Nissan took a good car and made it better. MUCH better! The 2014 Nissan Altima improvements include better safety technology, high-tech info/entertainment systems, and sleeker exterior styling, making it an excellent and highly competitive vehicle for mid-size sedan drivers.
But how does the 2014 Nissan Altima compare to another popular mid-size sedan, the Toyota Camry? The Car Connection says the Altima’s upgrades deliver a more comfortable interior and more attractive exterior. And that’s just the beginning
Nissan Altima’s roomier, spruced-up interior now offers a high-tech info/entertainment system and still seats 5 people. Bluetooth™, audio streaming, text-to-voice translation, and a CD player are now standard options. Drivers can access Google Maps on the driver’s display monitor. On the base models, the front seats have six adjustable options for the driver and four for the front-seat passenger. The back seats fold down to expand storage space. Toyota’s back seat does not fold down, so storage space is limited. Car Connection says Toyota Camry’s front seats need more support and that the car itself “still feels like an appliance.” Camry does not have Bluetooth, but offers BLU Logic™.
A glass sunroof is an available option for the Nissan Altima. Other options include a navigation system with a larger screen than the 2013 model, USB port, LED tail lights, heated rearview side mirrors, automatic headlights, Bose audio, satellite radio, dual-zone climate controls, and wide-view rearview camera.
Safety features have also been technologically upgraded, with rearview camera, lane-departure warning, and blind-spot monitors. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) recognized the Altima with its “Top Safety Pick” award and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) gave Nissan Altima a 5-star rating for its impressive crash-test performance. A panic alarm and vehicle security system is standard on the Nissan Altima; the panic alarm is not available on the Camry and a vehicle security system is an option.
Nissan upgraded to Sachs shock absorbers for a smoother ride. That, coupled with the new electrohydraulic steering, feels like you’re behind the wheel of a luxury car. The Altima comes with the auto-off exterior light feature, so you never have to worry about leaving your lights on. Another standard Nissan Altima feature is the remote keyless entry key fob and ignition proximity key. The Camry does not offer auto-off – the remote keyless entry is available as an upgrade and Camry has the traditional key start. Nissan also has a trip computer, which is not available on the Camry.
The 2-speed Xtronic continuously variable transmission (CVT) works with the 182-horsepower, 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine; the Nissan Altima gets an impressive estimated 27mpg city and 38mpg highway. The 2014 Toyota Camry offers 6-speed automatic transmission and gets an estimated 25mpg city, 35mpg highway.
The 2014 Nissan Altima edges out the Toyota Camry as it provides higher quality safety, better standard features and will save you more at the pump with a higher estimated mpg.
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