Every driver appreciates when a vehicle is safe, efficient, and fun to drive. Toyota and Nissan both feature lots of models fitting that description. So, which one carries the car that's right for you? To help drivers in Ithaca, Elmira, and Binghamton decide, Maguire Toyota looks at what each brand has to offer in this Toyota vs Nissan comparison.


Toyota and Nissan both offer diverse lineups. Each brand has something for everyone with sedans in several sizes, roomy SUVs, and powerful pickups. Whether you're looking for a smooth ride, quick acceleration, or need to move lots of cargo, Toyota vehicles offer more capability.

For example, the Toyota Camry is a comfortable midsize sedan, yet it can get up to 301 horsepower. It's counterpart, the Nissan Altima, can only deliver up to 248 horsepower. Truck lovers will also find more power in a Toyota. The Toyota Tundra can tow up to 10,200 pounds. Meanwhile, the Nissan TITAN can't haul as much with a 9,400-pound towing capacity.


Toyota Safety Sense™ 2.0 comes standard on many of the most popular Toyota cars and SUVs. It helps prevent accidents by using a series of sensors and cameras. Some of the technology that gives you more awareness includes:

  • Pre-Collision System
  • Dynamic Radar Cruise Control
  • Lane Departure Alert
  • Automatic High Beams
  • Road Sign Assist
  • Lane Tracing Assist

Nissan vehicles also offer driver assistance features. The Nissan Intelligent Mobility system includes some similar technology. Like Toyota Safety Sense™ 2.0, it's also standard or available on some of the brand's most popular vehicles. However, it doesn't include as many features.

On top of giving you more awareness during your drive, Toyota vehicles also protect more of the interior. For example, the Toyota Camry comes with 10 airbags, while the Nissan Altima only features eight.

Hybrid & Electric Vehicles

Toyota offers lots of fuel-efficient vehicles. Their lineup of hybrid and electric cars starts with the sporty Toyota Prius. Its efficient powertrain can help you make fewer stops at the pump. If you're more interested in a plug-in hybrid, you can check out the Toyota Prius Prime too.

There are also hybrid versions of some of the most reliable gas-powered models. For example, you'll find hybrid sedans in all shapes and sizes. There's a Toyota Corolla Hybrid, Toyota Camry Hybrid, and a Toyota Avalon Hybrid. There are even hybrid SUVs like the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid and Toyota Highlander Hybrid.

Plus, to give you even more options, there's the Toyota Mirai. This sedan has a sleek, futuristic design and runs on fuel cell technology.

The Nissan LEAF® can help you save by eliminating trips to the gas station. Unfortunately, it's the only model Nissan offers with an alternate fuel source. There's no hybrid version of the Nissan Altima, Nissan Rogue, or any other popular models.

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Visit Maguire Toyota to learn more about this Toyota vs Nissan comparison. Toyota offers a dependable lineup with great options for drivers in Ithaca, Elmira, and Binghamton. You can browse through our full inventory online and learn about every available model. If one seems like the right fit for you, stop by and take a test drive.

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