Hilliard, Dublin, and Upper Arlington, Ohio, residents researching their next sedan options have probably come across the 2021 Nissan Maxima and Honda Accord. Both of these sedans can get you where you need to go in luxury and style. However, you ultimately have to choose just one.

To help you choose between the Nissan Maxima vs. Honda Accord, the Buckeye Nissan staff has created this handy comparison guide. Continue reading to learn how the features of each car stack up.

2021 Nissan Maxima vs Honda Accord: Safety Features

Within both the 2021 Nissan Maxima and Honda Accord, you'll find a host of safety technologies to assist you on the streets and highways. Both sedans have many standard features that perform similar functions:

Nissan Maxima

Honda Accord

RearView Monitor

Multi-Angle Rearview Camera with Dynamic Guidelines

Intelligent Cruise Control


Adaptive Cruise Control

Intelligent Forward Collision Warning

Forward Collision Warning

However, there are extra features that the Maxima offers as standard, starting on its base trim, that the Accord does not. One of these is the Blind Spot Warning on the Maxima. The Accord also offers this as the Blind Spot Information System, but it is only available for higher trims. The same is true for the Rear Cross Traffic Alert (Cross Traffic Monitor on the Accord).

2021 Nissan Maxima vs Honda Accord: Interior Comfort

Inside the 2021 Nissan Maxima, everyone in the cabin will have the best seat in the house. With its standard leather-appointed seat trimming and 8-way power driver's seat with power lumbar support, the Maxima beats the Accord's standard manual driver's seat adjustment functions.

Additionally, the Accord only offers leather-appointed seating on higher trims, while you can get a different high-quality leather seating trim on each Maxima trim. For instance, the SR trim comes with Premium Ascot Leather-appointed seats with dynamic diamond-quilted Alcantara® inserts. Likewise, the 40th Anniversary Edition trim includes semi-aniline leather-appointed seats with dynamic diamond-quilted leather inserts with embossing.

Additionally, with the Nissan Maxima, you get the Remote Engine Start System with Intelligent Climate Control to heat up or cool down your car before even stepping inside. The Honda Accord, on the other hand, does not offer such a feature.

2021 Nissan Maxima vs Honda Accord: Engine Power

While both sedans operate with an efficient Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT), the Maxima still beats out the Accord in terms of engine power.

Although the Accord has several available engines, none of them are as strong as the 3.5L V6 engine on the Maxima. This engine can achieve up to 300 horsepower and 261 lb-ft of torque. The most power available on the Accord is 252 horsepower and 273 lb-ft of torque on the 2.0L Turbo engine.

Learn More About Your Preferred Sedan

Choosing between the 2021 Nissan Maxima vs. Honda Accord should be easy now that you know their differences. Hilliard, Dublin, and Upper Arlington, OH, drivers will enjoy the standard premium seating and powerful engine of the Nissan Maxima.

To learn more about the Nissan Maxima, contact Buckeye Nissan today! We're happy to answer any of your questions, as well as schedule a test drive!

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