2017 Honda Accord vs. 2017 Nissan Altima: Which Sedan is Better?

2017 Honda Accord

2017 Honda Accord

2017 Nissan Altima

2017 Nissan Altima


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The midsize sedan remains one of the most sought-after options among car buyers, both for small families and commuters alike. The 2017 Honda Accord and 2017 Nissan Altima are both solid picks in this segment, but when placed side-by-side the Accord reveals itself to be the superior choice for several reasons. No stranger to the envy of others (it also easily dispenses with the Hyundai Sonata), the new Honda Accord makes a serious case for itself as a segment leader. See how the Accord stacks up against the Nissan Altima, and then come to Honda of Toms River to test drive this high-performing, spacious sedan.

Performance Capabilities


The Accord and Altima are both offered with base four-cylinder and available V6 engines, but the Accord's offerings allow it to quickly take the lead when it comes to power:

  • Honda Accord – The base engine on the Accord is a 2.4L four-cylinder that generates 185 hp and 181 lb-ft of torque, though there’s also a Sport version that makes 189 hp and 182 lb-ft of torque. Upgrade to the EX-L or Touring trims, and you’ll gain access to a 3.5L V6 engine that pushes out 278 hp and 252 lb-ft of torque.
  • Nissan Altima – By contrast, the Altima’s base 2.5L inline-four engine makes only 179 hp and 177 lb-ft of torque. Even if you opt for the available 3.5L V6 engine, the Altima's abilities peak at just 270 hp and 251 lb-ft of torque.

Passenger and Cargo Space

Most midsize sedan shoppers are in need of a vehicle that supplies a generous amount of room for two rows of passengers along with plenty of trunk storage for daily errands and weekend getaways. While both models seat five, the Honda Accord is better equipped to offer Lakewood drivers the extra space they want:

  • Honda Accord – The total interior volume of the new Accord is a sizable 119.0 cubic feet, and you’ll also have 15.8 cubic feet of space to work with in the trunk.
  • Nissan Altima – Sadly, the Altima falls short both in interior and trunk space, offering just 117.3 cubic feet in the cabin (nearly two whole feet less than the Accord) and a trunk that also comes up shy with just 15.4 cubic feet for storage.

The 2017 Honda Accord Checks All the Boxes

The Honda Accord's talking points don't end with its superior power and roominess. For 2017, the Accord also boasts an impressive array of forward-thinking technology features you won't want to miss! Visit us today at 346 New Jersey Route 37 East in Toms River, and explore all that the Honda Accord has to offer. We proudly carry a full inventory of new Accord models in every trim and color you can imagine. Here you’ll also find a variety of financing options that allow you to drive home in a new Accord today without any of the fuss. Contact our staff for more information.