Honda Accord vs Nissan Altima

2019 Honda Accord

The 2019 Honda Accord and the 2019 Nissan Altima have been popular vehicles in the Santa Ana, Tustin, and Rancho Santa Margarita areas for years. Both models offer powerful engines, comfortable interiors, and advanced technology that’s hard to find anywhere else.

With all these great aspects in mind, how do you know which sedan is better suited for your travels? To help you figure that out, Norm Reeves Honda Superstore Irvine has put these two models together in this 2019 Honda Accord vs. Nissan Altima vehicle comparison. Keep reading to see who wins out in our side-by-side analysis!

Altima vs Accord: Performance

2019 Honda Accord

If you’ve been considering the 2019 Nissan Altima and you haven’t yet looked at the new Honda Accord, you’re missing out on the opportunity to see a high-powered and affordable vehicle in all its glory.

The 2019 Nissan Altima has two possible engines. The standard offering is a 2.5L 4-cylinder engine that delivers a maximum of 188 horsepower and 180 lb-ft of torque. However, the Altima is also available with a 2.0L 4-cylinder engine that can get up to 248 horsepower and 273 lb-ft of torque.

On the other hand, the 2019 Honda Accord sedan has three engine choices. It comes standard with a 1.5L 4-cylinder engine that makes use of a turbocharger to produce 192 horsepower and 192 lb-ft of torque. The next engine is the available 2.0L 4-cylinder option that also comes with a turbocharger. This one is able to generate as much as 252 horsepower along with 273 lb-ft of torque.

Finally, there’s the Hybrid, which features a 4-cylinder engine with its 143 horsepower and 129 lb-ft of torque, as well as an electric motor that puts out 181 horsepower with 232 lb-ft of torque.

2019 Nissan Altima vs 2019 Honda Accord: Technology

2019 Honda Accord

When it comes down to it, the cabin is where you’re going to spend your time. In terms of the kind of technology that enhances the experience inside the cabin, there are some wide discrepancies between the 2019 Honda Accord and the 2019 Nissan Altima sedans.

The 2019 Honda Accord Sedan offers an available 8-inch high-resolution touchscreen paired with a standard 180-watt AM/FM/CD audio system and eight speakers. You’ll also be able to enjoy the likes of Bluetooth® Streaming Audio, SMS Text Message Function, Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink®, and a USB audio interface. It’s important to note that this system is easy to use and navigate, providing a streamlined experience every time.

When we turn to the 2019 Nissan Altima, we see that it offers a few comparable features to its Honda counterpart, yet it still manages to fall behind in some key aspects. This is especially evident when considering the HomeLink® Remote System—a feature you’ll find in the Honda Accord, but not in the Nissan Altima. This system allows you to connect your vehicle via a universal garage door or community gate opener, so when you’re ready to go home, your vehicle will sense it and have your gate or door opened and waiting for you to enter.

2019 Accord vs 2019 Altima: Fuel Economy

2019 Honda Accord

Fuel efficiency is one of the most crucial aspects to look into when buying a new sedan. While both of these vehicles will have you filling up the tank less often, there are some differences to consider when deciding between the Honda Accord and the Nissan Altima.

With the standard engine, the 2019 Altima has an estimated fuel economy of 28 MPG in the city, 39 MPG on the highway, and 32 combined MPG. However, because of its turbocharged capabilities, the 2019 Accord offers more efficiency with an EPA-estimated fuel economy of 30 city/38 highway/33 combined MPG.1

This is also true with the upgraded 2.0L engines in both trims. With the Honda Accord, you will receive an EPA-estimated fuel efficiency of 26 city/35 highway/30 combined MPG in the Sport trim.1 These numbers are slightly lower in the Nissan Altima, which comes in at 25 city/34 highway/29 combined MPG.

Additionally, since the Honda Accord is available as a hybrid, you’ll receive an incredible fuel economy when you opt for this trim, easily outdoing all the rest. Get ready to skip the gas station on your morning commutes with an impressive 48 city/48 highway/48 combined MPG.1 Pretty awesome!

Accord vs Altima: Safety

Both of these sedans come equipped with some of the most advanced safety features on the market. In the Nissan Altima, you’ll find a suite of driver-assistive features with the Nissan Intelligent Mobility systems. These include Automatic Emergency Braking, Blind Spot Warning, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, and Lane Departure Warning.

The Honda Accord features similar systems with its innovative Honda Sensing® suite, which, unlike the Altima, comes standard in every trim. This includes the following progressive systems:

  • Collision Mitigation Braking System™
  • Road Departure Mitigation System
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Lane Keeping Assist System

Additionally, the Accord comes standard with rear-seat head restraints and a Multi-Angle Rearview Camera with Dynamic Guidelines, which will help you park in any kind of spot. Although the Altima is available with an around-view monitor of its own, it doesn’t provide much further aid with parking. Plus, there are no head restraints available for the back seat.

Schedule a Test Drive Today

The 2019 Honda Accord is available today at your local Honda dealer near Rancho Santa Margarita, Tustin, and Santa Ana. Norm Reeves Honda Superstore Irvine offers a huge inventory of new, used, and certified pre-owned Honda vehicles.

Our friendly and helpful team of sales professionals is here in our showroom seven days a week. Let us be a part of your journey to car ownership, and we’ll happily help you find a vehicle that meets your wants, needs, and budget. To get started, give us a call and schedule a test drive with the new Accord!



1 30 city/38 highway/33 combined MPG rating for 1.5T LX, EX and EX-L models with CVT. 26 city/35 highway/30 combined MPG rating for 1.5T Sport models with 6-speed manual transmission. 29 city/35 highway/31 combined MPG rating for 1.5T Sport and Touring models with CVT. 22 city/32 highway/26 combined MPG rating for 2.0T Sport models with 6-speed manual transmission. 22 city/32 highway/26 combined MPG rating for 2.0T Sport and Touring models with 10-speed automatic transmission. 23 city/34 highway/27 combined MPG rating for 2.0T EX-L models with 10-speed automatic transmission. 47 city/47 highway/47 combined MPG rating for EX-L 2.0T trim. Based on 2019 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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