2016 Nissan Altima vs 2016 Honda Accord

The refreshed Nissan Altima and redesigned Honda Accord are no strangers to the ring. Each year they are compared one against the other, fighting for the last scrap to prove their all-all around capability behind their modernized, eye-catching designs. The 2016 Nissan Altima vs 2016 Honda Accord involves two of the most competitive, yet family-friendly midsize sedans.

As far as trim level options go, neither vehicle is limiting. The latest Altima offers seven variants, the newest of which is the SR. While the Altima is already designed to look and drive sporty, the SR trim is even more so. It features a rear spoiler, sport-tuned suspension, sport seats, and paddle shifters. The 2016 Honda Accord, redesigned for this year, offers six trim levels to choose from, also ranging from standard and sporty to a more luxurious car.

The first couple of model versions of the Nissan Altima and Honda Accord come equipped with a 4-cylinder engine. The 2016 Altima’s engine is mated to the brand’s signature continuously variable transmission, helping it to remain an efficient leader in its segment.

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2016 Nissan Altima

vs 2016 Honda Accord
2.5L 4-cylinder Base Engine 2.4L 4-cylinder
27 city/ 39 hwy mpg Fuel Economy Rating 27 city/ 37 hwy mpg
Yes Active Safety Systems Available Yes


2.5 S

2.5 SR

2.5 SV

2.5 SL

3.5 SR

3.5 SL
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EX-L V-6


2016 Nissan Altima: Family-Minded but Fun-to-Drive

The Nissan Altima has once again clinched the title as an IIHS Top Safey Pick+ vehicle; this is partly due to its preventative crash safety systems. These advanced and active safety systems include the following: blind spot monitor, rear cross traffic alert, and forward collision warning. The 2016 Honda Accord features a standard rearview camera across all of its trim levels and also has the option for advanced, active safety systems.

Being safe doesn’t by any means mean that the 2016 Nissan Altima is a drab to drive. With 182-horsepower caged in its base engine, the Altima has the power to giddy-up and go, while its V6 boosts up to an impressive 270 HP. With an aerodynamic build and sleek, deeply cut curves, the Altima is designed to slip through the wind and right by its competitors. It handles corners with ease and features dampening shocks to make for a silky smooth ride.

Drivers interested in learning more about the 2016 Nissan Altima are encouraged to sign up for a test drive today and come by Glendale Nissan the next time that you’re in the area. We would love to tell you more about the award-winning Nissan Altima.

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