Nissan Altima vs Honda Accord near Playa Vista

Nissan Altima vs. Honda Accord

If you're shopping for a midsize sedan, finding the right one might seem like a daunting task. The segment is riddled with models vying for your attention, trying to claim their place in your driveway. So, how does one even go about picking out the perfect fit when there are so many choices? Here at Nissani Bros. Nissan, we try to make the shopping process as easy as possible. That's why we put the Nissan Altima against one of its rivals, the Honda Accord, to see how it compared.

Competition at a Glance

Both the Nissan Altima and Honda Accord are sedans that fall into the midsize car category which is the perfect place to look if you're searching for a comfortable, efficient, secure vehicle to get you around town. A quick look at these two competitors will reveal that the Altima, while a bit smaller than the Accord overall, is better suited for taller passengers as it boasts superior front head- and legroom. The Altima also has a slightly tighter turning diameter.

You'll also notice that the base Altima is less expensive than the base Accord while still offering plenty of standard features such as a suite of advanced driver-assist functions. In fact, the Altima's price tag

hangs below that of the Accord even as both vehicles go up the trim level ladder. With similar equipment, technology options, and warranties, the Altima ends up being the better choice if you want to go the more budget-friendly route.

Performance

When you're cruising around town or driving down the highway, it helps if you're confident in your vehicle's ability to successfully accelerate, merge, and pass other cars so you can safely get to where you need to go. The Altima's standard 179-horsepower 2.5L four-cylinder engine will get the job done, though the Accord's base engine outpaces it a bit. The Accord falls short, however, when challenged by the Altima's available 270-horsepower V6. The Altima's V6 outperforms even the Accord's upgraded turbocharged 2.0L engine.

In terms of ride quality and handling, both sedans perform well, but the Altima proves to be more engaging and fun to drive thanks to its smooth ride, precise steering, and excellent response. The Accord inspires confidence, though it has been known to hesitate or shudder a bit sometimes while passing. The Accord's adaptive dampers also make you more likely to feel imperfections in the road like freeway expansion joints.

The Altima also features a standard Active Understeer Control system that enhances traction and improves turning ability.

Interior Features and Technology

When you and your passengers are gearing up for a long trip or even just a quick ride

down the street, having enough room in the front seats can make all the difference when it comes to stretching out and staying comfortable. The Altima excels in this regard, beating out the Accord in terms of front seat room with 40 inches of headroom and 45 inches of legroom.

Both the Altima and Accord offer Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as well as the option to add these features to lower-level trims. They also both feature standard suites of safety features that include forward-collision warnings among other driver-assist functions.

Another handy technology feature that the Altima has is designed to help you take care of your tires and improve your vehicle's overall performance. The class-exclusive Easy-Fill Tire Alert tracks your tire's pressure as you fill up and beeps the horn when you get it back up to the correct level.

Learn More at Our Dealership

Naturally, the best way to see what the Nissan Altima is really like is to visit us at our dealership and get behind the wheel yourself. Take a new Nissan Altima model for a spin today and learn its secrets first-hand!

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