2019 Nissan Altima Challenges 2019 Toyota Camry For Family Car Supremacy

Reviews of the all-new 2019 Nissan Altima have been positive so far. The sixth-generation Altima is not only miles better than its predecessor, but it also has the potential to upset the established order in the midsize sedan segment.

Speaking of hierarchy, the new Altima needs to beat the 2019 Toyota Camry if Nissan wants to claim the crown in this highly-contested segment that has been mostly a Japanese affair for many years now.

As the segment’s best-seller, the Camry is a tough nut to crack, especially with its redesign for the 2018 model year.

So, does the new Altima have what it takes to dethrone the Camry? To answer this question, Redline Reviews pitted the two Japanese sedans against each other. Both are in range-topping trims; the Altima is in Platinum VC-Turbo guise with the turbo-four engine, while the Camry is V6 XLE.

Also watch: 2019 Nissan Altima Has Its Work Cut Out Against The Honda Accord And Toyota Camry

While beauty is in the eye of the beholder, the reviewer found the cabin of the Camry a more enjoyable place to be. The fit and finish are better, as is the quality of the materials. For example, the Altima features a cheap-looking fake wood trim and the leather on the steering wheel feels like vinyl rather than real leather.

On the other hand, the Nissan offers a better infotainment system than the Toyota. It integrates both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto while the Camry only comes with Apple CarPlay connectivity — and only starting with the 2019 model year. Interior space is also slightly better in the new Altima.

Can the all-new Altima beat the popular Camry for the title of the best family car in the U.S.? Head over to the video for the full review and the verdict.


  • Paul

    The New Toyota Camry front end looks like a whale skimming for Krill.

    • Loquacious Borborygmus

      Swim away! Swim away!

    • Bash

      lol you cant top that.

    • Simon Simmons

      All Toyota look like some kind of angry fish, truly ugly.

  • EM1

    About time they feature Sofyan Baye on here instead of Doug.

    • Andrewthecarguy

      SB is a more serious reviewer than DD. And I am glad to see more humor/fun in his reviews now.
      I think the Camry is more upmarket than the Altima. Nissan has a way to go before the Altima can fully compete with the Camry. At this rate of slow sedan sales tho, it might never.

      • BlackPegasus

        I’m so over “the Doug score.” 😒

        And Doug only uses one damn camera angle in 90% of his videos. It’s as if he has only one tripod.


  • charlotteharry57

    Well, because of the drop in popularity of sedans, it’ll be based on out-the-door- pricing to a large degree. The Altima right now is trying to command Camry pricing…because it’s brand new. But the Camry is SO overpriced ($28-29K for a base LE with nannies, c’mon!) that when the Altima gets customary discounts, it just might.

  • The Toyota Camry is more reliable. Nissan’s quality has fallen since merging with Renault

    • amac604

      Sad but true. I want to like Nissan but their quality these days is iffy.

    • Bash

      Or Renault quality has rise since merging with Nissan.

      • ➡️ProtectOurHeritage⬅️

        Renault quality has always been poor. Usually electrics.

        • Bash

          So you know that the merger didn’t benefit them from that aspect. Isn’t it?

          • ➡️ProtectOurHeritage⬅️

            I’m not saying Nissan is great, but the electrical issues at Renault have been going back twenty to thirty years and still exist today. They started long before Renault worked with Nissan. Also, it wasn’t a merger. It was a working partnership.

          • Bash

            Yeah I know I said merger but meant partnership. Anyway so Know that Renault hasn’t gain anything in regard to their quality issues, from this partnership.

          • ➡️ProtectOurHeritage⬅️

            Renault has gained absolutely nothing, and now that Mercedes has joined in with component sharing it has started to affect them.

          • Simon Simmons

            You got something to back this up? Or just saying because of 30 year old history? Would that not be the same as saying dont buy a Ford because the 75s were rust buckets;) Interested in back up material.

          • ➡️ProtectOurHeritage⬅️

            In fact, ever since 2007, Mercedes have not scored above average by Consumer Reports in regards to reliability. In 2014, Consumer Reports reported that the Mercedes CLA was not only the most unreliable Mercedes in the Auto Reliability Survey, but 140% worse than the average car.

            Consumer Reports ran their annual Car Brands Reliability survey for 2018, and Mercedes came 14th. According to the survey, Mercedes cars are currently more unreliable than the likes of Volkswagen and Tesla.

  • BlackPegasus

    Both are essentially utilitarian appliances to most buyers so does a comparison really matter? It will come down to the price and standard features for sedan shoppers.

  • amac604

    I think the Altima is better looking.

  • The Altima really looks good but it seems the Camry really is the better car.

  • J. P.

    One big factor in the Altima’s favor is that it has available AWD over the Camry

  • MarketAndChurch

    No one is ever going to dethrone the Camry, including the Accord.

    • Craig

      Probably not. The Accord did – once. Long ago.

  • Craig

    The Nissan has the nicest front end of the three. But I’d still rather own the Accord. [That’s right. Accord. Not the Camry]

  • Kagan

    What what they have missed some spots to cover with the grille!

  • Kagan

    Manuall with lsd would make them nice!

  • sidewaysspin

    Thanks to Audi car grilles are now an horrible mess.

  • HaltestelleLuitpolthafen

    Redline Reviews are garbage.

    This kid is the most biased reviewer out there and he has pretty low production value. At least Doug is unique.

  • Simon Simmons

    Totally disagree on the Camry interior being superior, it’s a mess. The entertainment system is so cheap looking, cheap tiny little buttons everywhere. Most disconcerting about the Camry is the brutal performance of the transmission.

  • ➡️ProtectOurHeritage⬅️


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