In comparing the 2021 Nissan Altima's and the 2021 Toyota Camry's specifications and ratings, the 2021 Nissan Altima has the advantage in the areas of typical lower range of pricing for used cars, and interior volume. The 2021 Toyota Camry has the advantage in the areas of reliability, resale value, overall quality score and base engine power. The 2021 Nissan Altima and 2021 Toyota Camry have the same fuel efficiency. Based on this comparison of the 2021 Nissan Altima's and the 2021 Toyota Camry's specifications and ratings, the 2021 Toyota Camry is a better car than the 2021 Nissan Altima.
2021 Nissan Altima vs. 2021 Toyota Camry Pricing
A used 2021 Nissan Altima ranges from $17,999 to $27,670 while a used 2021 Toyota Camry is priced between $20,876 to $32,995.
2021 Nissan Altima vs. 2021 Toyota Camry Resale/Retained Value
Looking at the 5-year depreciation rate for both models, the 2021 Nissan Altima loses 48.9 percent of its value and the 2021 Toyota Camry loses 40.7 percent of its value. This means the 2021 Toyota Camry retains 8.2 percentage points more of its value and has the advantage of higher resale value versus the 2021 Nissan Altima.
2021 Nissan Altima vs. 2021 Toyota Camry Quality Rating
The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Nissan Altima is 8.3 out of 10 while the Toyota Camry's quality rating is 9.0 out of 10. This results in the Nissan Altima being ranked 7 out of 13 Best Midsize Cars and the Toyota Camry being ranked 2 out of 13.
2021 Nissan Altima vs. 2021 Toyota Camry Reliability Rating
iSeeCars’ Reliability Rating for the Nissan Altima is 8.2 out of 10. For the Toyota Camry the reliability rating is 9.0 out of 10. This gives the Toyota Camry a slight advantage in reliability compared to the Nissan Altima.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the 2021 Nissan Altima’s base engine makes 182 horsepower, and the 2021 Toyota Camry base engine makes 203 horsepower. Both the Altima and the Camry are rated to deliver an average of 32 miles per gallon, with highway ranges of 632 and 616 miles respectively. Both models use regular unleaded.
Passenger Space Comparison
While both models are midsize cars, the 2021 Nissan Altima has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front head room, front shoulder room, front leg room, rear shoulder room, and cargo space. The 2021 Toyota Camry has the advantage in the areas of rear head room and rear leg room.
Safety Ratings Comparison
When comparing crash test ratings from NHTSA, both the 2021 Nissan Altima and the 2021 Toyota Camry have the same average safety rating of 5 out of 5 Stars.