2016 Honda Accord vs 2016 Nissan Altima
The 2016 Honda Accord and the 2016 Nissan Altima have long competed for attention in the midsize sedan segment. This year they’re definitely two of the top options for drivers here in Elgin and Crystal Lake, IL. If you’re planning to upgrade to a new family sedan, you’ve got your work cut out for you because these are both exceptional cars – of course there are some differences that we’ve rounded up below to help you decide!
Efficiency and Performance
Fuel economy and performance are priorities for most drivers – you want a solid balance of both. These two cars each offer an efficient four cylinder and a powerful V6 option. The 2016 Nissan Altima comes with a 2.5L four-cylinder good for 182 hp and 180 lb-ft of torque and an estimated 31 mpg combined with continuously variable transmission. The optional 3.5L V6 makes 270 hp and 251 lb-ft of torque and delivers 22 mpg city/32 mpg highway according to EPA estimates.
The 2016 Honda Accord comes with a 2.4L four-cylinder rated at 185 hp and 181 lb-ft of torque. It also nets an EPA estimate of 31 mpg combined* with continuously variable transmission. The available 3.5L V6 cranks out 278 hp and 252 lb-ft of torque, and nets a remarkably good EPA estimate of 21 mpg city/34 mpg highway with six-speed automatic transmission.
You can see that no matter which configuration you pick, the Accord wins out!
Features and Options
You might think these equivalently priced vehicles from the same class would have virtually the same feature content. Still, the 2016 Honda Accord offers standard equipment like dual zone automatic climate control, folding side mirrors, and floor mats, none of which are offered standard on the 2016 Nissan Altima.
Cabin and Cargo Space
The 2016 Honda Accord gives you not only more passenger space in the cabin – it also has more cargo space in the trunk! The Accord has more front and rear shoulder room and hip room, as well as more leg room and head room in the rear. That should mean more comfort for you and your passengers. The Accord also bests the 2016 Nissan Altima with its 15.8 cubic foot trunk – the Altima only has 15.4 cubic feet of trunk space.
Visit Brilliance Honda of Crystal L
Come check out the current 2016 Honda Accord here at your leading Elgin area Honda dealership, Brilliance Honda of Crystal Lake. We’re located at 680 W. Terra Cotta Ave. in Crystal Lake, IL 60014, so stop by to learn more about the Accord or any other Honda model. You can also call us at 888-905-9883 or contact us online to learn more!
*Based on 2016 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.