Honda Accord vs Nissan Altima
Shopping for a midsize car can be super tricky for buyers in the Boca Raton, Greenacres, and Palm Beach areas because there are so many options to choose from. The 2017 Honda Accord and the 2017 Nissan Altima are two popular vehicles on the market that have quite a bit to offer. Both have reputations for excellence, affordable price points, and extensive lists of standard features. So how do you choose between the two?
Start with this 2017 Honda Accord vs. 2017 Nissan Altima comparison, then schedule a test drive of your favorite model at your local dealership.
Major Discrepancies in Standard Features
The 2017 Honda Accord and the 2017 Nissan Altima have a great deal in common. They’re competitive in terms of performance, fuel economy, and price. But they’re different in terms of the standard features they offer.
The 2017 Honda Accord offers several features in the standard trim level that aren’t available until the upper echelons of the Nissan Altima. These features include a back-up camera and cruise control—two features that seem to be standard even in the most affordable vehicles on the market today. Other features that are standard in the 2017 Honda Accord include climate control, dual-zone air conditioning, and daytime running lights. Again, none of these are standard in the 2017 Nissan Altima.
Performance Comparison in the Honda Accord vs. Nissan Altima
While these two vehicles are competitive, there’s a reason that one is often favored over the other. The 2017 Honda Accord offers an incredibly powerful standard engine and a fun feature that others simply don’t offer. The 2.4L I-4 engine produces up to 185 horsepower and 181 lb-ft of torque. And it’s offered with a manual transmission—an option usually reserved for more sporty models.
The 2017 Nissan Altima’s standard 2.5L I-4 engine, though larger, tops out at just 179 horsepower and 177 lb-ft of torque. What’s not on the table in the Nissan Altima? A super fun and sporty manual transmission. The vehicle comes standard with a continuously variable transmission, an option that’s also available in the Honda Accord.
Plenty of Elbow Room in the Honda Accord Compared to Nissan Altima
While both the 2017 Nissan Altima and the 2017 Honda Accord offer seating for up to five passengers, there’s a clear difference in the amount of space each vehicle offers. The 2017 Nissan Altima offers a total of 101.9 cubic feet of passenger volume with 15.4 cubic feet of trunk volume, while the 2017 Honda Accord offers 103.2 cubic feet of passenger volume and 15.8 cubic feet of trunk volume.
In terms of comfortable seating and spacing, that looks like 58.6 inches of front shoulder room over 56.4 inches in the Accord versus the Altima, respectively. In the rear seat, there’s 38.5 inches of second row legroom and 54.7 inches of second row hip room in the 2017 Honda Accord, but there’s only 36.1 inches of second row legroom and 52.1 inches of second row hip space in the Altima.
Take a Spin and See It for Yourself
The 2017 Honda Accord is an incredible vehicle. Test it out for yourself at Braman Honda of Palm Beach. Get started now in our huge online showroom, then schedule a test drive!