2019 Honda Accord vs Nissan Altima
What’s the best midsize sedan for Abington, Willow Grove, and Glenside? For many drivers, the decision may come down to the 2019 Honda Accord vs. Nissan Altima.
Marty Sussman Honda wants to help you decide between these two modern models. Read on for a side-by-side comparison of their dimensions, performance specs, and safety features.
Accord vs Altima: Interior Comforts
Depending on which configuration you choose, the Honda Accord offers anywhere from 102.7 to 105.6 cubic feet of total passenger volume. The Nissan Altima doesn’t offer as much room for passengers to spread out, with a maximum of 100.8 cubic feet of passenger space. That number gets even lower if you opt for a moonroof.
If you and your front passenger have different temperature preferences, the Accord continues to be your best bet. It comes standard with dual-zone automatic climate control, a feature that is only available at higher trim levels in the Altima.
One reason that drivers choose midsize sedans is because they offer more cargo space than their compact counterparts. Again, the Accord comes out on top. It offers 16.7 cubic feet of cargo space, compared to only 15.4 cubic feet in the Altima.
Efficient and Versatile Performance
If efficiency is what you’re after in a new midsize sedan, the Nissan Altima maxes out with an EPA-estimated 28 MPG city/39 MPG highway. You’ll save money at the pump when you opt for the Honda Accord. Its 1.5T LX, EX, and EX-L trims get an EPA-estimated 30 MPG city/38 MPG highway.1
The Honda Accord also offers a hybrid model for even better fuel economy. This isn’t an option in the 2019 Altima.
The Accord isn’t just more efficient—it’s more powerful, too. The standard 1.5T engine offers 192 horsepower. That beats the 188 horsepower you’ll get in the Nissan Altima, which comes standard with a 2.5L engine. While four horsepower might not make much of a difference, the lack of turbocharged power in the Altima base engine does.
It’s also important to think about how your car transfers power from the engine to the wheels, because this can greatly affect the feel of the ride. Both the Altima and the Accord offer continuously variable transmissions for a smooth transfer of power as you accelerate.
However, the 2019 Accord takes it a couple steps further. It also offers a sporty 10-speed automatic transmission on certain trim levels. There’s even a 6-speed manual transmission option.
Safety Features: Accord vs Altima
Both sedans come standard with high-tech safety features to add to your awareness of the road ahead. And if you’ve got a young one along for the ride, you’ll find the child seat anchors are easy to use in both cars.
However, the Accord offers extra LATCH positions, so you can put a child seat in any of the three rear seats. The Altima doesn’t have lower anchors for the middle seat.
When it’s time to hit the road, a head-up display can present important information directly in your line of sight, so you don’t have to take your eyes off the road. This feature is also available in the Accord, but not the Altima.
Test Drive the 2019 Honda Accord Today!
Based on these findings, Marty Sussman Honda recommends the 2019 Honda Accord for your drives through Abington, Willow Grove, and Glenside. Want to see it for yourself?
1 30 city/38 highway/33 combined mpg rating for LX, EX and EX-L 1.5T trims. 29 city/35 highway/31 combined mpg rating for Sport 1.5T CVT trim. 26 city/35 highway/30 combined mpg rating for Sport 1.5T 6MT trim. 22 city/32 highway/26 combined mpg rating for Sport and Touring 2.0T trims. 23 city/34 highway/27 combined mpg rating for EX-L 2.0T trim. 48 city/48 highway/48 combined mpg rating for hybrid trims. Based on 2019 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery-pack age/condition (hybrid trims) and other factors.