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2018 Nissan Altima vs 2018 Honda Accord

2018 Nissan Altima and 2018 Honda Accord side by side

As one of the most consistently popular vehicles from Nissan, the Altima is one of the best midsize sedans in America. Year after year, it provides drivers the perfect blend of performance, practicality and range of features that is hard to beat. In particular, the 2018 Nissan Altima is arguably the best model of the Altima ever release. But how does it match up against the competition? Let's find out in this 2018 Nissan Altima vs 2018 Honda Accord comparison. 

Because we want to make sure you are getting a completely impartial comparison, we will be comparing the highest trim levels of these two vehicles. These are the two that are closest to each other in terms of price point and range of features. Read more to see the two cars compared with specific features and specs. If you are in the Kansas City KS area and are considering the 2018 Nissan Altima, you can follow this link to our inventory. 



2018 Nissan Altima

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2018 Honda Accord

45" Front Legroom 42.3"
3.5L V6, 270-hp Engine 1.5L I4, 192-hp
Standard Aux Port Not Available
18 gallons Fuel Tank Capacity 14.8 gallons

Which Midsize Sedan is Right for You?

These two vehicles share a ton of similarities, but it is ultimately the more subtle details of the vehicle that make the 2018 Nissan Altima better than the 2018 Honda Accord. Through its features for performance, convenience and comfort, the Altima is the better choice. Let’s look closer at why this is the case. 

In terms of performance, the 2018 Nissan Altima has significantly more engine power than the 2018 Honda Accord. At a whopping 270 horsepower, the 2018 Altima is going to give you easier acceleration, and a more fun ride. 

In terms of comfort, the 2018 Nissan Altima has a lot more legroom in the front seat than the 2018 Honda Accord. Because of features like this, the new Nissan Altima is a much better vehicle for long road trips, or for anyone who needs that extra few inches of room. 

Finally, the convenience features that some may underestimate are really what separates the Altima from the Accord. For example, the standard feature of having an aux port is something that many drivers use in their day to day that the Accord doesn't have. Additionally, the larger fuel tank means fewer stops at the gas station, which is a great thing to have. 


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