Compare 2017 Honda Accord vs 2017 Nissan Altima

2017 Honda Accord
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Accord Coupe EX CVT 26 34 $24,792 $27,100
Accord Coupe EX CVT PZEV 26 34 $24,792 $27,100
Accord Coupe EX CVT w/Honda Sensing 26 34 $25,705 $28,100
Accord Coupe EX CVT w/Honda Sensing PZEV 26 34 $25,705 $28,100
Accord Coupe EX Manual 23 32 $24,017 $26,250
Accord Coupe EX-L CVT 26 34 $26,612 $29,095
Accord Coupe EX-L CVT PZEV 26 34 $26,612 $29,095
Accord Coupe EX-L CVT w/Navi & Honda Sensing 26 34 $28,436 $31,095
Accord Coupe EX-L CVT w/Navi & Honda Sensing PZEV 26 34 $28,436 $31,095
Accord Coupe EX-L V6 Automatic 21 32 $28,600 $31,275
Accord Coupe EX-L V6 Automatic w/Navi & Honda Sensing 21 32 $30,425 $33,275
Accord Coupe EX-L V6 Manual 18 28 $28,600 $31,275
Accord Coupe LX-S CVT 26 34 $22,854 $24,975
Accord Coupe LX-S CVT PZEV 26 34 $22,854 $24,975
Accord Coupe LX-S CVT w/Honda Sensing 26 34 $23,766 $25,975
Accord Coupe LX-S CVT w/Honda Sensing PZEV 26 34 $23,766 $25,975
Accord Coupe LX-S Manual 23 32 $22,079 $24,125
Accord Coupe Touring Automatic 21 32 $31,519 $34,475
Accord Hybrid EX-L Sedan 49 47 $30,087 $32,905
Accord Hybrid Touring Sedan 49 47 $32,869 $35,955
Accord Sedan EX-L V6 Automatic PZEV 21 33 $28,345 $30,995
Accord Sedan EX-L V6 Automatic w/Navi & Honda Sensing PZEV 21 33 $30,169 $32,995
Accord Sedan LX CVT 27 36 $21,285 $23,255
Accord Sedan LX CVT PZEV 27 36 $21,285 $23,255
Accord Sedan LX CVT w/Honda Sensing 27 36 $22,198 $24,255
Accord Sedan LX CVT w/Honda Sensing PZEV 27 36 $22,198 $24,255
Accord Sedan Sport CVT 26 34 $23,164 $25,315
Accord Sedan Sport CVT PZEV 26 34 $23,164 $25,315
Accord Sedan Sport CVT w/Honda Sensing 26 34 $24,076 $26,315
Accord Sedan Sport CVT w/Honda Sensing PZEV 26 34 $24,076 $26,315
Accord Sedan Sport Manual 23 32 $22,435 $24,515
Accord Sedan Sport SE CVT 26 34 $24,076 $26,315
Accord Sedan Sport SE CVT PZEV 26 34 $24,076 $26,315
Accord Sedan Sport SE Manual 23 32 $23,347 $25,515
Accord Sedan Touring Automatic PZEV 21 33 $31,934 $34,930
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2.5 S Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Altima 2.5 S Sedan 27 39 $21,348 $22,900
Altima 2.5 SL Sedan 27 39 $26,621 $28,570
Altima 2.5 SR Sedan 26 37 $22,808 $24,470
Altima 2.5 SV Sedan 27 39 $23,729 $25,460
Altima 2.5 Sedan 27 39 $21,446 $22,500
Altima 2017.5 2.5 S Sedan 27 39 $21,348 $22,900
Altima 2017.5 2.5 SL Sedan 27 39 $26,900 $28,870
Altima 2017.5 2.5 SR Sedan 26 37 $22,808 $24,470
Altima 2017.5 2.5 SV Sedan 27 39 $24,008 $25,760
Altima 2017.5 2.5 Sedan 27 39 N/A N/A
Altima 2017.5 3.5 SL Sedan 22 32 $30,732 $32,990
Altima 2017.5 3.5 SR Sedan 22 32 N/A N/A
Altima 3.5 SL Sedan 22 32 $30,453 $32,690
Altima 3.5 SR Sedan 22 32 $26,082 $27,990

2017 Honda Accord vs. 2017 Nissan Altima: Compare Cars

While sedans are currently overshadowed by utility vehicles as family-haulers, there’s still a lot of appeal in today’s crop of affordable mid-size sedans. Among those, the Honda Accord and Nissan Altima are two of the most popular choices.

 
Pricing
Invoice Price
$24,792
$21,348
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$27,100
$22,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$452 / month
$382 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.7
7.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid remains a handsome mid-size sedan with excellent fuel economy; with Honda promising better availability, it should be a strong competitor. The 2017 Nissan Altima remains a fine mainstream choice, but rivals with newer designs offer far more technology.
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Fuel Economy
City
26 mpg 27 mpg
Highway
34 mpg 39 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
37.2 37.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.1 56.4
Front Leg Room (in)
42.2 45
Passenger Volume (ft³)
93.1 101.9
Front Hip Room (in)
55.4 54
Second Leg Room (in)
33.7 36.1
Front Head Room (in)
37.2 40
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
48.9 52.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.9 56.4
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
189.5 191.9
Height, Overall (in)
56.5 57.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.7 62.4
Wheelbase (in)
107.3 109.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73 72
Track Width, Front (in)
62.4 62.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.8 5.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.4 15.4
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.5 11.5
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.5 11.7
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.2 18
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39 36.1
Tires
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/45VR18 P215/60TR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/45VR18 P215/60TR16
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3336 3212
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 16 X 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 16 X 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Engine
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
181 @ 3900 177 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.4 L/144 2.5 L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
185 @ 6400 179 @ 6000
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
26 27
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
29 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
34 39
Transmission
Trans Description Cont.
CVT w/OD CVT w/OD
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.65 - 0.41 2.63 - 0.38
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
5.05 4.83
Trans Type
1 1
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
1.86 0.74
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Honda Accord Coupe Nissan Altima
Body Style
Coupe Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.1 5.6
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 110
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 550
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating

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