While you know the stellar reputations of the 2021 Nissan Altima and the 2021 Honda Accord, you may not be able to determine which one's right for you. Looks like this is a job for the Buckeye Nissan crew! They've designed a comparison, so that Hilliard, Dublin, and Upper Arlington, Ohio, drivers can identify which model tops the charts.


What Drivetrains Do These Sedans Offer?

The Nissan supplies you with a 2.5L 4-cylinder engine in nearly every trim. It also offers a 2.0L Variable Compression Turbo 4-cylinder engine. If you choose the SR VC-Turbo, the latter engine powers your drives.

With the Honda, you also get two engine choices. The 1.5L VTEC® turbocharged 4-cylinder engine comes standard, while the 2.0L 4-cylinder engine can be chosen.

Some drivers prefer front-wheel drive (FWD), while all-wheel drive (AWD) appeals to others. Depending on which drivetrain you like best, the choice is yours in the Altima. Traveling on snow and ice in January may seem easier, if you have the latter.

While the Accord gives you FWD, that's it. No AWD appears in any trims the Honda offers.  


What Kinds of Upholstery Can I Expect?

Maybe you don't consider yourself a fashionista; however, you know what you like and you like variety. Welcome to variety with standard cloth, Sports Cloth, and available leather as possible Nissan seat furnishings. Except for the entry-level S trim, coordinate with your seats, with a leather-wrapped shift knob.

Choose between cloth or optional leather trim for your Honda seats. If you want to match the seats with the leather-wrapped shift knob, it's only available in one trim.

Stretch out, if you like, in the Altima-the space is fine. Front legroom extends out to 43.8 inches. It's close but the Honda only reaches 42.3 inches for front legroom-more than an inch less.

Both cars offer an available power sliding glass moonroof, which adds to the generous feeling in the cabin. You cannot find it in the Nissan S trim. However, all other five trims come equipped with one.

A similar feature comes in the Honda but only in the highest two trims.


What Types of Dashboard Displays Will I Get?

Two operational displays and two touchscreens can be selected for your Nissan dashboard. Choose between the 5-inch multi-function information display or the available 7-inch Advanced Drive-Assist® Display in the Altima. The Honda sticks with the 7-inch Driver Information Interface.

Keep in touch with the outside world through either the 7-inch touchscreen or the optional 8-inch NissanConnect® touchscreen in the Nissan.

Again, you're not given a choice in the Honda. However, you do get an 8-inch Display Audio system.


Does Every Trim Offer All Safety Systems?

You're set for any safety situation that comes your way in the Nissan. Blind Spot Warning and Rear Cross Traffic Alert can be installed in any trim you choose. With the Honda, there is an available Blind Spot Information System and Cross Traffic Monitor but only in the two highest trims.

Driving at night or when you're distracted can impact your skills. In the Altima, Intelligent Driver Alertness watches out for that. If this feature detects any kind of drifting, you're alerted. Nothing comparable comes in the Accord.


Which Tops the Charts? 2021 Nissan Altima vs 2021 Honda Accord

Between the 2021 Nissan Altima and the 2021 Honda Accord, do you know what's right for you?

Consider how you drive around Hilliard, Dublin, and Upper Arlington, OH, then seal up the comparison by taking a test drive at Buckeye Nissan.


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