2017 Nissan Altima vs. Its Competition

2017 Nissan Altima
Andrew Ganz Andrew Ganz Senior Editor

It's impossible to talk about the Nissan Altima without mentioning the Honda Accord and Toyota Camry, all three of which are always at the top of the sales charts.

The Altima and Camry are both two of the segment's older designs, but they've held up well.

The Altima's interior is more polished, but the Camry is, surprisingly, better to drive.

The Accord, however, is more popular with consumers (and not the fleet buyers coveted by so many midsize sedan manufacturers), and it's easy to see why.

But don't discount Detroit's beauty queens, the Ford Fusion and the Chevrolet Malibu.

While the Ford is starting to show its age, it is maturing gracefully.

The Malibu came out of nowhere with a fresh redesign and impressive powertrains.

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The 2017 Nissan Altima remains a fine mainstream choice, but rivals with newer designs offer far more technology.
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The 2017 Chevrolet Malibu is a solid mid-sizer in the segment, punctuated by good, efficient powertrains, and a quiet ride.
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The 2017 Ford Fusion blends enduring good looks, a wide variety of powertrains, impressive interior space and comfort along with all the latest electronic safety systems and a few design upgrades.
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The 2017 Hyundai Sonata is a strong family-sedan value, with inconspicuous looks hiding top-notch safety and fuel economy.
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The 2017 Toyota Camry is a comfortable commuter without much pretension; a very good appliance for car buyers who prefer substance over style.
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Gas Mileage    
22 MPG City / 39 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 43 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 41 MPG Hwy21 MPG City / 45 MPG Hwy21 MPG City / 38 MPG Hwy
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Regular Unleaded I-4Turbocharged Gas I4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4
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Passenger Capacity    
55555
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