|2016 Honda Accord||2016 Nissan Altima|
185 horsepower 4-cylinder,
278 horsepower V-6
|Engine Options||182-horsepower 4-cylinder, 270 horsepower V-6|
|6-speed manual, CVT, 6-speed automatic||Transmission Options||CVT|
|Standard rearview camera plus available Honda Sensing||Active Safety||Standard rearview camera|
|Standard dual-zone automatic||Air Conditioning||Standard manual|
2016 Honda Accord vs 2016 Nissan Altima
The 2016 Honda Accord and the 2016 Nissan Altima have a lot in common. As a new car shopper, what's the best way to decide between these two excellent cars? They're both very fuel-efficient, they've both got plenty of comfortable space for passengers, and they're both pretty fun to drive, too. To make a decision like this, we're going to have to look more closely at the differences between the new Accord and the new Altima.
First, the basics. The 2016 Honda Accord is available in either a sedan or a sporty coupe body style, while the Nissan Altima is a sedan only. Under the hood, both cars are similar, offering the choice between a fuel-efficient four-cylinder engine or a more powerful V-6 at the higher trim levels. The Altima uses a CVT transmission with both engines. The Accord has a few more options: most 4-cylinder models will have a CVT, but a few are available with a manual, and the V-6 Accord uses a conventional 6-speed automatic. Drivers looking for smooth, confident performance will probably be satisfied with either one (unless you're the kind who hates CVTs with a passion; in that case, a V-6 Accord is clearly the right choice.) Both cars have exceptionally comfortable and quiet cabins, as well.
Features and Value
The 2016 Accord offers some important safety features more widely across the lineup than the 2016 Altima. Active safety features like automatic collision braking, which is required to get the IIHS' top rating, are available only on the Nissan Altima's top trim level. On the other hand, they're available as the Honda Sensing package on any Accord trim. So the Accord represents a better value for customers who are both safety-conscious and budget-conscious.
Here's where the small differences start to add up even further. At their highest trim levels, both the 2016 Accord and the 2016 Altima are plush, leather-upholstered, and loaded with premium features. However, the base Accord is quite a bit better-equipped than the base Altima. Both cars have rearview cameras, Bluetooth hands-free calling, and Pandora audio streaming as standard features. The 2016 Accord also comes with dual-zone automatic climate control, automatic headlights, and signature LED daytime running lights, even on the base model.
Interested in learning more about the 2016 Accord? Contact the team at Cannon Honda to set up a test drive today!