2018 Nissan Altima vs 2018 Honda Accord Comparison

Specs at a Glance

2018 Nissan Altima

2018 Nissan Altima

Fuel Capacity

  18.0 gal

MPG Highway*

  39


2018 Honda Accord

2018 Honda Accord

Fuel Capacity

  14.8 gal

MPG Highway*

  38

2018 Nissan Altima vs 2018 Honda Accord

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The 2018 Nissan Altima has many rivals. This includes the 2018 Honda Accord. How do the two match up this year? Which is right for you and your lifestyle? Let’s take a look.

Comfort

Everyone wants the most for their money. Nissan certainly strives to give you more for a lower price. It has 40 inches of front headroom and 45 inches of legroom, beating the 2018 Accord although it is bigger this year. Only Nissan has zero gravity seats. As engineers designed these fatigue-fighting chairs, they studied NASA weightlessness studies. Drivers and passengers will feel the difference every time they take a long drive in the Altima. When it comes to features, the Altima matches the Accord with dash tech, a rearview camera, and push button start.

Performance

Nissan has a smart performance-oriented four-cylinder engine that earns 39 mpg highway. The new Accord will reportedly earn 38 mpg highway. To boost fuel economy even more, Altima drivers can also get active grille shutters. For the driving enthusiast, the Altima offers a 270-horsepower engine. This peppy powertrain turns the Altima into more of a sports car. Honda has replaced its V6 with a lower horsepower turbo four. Honda transmissions are continuously variable, but Nissan’s CVT represents an advanced generation of these transmissions. It uses D-Step Logic to help the driver feel at home with the way these modern gear-shifters work. Adding to the car’s drivability, Nissan utilizes Active Understeer Control. It selectively brakes individual wheels to give Altima a smooth passage through every curve.

Safety

Avoiding a crash is always better than any alternative. This year the Altima is adding even more crash avoidance features, keeping it on par with the Accord. For the first time, both automakers have made a frontal collision warning and an autobrake standard across the line-up. Nissan’s system is more advanced, however. This system is called Predictive FCW because it can detect brake lights further ahead than the average warning system. Drivers should enjoy a smoother response to difficulties with more time on their side. Of course, the autobrake is also ready to react if the driver is too slow for conditions, but this is made less likely by the Altima’s more advanced early warning system. Furthermore, the Honda system has been criticized for being overly sensitive and slowing the car unnecessarily.

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