2017 Nissan Altima vs 2017 Honda Accord Car Comparison
When drivers in the Philadelphia, Lansdale, and Doylestown area begin looking for their next midsize sedan, they’re going to need something that is both exceptionally efficient and safe. The 2017 Nissan Altima and the 2017 Honda Accord both strive for these standards, however, only one does so successfully. Read this comparison by our team at Montgomeryville Nissan to find out which.
Nissan Altima Performance vs. Honda Accord Performance
Driving in and around the city can often be a detriment to your vehicle’s gas mileage. However, the 2017 Nissan Altima can easily maintain 27 mpg city and 39 mpg highway.1 This is due in large part to the continuously variable valve timing control system (CVTCS), which optimizes intake and exhausts and cuts down on inefficiencies.
Building upon this economical technology, the Altima includes a 2.5L four-cylinder engine with dual overhead camshafts. When paired with the Xtronic Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT)®, this technology makes for a tremendously smooth ride that wastes no fuel.
The 2017 Honda Accord powertrain aims for higher horsepower—a hard-earned achievement, but not an efficient one. As it lacks the Xtronic transmission and CVTCS, the Accord can only maintain 23 mpg city and 32 mpg highway, a difference that will really show itself in your day-to-day driving.
Designed for Convenience
With the right technologies, driving should be easy. The Nissan Altima wants drivers to have the most relaxed driving experience possible. Right from the start, you can turn on your engine remotely, heating or cooling the car before ever leaving the house. Or you can simply fire it up with the push of a button.
To consolidate your instrument cluster, the Altima also features an Advanced Drive-Assist® display. This LCD screen sits between the gauges in your cluster and will send you service alerts, navigational messages, and more. This way, you can keep your vision centered and closer to the road.
Unfortunately, these are all features that are missing from the Accord. Its interior is definitely spacious and comfortable. However, it does not attempt for any technological innovations. The majority of its features can be found in the competition.
2017 Nissan Altima Safety vs 2017 Honda Accord Safety
In the past, the Honda Accord has been commended for the sturdiness of its framework, which is reinforced with front and rear crumple zones. However, as this engineering becomes more common, the Altima strives to take things a step farther.
In addition to front and rear crumple zones, the Altima also includes hood buckling creases and safety stops as well as pipe-style steel side-door guard beams. With all these reinforcements, the Altima can stand up to even major impacts.
In the event of a collision, though, an advanced airbag system can still be found in the Altima. Though this system is similar to that found in the Accord, it does add extra technology. Passengers will be monitored by the occupant classification system (OCS)—a technology which deploys airbags according to the severity of impacts and size of occupants. In essence, your protection is tailored to you.
Test Drive the 2017 Nissan Altima
When driving in and around the city, efficiency is vital. Without an economically-minded engine, your vehicle’s performance will be useless. Fortunately, the 2017 Nissan Altima was built for efficiency. The 2017 Honda Accord, on the other hand, was not.
If you’re looking for a vehicle that can save you some extra gas money around the Philadelphia, Lansdale, or Doylestown area, give our team at Montgomeryville Nissan a call. We can help you get behind the wheel so you can experience these differences for yourself. Contact us today for more information.
1 Fuel economy based on targeted 2017 EPA fuel economy estimates for 2017 Altima® – Targeted 2017 fuel economy estimates:
• 27 city MPG / 39 hwy MPG / 31 combined MPG for 2017 Altima 2.5, 2.5 S, 2.5 SV, 2.5 SL trims
• 26 city MPG / 37 hwy MPG / 30 combined MPG for 2017 Altima 2.5 SR trim (including Midnight Edition)
• 22 city MPG / 32 hwy MPG / 26 combined MPG for 2017 Altima 3.5 SR & 3.5 SL trims based on Nissan internal testing results, subject to EPA confirmation.
Actual mileage may vary with driving conditions – use for comparison only.