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Vehicle Comparisons:
2020 Nissan Altima vs Honda Accord

Midsize sedans are some of the most popular vehicles for drivers in East Providence, Cranston, and Pawtucket, RI. Two models that consumers are excited about are the 2020 Nissan Altima and the 2020 Honda Accord. They provide a fun and memorable driving experience with first-class performance and state-of-the-art features.

Our team at Stateline Nissan compares the Nissan Altima vs. Honda Accord in this article to help you decide which sedan has the features, technology, and safety systems to suit your lifestyle.

Nissan Altima vs Honda Accord: Performance and Control

If you’re looking for options, both the Nissan Altima and the Honda Accord offer several powertrain choices, so you’ll get to choose the power and fuel efficiency that works for you.

Their most powerful engines are very similar. Both the available 2.0L VC-Turbo™ of the Altima and the available 2.0L Turbocharged 4-Cylinder of the Accord generate 273 lb-ft of torque.

The Nissan Altima separates itself by giving you more traction on slippery roads. It’s available Intelligent All-Wheel Drive system monitors road conditions and provides extra power to the wheels with the most grip. The Accord only comes with front-wheel drive.

Interior and Technology

Both the Nissan Altima and the Honda Accord offer plenty of comfort. You’ll get the soft-touch of leather-trimmed seats in either model. Plus, there’s Dual Zone Automatic Temperature Control to keep everyone ideally cozy.

You’ll have more room to stretch out inside the Nissan Altima. It comes with 43.8 inches of front legroom. The 42.3 inches of front legroom in the Accord just doesn’t compare.

Finally, when it comes to staying connected on the move, the Accord and the Altima come with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™, but they only come standard on the Altima. The Altima is also more user-friendly thanks to its 8-inch NissanConnect® touchscreen display. The standard screen in the Accord is maxed out at seven inches.

Nissan Altima vs Honda Accord: Safety

The benefit of choosing a midsize sedan such as the Nissan Altima or the Honda Accord is that you’ll have a vehicle loaded with leading safety features, making sure you have peace of mind every time you get behind the wheel.

In the Accord, you’ll be protected by Honda Sensing®, a safety technology suite that includes Collision Mitigation Braking System™, Lane Keeping Assist System, and other advanced safety systems. The Altima also comes standard with similar features, such as Automatic Emergency Braking, Intelligent Forward Collision Warning, and Intelligent Trace Control.

On top of that, if you decide to drive the Altima, you’ll have the Nissan Intelligent Mobility™ suite and its next-level safety systems. This package also includes Intelligent Driver Alertness, which can detect drowsy driving and will alert you when it’s time for a break. This technology isn’t found in the Honda Accord.

Choose the Nissan Altima!

The competition was certainly exciting, but after weighing all the available information, the new Nissan Altima may be better suited for your needs with all-wheel control and advanced safety features. If you’re ready to take the Nissan Altima for a test drive, then visit us at Stateline Nissan.

Interested Altima buyers in Cranston, Pawtucket, and East Providence, Rhode Island, can easily browse our inventory of Nissan models online or contact our team directly to set up a test drive.


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