Compare 2009 Honda Accord Coupe vs 2008 Nissan Altima

2009 Honda Accord Coupe
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2-Door I4 Manual LX-S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door I4 Manual LX-S 22 31 $20,320 $22,405
2-Door I4 Automatic LX-S 21 30 $21,043 $23,205
2-Door I4 Automatic PZEV LX-S 21 30 $21,043 $23,205
2-Door I4 Manual EX 22 31 $21,495 $23,705
2-Door I4 Automatic EX 21 30 $22,218 $24,505
2-Door I4 Automatic PZEV EX 21 30 $22,218 $24,505
2-Door I4 Manual EX-L 22 31 $23,302 $25,705
2-Door I4 Automatic EX-L 21 30 $24,025 $26,505
2-Door I4 Automatic PZEV EX-L 21 30 $24,025 $26,505
2-Door I4 Manual w/Navi EX-L 22 31 $25,290 $27,905
2-Door I4 Automatic w/Navi EX-L 21 30 $26,013 $28,705
2-Door I4 Automatic w/Navi PZEV EX-L 21 30 $26,013 $28,705
2-Door V6 Automatic EX-L 19 28 $26,239 $28,955
2-Door V6 Automatic PZEV EX-L 19 28 $26,239 $28,955
2-Door V6 Manual EX-L 17 25 $26,239 $28,955
2-Door V6 Automatic w/Navi EX-L 19 28 $28,227 $31,155
2-Door V6 Automatic w/Navi PZEV EX-L 19 28 $28,227 $31,155
2-Door V6 Manual w/Navi EX-L 17 25 $28,227 $31,155
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4-Door Sedan I4 Manual 2.5
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan I4 Manual 2.5 23 32 $18,243 $18,620
4-Door Sedan I4 Manual ULEV 2.5 23 31 $18,243 $18,620
4-Door Sedan I4 Manual 2.5 S 23 32 $19,196 $20,470
4-Door Sedan I4 Manual ULEV 2.5 S 23 31 $19,196 $20,470
2-Door Coupe I4 Manual 2.5 S 23 32 $19,644 $20,950
2-Door Coupe I4 Manual ULEV 2.5 S 23 32 $19,644 $20,950
4-Door Sedan I4 CVT 2.5 S 23 32 $19,663 $20,970
4-Door Sedan I4 CVT 2.5 SL 23 32 $19,663 $20,970
4-Door Sedan I4 CVT ULEV 2.5 S 23 31 $19,663 $20,970
4-Door Sedan I4 CVT ULEV 2.5 SL 23 31 $19,663 $20,970
2-Door Coupe I4 CVT 2.5 S 23 31 $20,112 $21,450
2-Door Coupe I4 CVT ULEV 2.5 S 23 31 $20,112 $21,450
4-Door Sedan V6 Manual 3.5 SE 19 27 $22,681 $24,470
4-Door Sedan V6 CVT 3.5 SE 19 26 $23,142 $24,970
2-Door Coupe V6 Manual 3.5 SE 19 27 $23,495 $25,350
4-Door Sedan I4 eCVT Hybrid 35 33 $23,881 $25,480
2-Door Coupe V6 CVT 3.5 SE 19 26 $23,956 $25,850
4-Door Sedan V6 CVT 3.5 SL 19 26 $26,565 $28,670
Pricing
Invoice Price
$20,320
$18,243
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$22,405
$18,620
Monthly Payment Estimate
$373 / month
$310 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
9.2
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
Though it might not be the most exciting coupe, strong V-6 performance, good fuel economy, and a great interior make the 2009 Honda Accord Coupe one of TheCarConnection.com's top-rated vehicles for 2009. The 2008 Nissan Altima is a little sportier, though not less sensible.
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Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 32 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Midsize
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.5 55.5
Front Leg Room (in)
42.2 44.1
Front Hip Room (in)
56.4 56.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
92.1 100.7
Second Leg Room (in)
33.1 35.8
Front Head Room (in)
39.1 40.6
Second Hip Room (in)
46.3 52.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.4 55.7
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
35.9 36.8
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
56.4 57.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.2 60.8
Wheelbase (in)
107.9 109.3
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 27.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.8 70.7
Track Width, Front (in)
62.2 60.9
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
190.9 189.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
11.9 15.3
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.1 x - TBD - 11.5 x 0.35
Brake Type
Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.1 x - TBD - 11.7 x 1.02
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 20.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.1 36.1
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.56 2.83
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - NA
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
13.08 16.2
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact T135/90D16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/50VR17 P215/60R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/50VR17 P215/60R16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 150
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3221 3112
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 16 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 16 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 16 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
8.6 8.0
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 110
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 550
Engine
Fuel System
MPFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
162 @ 4400 180 @ 3900
Engine Order Code
NA QR25
Displacement
2.4L/144 2.5L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
190 @ 7000 175 @ 5600
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
25 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 23
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.39 3.81
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.87 1.06
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.67
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.27 3.50
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.15 1.39
Trans Type
5 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.65 0.81
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.58 3.37
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.78 1.95
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Coupe 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Honda Accord Cpe Nissan Altima
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Independent Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.59 0.68
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.04 0.86
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 -

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