Compare 2009 Toyota Camry Hybrid vs 2008 Nissan Altima

2009 Toyota Camry Hybrid
2008 Nissan Altima
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4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 33 34 $23,796 $26,150
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4-Door Sedan I4 Manual 2.5
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan I4 Manual 2.5 23 32 $18,243 $18,620
4-Door Sedan I4 Manual ULEV 2.5 23 31 $18,243 $18,620
4-Door Sedan I4 Manual 2.5 S 23 32 $19,196 $20,470
4-Door Sedan I4 Manual ULEV 2.5 S 23 31 $19,196 $20,470
2-Door Coupe I4 Manual 2.5 S 23 32 $19,644 $20,950
2-Door Coupe I4 Manual ULEV 2.5 S 23 32 $19,644 $20,950
4-Door Sedan I4 CVT 2.5 S 23 32 $19,663 $20,970
4-Door Sedan I4 CVT 2.5 SL 23 32 $19,663 $20,970
4-Door Sedan I4 CVT ULEV 2.5 S 23 31 $19,663 $20,970
4-Door Sedan I4 CVT ULEV 2.5 SL 23 31 $19,663 $20,970
2-Door Coupe I4 CVT 2.5 S 23 31 $20,112 $21,450
2-Door Coupe I4 CVT ULEV 2.5 S 23 31 $20,112 $21,450
4-Door Sedan V6 Manual 3.5 SE 19 27 $22,681 $24,470
4-Door Sedan V6 CVT 3.5 SE 19 26 $23,142 $24,970
2-Door Coupe V6 Manual 3.5 SE 19 27 $23,495 $25,350
4-Door Sedan I4 eCVT Hybrid 35 33 $23,881 $25,480
2-Door Coupe V6 CVT 3.5 SE 19 26 $23,956 $25,850
4-Door Sedan V6 CVT 3.5 SL 19 26 $26,565 $28,670
Pricing
Invoice Price
$23,796
$18,243
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$26,150
$18,620
Monthly Payment Estimate
$436 / month
$310 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2009 Toyota Camry Hybrid melds the automaker's proven, hybrid system into America's bread-and-butter sedan. What's not to like? The 2008 Nissan Altima is a little sportier, though not less sensible.
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Fuel Economy
City
33 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
34 mpg 32 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Midsize
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
38.3 35.8
Front Head Room (in)
38.8 40.6
Second Hip Room (in)
53.9 52.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.8 55.7
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
37.8 36.8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.7 55.5
Front Leg Room (in)
41.6 44.1
Front Hip Room (in)
54.6 56.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
101.4 100.7
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
62.0 60.9
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.9 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
189.2 189.8
Height, Overall (in)
57.5 57.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.6 60.8
Wheelbase (in)
109.3 109.3
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 27.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.7 70.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
10.6 15.3
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.65 x - TBD - 11.7 x 1.02
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)
11.06 x - TBD - 11.5 x 0.35
Brake Type
Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.2 20.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - NA
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 16.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.1 36.1
Steering Type
Electric pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 2.83
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P215/60R16 P215/60R16
Spare Tire Size
Compact T135/90D16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/60R16 P215/60R16
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 150
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3680 3112
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 16 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 8.0
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 550
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
NA 110
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
147 @ 6000/105 @ 4500 175 @ 5600
Engine Type
Gas/Electric I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
- TBD - SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
138 @ 4400/199 @ 1500 180 @ 3900
Engine Order Code
NA QR25
Displacement
2.4L/144 2.5L/152
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
33 23
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
34 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
34 32
Transmission
Drivetrain
Front wheel drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.81
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.37
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.95
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.81
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.06
Trans Description Cont.
Continuously Variable Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.67
First Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 3.50
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.39
Trans Type
1 6
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Toyota Camry Hybrid Nissan Altima
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA 0.68
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/stabilizer bar w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
NA 0.86
Suspension Type - Rear
Dual-link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/stabilizer bar w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA NA
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson strut Independent Strut
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
9 -

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