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2013 Nissan Altima vs. Toyota Camry and Honda Accord

If you are looking for a new midsized sedan for you and your family, you’ve probably noticed there are several different makes and models available currently. These different vehicles offer up different service features, and with the different numbers manufacturers throw around it becomes challenging to really pinpoint the best offer and the best vehicle.

The 2013 Nissan Altima is an available option, as is the Toyota Camry and Honda Accord. To determine what works better for your budget and what the overall better vehicle is, you need to compare 2013 Nissan Altima vehicles with other brand options in the same vehicle class and price point.

new 2013 nissan altima in bostonThe Nissan Altima provides some of the best fuel efficiency on the road, as it averages out 27 miles per gallon in the city while consisting of 38 miles per gallon on the highway. The Toyota Camry boasts 25 miles per gallon in the city at 35 miles per gallon on the highway, while the Honda Accord has 24 miles per gallon in the city and 24 miles per gallon on the highway. This saves an average of $14 per month over both other vehicles, so when you price and compare 2013 Nissan Altima vehicles to other options, you must factor this in. If you have the vehicle for 10 years, you’re going to save over $1,000 over the other options should you decide to purchase the Nissan Altima.

When you compare 2013 Nissan Altima vehicles the other cars in its class, you need to consider the safety features of the vehicle. The Nissan Altima comes with standard traction control, stability control, side/curtain airbags, child seat anchors, an anti-theft system, and anti-lock brakes. With the Camry you must option up and pay extra for the anti-theft system while the Accord doesn’t even have it available on the given model. The Nissan Altima is also the only vehicle of the three to come with keyless ignition as a standard feature. The Accord and Camry only offer the equipment in upgraded models, so you must pay extra to gain access to the service.

The interior of the vehicles all provide seating for up to five, making all of the options desirable for smaller families. The standard upholstery for the three vehicles is cloth, although leather upgrades are available. The Camry and Accord vehicles do provide a standard iPod jack, making it easy to connect an Apple mobile device (iPod, iPhone, iPad) to the car, so you can listen to your music anytime, anywhere. The Nissan Altima has this listed as an option, but it must come through a vehicle upgrade to the interior stereo system. This is packaged in with the premium sound system upgrade. The premium sound system is available in only the Nissan Altima, and not the Camry or Accord models.

compare best family cars boston maThe Camry does have HD radio access for an upgrade though, and it is the only vehicle out of the tree providing this service. And, if a look up at the sky or moon is ever desired, you can upgrade all three of the vehicles with a sunroof. It isn’t included in the base package, but the vehicle does provided the feature as an option. Bluetooth comes standard on all three vehicles while the Accord features A/C with climate control.

Depending on your comfort style for driving, all three options are six-speed, however the Nissan Altima is a continuously variable-speed automatic. The Accord is a manual and should you want an automatic you must pay extra for the upgrade. The Camry is a 6-speed shift-able automatic, if you want to feel like you have a manual. The continuously changing variable-speed of the Nissan Altima provides the smoothest ride overall.


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