Compare 2021 Honda Accord vs 2021 Nissan Altima

2021 Honda Accord
2021 Nissan Altima
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EX Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Accord Hybrid EX Sedan 48 48 $28,616 $30,520
Accord Hybrid EX-L Sedan 48 48 $30,834 $32,890
Accord Hybrid Sedan 48 48 $25,329 $26,570
Accord Hybrid Touring Sedan 44 41 $33,594 $36,440
Accord Sedan EX-L 1.5T CVT 30 38 $29,336 $31,290
Accord Sedan LX 1.5T CVT 30 38 $23,807 $24,970
Accord Sedan Sport 1.5T CVT 29 35 $25,724 $27,430
Accord Sedan Sport 2.0T Automatic 22 32 $30,104 $32,110
Accord Sedan Sport SE 1.5T CVT 29 35 $27,118 $28,920
Accord Sedan Touring 2.0T Automatic 22 32 $34,017 $36,900
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2.0 SR Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Altima 2.0 SR Sedan 25 34 $28,789 $30,900
Altima 2.5 Platinum AWD Sedan 25 35 $31,904 $34,250
Altima 2.5 S Sedan 28 39 $22,884 $24,550
Altima 2.5 SL AWD Sedan 25 35 $29,244 $31,390
Altima 2.5 SL Sedan 28 39 $27,942 $29,990
Altima 2.5 SR AWD Sedan 25 35 $26,045 $27,950
Altima 2.5 SR Sedan 28 39 $24,743 $26,550
Altima 2.5 SV AWD Sedan 26 36 $25,116 $26,950
Altima 2.5 SV Sedan 27 37 $23,813 $25,550

Pricing

Invoice Price

$28,616
$28,789

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$30,520
$30,900

Monthly Payment Estimate

$509 / month
$515 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

7.0
6.5

TCC’s Bottom Line

More tech this year makes the 2021 Honda Accord a compelling buy, but the options can rack up. The 2021 Nissan Altima has a plain-spoken appeal, not to mention high safety scores and a great low price.

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Fuel Economy

City

48 mpg 25 mpg

Highway

48 mpg 34 mpg

Vehicle

EPA Classification

Large Cars Midsize Cars

Interior Dimensions

Front Leg Room (in)

42.3 43.8

Passenger Volume (ft³)

102.7 98.8

Front Hip Room (in)

55.3 54.7

Second Leg Room (in)

40.4 35.2

Front Head Room (in)

37.5 38

Passenger Capacity

5 5

Second Hip Room (in)

55 54.5

Front Shoulder Room (in)

58.3 58.2

Second Head Room (in)

37.2 36.7

Second Shoulder Room (in)

56.5 57.1

Exterior Dimensions

Track Width, Rear (in)

63.4 62.8

Wheelbase (in)

111.4 111.2

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

73.3 72.9

Track Width, Front (in)

63 62.8

Min Ground Clearance (in)

5.8 5

Length, Overall (in)

196.1 192.9

Height, Overall (in)

57.1 56.8

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)

12.3 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 16.2

Steering

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)

38.2 37.4

Steering Type

Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion

Tires

Rear Tire Size

P225/50VR17 P235/40VR19

Rear Tire Order Code

NA NA

Front Tire Size

P225/50VR17 P235/40VR19

Spare Tire Size

NA Compact

Front Tire Order Code

NA NA

Spare Tire Order Code

NA NA

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs)

3375 3418

Wheels

Front Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material

NA Steel

Front Wheel Size (in)

17 X 7.5 19 X 8

Spare Wheel Size (in)

NA Compact

Rear Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum

Rear Wheel Size (in)

17 X 7.5 19 X 8

Engine

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

129 @ 3500 267 @ 4000

Engine Order Code

NA NA

Displacement

2.0 L/122 2.0 L/120

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

212 @ 6200 236 @ 5600

Engine Type

Gas/Electric I-4 Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4

Fuel System

Sequential MPI Port/Direct Injection

Mileage

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

48 29

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

48 34

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

48 25

Transmission

First Gear Ratio (:1)

2.45 - 2.45 -

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

3.42 5.25

Trans Type

1 1

Drivetrain

Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive

Trans Description Cont. Again

NA NA

Reverse Ratio (:1)

8.40 1.80

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 (Cont.)

Multi-Link Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Front

Strut Strut

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

Strut Strut

Suspension Type - Rear

Multi-Link Multi-Link

Emissions

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

3.7 6.0

Electrical

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

- 150

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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