Customers and automotive critics alike always make the Nissan Altima vs Honda Accord comparison because they are 2 of the most popular new cars on the market. However, there are a few areas where the Accord is lacking when compared to the Altima.
|Nissan Altima||vs||Honda Accord|
|39/27 mpg||Fuel Economy (hwy/city)||32/23 mpg|
|9||Max # of Speakers||7|
|Standard||Push Button Start||Available|
|Standard||Zero Gravity Seats||Not Available|
|Standard||Easy-Fill Tire Alert||Not Available|
|Available||Blind Spot Warning||Not Available|
|Available||Midnight Edition||Not Available|
More Gas Savings
We know that one of biggest things you might be looking for out of your next sedan is fuel efficiency, especially if you commute around North Jersey or to NYC. There’s really no comparison here since the Nissan Altima gets up to an EPA-estimated 7 more mpg on the highway and 4 mpg in the city than the Honda Accord.
That’s because of the Altima’s 179-hp 2.5L 4-cylinder engine and its pairing with Xtronic CVT® (Continuously Variable Transmission). The available 270-hp 3.5L V6 gets up to an EPA-estimated 32 mpg highway and 22 mpg city.
More Room Up Front
If you’re a taller driver who wants to save money on things like gas, then you want to have as much room as possible behind the wheel. If you choose the Altima over the Accord, then you’ll get almost a full inch more headroom and almost 3 more inches of legroom.
Whoever gets to ride shotgun will also benefit from the additional room, as well as the studio-quality sound that you get from the Altima’s optional 9-speaker Bose premium audio system.
More Available Features
In addition to the room the Altima has to offer, you’ll also get more comfort while sitting thanks to the standard Zero Gravity Seats that are inspired by NASA. These seats have 14 pressure points to help your posture and keep you less tires behind the wheel. And the Accord doesn’t offer them.
Speaking of things the Accord doesn’t offer, there’s also Easy Fill Tire Alert that gives you an audible beep when you put the right amount of air into your tires to help enhance their life. Your life can also be enhanced (and possibly saved) with the Altima’s available Blind Spot Warning system that gives you a warning when there’s another car in your blind spot.
Last, but certainly not least, is push button start. This handy feature, which allows you to turn on the ignition while keeping your keys in your pocket or purse, comes standard in the Altima. It’s also offered as an upgrade in the Accord, but why pay extra?
Nissan Altima SR Midnight Edition
Just introduced for the Altima is something truly unique that the Accord doesn’t offer: the Midnight Edition. Available on the 2017 Nissan Altima 2.5SR, the Midnight Edition offers the right touch of sleek darkness and some added conveniences including:
- Black 18″ Midnight Edition aluminum-alloy wheels, mirror caps & rear spoiler
- LED headlights
- Remote engine start (ideal for cold winters & hot summers)
- Available Midnight Edition floor mats
Color choices for the Nissan Altima SR Midnight Edition include Super Black, Gun Metallic, Pearl White and Cayenne Red.
When it comes down to it, the Nissan Altima vs Honda Accord duel is really no battle at all. To schedule your Altima test drive in the Bergen County NJ area, please contact our team today! Our showroom is located right on Route 17 in Upper Saddle River.