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Compare 2008 Nissan Altima vs 2008 Toyota Camry

2008 Nissan Altima
2008 Toyota Camry
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2-Door Coupe I4 CVT 2.5 S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Altima 2-Door Coupe I4 CVT 2.5 S 23 31 $20,112 $21,450
Altima 2-Door Coupe I4 CVT 2.5 S ULEV 23 31 $20,112 $21,450
Altima 2-Door Coupe I4 Manual 2.5 S 23 32 $19,644 $20,950
Altima 2-Door Coupe I4 Manual 2.5 S ULEV 23 32 $19,644 $20,950
Altima 2-Door Coupe V6 CVT 3.5 SE 19 26 $23,956 $25,850
Altima 2-Door Coupe V6 Manual 3.5 SE 19 27 $23,495 $25,350
Altima 4-Door Sedan I4 CVT 2.5 S 23 32 $19,663 $20,970
Altima 4-Door Sedan I4 CVT 2.5 S ULEV 23 31 $19,663 $20,970
Altima 4-Door Sedan I4 CVT 2.5 SL 23 32 $19,663 $20,970
Altima 4-Door Sedan I4 CVT 2.5 SL ULEV 23 31 $19,663 $20,970
Altima 4-Door Sedan I4 Manual 2.5 23 32 $18,243 $18,620
Altima 4-Door Sedan I4 Manual 2.5 S 23 32 $19,196 $20,470
Altima 4-Door Sedan I4 Manual 2.5 S ULEV 23 31 $19,196 $20,470
Altima 4-Door Sedan I4 Manual 2.5 ULEV 23 31 $18,243 $18,620
Altima 4-Door Sedan I4 eCVT Hybrid 35 33 $23,881 $25,480
Altima 4-Door Sedan V6 CVT 3.5 SE 19 26 $23,142 $24,970
Altima 4-Door Sedan V6 CVT 3.5 SL 19 26 $26,565 $28,670
Altima 4-Door Sedan V6 Manual 3.5 SE 19 27 $22,681 $24,470
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4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Camry 4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic 21 31 $17,951 $19,620
Camry 4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic LE 21 31 $18,860 $21,075
Camry 4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic SE 21 31 $19,792 $22,240
Camry 4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic XLE 21 31 $22,250 $25,000
Camry 4-Door Sedan I4 Manual 21 31 $16,989 $18,570
Camry 4-Door Sedan I4 Manual LE 21 31 $17,921 $20,025
Camry 4-Door Sedan I4 Manual SE 21 31 $18,902 $21,240
Camry 4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic LE 19 28 $21,038 $23,640
Camry 4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic SE 19 28 $22,174 $24,915
Camry 4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic XLE 19 28 $25,026 $28,120
Camry Hybrid 4-Door Sedan 33 34 $22,680 $25,200
Camry Solara 2-Door Conv V6 Automatic SE 18 26 $24,968 $27,440
Camry Solara 2-Door Conv V6 Automatic SLE 18 26 $27,946 $30,710
Camry Solara 2-Door Conv V6 Automatic Sport 18 26 $27,036 $29,710
Camry Solara 2-Door Coupe I4 Automatic SE 21 31 $19,119 $21,010
Camry Solara 2-Door Coupe I4 Automatic SLE 21 31 $21,980 $24,155
Camry Solara 2-Door Coupe I4 Automatic Sport 21 31 $21,183 $23,280
Camry Solara 2-Door Coupe I4 Manual SE 22 31 $18,362 $20,180
Camry Solara 2-Door Coupe I4 Manual Sport 22 31 $20,429 $22,450
Camry Solara 2-Door Coupe V6 Automatic SE 18 27 $20,484 $22,510
Camry Solara 2-Door Coupe V6 Automatic SLE 18 27 $24,710 $27,155
Camry Solara 2-Door Coupe V6 Automatic Sport 18 27 $22,548 $24,780
Pricing
Invoice Price
$20,112
$17,951
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,450
$19,620
Monthly Payment Estimate
$358 / month
$327 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
7.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2008 Nissan Altima is a little sportier, though not less sensible. The 2008 Toyota Camry Solara has a creamy ride and a luxurious interior, but even a convertible top can't sharpen its dull handling and nondescript styling.
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Fuel Economy
City
23 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
35.6 37.8
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.4 56.9
Front Leg Room (in)
42.5 41.7
Front Hip Room (in)
54.2 54.6
Second Leg Room (in)
34.4 38.3
Front Head Room (in)
39.7 38.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
89.7 101.4
Second Hip Room (in)
47.6 53.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.9 57.8
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.5
Length, Overall (in)
182.5 189.2
Height, Overall (in)
55.3 57.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.4 61.6
Wheelbase (in)
105.3 109.3
Liftover Height (in)
26.2 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.7 71.7
Track Width, Front (in)
60.7 62.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
7.4 15.0
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 0.35 11.06 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Power 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 1.02 11.65 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
20.0 18.5
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.2 16.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.7 36.1
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.83 3.2
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
NA - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P215/60R16 P215/60R16
Spare Tire Size
T135/70D16 T155/70D17
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/60R16 P215/60R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 1000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 100
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3095 3307
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 17 x - 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 Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 16 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
8.0 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
550 - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
SMPI MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
180 @ 3900 161 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
QR25 NA
Displacement
2.5L/152 2.4L/144
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
175 @ 5600 158 @ 6000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 21
Transmission
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
1.75 3.15
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 2.20
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
5.80 3.39
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.98
Trans Description Cont.
Continuously Variable Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.35 - 0.39 3.94
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.41
Trans Type
1 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.70
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Coupe 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Nissan Altima Toyota Camry
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.86 0.95
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Dual-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.68 0.63
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA - TBD -

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