Vehicle Comparisons:
2014 Nissan Altima vs. 2014 Honda Accord

In the four-door sedan category, the automobile market is very competitive. Two vehicles that have been around for decades in this class are the Nissan Altima and the Honda Accord. If you are comparing the 2014 versions of these two vehicles to decide which sedan best meets your specific driving requirements, take a look at how they compete against each other when you weigh their features and specifications head-to-head.

2014 Honda Accord LX

Honda’s Accord has been one of the best-selling cars in the United States for over two decades. It is known for being a reliable, long-lasting car that can suit the needs of many kinds of drivers. The Accord is currently in its ninth generation, which began with the 2013 model year: for 2014 the Accord saw only minor changes including an upgrade to the seat fabric and rearview mirrors.

2014 Nissan Altima Quincy2014 Nissan Altima 2.5

Like the Accord, the Nissan Altima is an extremely popular vehicle with drivers that are looking for a sedan. Earlier in 2014, the Altima became the best-selling car in the United States. In 2014, the Altima received a host of upgrades including better wheels, new technology package options, and front passenger and driver visor lights.

Exterior & Interior Features Compared

2014 Nissan Altima InteriorThe 2014 Accord and 2014 Altima both have some good features that will appeal to sedan buyers. Both of these cars include front and rear beverage holders, remote keyless entry, and power front and rear windows. They also both have an auxiliary audio input and an MP3 decoder. The Altima has a few features that are not found on the Accord, such as a locking glove box, standard cargo tie downs, and a proximity ignition key.

On the exterior, these sedans both have halogen headlights, body-colored front and rear bumpers, and a window grid antenna. The Altima has an advantage in body material: it is made of galvanized steel and aluminum, while the Accord is built from fully-galvanized steel, a heavier material.

Fuel Economy and Engine Performance

These two sedans are both competitive when it comes to engine performance and gas mileage. The Altima has a slight edge in fuel economy, with 27 city MPG, 38 highway MPG and 31 combined MPG, compared to 27 city MPG, 36 highway MPG, and 30 combined MPG on the Accord. On the other hand, the Accord has slightly more horsepower: 185 horsepower @ 6,400 RPM, compared to 182 horsepower @ 6,000 RPM on the Altima. The Altima does have a larger engine volume, with 2.5 liters compared to 2.4 liters on the Accord. It is also worth noting that the 2014 Altima has a bigger engine tank, with 18 gallons versus just 17 on the 2014 Accord.

Dimensions

Size is an important consideration for sedan enthusiasts. When comparing the sizes of these two vehicles, the Altima is longer and taller than the Accord, at 191.5” in length and 57.9” in height compared to 191.4” in length and 57.7” in height for the Accord. The Altima also has more front legroom, with 45” compared to 42.5” on the Accord.

Final Words

Choosing between these two popular vehicles can be challenging for car buyers. When you see how their features stack up, however, the Altima comes out on top because of its greater array of interior features, better gas mileage, and more interior room. If you live around the Brockton area of Massachusetts and are in search of an Altima or other great Nissan vehicles like the new Sentra, Maxima, or Versa, visit Nissan 24 in Brockton for leasing and finance specials on the Altima and other reliable Nissan vehicles. Schedule a test drive online today!

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