Compare 2008 Nissan Altima vs 2009 Toyota Camry

2008 Nissan Altima
2009 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 $18,678 $20,195
Camry 4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic LE 21 31 $19,593 $21,650
Camry 4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic SE 21 31 $20,533 $22,815
Camry 4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic XLE 21 31 $23,016 $25,575
Camry 4-Door Sedan I4 Manual 21 31 $17,707 $19,145
Camry 4-Door Sedan I4 Manual LE 21 31 $18,643 $20,600
Camry 4-Door Sedan I4 Manual SE 21 31 $19,633 $21,815
Camry 4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic LE 19 28 $21,793 $24,215
Camry 4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic SE 19 28 $22,939 $25,490
Camry 4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic XLE 19 28 $25,823 $28,695
Camry Hybrid 4-Door Sedan 33 34 $23,796 $26,150
Pricing
Invoice Price
$20,112
$18,678
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,450
$20,195
Monthly Payment Estimate
$358 / month
$337 / 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 2009 Toyota Camry Hybrid melds the automaker's proven, hybrid system into America's bread-and-butter sedan. What's not to like?
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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 Hip Room (in)
47.6 53.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.9 57.8
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
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
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P215/60R16 P215/60R16
Spare Tire Size
T135/70D16 - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/60R16 P215/60R16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 100
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
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 EFI
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 - City (MPG)
23 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 31
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- 25
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
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA - TBD -
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
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 7

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