The market for a midsize sedan is a competitive one. If you happen to be shopping for a new car in this segment, then it’s likely you’re considering the 2019 Honda Accord or the 2019 Nissan Altima. Here, we take a look at these two models and what they offer consumers.
Performance & Efficiency
Both the 2019 Accord and 2019 Nissan Altima have peppy performance options, but the Accord offers more power and choice. For the 2019 model year, there are three Accord engines to choose from, while the Altima only has two. The Accord’s base engine is a 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder that puts out 192 horsepower and 192 lb-ft of torque. This is more than the Altima’s base 2.5-liter four-cylinder, which only puts out 188 horsepower and 180 lb-ft of torque.
The Accord also wins in this comparison when it comes to efficiency. Not only does it offer a hybrid model, which the Altima doesn’t do, but it gets slightly better city fuel efficiency. Its base engine gets 30 mpg in the city while the Altima only gets 28 mpg in the city.* The Altima’s highway mpg is slightly better, though, with 39 mpg compared to the Accord’s 38 mpg.*
If you’re purchasing a sedan for your family, then space is likely a requirement for you. While both the Accord and Altima offer comfortable interiors that seat up to five passengers, the Accord’s cabin is more spacious. It offers 105.6 cubic feet of passenger space compared to the Altima’s 100.8, which means passengers have more room to stretch out. In the trunk of the Accord, you will find 16.7 cubic feet of cargo capacity, whereas the Altima only has 15.4 cubic feet. This spaciousness in Honda’s sedan means you will be able to bring more with you on the go.
Each of these models offers innovative technology, even on their base levels. The Accord and Altima have standard touchscreen displays, along with advanced tech that will keep you connected on the go. One area where the Accord offers more than the Altima, though, is safety technologies. While the Altima comes standard with Intelligent Forward Collision Warning and a rearview camera, the Accord’s Honda Sensing® suite of technologies has this tech and more. It adds a Collision Mitigation Braking System™, a Road Departure Mitigation System™, Lane Departure Warning, Lane Keeping Assist, Adaptive Cruise Control, and Traffic Sign Recognition, most of which are only available on higher Altima trims.
Ultimately, the 2019 Honda Accord comes out ahead of the 2019 Nissan Altima thanks to its better technologies, safety, powertrain and interior quality. Test drive it today at Sunny King Honda!
*30 city/38 highway/33 combined mpg rating for LX, EX and EX-L 1.5T trims. 29 city/35 highway/31 combined mpg rating for Sport 1.5T CVT trim. 26 city/35 highway/30 combined mpg rating for Sport 1.5T 6MT trim. 22 city/32 highway/26 combined mpg rating for Sport and Touring 2.0T trims. 23 city/34 highway/27 combined mpg rating for EX-L 2.0T trim. Based on 2019 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.