Compare 2012 Honda Accord Coupe vs 2012 Nissan Altima

2012 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 23 32 $21,126 $23,080
2-Door I4 Automatic LX-S 22 33 $21,855 $23,880
2-Door I4 Automatic PZEV LX-S 22 33 $21,855 $23,880
2-Door I4 Manual EX 23 32 $22,654 $24,755
2-Door I4 Automatic EX 22 33 $23,383 $25,555
2-Door I4 Automatic PZEV EX 22 33 $23,383 $25,555
2-Door I4 Automatic EX-L 22 33 $25,071 $27,405
2-Door I4 Automatic PZEV EX-L 22 33 $25,071 $27,405
2-Door I4 Automatic w/Navi EX-L 22 33 $26,895 $29,405
2-Door I4 Automatic w/Navi PZEV EX-L 22 33 $26,895 $29,405
2-Door V6 Automatic EX-L 19 29 $27,465 $30,030
2-Door V6 Manual EX-L 17 26 $27,465 $30,030
2-Door V6 Automatic w/Navi EX-L 19 29 $29,289 $32,030
2-Door V6 Manual w/Navi EX-L 17 26 $29,289 $32,030
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4-Door Sedan I4 CVT 2.5
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan I4 CVT 2.5 23 32 $19,699 $20,550
4-Door Sedan I4 CVT 2.5 S 23 32 $21,290 $22,710
4-Door Sedan I4 CVT 2.5 SL 23 32 $21,290 $22,710
2-Door Coupe I4 Manual 2.5 S 23 31 $22,534 $24,040
2-Door Coupe I4 CVT 2.5 S 23 32 $23,096 $24,640
4-Door Sedan V6 CVT 3.5 SR 20 27 $23,697 $25,570
2-Door Coupe V6 CVT 3.5 SR 20 27 $26,842 $28,970
2-Door Coupe V6 Manual 3.5 SR 18 27 $28,904 $31,200
Pricing
Invoice Price
$21,126
$19,699
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,080
$20,550
Monthly Payment Estimate
$385 / month
$343 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
7.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2012 Honda Accord Coupe The 2012 Nissan Altima isn't as roomy as the newest mid-offerings, but as a coupe or as a sedan, it's one of the best-looking and most sporty mid-sizers.
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Fuel Economy
City
23 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
32 mpg 32 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Midsize
Interior Dimensions
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 Volume (ft³)
92.1 100.7
Second Head Room (in)
35.9 36.8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.5 55.5
Front Leg Room (in)
42.2 44.1
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
56.4 56.8
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 27.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.8 70.7
Track Width, Front (in)
62.2 61.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.4
Length, Overall (in)
190.9 190.7
Height, Overall (in)
56.4 58.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.2 61.0
Wheelbase (in)
107.9 109.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
11.9 15.3
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.1 x - TBD - 11.7 x 1.0
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.1 x - TBD - 11.5 x 0.4
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 20.0
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.6 2.83
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
13.1 16.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.1 36.1
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P225/50VR17 P215/60TR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/50VR17 P215/60TR16
Spare Tire Size
Compact T135/90D16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3184 3180
Wheels
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 Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 16 x 7.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 8.0
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
440 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 110
Engine
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
162 @ 4400 180 @ 3900
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.4L/144 2.5L/- TBD -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
190 @ 7000 175 @ 5600
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
26 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
32 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 23
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.87 NA
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Continuously Variable Ratio
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.26 - TBD -
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.15 NA
Trans Type
5 1
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.53 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.58 1.78
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.77 NA
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.39 5.79
Summary
Vehicle Name
Honda Accord Cpe Nissan Altima
Body Style
2 Door Coupe 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.59 0.68
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.04 0.86
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Double wishbone Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.1 6.9
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6 6
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
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Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating
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