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Vehicle Comparisons:
2018 Honda Accord vs Nissan Altima

If you’re ready to upgrade to a reliable and fun ride to take through the streets of Centennial, Aurora, and Denver, you need a sedan. Two popular options available are the 2018 Honda Accord and the 2018 Nissan Altima. However, which one is best for you?

To make your car-buying experience easier, we here at Mile High Honda put these two sedans up against each other in a comprehensive comparison. Learn which one is best for your needs in our Honda Accord vs. Nissan Altima matchup. And don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.Buyer's Guide to the 2018 Honda Accord - Download now


If you like power under the hood, either sedan here can provide. However, the Accord offers a bit more on the base model, featuring a turbo engine that can produce up to 192 horsepower. The base Altima can only offer 179 horsepower.

2018 Honda Accord vs Nissan Altima

The Accord’s torque is even more superior at 192 lb-ft, while the Altima only offer 177 lb-ft. Despite the high power, the Accord is still highly fuel-efficient. Even with 13 extra horsepower, the Accord still features an EPA-estimated 30 city/38 highway MPG*, while the Altima maxes out at 27 city/38 highway MPG.

Interior Space

Interior space is one of the greatest benefits of a sedan. Considering their excellent handling, you’re free to use your sedan as a personal cruiser or a family car. You’ll find plenty of interior space in both these sedans, but your rear passengers will be happier in the Accord. With 37.3 inches of headroom and 40.4 inches of legroom,

Honda Accord rear passengers have more room than some crossovers can offer. The Nissan Altima falls short, only offering 37.1 inches of headroom and 36.1 inches of legroom. If you’re more interested in hauling cargo, both these sedans have a greater than average amount of trunk space.

The Altima offers 15.4 cubic feet, which is plenty for your typical trip to the grocery store, but the Accord pushes the boundaries even further, offering an incredible 16.7 cubic feet of space.

Advanced Safety Options

Both vehicles are considered very safe. They’re each built with advanced body structures with front and rear crumple zones, plus come standard with advanced airbag systems to help protect everyone on board. They also each offer driver-assisting technologies to help prevent accidents from occurring. For example, the 2018 Accord comes standard with Honda Sensing®. This suite of active safety features was designed to help you stay more aware on the road. 2018 Honda Accord vs Nissan AltimaOne of the features included is Lane Keeping Assist System.

If you begin to drift from your lane without using a turn signal, the system will use corrective steering to get you back to your original lane. There’s also Traffic Sign Recognition. It uses a small camera to recognize and help notify you of speed limit signs through a visual icon.

The 2018 Altima does include many impressive safety features, as well. However, they either don’t come standard or aren’t offered at all, as is the case with the Traffic Sign Recognition system.

Our Verdict: Honda Accord vs Nissan Altima

While our comparison of the Honda Accord vs. Nissan Altima was close, the 2018 Honda Accord emerges as the superior sedan. With its increased performance, interior space, and safety features, the Accord would make an excellent addition to any family in the Centennial, Aurora, or Denver area.

See for yourself at Mile High Honda. Our expert team can show you the ins and outs of this impressive vehicle, so you can determine whether it’s right for you. Contact us to set up your 2018 Accord test drive today!

* Based on 2018 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, and other factors.

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