Compare 2008 Toyota Camry vs 2008 Nissan Altima

2008 Toyota Camry
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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
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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
Pricing
Invoice Price
$17,951
$20,112
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,620
$21,450
Monthly Payment Estimate
$327 / month
$358 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.6
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
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. The 2008 Nissan Altima is a little sportier, though not less sensible.
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Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Midsize
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
37.8 35.6
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.9 52.4
Front Leg Room (in)
41.7 42.5
Front Hip Room (in)
54.6 54.2
Second Leg Room (in)
38.3 34.4
Front Head Room (in)
38.8 39.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
101.4 89.7
Second Hip Room (in)
53.9 47.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.8 53.9
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
189.2 182.5
Height, Overall (in)
57.9 55.3
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.6 60.4
Wheelbase (in)
109.3 105.3
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 26.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.7 70.7
Track Width, Front (in)
62.0 60.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.5 - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.0 7.4
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 20.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.1 34.7
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.2 2.83
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - NA
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.0 16.2
Tires
Front Tire Size
P215/60R16 P215/60R16
Spare Tire Size
T155/70D17 T135/70D16
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)
100 150
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3307 3095
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 16 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 8.0
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 110
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 550
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
MPFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
161 @ 4000 180 @ 3900
Engine Order Code
NA QR25
Displacement
2.4L/144 2.5L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
158 @ 6000 175 @ 5600
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 23
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.39 5.80
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.98 NA
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Continuously Variable
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.94 2.35 - 0.39
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 NA
Trans Type
5 1
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.70 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.15 1.75
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.20 NA
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 2 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name
Toyota Camry Nissan Altima
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.95 0.86
Suspension Type - Rear
Dual-link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Independent Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.63 0.68
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - NA

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