Purchased the base S auto model for under $17k and must say nothing comes close to it for style, performance, engine/tranny, build quality and MPG. Add that you are also supporting an American manufacturer that didn't take a bailout money is icing on the cake. I have 09 malibu and a 10 honda accord and have driven the Camry/Altima several times so I have compared them extensively.
Just the overall package and value can't be beat. You won't believe how low the noise is in this thing. Japanese aren't even in the same ballpark. GM is close but Ford did even better.
Center stack needs moved up a little and low-end tourqe needs a bump if they can figure out how to do it and keep the outstanding mpg.