Compare 2021 Honda Accord vs 2021 Nissan Maxima

2021 Honda Accord
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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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Platinum 3.5L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Maxima Platinum 3.5L 20 30 $39,497 $42,320
Maxima SR 3.5L 20 30 $39,433 $42,250
Maxima SV 3.5L 20 30 $34,623 $37,090
Pricing
Invoice Price
$28,616
$39,497
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$30,520
$42,320
Monthly Payment Estimate
$509 / month
$705 / 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 Maxima slips into sporty territory with a handsome shape and good road manners, but the CVT saps its verve.
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Fuel Economy
City
48 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
48 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Cars Midsize Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
42.3 45
Passenger Volume (ft³)
102.7 96.4
Front Hip Room (in)
55.3 54.2
Second Leg Room (in)
40.4 34.2
Front Head Room (in)
37.5 38.9
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
55 53.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.3 56.7
Second Head Room (in)
37.2 35.8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.5 55.7
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.4 62.4
Wheelbase (in)
111.4 109.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.3 73.2
Track Width, Front (in)
63 62.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.8 5.3
Length, Overall (in)
196.1 192.8
Height, Overall (in)
57.1 56.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
16.7 14.3
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.1 12.1
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 12.6
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)
38.2 -
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P225/50VR17 P245/40WR19
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/50VR17 P245/40WR19
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3375 3676
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 19 X 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 19 X 8.5
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
129 @ 3500 261 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/122 3.5 L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
212 @ 6200 300 @ 6400
Engine Type
Gas/Electric I-4 Premium Unleaded V-6
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Gasoline Direct Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
48 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
48 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
48 20
Transmission
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.45 - 2.45 2.41 - 0.38
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 1.77
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Trans Description Cont.
CVT w/OD CVT w/OD
Summary
Vehicle Name
Honda Accord Hybrid Nissan Maxima
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
3.6 7.3
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 150
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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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2021 Honda Accord
  • 2021 Accord is on sale
  • Lease: From $219/mo. (hybrid)
  • Rebates: Up to $1,000 off (hybrid)
  • Finance: From 1.9% APR
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2021 Nissan Maxima
  • 2021 Maxima is here; 2020s still available
  • Lease: From $279 per month for 36 months
  • Rebates: Up to $3,500 cash back
  • Finance: From 0% APR for 36 months + up to $3,000 bonus
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