Nissan Maxima vs. Honda Accord


Nissan Maxima vs. Honda Accord

3.5L DOHC 24-valve V6 engine

Base Engine

In-Line 4-cylinder with Turbocharger
300 hp


192 hp
261 lb-ft.


192 lb-ft.
XTRONIC CVT with Drive Model Selector


CVT with Sport Mode
20/30 city/highway mpg*

EPA-Estimated MPG

30/38 city/highway mpg

Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™


If you need a new sedan for your Lebanon drives, you may be comparing the 2021 Nissan Maxima vs. 2021 Honda Accord. Both of these sedans offer the high-tech, powerful rides you’re looking for, but we think that you’ll see that one of the two stands out. Learn more from the team here at Auffenberg Nissan. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to us and ask.

2021 Nissan Maxima vs. Honda Accord: Performance

Even when you compare the highest trim level of the Accord, the Honda Accord Touring, vs. the Nissan Maxima, it can’t quite reach the Maxima on horsepower or torque, falling short on both counts. This is because when comparing Nissan vs. Honda in terms of engines, Nissan wins. The Maxima comes with the 3.5L DOHC 24-valve V6 engine, which is significantly more powerful than the Honda Maxima engine, an In-Line 4-cylinder engine with a Turbocharger. You’ll enjoy a powerful drive no matter where you go around Mascoutah when you choose the new Maxima.

2021 Nissan Maxima vs. Honda Accord: Interior

You can rely on both the Nissan Maxima and the Honda Accord to offer the advanced technology you need for you and your passengers to be entertained and connected. However, when you compare the Nissan Maxima vs. Honda Accord V6 more closely, you see that there are standard features in the Maxima that you would have to pay extra for in the Accord. Here’s what each model offers:Nissan Maxima

  • Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™
  • 7-inch Advanced Drive-Assist® Display
  • NissanConnect® 8-inch touchscreen display
  • Nissan Door to Door Navigation with Premium Traffic
  • Bluetooth® Hands-Free Phone System

Honda Accord

  • 7-inch Color LCD screen
  • Push button start
  • USB audio interface
  • Eco Assist™ System
  • Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® Audio

2021 Nissan Maxima vs. Honda Accord: Safety

You always want to be safe when you’re driving around East St. Louis, which is why the Maxima is designed with so many safety features. The Maxima provides special safety features including:

  • Intelligent Forward Collision warning
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection
  • Rear Automatic Braking
  • Blind Spot Warning
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System

Try the New 2021 Maxima at Auffenberg Nissan

Now that you know more about how Nissan vs. Honda compare, come to our O'Fallon dealership and take the Nissan Maxima for a test drive. Be sure to check our new vehicle specials before you come so that you can get a great deal!

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