2020 Nissan Altima vs. Toyota Camry

2020 Nissan Altima vs. 2020 Toyota Camry: Head to Head Comparison

Are you currently in the market for a new sedan to invigorate your daily commute? Throughout your search, you’ve most likely come across the 2020 Nissan Altima and 2020 Toyota Camry, as they are two incredibly popular sedan options. To give you an overview of what these two vehicles have to offer, the product experts at Southlake Nissan in Merrillville, IN, put together this 2020 Nissan Altima versus 2020 Toyota Camry comparison guide, highlighting everything from on-road performance to safety amenities.

For this comparison, we’ll be taking a look at the base models of each sedan: the 2020 Nissan Altima S, starting at $24,300 MSRP, and the 2020 Toyota Camry L, starting at $24,425 MSRP.

If the new 2020 Nissan Altima has maintained your attention, be sure to check out our inventory of Nissan Altima’s for sale in Merrillville, IN. If you’re planning on leasing, take advantage of a Nissan Altima lease deal to ensure impressive savings. If you have any questions, please feel free to call our team at (219) 947-1600 or contact us online.

Exterior of a 2020 Nissan Altima

Nissan Altima vs. Toyota Camry
Power & Handling

You will find a 2.5L I4 engine under the hood of both the 2020 Nissan Altima S and Toyota Camry L. The Camry L produces a higher horsepower rating, but when it comes to torque and fuel economy, these sedans are pretty much identical. Choose from FWD or intelligent AWD on the Altima S. View the table below to compare engine and performance specs.

2020 Nissan Altima S


2020 Toyota Camry L

2.5L I4


2.5L I4

188 HP


203 HP

180 lb.-ft.


184 lb.-ft.


MPG (city/hwy)


2020 Nissan Altima interior

Nissan Altima vs. Toyota Camry

Make every ride more enjoyable with the advanced technology amenities of the 2020 Nissan Altima and Toyota Camry. The 2020 Altima S is equipped with a NissanConnect® 8-in. touchscreen display. The 2020 Camry L, on the other hand, has only a 7-in. touchscreen display. Additional tech features you will enjoy on the 2020 Nissan Altima S include:

  • Advanced Drive-Assist® display
  • Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ compatible
  • Siri® Eyes Free
  • Hands-free text messaging assistant
  • Bluetooth® hands-free phone system and streaming audio
  • AM/FM audio system with six speakers
  • Steering wheel-mounted audio controls
  • Speed-sensitive volume control
  • Auxiliary audio input jack
  • Two USB ports and two USB-C ports
  • SiriusXM® Satellite Radio
2020 Nissan Altima Interior

Nissan Altima vs. Toyota Camry

Although both sedans feature a refined, plush interior and a five passenger seating capacity, our experts prefer the refined cabin of the 2020 Nissan Altima S. Amenities include:

  • Eight-way power adjustable driver's seat
  • 60/40-split fold-down rear seatbacks
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Carbon fiber look interior trim
  • Air conditioning with in-cabin microfilter
  • Power windows with one-touch driver-side auto-up/down
  • Power door locks with auto-locking feature
  • Rear door alert
  • Nissan Intelligent Key® with push button ignition
  • Remote engine start system
  • Tilt and telescoping steering column
  • Variable intermittent speed-sensitive windshield wipers
  • Sun visors with illuminated vanity mirrors and extensions
  • Map lights and rear reading lights
2020 Nissan Altima turning a corner

Nissan Altima vs. Toyota Camry

The Altima S and Camry L share several safety features including a LATCH system and energy-absorbing steering column. That being said, our specialists recommend the safety amenities of the 2020 Nissan Altima S, which include:

  • RearView monitor
  • Intelligent forward collision warning
  • Automatic emergency braking
  • Nissan advanced airbag system
  • Vehicle dynamic control with traction control system
  • Active brake limited slip
  • Active ride control
  • Intelligent trace control
  • Hill start assist
  • Intelligent driver alertness
A red 2020 Nissan Altima

Nissan Altima vs. Toyota Camry

Make a statement with 16-in. steel wheels equipped on both the 2020 Altima S and Camry L. If you want to make a lasting impression, however, choose the bold and sporty 2020 Nissan Altima. Exterior features and design elements of the 2020 Nissan Altima S model include:

  • Active grille shutters
  • Intelligent auto headlights
  • Halogen projector headlights
  • Dual power outside mirrors
  • Chrome V-Motion grille
  • Chrome door handles
  • Body-color outside mirrors
  • Body-color rear diffuser
2020 Nissan Altima in red

Nissan Altima vs. Toyota Camry
Which Sedan Is Better for You?

Our experts recommend the new 2020 Nissan Altima! To gain insight into what each new Altima trim configuration brings to the table, take a look at our 2020 Nissan Altima trim comparison. Call Southlake Nissan in Merrillville, IN, at (219) 947-1600 with any questions or for more information.

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