2018 Honda Accord vs Nissan Altima
When you’re looking for an efficient and stylish sedan to cruise around the streets of Wellington, Greenacres, and Palm Beach, you have a lot of options to choose from. Sedans are the most popular class of car in the country, so they have an incredibly competitive market. With so many sedans to choose from, finding the right one for your needs can be difficult. Two of the best options are the 2018 Honda Accord and the 2018 Nissan Altima. Both are efficient, stylish and known for their reliability and longevity, but which is right for you? Learn about the differences between them and discover which of these sedans is best suited for your needs in our Honda Accord vs. Nissan Altima comparison.
Having a reliable engine is a must for a sedan. These cars are supposed to be reliable and appealing to all kinds of people, so you can expect the best. While both the Accord and Altima have plenty to offer, the Accord offers a bit more. Just comparing base models, the Accord far outperforms the Altima with its 192-horsepower turbo engine. The Altima can only muster 179-horsepower in its base model. You would think that all that extra power would negatively impact the Accord’s fuel economy, but it still somehow outperforms the Altima. The Altima gets an impressive EPA-estimated 31 MPG combined which is plenty efficient, but the Honda Accord can offer an EPA-estimated 30 city MPG and an EPA-estimated 38 highway MPG.¹, in addition to its extra raw power.
Inside both these sedans, you’ll find lovely interiors that make it easy to relax. If you frequently carry rear passengers with you, however, the Accord’s backseat makes a considerable difference. The Altima offers 36.1 inches of rear legroom which is still more than most, but the Accord offers an incredible 40.4 inches of rear legroom. The Altima can’t offer that much in the front. If you’re more interested in carrying cargo, the Accord is still the premium choice. While the Altima features 15.4 ft3 of trunk space, the Accord offers even more maxing out at an impressive 16.7 ft3.
Whether you’re using your sedan as a family car or as your personal cruiser, safety is the most important component you should be concerned with. Both sedans here earned an overall 5-Star Overall Safety Rating,² but only the Accord earned it in three categories. The Altima only received four stars in two categories, leaving its rollover rating and side barrier rating at four stars. Driver assistance features are also available on both models, but the Accord’s is truly state of the art. With the Honda Sensing® system, you have forward collision detection that not only detects vehicles, but pedestrians, as well. The Altima offers a lot, but it’s not quite as advanced.
Honda Accord vs Nissan Altima
At the end of our comprehensive Honda Accord vs Nissan Altima comparison, the 2018 Honda Accord is victorious. With its superior performance, interior space, and safety features, the Accord is an obvious choice for any driver in the Wellington, Palm Beach, and Greenacres areas. If you want to experience it for yourself, come down to Braman Honda of Palm Beach. Our team stands ready to offer all the help and knowledge you need. Visit us or contact us to schedule your test drive today! ¹30 city/38 highway/33 combined mpg rating for 1.5T LX, EX and EX-L models with CVT. 26 city/35 highway/30 combined mpg rating for 1.5T Sport models with 6-speed manual transmission. 29 city/ 35 highway/31 combined mpg rating for 1.5T Sport and Touring models with CVT. 22 city/32 highway/26 combined mpg rating for 2.0T Sport models with 6-speed manual transmission. 22 city/32 highway/26 combined mpg rating for 2.0T Sport and Touring models with 10-speed automatic transmission. 23 city/34 highway/27 combined mpg rating for 2.0T EX-L models with 10-speed automatic transmission. Based on 2018 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors. ² The stylish and sophisticated Accord Sedan also gets top ratings in safety, having earned a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score from the National Highway Traffic Safety administration (NHTSA). Government 5-Srar Safety Ratings are part of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s New Car Assessment Program (www.safercar.gov). Model tested with standard side airbags (SAB).