Compare 2018 Honda Accord vs 2018 Nissan Altima

2018 Honda Accord
2018 Nissan Altima
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EX Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Accord Hybrid EX Sedan 47 47 $26,425 $28,890
Accord Hybrid EX-L Sedan 47 47 $28,751 $31,440
Accord Hybrid EX-L w/Navi Sedan 47 47 $29,663 $32,440
Accord Hybrid Sedan 47 47 $22,968 $25,100
Accord Hybrid Touring Sedan 47 47 $31,734 $34,710
Accord Sedan EX 1.5T CVT 30 38 $25,130 $27,470
Accord Sedan EX-L 1.5T CVT 30 38 $27,410 $29,970
Accord Sedan EX-L 2.0T Automatic 23 34 $29,234 $31,970
Accord Sedan EX-L Navi 1.5T CVT 30 38 $28,322 $30,970
Accord Sedan EX-L Navi 2.0T Automatic 23 34 $30,146 $32,970
Accord Sedan LX 1.5T CVT 30 38 $21,573 $23,570
Accord Sedan Sport 1.5T CVT 29 35 $23,588 $25,780
Accord Sedan Sport 1.5T Manual 26 35 $23,588 $25,780
Accord Sedan Sport 2.0T Automatic 22 32 $27,720 $30,310
Accord Sedan Sport 2.0T Manual 22 32 $27,720 $30,310
Accord Sedan Touring 1.5T CVT 29 35 $30,904 $33,800
Accord Sedan Touring 2.0T Automatic 22 32 $32,728 $35,800
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2.5 S Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Altima 2.5 S Sedan 27 38 $21,683 $23,260
Altima 2.5 SL Sedan 27 38 $27,124 $29,110
Altima 2.5 SR Sedan 26 37 $22,669 $24,320
Altima 2.5 SV Sedan 27 38 $24,148 $25,910
Altima 3.5 SL Sedan 22 32 $31,328 $33,630
Pricing
Invoice Price
$26,425
$21,683
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$28,890
$23,260
Monthly Payment Estimate
$482 / month
$388 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
7.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2018 Honda Accord sedan should be at the top of any four-door shoppers’ lists—sedan or otherwise. It’s well-crafted, comfortable, and affordable. The 2018 Nissan Altima does almost nothing out of the ordinary.
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Fuel Economy
City
47 mpg 27 mpg
Highway
47 mpg 38 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55 56.4
Front Leg Room (in)
42.3 45
Passenger Volume (ft³)
102.7 101.9
Front Hip Room (in)
55.3 54
Second Leg Room (in)
40.4 36.1
Front Head Room (in)
37.5 40
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
55 52.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.3 56.4
Second Head Room (in)
37.2 37.1
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
57.1 57.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.4 62.4
Wheelbase (in)
111.4 109.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.3 72
Track Width, Front (in)
63 62.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.8 5.4
Length, Overall (in)
192.2 191.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
16.7 15.4
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.1 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
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
12.8 18
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.1 37.4
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/50VR17 P215/60TR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/50VR17 P215/60TR16
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3377 3212
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 16 X 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 16 X 7
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
129 @ 3500 177 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/122 2.5 L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
212 @ 6200 179 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas/Electric I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Sequential MPI
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
47 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
47 38
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
47 27
Transmission
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.45 - 2.45 2.63 - 0.38
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.42 4.83
Trans Type
1 1
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
8.40 0.74
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Trans Description Cont.
CVT w/OD CVT w/OD
Summary
Vehicle Name
Honda Accord Hybrid Nissan Altima
Body Style
Sedan 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
3.8 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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