Compare 2018 Nissan Altima vs Honda Accord

Specs at a Glance

2018 Nissan Altima

2018 Nissan Altima

Engine

  2.5 L

Front Leg Room

  45.0 in.


2018 Honda Accord

2018 Honda Accord

Engine

  1.5 L

Front Leg Room

  42.3 in.

2018 Nissan Altima vs 2018 Honda Accord

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If you are shopping for a comfortable and stylish sedan, two of the best candidates are the 2018 Nissan Altima and the 2018 Honda Accord. Both are highly popular vehicles renowned for their excellent value, reliability and top build quality. Unlike some competitors in their class, the Nissan is available with 4- and 6-cylinder engines. New for the 2018 Altima are Automatic Emergency Braking and Intelligent Forward Collision Warning. It might seem difficult to pick the one to buy, but a close look at the details and a set of test-drives will prove to you that the Nissan Altima is the better bargain and better car.

Powertrain

The top engine available on the 2018 Altima is a 3.5-liter V6 that delivers 270 horsepower and 251 lb-ft of torque through an automatic continuously variable transmission with manual paddle shifters. By contrast, the 2018 Accord top engine is a 2.0-liter turbo-4 with 252 horsepower, 273 lb-ft of torque and an automatic transmission. Both drivetrains are forward-wheel drive.

Dimensions

The 2018 Nissan Altima and Honda Accord trade off advantages in size and capacity. The Altima is taller (57.9 vs 57.1 inches), has a tighter turning radius (18.7 vs 19 feet) and a larger gas tank (18 vs 15 gallons). The Altima front row features more legroom (45 vs 42.3 inches) and headroom (39.1 vs 37.5 inches).

Features

You might be surprised when you compare the top versions of each car. The 2018 Altima 3.5 SL with an MSRP of $33,510 lists for $3,180 than the $36,690 Accord Touring, yet the Nissan delivers certain standard features that are optional or not available on the Honda. These include black grille with chrome accents, a heated steering wheel, cargo net, cargo tie-downs, CD player, auxiliary audio input, MP3 decoder, rear reading lights, tire-specific low tire-pressure warning and illuminated glove box. For 2018, Altima 3.5 SL gets Intelligent Cruise Control and upgraded Nissan Connect with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility.

Our Nissan dealership is a great place to take an Altima out for a test spin. We offer a large inventory, very competitive pricing and hassle-free financing. You’ll find our staff makes your satisfaction its top priority. Come in today and see why the Nissan Altima beats the competition.