2018 Honda Accord vs 2018 Nissan Altima

The midsize sedan segment offers an extensive amount of competition. Looking at the 2018 Honda Accord vs the 2018 Nissan Altima compares two cars in this segment. Each car offers multiple engine options and a variety of features spread out over multiple trim levels.

The 2018 Accord and Altima will each come equipped with a four-cylinder engine as standard equipment. The Honda offers a turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine, while the Nissan is powered by a 2.5-liter four-cylinder. The first Accord engine produces 192 horsepower and 192 pound-feet of torque, while earning fuel economy ratings estimated at up to 30 miles per gallon in the city and 38 mpg on the highways.* The Altima engine checks in at 179 horsepower and 177 pound-feet of torque while earning 27 mpg city and 39 mpg highway.

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2018 Honda Accord VS 2018 Nissan Altima
1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder, 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder Engine Options 2.5-liter four-cylinder, 3,5-liter V-6
192 horsepower, 192 pound-feet of torque Base Engine Performance 179 horsepower, 177 pound-feet of torque
CVT, Automatic, Manual Transmission Options CVT
30 city/38 highway* Best Fuel Economy 27 city/38 highway

2018 Honda Accord Features and Options

Three transmission options will be offered on the 2018 Honda Accord. The car can be equipped with a continuously variable transmission (CVT), 6-speed manual transmission or a 10-speed automatic transmission. The 2018 Altima only offers a CVT.

In addition to the engine and transmission options, the 2018 Accord is available in 6 trim levels. The 2018 Altima will only be offered in 5 models.

Multiple comfort, safety and technology features will be spread out across the 2018 Accord’s 6 trim levels. 2018 Accord models will offer the latest version of the Honda Sensing suite of driver awareness systems, which includes Collision Mitigation Braking System, Lane Departure Warning, Road Departure Mitigation, Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Follow and Traffic Sign Recognition.

*Based on 2018 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.

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