Close

Toyota Camry vs. Nissan Altima

Compare repair costs, reliability, and owner reviews

Toyota Camry

2016 Toyota Camry
$381
Annual Repair Cost
on average

Nissan Altima

2015 Nissan Altima
$461
Annual Repair Cost
on average

Overall Reliability Rating

Excellent

The Toyota Camry Reliability Rating is 4.5 out of 5.0, which ranks it 1st out of 24 for midsize cars. The average annual repair cost is $381 which means it has excellent ownership costs. The severity and frequency of repairs are lower than other vehicles, so the Camry is one of the more reliable vehicles on the road.

Excellent

The Nissan Altima Reliability Rating is 4.5 out of 5.0, which ranks it 9th out of 24 for midsize cars. The average annual repair cost is $461 which means it has lower than average ownership costs. The severity of repairs is average and the frequency of those issues is low, so major repairs are uncommon for the Altima.

Reliability Rating Breakdown

Cost
Average annual repairs total
$381
inexpensive
very expensive
$461
inexpensive
very expensive
Frequency
Average annual repair shop visits
0.3
not often
way too often
0.3
not often
way too often
Severity
Percentage of annual repairs that are urgent
9%
minor issues
major issues
11%
minor issues
major issues

Overall Car Ratings & Details

(273 Reviews)
(101 Reviews)
Rating Details
5 star
(42)
4 star
(131)
3 star
(70)
2 star
(18)
1 star
(4)

The Toyota Camry ranks highest in heating and ranks lowest in suspension.

Read more detailed reviews here.

“I've only had to paid for tires and scheduled maintenances since I've owned it! Very practical, with plenty of interior space and a large trunk, for a midsize car. One of the most reliable vihicles...”

Rating Details
5 star
(9)
4 star
(58)
3 star
(20)
2 star
(9)
1 star
(2)

The Nissan Altima ranks highest in drive train and ranks lowest in brakes.

Read more detailed reviews here.

“I have only had mine for a copule of months, but i believe that it is a decent car at a fair price. Plenty of standard options and the mileage is exceptional. The paint does seem to damage easily t...”

Vehicle Comparison Rundown

The Toyota Camry and the Nissan Altima are two of the perennially best-selling midsize sedans out there. They both have spacious trunks with folding back seats for load-through capability. Both of them get good fuel economy. The Camry is an all-new design for 2018, while the Altima was last refreshed in 2016.

The Altima does everything fairly well. It has extremely comfortable front seats, and comes standard with automatic headlights, as well as an AM/FM/CD audio system with a 5-inch color display that doubles as a rearview camera.

The current Camry has better infotainment technology. Its standard Entune 3.0 system includes a 7-inch touch-screen, AM/FM, MP3/WMA playback, GPS navigation app, USB port with iPod connectivity, hands-free phone, voice recognition and Bluetooth music streaming. The Camry also comes with the top suite of the Toyota Safety Sense system as standard equipment. This includes a precollision system with pedestrian detection, a lane departure alert with steering assist, automatic high beams and dynamic radar cruise control. No-cost maintenance is also standard.

These two sedans are close in most aspects, but the Camry wins on technology, safety and a fresh, new design.

×
Compare Vehicles
compared with