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2015 Toyota Corolla vs. 2015 Nissan Altima Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Toyota Corolla than the Nissan Altima. The Nissan Altima will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Toyota Corolla.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Toyota Corolla as you will with the Nissan Altima, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). Based on MSRP, the Toyota Corolla is clearly a better financial choice over the Nissan Altima. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Toyota Corolla and the Nissan Altima have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Toyota Corolla is much slimmer than the Nissan Altima, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. The Toyota Corolla is slightly shorter than the Nissan Altima, which may make it easier to park.

Drivetrain
The Toyota Corolla has much less torque than the Nissan Altima, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Handling
The Toyota Corolla has a smaller turning radius than the Nissan Altima, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Toyota Corolla is significantly less powerful than the Nissan Altima. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Toyota Corolla and the Nissan Altima. The Toyota Corolla has less cargo capacity than the Nissan Altima, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

Warranty
The Toyota Corolla comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Nissan Altima.

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2015 Toyota
Corolla

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MSRP*: $16,900 - $22,905

2015 Nissan
Altima

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MSRP*: $22,300 - $31,950
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $500 Up to $750
Low APR Loan: As low as 1.90% As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: -- --
City MPG: 28 - 30 22 - 27
Highway MPG: 37 - 42 32 - 38
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4, V-6
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Invoice*: $15,971 - $21,208 $20,867 - $29,531

Days On Lot: Comparing Ease of Negotiation

Days on Lot measures the average number of days a model sits on a dealer's lot before it's sold. This is one predictor of a dealer's willingness to negotiate.

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