2023 Nissan Altima vs 2023 Honda Accord

2023 Nissan Altima vs 2023 Honda Accord

* 2023 Nissan Altima vs 2023 Honda Accord *

Nothing’s better than a reliable sedan that you enjoy driving. That’s why many drivers look to Nissan and Honda when it comes time to shop around for a new ride. This year, the new Altima and Accord have been creating some buzz, but which one is worthy of your attention? The friendly team at Maus Nissan of New Port Richey is comparing the new 2023 Nissan Altima and the 2023 Honda Accord to help you determine which one is the better vehicle. While you’re at it, be sure to check out our new inventory online !

* 2023 Nissan Altima vs 2023 Honda Accord *

After taking a closer look, you’ll notice that the engine option for the Altima is much more varied compared to the Accord. It’s always nice to have flexibility when buying a car, and having an accommodating cabin is a welcome surprise. Meanwhile, the Accord is one of the most basic sedans out there that only carries the bare minimum.

* Performance *

The new Altima’s standard engine is a 2.5L Direct Injection Gasoline (DIG) capable of 188 horsepower which isn’t bad, especially considering its excellent fuel rating of 27 in-city and 39 highway miles per gallon. Upgrading the 2.0L VC Turbo engine will get you 248 horsepower which is better than your average sedan. The new Altima utilizes Nissan’s Xtronic CVT with sport mode which is one of the more desirable versions of the CVT system in general. Additional driving technologies include Active Brake Limited Slip, Active Ride Control, Intelligent Trace Control, and a dual-pinion electric steering system all designed to help you take more control of your drive. You’ll also notice a much smoother ride thanks to the advanced suspension and stiff build. All of these features combined, and more, make the Altima feel closer to a performance car than your typical sedan.

The new Accord is just about as normal as you can get when you look at these models side-by-side. There are also two available engine types, but neither of them really stands out and there’s a lack of advanced driving technology. The standard engine is a 1.5L Turbo capping at 192 horsepower, but without the added help, the Altima’s standard still feels much more powerful. You can upgrade to the available hybrid powertrain, but that will only boost you up to 204 horsepower which is significantly less than the Altima’s alternative engine. With the way electric motors are becoming more advanced by the second, you would expect a much bigger difference. Another thing to consider is that the Accord uses a regular CVT setup while the Altima sports the more advanced Xtronic CVT system.

* Safety Features *

Both vehicles come with a standard set of safety features, Nissan Safety Shield 360 for the Altima and Honda Sensing for the Accord. Each does a great job of providing the driver with your usual driver assist features including traffic alerts, lane assist, and automatic braking. However, Nissan offers many more additional available safety features for the Altima, many of them being “intelligent” variants of features that many drivers already enjoy. Intelligent Forward Collision Warning, Intelligent Lane Intervention, Intelligent Driver Alertness, and Intelligent Around View Monitor all shape the Altima into a smart vehicle that actively guides you on the road with state-of-the-art technology that you won’t find in your average car.

* Interior *

The new Nissan Altima already sounds like an incredible ride, but what’s it like on the inside? Comfort, convenience, and versatility are apparent in different amenities around the cabin. Available powered and heated front seats lined with leather and crafted with a Zero Gravity design to be easy on pressure spots and reduce fatigue is basically the definition of comfort. There’s also a Dual Zone Automatic Temperature Control system to adjust the atmosphere for both rows of seats. On the 12.3-inch infotainment screen, you can access the 9-speaker Bose system which is enhanced when you include the available Active Noise Cancellation feature on the SR VC-Turbo trim or the available acoustic laminated glass on the SL models. The 7-inch driver display supports hands-free texting and displays turn-by-turn navigation.

The new Accord doesn’t have as many (or any) additional comfort options available for seating. It does come with a 12.3-inch infotainment screen and Bose sound system similar to the Altima, minus the available noise-canceling features that do wonders in improving the sound quality of your tunes.

* Bottom Line *

The Honda Accord can easily be interpreted as a budget car and not much more. It’s a vehicle that gets you from one place to another, but it likely won’t impress your friends inside or out. The 2023 Nissan Altima, on the other hand, is the kind of sedan that will have people volunteering you for every drive no matter how big or small because it has the means to make everyone happy with the interior amenities and pleasantly smooth drive.

* Take the 2023 Nissan Altima for a Test Drive! *

Come visit Maus Nissan of New Port Richey to check out any 2023 Nissan Altimas that we may have on our lot, and we’ll gladly show you anything else that’ll pique your interest. In the meantime, you’re welcome to call (727) 999-6287 or view our new inventory online to get an idea of what we have ahead of time!