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Vehicle Comparisons:
2020 Honda Accord vs Nissan Altima

If you’re looking for a new vehicle to drive through the streets of Miami, Doral, and Hialeah, it’s likely that you’re interested in finding something that’s stylish and practical. Nothing fits the bill better than a sedan.

With that being said, you may be torn between a couple sedans, especially ones made by Honda and Nissan.

To help make your choice a bit easier, we’ve compiled this handy comparison of two of the foremost sedans on the market today. The 2020 Honda Accord and 2020 Nissan Altima both have a lot to offer, but only one can be right for you.

Learn which vehicle is best suited for your needs by taking a look at our Honda Accord vs. Nissan Altima comparison from the team here at Braman Honda.

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2020 Honda Accord vs Nissan Altima: Performance

Honda Accord

One of the best reasons for driving a sedan is the increased performance that’s easy to control. While both cars have plenty of power, it’s the Honda Accord that has the advantage.

The base trim of the Altima features an impressive 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine that produces 188 horsepower. This is more than your average base-level sedan, but the Accord is also above average. The standard engine is turbo powered and provides a full-bodied 192 horsepower.

The 2020 Honda Accord is available with even more oomph in the form of its optional 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine that can produce as much as 252 horsepower.

2020 Honda Accord

Even with its available engine, the Altima continues to fall short. With a range of 236 to 248 horsepower, this one doesn’t deliver nearly as much muscle as the available Accord engine.

Typically, you have to sacrifice fuel efficiency for the kind of power that you get from the Accord. However, this Honda model proves to be one of efficiency.

Despite the base trim having significantly more horsepower than that of the Altima, it still has an impressive fuel economy rating. With the 2020 Accord, you get an EPA-estimated 30 city/38 highway MPG in the LX, EX, and EX-L trims.*

Meanwhile, the 2020 Altima offers an EPA-estimated 28 city/39 highway MPG. If you do mostly stop-and-go city driving, the Accord may be a better option for you.

2020 Accord vs Altima: Roomy Cargo & Cabin Space

While the Nissan Altima offers a reasonable 15.4 cubic feet of cargo space, the Honda Accord ups that all the way to 16.7 cubic feet. It does this without sacrificing rear legroom, holding strong at 40.4 inches vs. the 35.2 inches of rear legroom in the Altima.

Legroom isn’t the only form of comfort that you and your passengers can get inside the Honda Accord. Its headroom and hip room measurements in the front come to 39.5 inches and 55.3 inches, respectively. In the back, your passengers can look forward to making use of 37.3 inches of headroom and 55 inches of hip room.

In the Nissan Altima, these areas are not quite as accommodating. Its front headroom measures at 39.2 inches, and the hip room up there is 54.7 inches. The rear headroom and hip room dimensions are then at 36.9 inches and 54.5 inches, respectively.

The Safety Feature Comparison

Honda AccordWhether you’re interested in a sedan to get your kids to all their activities or as a personal cruiser for commutes to work and nights on the town, safety should be your primary concern. If you want the best, however, the Honda Accord is the way to go.

This reassuring motor vehicle includes the innovative Honda Sensing®, which is a driver-assistance suite that effectively provides peace of mind whenever you’re behind the wheel.

It comes standard with a Collision Mitigation Braking System™ that comes in handy in the event that you’re not able to react in time. There’s also a Road Departure Mitigation System to help get you back in your lane when you’ve drifted unintentionally. Plus, Traffic Sign Recognition displays upcoming road signs directly onto your dashboard to help you adjust to changes in the roadway.

The Nissan Altima has a similar system, but it’s not quite as robust. For instance, Traffic Sign Recognition is only available in a higher trim level.

2020 Honda Accord vs 2020 Nissan Altima: Our Verdict

Now that we’ve reached the conclusion of our Honda Accord vs. Nissan Altima comparison, it’s quite clear that the Honda Accord is the one that successfully comes out on top. With its increased performance, wide-open cargo and cabin space, and advanced safety technology, the Accord stands to be one of the best sedans on the market.

If you live in the Miami, Doral, or Hialeah area, you can take one for a spin at Braman Honda. Our knowledgeable staff will be happy to help you determine if the Accord is right for you. Go ahead and visit us or contact us online to schedule your test drive today!


*30 city/38 highway/33 combined MPG rating for LX, EX and EX-L 1.5T trims. 29 city/35 highway/31 combined MPG rating for Sport 1.5T CVT trim. 26 city/35 highway/30 combined MPG rating for Sport 1.5T 6MT trim. 22 city/32 highway/26 combined MPG rating for Sport and Touring 2.0T trims. 23 city/34 highway/27 combined MPG rating for EX-L 2.0T trim. 48 city/47 highway/48 combined MPG rating for hybrid trims. Based on 2020 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery-pack age/condition (hybrid trims), and other factors.