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U.S. News is right when it reports that you can't go wrong with either of these midsized sedans and their “style, roomy interiors, powertrain choices or array of tech features.” But do you really want to settle on such an important choice? Maus Nissan of Crystal River breaks down why the clear winner in this race (pun intended!) is the Nissan Altima.

There are some similarities that might make this a tough decision for car buyers. Both models have the same 2.5L four cylinder engine, seat five people comfortably, come standard with a power-adjustable driver's seat and earned five star safety ratings from NHTSA. And according to Car and Driver, “they also share an almost identical price range across all models along with both scoring above average for their three-year, 36,000 mile basic warranty and larger, five-year, 60,000 mile option.”

But going with the car theme here, the pros of the Nissan Altima's performance really zoom ahead of the Toyota Camry in several ways. You can expect the Altima to see 28 mpg in the city and 39 on the highway while the Camry sees a couple points less. The Altima's continuously variable transmission (CVT) engine delivers a smoother drive compared to the Camry's eight-speed automatic transmission.

Inside, the Nissan Altima's interior is a clear frontrunner with its NASA-inspired Zero Gravity front seats, which U.S. News reviewers cited as being “among the most comfortable in the class.” Other memorable features include nearly 11 more cubic feets of cargo space than the Camry, a distinct cabin style and back doors that swing open up to almost 90 degrees. Car and Driver noted that the Camry's narrow back doors “make basic tasks like fitting a car seat much more challenging.” Buyers can also expect standard features like an infotainment system with a 8-inch touch screen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity and six speaker audio system to elevate anything from school pick-ups to road trips.

On the surface, both the Altima and Camry may seem like excellent sedans that share a lot of notable features but let's call an Altima an Altima! If you're ready to join the Maus Nissan family, give us a call at (352) 592-6287 or check out our online inventory today.

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