Compare 2012 Nissan Altima vs 2012 Toyota Camry

2012 Nissan Altima
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4-Door Sedan I4 CVT 2.5
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan I4 CVT 2.5 23 32 $19,699 $20,550
4-Door Sedan I4 CVT 2.5 S 23 32 $21,290 $22,710
4-Door Sedan I4 CVT 2.5 SL 23 32 $21,290 $22,710
2-Door Coupe I4 Manual 2.5 S 23 31 $22,534 $24,040
2-Door Coupe I4 CVT 2.5 S 23 32 $23,096 $24,640
4-Door Sedan V6 CVT 3.5 SR 20 27 $23,697 $25,570
2-Door Coupe V6 CVT 3.5 SR 20 27 $26,842 $28,970
2-Door Coupe V6 Manual 3.5 SR 18 27 $28,904 $31,200
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4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic L (GS)
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic L 25 35 $20,181 $22,055
4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic LE 25 35 $20,679 $22,600
4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic SE 25 35 $21,129 $23,220
4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic XLE 25 35 $22,547 $24,775
4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic SE Sport Limited Edition 25 35 $23,767 $25,995
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic SE 21 30 $24,488 $26,910
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic XLE 21 30 $27,404 $30,115
Pricing
Invoice Price
$19,699
$20,181
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$20,550
$22,055
Monthly Payment Estimate
$343 / month
$368 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.6
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2012 Nissan Altima isn't as roomy as the newest mid-offerings, but as a coupe or as a sedan, it's one of the best-looking and most sporty mid-sizers. The redesigned 2012 Toyota Camry remains the most conservative-looking pick among mid-size sedans, but if you want comfort, value, and frugality above all else, it's probably just your style.
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Fuel Economy
City
23 mpg 25 mpg
Highway
32 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Midsize Car
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
52.5 54.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.7 58.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
100.7 102.7
Second Head Room (in)
36.8 38.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.5 56.6
Front Leg Room (in)
44.1 41.6
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
56.8 54.5
Second Leg Room (in)
35.8 38.9
Front Head Room (in)
40.6 38.8
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
61.0 62.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.4 6.1
Length, Overall (in)
190.7 189.2
Height, Overall (in)
58.0 57.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.0 62.0
Wheelbase (in)
109.3 109.3
Liftover Height (in)
27.6 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.7 71.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.3 15.4
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.5 x 0.4 11.1 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.7 x 1.0 11.7 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
20.0 17.0
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.2 16.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.1 36.7
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.83 3.2
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P215/60TR16 P205/65R16
Spare Tire Size
T135/90D16 - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/60TR16 P205/65R16
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 100
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3180 3190
Wheels
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
8.0 4.7
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
180 @ 3900 170 @ 4100
Engine Order Code
NA 2AR
Displacement
2.5L/- TBD - 2.5L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
175 @ 5600 178 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection EFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
32 35
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 25
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
27 28
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.42
Trans Type
1 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.71
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
1.78 4.15
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.90
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
5.79 3.63
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Continuously Variable Ratio Automatic w/Manual Shift
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.61
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.30
Summary
Vehicle Name
Nissan Altima Toyota Camry
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.86 0.95
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.68 0.63
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6 7
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.9 6.7
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating

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