up the little advantage the 2015 Nissan Altima really looks like a great choice for a midsize family sedan. Take one for a test drive at Benton Nissan of Oxford, AL and you’ll really be sold by how much fun it is to drive.View Inventory