Honda Accord vs Nissan Altima

Honda Accord
vs
Nissan Altima
9/10
US News & World Report
8.6/10
Up to 30 City/38 Highway*
MPG
Up to 28 City/39 Highway
192 to 252 hp
Horsepower
182 to 236 hp

If you’re a driver in the Slidell, Picayune, and St. Tammany Parish areas, you may be looking for a sporty commuter car to help you get around town. In that case, you may have come across popular models like the Honda Accord and Nissan Altima.

To help you decide which car is right for your lifestyle, the team at Honda of Slidell compared the Accord vs. Altima on the points of powertrain, interior dimensions, and smart safety features. Contact our team today to learn more!

Honda Accord vs Nissan Altima Powertrain

If you want a dynamic driving experience, you’ll probably like that both the Accord and Altima come with an available 2.0L turbo I-4 engine that generates 273 lb-ft of torque. In the Accord, this available engine delivers 252 horsepower, while in the Altima, it produces 248 horsepower.

As for their standard engines, the Honda Accord comes with a 1.5L turbo I-4 engine that generates 192 horsepower and 192 lb-ft of torque. The standard engine in the Nissan Altima, on the other hand, is a 2.5L I-4 engine that produces 188 horsepower and 180 lb-ft of torque.

To help keep your performance and efficiency high, both cars come with a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT). While this is the only transmission option for Altima drivers, Accord drivers have a few extra options.

In addition to the CVT, the Honda Accord also has an available 6-speed manual transmission that gives you complete control over your shift schedules. You’ll also have the option of a 10-speed automatic transmission with additional upper gears, helping to keep your ride efficient during highway cruising. Unfortunately, the Nissan Altima doesn’t offer this kind of powertrain versatility.

Interior Dimensions and Seating

When you get behind the wheel of either the Honda or Nissan model, you’ll find that you have plenty of space to stretch out, including just over 39 inches of headroom. Both sedans also have enough seats for five passengers total, including the driver. If you want the interior to feel even more spacious, you can opt for a power moonroof in either car that fills the cabin with natural light and fresh air.

When it’s time to load up for your next big trip, you might be able to pack heavier in the Accord. The Honda model has a total trunk space of 16.7 cubic feet; compare that to just 15.4 cubic feet in the Altima-a difference of approximately one standard-sized suitcase.

Accord vs Altima: Smart Safety Features

Like most drivers, you probably want to make sure that your next car is going to help you get where you need to go as safely as possible. Luckily, both models make a Collision Mitigation Braking System„¢ standard.

All in all, these types of features monitor the road ahead for potential hazards. If detected, they’ll issue a warning for you to slow down. Should you not react in time, they can even automatically hit the brakes for you to try and avoid a potential collision.

The Accord makes several other features standard as well, all part of the Honda Sensing® suite. These include systems like:

  • Road Departure Mitigation System
  • Lane Keeping Assist System
  • Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Follow
  • Traffic Sign Recognition
  • Auto High-Beam Headlights

The Altima offers comparable features, but you’ll have to upgrade your trim level or add on a package to access them.

Honda Accord vs Nissan Altima: Which One Will You Drive?

The team at Honda of Slidell compared the Honda Accord vs. Nissan Altima, and we found that the Accord had a lot more to offer drivers in the Picayune, Slidell, and St. Tammany Parish areas. If you want to see it for yourself, contact us to schedule a test drive of the Honda Accord today!

*30 city/38 highway/33 combined mpg rating for 1.5T LX, EX and EX-L trims with CVT. 26 city/35 highway/30 combined mpg rating for 1.5T Sport trims with 6-speed manual transmission. 29 city/35 highway/31 combined mpg rating for 1.5T Sport and Touring trims with CVT. 22 city/32 highway/26 combined mpg rating for 2.0T Sport trims with 6-speed manual transmission. 22 city/32 highway/26 combined mpg rating for 2.0T Sport and Touring trims with 10-speed automatic transmission. 23 city/34 highway/27 combined mpg rating for 2.0T EX-L trims with 10-speed automatic transmission. 48 city/48 highway/48 combined mpg rating. Based on 2019 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery-pack age/condition and other factors.

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