2020 Nissan Altima vs Honda Accord
While SUVs may seem more popular, you’ll still see numerous midsize sedans on the streets of Randolph, Stoughton, and Brockton. Certain car buyers may prefer smaller cars that are easier to handle while driving and parking in tight spaces. Nissan Altima and Honda Accord are two best-selling sedans on the market and have earned their reputations as reliable cars. Check out our detailed 2020 Nissan Altima vs. Honda Accord comparison to decide which is the better vehicle for you.
Technology and Safety Features
The Altima and Accord deliver excellent tech features to keep you entertained and informed about traffic and weather conditions. Both infotainment systems contain touchscreen displays with the Nissan standard screen slightly bigger than the Honda (8-inch vs. 7-inch). The Altima also distinguishes itself from the Accord and other competitors with Siri® Eyes Free, which programs your voice to activate and control your infotainment system so you can keep your eyes on the road.
Nissan and Honda also value safety and provide many important features to help keep drivers and their passengers safe. These available features include Lane-Keeping Assist, Lane Departure Warning, and Adaptive Cruise Control. The Altima model’s high-end trim levels come with a multiview backup camera for easier parking. While the Accord does have blind-spot monitoring, it doesn’t feature such a camera.
2020 Nissan Altima vs Honda Accord: Performance
Both the new Altima and new Accord give top-notch performance on the road. Their base engines are similar in strength, with the Altima model’s 2.5L 4-cylinder engine producing 188 horsepower and the Accord model’s 1.5L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine putting out 192 horsepower. Nissan and Honda both allow you to upgrade to more powerful turbocharged engines, and both cars also use continuously variable transmission (CVT) as the standard transmission.
The Altima and the Accord come with standard front-wheel drive. Nissan also provides the optional all-wheel drive for better traction on slippery or icy roads. Honda does not yet have this option for the Accord.
Both vehicles deliver a confident ride where you can corner with ease. The Accord appeals to those who want a sportier car with faster acceleration. The Altima is built as a family-friendly car with a quiet cabin. Whichever model you choose depends on your preferences.
Interior and Cargo Space
Both cars have a seating capacity of five people and offer generous legroom and headroom in both rows. The Altima gets a slight edge over the Accord with its wide “Zero Gravity” seats made with extra cushion and support for the passengers’ comfort on a long drive.
The Nissan and Honda both come with ample-sized trunks that are ideal for groceries and your children’s backpacks and school projects. Some Accord owners have commented about the trunk’s rather narrow opening, which might make loading bulky packages difficult.
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Both the Nissan Altima and Honda Accord make smart options for midsize sedans with strong performance and exciting technology features. In our comparison, the Altima edges out the Accord with specially designed seats and slightly more advanced safety features. Drivers in the Randolph, Stoughton, and Brockton areas can visit our Nissan dealership and test drive the 2020 Altima today.