There is a stereotype that midsize sedans today are dull and uninspiring. In all honesty, we can’t blame people for thinking this way when we look at what else is available on the market. But, we strongly believe the Honda Accord differs from the bunch with thrilling performance and just the right amount of luxury. But, Nissan is also working on improving its midsize sedan offering, releasing a new Altima for 2019. So how does the 2019 Honda Accord compare vs the 2019 Nissan Altima?
That’s what we’ll help you figure out here. We know the research process can be laborious, so here we have some key vehicle details side-by-side. In this case, we are matching up the two entry level options. What can you get without having to pay for a higher trim level? Well, with the Accord LX, you’ll find a power plant that pumps out up to 192 horsepower and 192 lb-ft of torque. The Altima comes somewhat close with its 182 horsepower, but then falls even shorter with only 178 lb-ft of torque from its standard engine.
2019 Honda Accord LX
2019 Nissan Altima S
|192 hp, 192 lb-ft of torque||Engine Specs||182 hp, 178 lb-ft of torque|
|40.4 inches||Rear Seat Legroom||35.1 inches|
|Standard||Adaptive Cruise Control||N/A|
One way in which these cars are similar, however, is the starting MSRP, with the Accord having just a slightly lower starting MSRP of $23,720.* But, value is just as important, and it’s worth noting that the Accord comes standard with Adaptive Cruise Control, while the Altima does not. Adaptive Cruise Control is often considered more of a high-end tech feature available on higher trim level models, but with the Accord, you get it standard along with the Lane Keeping Assist System, Auto High-Beam Headlights and Traffic Sign Recognition System. Other features found standard on the Accord but not the Altima include carpeted floor mats, dual-zone front automatic climate control and LED headlights.
Of course, we can’t compare all the features and specs between the 2019 Honda Accord and 2019 Nissan Altima here, but there is no doubt that the Accord is a leader in many areas. To see for yourself, however, contact us at Hilton Head Honda.
*MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $895.00 destination charge and options. Dealers set own prices.