Both the 2020 Nissan Altima and Toyota Camry offer impressive gas mileage, which is important for carpooling, commuting and vacations. However, the Altima has a larger fuel tank at 16.2 gallons compared to 14.5 gallons with the Camry. This means fewer stops at the gas station. As the sedans move up in trims, the Altima leads on gas mileage at 29 MPG combined for the 2.0 Platinum while the Camry XSE V6 offers 26 MPG. The two sedans are also similar in size, but the Nissan has a slightly smaller turning radius, making it easier to maneuver in traffic and tight spaces. Both models include rear bench seats, but the Nissan utilizes the split-folding bench seat for more cargo space.
As mid-size sedans, the 2020 Nissan Altima and Toyota Camry provide ample space for a driver and four passengers. You can stretch out just a little more in the Altima with slightly more legroom and headroom in the front seat. The Nissan also comes in with almost 1-1/2 inches more shoulder room for the rear seat, which is important when you’re sitting close to someone. Bring along more stuff in the Altima with a maximum cargo volume of 15.4 cubic feet over the 14.1 cubic feet of the Camry. As the driver, you want to find the optimal position for those long drives. With the Altima, you have an eight-way power driver seat to help you get comfortable while the Camry starts out with a six-way manual seat. With the higher trims, you even get heated front seats for both sedans while the Altima includes memory seats for the driver to save your desired settings.
When it comes to providing a safe ride, the 2020 Nissan Altima and Toyota Camry deliver. Both include airbags, electronic stability control, brake assist, and other features as standard even on the base trim. The Nissan does offer parking assist as an available option on the lowest trim, which isn’t available on the Camry until higher levels. Both models include a panic alarm, but the Altima also has a keyless access system as standard for all trims.
Buyers today are interested in what kind of technology these sedans offer, and both the Nissan and Toyota are competitive in this area. They come with impressive audio systems for entertainment and available navigational assistance. The 2020 Nissan Altima includes the driver information center standard on all trims while it’s not available on the base trim of the Toyota Camry. While both models offer navigation assistance, it becomes standard with voice activation on the Altima at the higher-level trims.