2018 Honda Accord vs Nissan Altima
If you’re looking for a new vehicle to drive through the streets of Miami, Doral, and Hialeah, you deserve something stylish and practical. Nothing fits the bill better than a sedan, but finding the right one can be difficult. The sedan market is incredibly competitive with just about every manufacturer out there having at least one on the market.
To ease your choice, we have compiled this handy comparison of two of the best sedans on the market. The 2018 Honda Accord and the 2018 Nissan Altima both have a lot to offer, but only one can be right for you. Learn which is best suited for your needs in our Honda Accord vs. Nissan Altima comparison from the team at Braman Honda in Miami.
Honda vs Nissan: Performance
One of the best parts about driving a sedan is increased performance that’s easy to control. While both these have plenty of power, the 2018 Honda Accord has the advantage. The standard model Altima features an impressive 4-cylinder 2.5L engine that offers 179 horsepower. This is more than your average base level sedan, but the Accord is also above average. The standard engine is turbo powered, offering 192 horsepower.
Typically, you have to sacrifice fuel efficiency for power, but the Honda Accord is a model of efficiency. Despite the base model having 13 more horsepower, it still has a better fuel economy, earning an EPA-estimated 30 city MPG and an EPA-estimated 38 highway MPG.¹. The 2018 Nissan Altima can only offer an EPA-estimated 31 MPG combined leaving it with less power and decreased efficiency.
Accord vs Altima: Capability
When you’re looking at quality sedans, you may not expect too much on the capability front, but the 2018 Honda Accord can surprise you. The base model actually includes a 1,000-pound towing capacity. With this, you can carry a little extra behind your car. When it comes to the Altima, you probably shouldn’t be towing anything.
The 2018 Nissan Altima might be able to make up for that with an increased trunk space, but unfortunately, the Accord exceeds in that area, as well. While the Nissan Altima offers a reasonable 15.4 ft3 of cargo space, the Honda Accord ups that all the way to 16.7 ft3. It does this all without sacrificing rear legroom holding strong at 40.4 inches, while the Altima only offers 36.1 inches.
Compare Safety Features
Whether you’re getting a sedan as a family car or your own personal cruiser, safety should be your primary concern. If you want the best, however, the 2018 Honda Accord is the way to go. During side barrier crash tests and rollover tests, the Accord consistently earned five stars while the 2018 Nissan Altima only scored four.
The Honda Accord also includes the innovative Honda Sensing® technology which is a driver assistance suite to give you peace of mind behind the wheel. It comes with a Collision Mitigation Braking System, a Road Departure Mitigation System, traffic sign recognition and more. The Nissan Altima has a similar system, but it’s not quite as robust.
Honda Accord vs Nissan Altima: Our Verdict
At the conclusion of our Honda Accord vs. Nissan Altima comparison, the 2018 Honda Accord comes out on top. With its increased performance, capability, and safety tech, the Accord stands to be one of the best sedans on the market. If you live in the Miami, Doral, or Hialeah areas, you can take one for a spin at Braman Honda Miami. Our knowledgeable staff is happy to help you discover if the Accord is right for you. Visit us or contact us online 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/25 highway/30 combined mpg rating for 1.5T Sport models with 6-speed manual transmission. 29 city/35 highway/31 combined mpg rating for 1.5 T 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 purpose only. Your mileage will vary depending on how your drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.