Of course the best-selling Camry is one of the Accord's top rivals; the Camry is competitive with the Accord in most respects, but its ride is more comfort-oriented and less sporty, and the quality of the interior materials is disappointing relative to the competition.
Perhaps the closest competitor to the Accord is the Altima, which provides a similar mix of sporty road manners and well-controlled ride quality, plus good styling inside and out.
The Ford Fusion competes with the sportier side of the Accord; it’s been greatly improved for 2010, thanks to a refined new base engine.
And as with the Honda, you can get the Fusion with a manual transmission.
However, the Fusion is a bit smaller.
Another top rival is the Chevrolet Malibu, which has a beautiful interior and comfortable ride but doesn’t feel quite as nimble.
Compared to the Honda, the Nissan feels a little bit sportier but also quite a bit less refined, as well as more cramped inside.
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|2011 Honda Accord SedanBrowse Used Listings||2011 Chevrolet MalibuBrowse Used Listings||2011 Ford FusionBrowse Used Listings||2011 Nissan AltimaBrowse Used Listings||2011 Toyota CamryBrowse Used Listings|
|20 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy||22 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy||17 MPG City / 36 MPG Hwy||18 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy||20 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy|
|Gas I4||Gas 4-Cyl||Gas I4||Gas I4||Gas I4|
|4-Door I4 Manual LX||4-Door Sedan LS w/1LS||4-Door Sedan S FWD||4-Door Sedan I4 CVT 2.5||4-Door Sedan I4 Manual (Natl)|
|Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive|
|4 Door Sedan||4 Door Sedan||4 Door Sedan||4 Door Sedan||4 Door Sedan|
|Manual||Automatic w/OD||Manual||Continuously Variable||Manual w/OD|