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Altima vs Honda Accord

Tanner Nissan Reviews the 2018 Nissan Altima in Comparison to the 2018 Honda Accord

The Nissan Altima and Honda Accord have been rivals for years, and the Accord pulled a fast one with a 2018 model year redesign. It only made sense for us at Tanner Nissan to update our comparison page to see how our Altima still stacks up against the competition. The Accord admittedly does have some nice features and a new look, but the Altima is a strong choice and has wins in a few important areas!

2018 Nissan Altima vs. 2018 Honda Accord

  • One of the biggest changes with the Accord for 2018 was removing the V6 engine option for drivers who want a more exhilarating ride. That's good for us, as the Altima still has a 3.5L V6 with 270 horsepower. The most you can get from the Accord is a 2.0L with 252 horsepower.
  • Nissan knows how to do special edition trims and the Altima has the Midnight Edition and Special Edition. Both offer their own flair— like a blacked-out look or higher quality seats. The Accord has no such option for drivers who want a little more edge.
  • The Accord may have more leg room for passengers out back, but let's be honest: the driver's comfort matters most! The Altima has almost four more inches out front, which is great if you're a tall driver.
  • All Accord's include the Honda Sensing® package of advanced safety technologies. While they might seem like a great addition, we realize that sometimes shoppers want to choose what alerts their car has instead of having a brand assume they want to go all in. The Altima keeps it simpler with only a rearview camera and forward collision warning with automatic braking being standard.

The Honda Accord may have gotten a boost in 2018 with the redesign, but we still think the Nissan Altima has a lot to offer with its V6, special editions, spacious front seat, its ability to let the customer choose which advanced safety technologies are onboard. Stop into our showroom today for a closer look at the Altima

Altima vs Toyota Camry

All your research has brought you to this point, comparing the 2018 Nissan Altima to the Toyota Camry. These two daily sedans offer drivers a unique mix of efficiency, value, comfort, and driving enjoyment. To help you decide on which vehicle is right for you, we've put together the following comparison pitting the two models against each other. What you'll find is that the 2018 Nissan Altima offers drivers more for less than the Toyota Camry, making it the perfect choice for the shopper looking for exceptional value. Explore the following comparison between the two models from the comfort of your home and when you finish, visit our dealership in Brainerd, MD for a test drive.

2018 Nissan Altima vs. Toyota Camry

  • Price
    Arguably the most important factor in any new car purchase is price, you need to get as much value for your dollars possible. That's why drivers often choose the Nissan Altima that has a starting MSRP lower than the Toyota Camry and offers lower pricing across equitable trims.
  • Transmission and Drive Quality
    The Toyota Camry offers an efficient driving experience with its standard eight-speed automatic transmission, but it doesn't deliver the premium shifting experience of the Nissan Altima. The Altima is equipped with the latest generation Xtronic Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT), this advanced transmission increases efficiency and provides simple and efficient power. In addition to efficiency, the Xtronic CVT delivers seamless shifting for drivers, that means you don't feel your vehicle changing gears.
  • Comfort
    Your shopping for a sedan in this segment because you enjoy your space and comfort. Luckily for you, the Nissan Altima delivers with 40-inches of headroom and 45-inches of legroom up front versus the 38.5-inches and 42.1-inches respectively in the Camry.

Altima vs Ford Fusion

You've been researching mid-size sedans, looking for the best deals, and exploring your options. That's why you've ended up here, comparing two capable models for your busy life, the 2018 Nissan Altima, and the Ford Fusion. While both models offer drivers competitive pricing, plenty of options, and a variety of features, you need to decide which is right for you. Here at Tanner Nissan, we believe that the best way to make happy customers is to have well-informed customers. That's why we put together the following comparison of the Nissan Altima and Ford Fusion for you to explore. Read how the two models stack up against each other in key categories before making your decision. When you found the perfect vehicle for your life, visit our team at Tanner Nissan for a test drive and to explore models that interest you.

2018 Nissan Altima vs. Ford Fusion

  • Efficiency
    The Ford Fusion offers drivers a fair balance of efficiency, size, and power, but it doesn't measure up when compared to the Nissan Altima. The Altima achieves an exciting 38 mpg on the highway, 27 mpg in the city, and 31 mpg combined. For the economic driver, the Altima saves money at the pump versus the Ford Fusion.
  • Comfort
    In the mid-size sedan segment you surely want to have plenty of space inside the cabin. The Nissan Altima offers drivers more front headroom and legroom than the Ford Fusion making long-distance drivers more comfortable than the competition.
  • Power
    Just because the Nissan Altima is more efficient than the Ford Fusion doesn't mean that it is less powerful. While both vehicles feature a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine, the Nissan Altima offers drivers more horsepower and torque than the Ford Fusion.

Altima vs Hyundai Sonata

Model Comparisons of The Nissan Altima vs The Hyundai Sonata

A powerful, comfortable, and fuel efficient drive is waiting for Brainerd drivers in the Nissan Altima. Bringing a fun ride to every road in Baxter, Breezy Point, Pequot Lakes, and Little Falls, the Altima offers more than the competition. Learn more as we compare the Altima to the Hyundai Sonata.


  • The available 3.5-liter DOHC 24-valve engine in the Altima offers up to 270 horsepower, which is 25 horsepower more than the Sonata's top engine.
  • The Altima has a fuel efficiency rating of 38 mpg highway and 27 mpg city. The Sonata falls short at 36 mpg highway and 25 mpg city. The Altima also has a smaller fuel tank. Not only will you get better gas mileage, but it'll also cost less to fill up than the Sonata.
  • A Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) is a standard performance feature in the Altima, making shifting and your ride smoother. The Sonata doesn't offer it at all.

Technology and Safety

  • The Nissan Intelligent Key with Push Button Start comes standard on the Altima. You'll need to pay over $1,600 extra for a smart key feature in the Sonata.
  • Reaching your destination is easier with an onboard navigation system, which the Altima offers for $3,200 less than the Sonata.
  • Remote engine start is offered on the starting model of the Altima. And the Sonata? You won't find this technology at all.

Available Options

  • The Altima offers more leg room in the second row seat than the Sonata. Your taller passengers will appreciate this.
  • A power driver seat is offered on the Altima 2.5 S, the starting model. The Sonata will make you pay over $1,600 extra for this feature.
  • Upgrading from standard cloth seats to premium seating is $1,000 more affordable in the Altima than the Sonata.
  • Helpful on cold mornings, a heated steering wheel is $3,200 more affordable in the Altima than the Sonata.
  • A comfortable riding temperature for every passenger is also more affordable, because dual zone automatic temperature control in the Altima is $3,200 less expensive than in the Sonata.

Test drive the Nissan Altima today at Tanner Nissan!


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