Nissan Altima vs Honda Accord

Can’t decide between the 2018 Nissan Altima and the 2018 Honda Accord? We at Courtesy Nissan are here to help. To give shoppers in Richardson, Garland, Addison, and Plano a better idea of how these two vehicles compare, we’ve put together this detailed comparison.

Read ahead to see how the Altima and the Accord stack up against each other when it comes to performance, interior comfort and features, and safety!

Altima vs Accord: Performance

The 2018 Nissan Altima offers two engines in its powertrain lineup starting with a standard 2.5L 4-cylinder engine. This engine works alongside a standard Xtronic CVT® (Continuously Variable Transmission) and a front-wheel drivetrain for maximized efficiency. If power is your priority, you can swap out the Altima’s standard engine for an available high-powered 3.5L V6 engine. With this engine, you’ll get an impressive 270 horsepower and 251 lb-ft of torque while still achieving an efficient EPA-estimated 32 highway MPG1. As for the 2018 Honda Accord, you’ll only have 4-cylinder engines to choose from. Unfortunately, this model does not offer any V6 engine options.

Altima vs Accord: Interior

Altima Interior

Both the 2018 Nissan Altima and the 2018 Honda Accord offer a variety of impressive interior and design features. These sedans offer dual-zone front automatic climate systems, 15+ cubic feet of cargo space in the trunk, and available leather seating surfaces.

On top of all these features the Altima shares with the Accord, you’ll have plenty of space for all five passengers. This model sports 40 inches of front headroom as well as 45 spacious inches of front legroom. Compare this to the 2018 Honda Accord’s 39.5 inches of front headroom and 42.3 inches of front legroom.

Additionally, the Altima also offers standard Siri® Eyes Free and hands-free text messaging assistant for convenient and safe communication. You won’t find features like these in any trim level of the Accord.

Altima vs Accord: Safety Features

No matter where you’re heading, safety is a top priority. Both the 2018 Nissan Altima and the 2018 Honda Accord deliver with standard features like anti-lock braking systems, Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems, Traction Control Systems, and anti-theft alarm systems.

However, the Altima goes above and beyond when it comes to safety with the addition of several other advanced safety features. Opt for available Class-Exclusive Predictive Forward Collision Warning2 which uses smart exterior sensors to monitor not just one, but two vehicles ahead of you. If this feature detects a slow-down or sudden stop, it’ll warn you so that you can react in time to prevent a collision.

2018 Nissan Altima vs 2018 Honda Accord: The Verdict

2018 Nissan Altima Red and Silver Exterior

As you can see, the 2018 Nissan Altima comes out on top in every category. However, this impressive model has much more to offer than just powerful performance, a spacious interior, and top-notch safety features.

Shoppers around Richardson, Garland, Addison, and Plano don’t have to go far to get a closer look at the 2018 Altima. Give us a call at Courtesy Nissan today to schedule your test drive!

1 2018 EPA Fuel Economy Estimates for Altima®: 27 city MPG / 38 hwy MPG for 2018 Altima 2.5 S, 2.5 SV, 2.5 SL trims; 26 city MPG / 37 hwy MPG for 2018 Altima 2.5 SR trim (including Special Edition); 22 city MPG / 32 hwy MPG for 2018 Altima 3.5 SL trim. Actual mileage may vary with driving conditions – use for comparison only.

2 Comparison based on the feature’s capability to help predict potential forward collision of up to two cars ahead. AutoPacific segmentation (excluding hybrid models and electric vehicles). 2018 Altima vs. latest in-market Premium Midsize competitors. IFCW intended to warn you before a collision occurs; it cannot prevent a collision. Speed and other limitations apply. See owner’s manual for details.