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Vehicle Comparisons:
2017 Nissan Altima vs. Honda Accord

It’s another battle of the sedans! This time, perennial competitors Nissan and Honda go up against each other with the new model year Altima taking on the “Belle of the Ball” Honda sedan: the Accord. Midsize sedans are now more popular than ever. As engines improve, people love the performance they deliver combined with exceptional fuel economy, comfort, and a range of luxury, convenience, and technology features that don’t break the bank.

2017-nissan-altima-blueMany drivers in Collingswood, Cherry Hill, and Mount Laurel gravitate toward these two cars, but wonder which sedan is better in a direct comparison. Read our side-by-side breakdown of how the 2017 Nissan Altima and Honda Accord match up, and learn where you can test drive the winner today.

2017 Nissan Altima vs. Honda Accord

There’s much to love about both vehicles, and they’re so similar that many drivers are going to make a choice based on pure preference or brand loyalty. They both carry over largely unchanged from the 2016 model year, so drivers know what they’re getting. Both vehicles are powered by a base 2.4L in-line 4-cylinder engine with an option to step up to a V6. Both offer a Continuously Variable Transmission to power the car.

When it comes to fuel economy, the Altima really steps it up in terms of performance, delivering an EPA-estimated 39 MPG on the highway as opposed to the 36 MPG delivered by the Accord. While this may seem like just a couple of gallons, when you look at full tanks of gas and the number of stops at the gas station, it adds up in a big way.

Safety Ratings

2017-nissan-altima-interiorBoth vehicles deliver outstanding safety ratings from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). Each were granted Top Safety Pick results from the IIHS, and 5-Star Overall Safety Ratings from the NHTSA. Each offers great safety options like rear view cameras, Blind Spot Monitoring, Emergency Braking and Crash Mitigation, and the general overall ability to keep you and your passengers safe on the road.

Look and Feel

The look and feel of each vehicle is where the customers’ preferences come into play. The Honda Accord has a sportier, sleeker feel, like it’s trying to be a sport sedan, while the Altima boasts much more refined and conservative lines. It gives off the aura of a true luxury vehicle, offering a range of similar features without the financial hit of a luxury car.

Both cars are very handsome, and in terms of how they look and feel, it depends on whether you want a refined and comfortable luxury feel that the Altima puts out, or the sportier profile offered by the Accord.

In the end, it’s our considered opinion that while both vehicles are impressive sedans, the Nissan Altima will come out on top for drivers in Cherry Hill, Collingswood, and Mount Laurel. If you live in one of these areas and would like to know more about the 2017 Nissan Altima, stop into Cherry Hill Nissan and ask about taking a test drive today!