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2016 Honda Accord vs 2016 Nissan Altima

2016 Honda Accord LX 2016 Nissan Altima 2.5
2.4-litre, 4-cylinder Engine 2.5-litre, 4-cylinder
185 hp Horsepower 182 hp
2,922 litres / 447 litres Passenger / Cargo Volume 2,885 litres / 435 litres
Standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto? Not Available

2016 Honda Accord vs 2016 Nissan Altima

Sedans have become incredibly popular these days. With unmatched fuel economy, high performance, and impressive features at an affordable price, it's no surprise that drivers are fans. The mid-sized sedan class is especially popular, offering roomy interiors and even more premium features. Few mid-sized sedans are more popular than the Honda Accord and Nissan Altima. Both have successfully risen above the competition by offering a lot more value and impressive specifications. However, when we want to look at the competition between these two vehicles that's where it gets tough.

If we compare the 2016 Honda Accord vs 2016 Nissan Altima, we can see these vehicles do have quite a few similarities. Both models have had full redesigns for the new model year, ushering in bold, modern styling which can also be seen in other redesigned vehicles in their prospective lineups. The new Honda Accord and new Nissan Altima and both look great, offering a sportier look and premium touch. Apart from this, the Accord and Altima both also have similar performance options, including either a 4-cylinder or V6 engine, each providing impressive power and high efficiency.

Key Differences Between the 2016 Honda Accord and 2016 Nissan Altima

2016 Honda Accord interior technology and features

As for the differences between the 2016 Honda Accord and 2016 Nissan Altima, this is where we start to see one vehicle move ahead in the comparison. Looking at the Accord and Altima, we can see they have the same size engine options, but the Accord offers slightly more horsepower. This difference is so small, however, that it's unlikely you'll notice this difference. The Honda Accord also has a few different transmission options including manual, automatic and Continuously Variable, whereas the Nissan Altima only offers a Continuously Variable transmission.

When comparing the fuel economy of the Altima and the CVT-equipped Accord, the numbers are slightly different, but again, they are so close that you can pretty much call it even. The 2016 Accord has more space than then 2016 Altima if you look at both the passenger and cargo volume, which means a little extra versatility and a more comfortable ride.

So, overall the 2016 Honda Accord does have more to offer than the 2016 Nissan Altima, however the differences we've gone over so far are pretty small. Where the Accord really comes ahead is in the features and technology it offers. The 2016 Accord has the Honda Sensing suite of driver assistance features available for every trim level, meaning even the base LX can be equipped with these features. For the 2016 Altima, there are driver assistance features available, but you would have to spring for one of the higher, more costly trim levels to get them.

Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are also new additions for the 2016 Accord, bringing a new level of smartphone connectivity to the mid-sized sedan. The 2016 Altima, however, doesn't have anything nearly this state-of-the-art when it comes to in-vehicle smartphone connectivity. Other features standard on the base 2016 Accord LX which are not found on the lowest trim level of the 2016 Altima include 17-inch wheels, LED Daytime Running Lights, LED taillights, heated front seats, and a rearview camera. These features can be found on the less affordable higher trim levels of the Altima, however.

Overall the 2016 Honda Accord has much more to offer and has more value than the 2016 Nissan Altima, making the Accord the better buy in this comparison. If you would like to learn more about the 2016 Honda Accord or you simply want to schedule a test drive, reach out to our staff here at Wheaton Honda.

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