Toyota Camry vs. Nissan Altima

2021 Toyota Camry vs. 2021 Nissan Altima

$24,970 MSRP*

Starting Price

$24,350 MSRP

Trim Levels

2.5L Dynamic Force Engine

Base Engine

2.5L Direct Injection Engine


38.3 inches


39.2 inches
15.1 cubic feet

Cargo Space

15.4 cubic feet

A new mid-size sedan should offer you an efficient performance and an accessible interior for your daily Cleveland commute, but you may be stuck between options such as the 2021 Toyota Camry and Nissan Altima. Each delivers its own distinct performance specs and cabin design to enhance your driving experience, but only one offers a wider range of options so you can find the perfect fit. See which new model suits you best with our breakdown of the 2021 Toyota Camry vs. Nissan Altima, and then shop for your next car at Metro Toyota!

Altima vs. Camry: Starting Price and Trims

In terms of starting price, Parma-area customers will find the starting price of the Camry lineup, which is $24,970 MSRP*, is higher than the base trim of the Altima, which starts at $24,350 MSRP. Despite the higher price of the Camry, you’ll automatically enjoy enhanced performance and features without stretching your budget on higher Altima trims. Plus, you’ll have more choices among the Camry lineup with 12 different trim levels compared to the Nissan Altima, which only comes in five trims.

Altima vs. Camry: Performance

As you take the Toyota Camry and the Nissan Altima out on Parma roads, you’ll be backed by similar engine configurations, however, they are each paired with different transmission options. Each comes with the same fuel economy rating, but the Toyota Camry offers a bit more engine power and provides customers with several hybrid options to save even more during their commute. See the performance specs for each car below:

2021 Toyota Camry

  • 2.5L Dynamic Force Engine
  • 8-speed automatic transmission
  • 203 hp
  • 184 lb-ft of torque
  • 28 city/39 highway mpg**

2021 Nissan Altima

  • 2.5L direct injection engine
  • Xtronic CVT®
  • 188 hp
  • 180 lb-ft of torque
  • 28 city/39 highway mpg

Altima vs. Camry: Interior Dimensions

Both the Nissan Altima and Toyota Camry attempt to enhance your standard five-passenger cabin with more comfort and space. They offer nearly the same amount of trunk space with the but, you’ll enjoy better overall seating measurements in the Camry for relaxed comfort. Here’s a breakdown of the Toyota Camry vs. Nissan Altima interior specs below:

2021 Toyota Camry

  • Head room (front): 38.3 inches
  • Head room (rear): 38.0 inches
  • Leg room (front): 42.1 inches
  • Leg room (rear): 38.0 inches
  • Cargo space: 15.1 cubic feet

2021 Nissan Altima

  • Head room (front): 39.2 inches
  • Head room (rear): 36.9 inches
  • Leg room (front): 43.8 inches
  • Leg room (rear): 35.2 inches
  • Cargo space: 15.4 cubic feet

Bring Home a New Toyota Camry for Sale from Metro Toyota

Now that you’ve compared the 2021 Toyota Camry vs. Nissan Altima, experience the difference behind the wheel of your very own Toyota on Cleveland roads. Lease or finance a new Toyota Camry for sale at Metro Toyota, and save on your next purchase when you browse our inventory of new vehicle offers. Find more helpful Toyota comparisons, or speak with our sales team to get the car-buying process started. Contact us today for more information on the 2021 Altima vs. Camry, and set up a test drive at our Brook Park dealership!

*MSRP excludes the Delivery, Processing, and Handling Fee of $995 for Cars (Yaris HB, Yaris, Yaris iA, 86, Corolla, Corolla HB, Camry, Camry HV, Prius LB, Prius c, Prius Prime, Mirai, Avalon, Avalon HV, Supra), $1,175 for Small/Medium Trucks, SUVs and Van (C-HR, RAV4, RAV4 HV, Highlander, Highlander HV, 4Runner, Sienna, Tacoma), $1,365 for Large SUVs (Sequoia, Land Cruiser), and $1,595 for Large Truck (Tundra). (Historically, vehicle manufacturers and distributors have charged a separate fee for processing, handling and delivering vehicles to dealerships. Toyota’s charge for these services is called the “Delivery, Processing and Handling Fee” and is based on the value of the processing, handling and delivery services Toyota provides as well as Toyota’s overall pricing structure. Toyota may make a profit on the Delivery, Processing and Handling Fee.) Excludes taxes, license, title and available or regionally required equipment. The Delivery, Processing and Handling Fee in AL, AR, FL, GA, LA, MS, NC, OK, SC and TX will be higher. The published prices do not apply to Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Actual dealer price will vary.**EPA-Estimated Fuel Economy

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