Nissan Altima vs. Honda Accord

Nissan Altima


Honda Accord
28/39 mpg

Fuel Economy (city/hwy)

30/38 mpg
2-speed CVT


2-speed CVT
2.5L four-cylinder


1.5L four-cylinder
44.1 inches

Front Legroom

42.3 inches
57.1 inches

Rear Shoulder Room

56.5 inches

2020 Nissan Altima vs. Honda Accord

Drivers from Lebanon to Mascoutah love the comforts and conveniences of the modern sedan, but when deciding between the 2020 Nissan Altima vs. Honda Accord, which is the right choice for you? Both models may be known for solid performance and sleek style, but there are quite a few reasons that we think the 2020 Nissan Altima is ultimately the better choice – and auto experts agree! See how the Altima outperforms the Accord with our Nissan vs. Honda comparison:

Nissan Altima vs. Honda Accord: Dimensions

Both models are offered in a roomy 5-person configuration, but the Altima has the edge when it comes to dimensions. Whether taking the kids to a game in Mascoutah or packing up the car with camping equipment, you’ll be happy with the extra elbow room aboard the Altima!

2020 Nissan Altima S

  • Front Legroom: 44.1 inches
  • Front Shoulder Room: 58.2 inches
  • Rear Shoulder Room: 57.1 inches

2020 Honda Accord LX

  • Front Legroom: 42.3 inches
  • Front Shoulder Room: 58.3 inches
  • Rear Shoulder Room: 56.5 inches

Nissan Altima vs. Honda Accord: Performance

When it comes to performance in the Nissan Altima vs. Honda Accord, the Altima really soars above the competition. The Altima has stronger specs, including a fuel economy rating that can save you a lot of money in annual gas money. The Altima also offers transmission upgrade options like the 10-speed automatic transmission or 6-speed manual transmission for a more engaging performance. Take a look for yourself below:

2020 Nissan Altima S

  • 28/39 city/highway mpg
  • 2.5L four-cylinder engine
  • 2-speed CVT transmission
  • 16.2-gallon fuel tank capacity

2020 Honda Accord LX

  • 30/38 city/highway mpg
  • 1.5L four-cylinder engine
  • 2-speed CVT transmission
  • 14.8-gallon fuel tank capacity

Nissan Altima vs. Honda Accord:

Both models include a combination of standard and driver-assist safety features to protect you on the road. Features like Rearview Monitor, Intelligent Forward Collision Warning, Automatic Emergency Braking, and available Blind Spot Warning system are available on both lineups. However, the Altima has the unique Intelligent Driver Alertness system that monitors for drowsy driving and signals alerts in case of an unsafe situation. The Accord does not. If you drive long and late hours on the road, this feature could be a huge asset.

Find Out More with Auffenberg Nissan

Ready to find your next sedan? Auffenberg Nissan has the full lineup of Nissan Altima models at our dealership in O'Fallon, but you can also utilize our WebBuy online shopping experience to find your sedan from the comfort of your home!

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