2016 Toyota Camry vs. 2016 Nissan Sentra

In the pantheon of reliable sedans, there is the Toyota Camry and the field. For more than 10 years running, the Camry has been the bestselling midsize sedan in the world. That same willing tradition has easily been carried over into the current model, available at Allan Nott Auto. However, each new model year brings a new challenger for the class' top spot. This time the Lima-based dealership is examining the 2016 Toyota Camry vs. 2016 Nissan Sentra. Right from the beginning, the Toyota sedan has so much more to offer than its Nissan competitor. Shoppers looking at the Camry will have distinct advantages in performance, available upgrades and overall technology offerings than what can be found with the Nissan Sentra.

For the current model year, Toyota has worked very hard to improve the Camry to be able to hold off rivals from Nissan and others. There are a number of features found in the Toyota sedan that aren't available with the Sentra or are only available at the top-of-the-line trims. One of these accessories is the wireless charging capability found in most versions of the 2016 Camry. This is a standard feature that has become a must have with people reliance on mobile devices. Another fairly common feature universal Bluetooth connectivity is found on all trims of the Camry include the base LE. The corresponding Sentra trim model does not offer this basic feature.

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2016 Toyota Camry vs. 2016 Nissan Sentra
2.5-L, Four-Cylinder Engine 1.8-L, Four-Cylinder
178/170 Horsepower/Torque 130/128
Six-Speed Auto Transmission Six-Speed Manual
25/35 Fuel Economy 27/36

Performance of the 2016 Camry

Comparing the performance of the base models of the 2016 Toyota Camry and 2016 Nissan Sentra, it would seem like a close battle because both are powered by four-cylinder engines. This couldn't be further from the truth. The 2016 Camry offers 2.5-liter, four-cylinder engine at the base level than makes a maximum of 178 horsepower. This is nearly 30 percent more than the 130 horsepower made by the small 1.8-liter engine under the hood of the Sentra. Even when discussing fuel-economy, the Sentra only offers one or two miles per gallon better than the Camry. Additionally, the 2016 Camry can be upgraded with a V-6 engine.

Sleek style dominates 2016 Camry vs. 2016 Sentra
More storage space for 2016 Camry vs. 2016 Sentra
Passenger comfort is top priority in 2016 Camry vs. 2016 Nissan Sentra
Bluetooth standard in all Camry models, not true with Nissan Sentra

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