Pros/ Available AWD, solid fuel economy, affordable price tag
Cons/ Turbo is front-drive only, CVT is still rough, interior starting to feel dated
Bottom Line/ The Altima remains a smart, if aging, choice in the mid-sized sedan segment. Like many others in this dwindling class, it's a lot of car for the money, if you haven't been seduced by high-riders.
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Honda Accord vs. Nissan Altima: Which Sedan is Right for You?
The Honda Accord has been around since the ‘70s, and it has used the time well in honing what makes the perfect mid-size family sedan. Even in the age of SUVs and crossovers, the Accord offers an almost unbeatable package for those that need to move people and things for a reasonable price.
The Nissan Altima is an attractive player in the segment, offering athletic handling and comfortable seating for the front row. Unlike the Accord, it does not offer a hybrid variant. Does it have what it takes to persuade the money away from Honda? We evaluate each model’s features and capabilities to find out.
|Price /||$25,290 - $34,990|
|Engine /||2.5-liter 4-cylinder / 2.0-liter turbo 4-cylinder|
|Power /||182–188 hp / 248 hp|
|Torque /||178–180 lb-ft / 273 lb-ft|
|Drivetrain /||FWD / AWD|
|Fuel Economy (city/hwy) /||25–27 mpg / 34–39 mpg|
|Cargo Capacity /||15.4 cu ft|
Our Final Verdict
|Quality and Styling||7.0|