The 2013 Honda Accord Coupe vs. The 2013 Nissan Altima Coupe

Maybe you don’t need four doors — maybe you would rather have the sporty looks and nimble handling of a smaller coupe. The 2013 Honda Accord Coupe offers all the practicality, dependability, and great design of the Accord Sedan in a smaller and sleeker package. The Accord Coupe isn’t the only car in the segment, however, so let’s see how it stacks up to a tough competitor: the 2013 Nissan Altima Coupe. Here are the pros and cons of both.

Powertrains and Performance

The newly redesigned 2013 Honda Accord Coupe gets a 185-hp 2.4L four-cylinder engine; it can also be equipped with an available 278-hp 3.5L V6. Both of those engine options have the Nissan beat; the 2013 Altima Coupe only has one engine: a 2.5L four-cylinder that’s good for 175 hp.

In terms of sheer power and performance, the Accord Coupe is the hands-down choice. Both vehicles produce strong fuel economy numbers and come with a continuously variable transmission. If you’re interested in performance, though, then the Accord comes out ahead.

Optional and Standard Features

The 2013 Accord Coupe really pulls away from the Altima when you look at what comes standard and what is an option. The Accord Coupe gets safety features, like second-row head restraints and a rearview camera, both of which are either unavailable or optional on the Altima. Comfort and convenience features are the same story: the Accord has automatic dual-zone climate control, MP3 playback capability, and a stereo anti-theft system standard, which you would have to pay extra for on the Altima.

The Accord Coupe even offers room in the cabin and cargo area than the Nissan: it sports 13.7 cubic feet of cargo space, compared to 8.2 cubic feet in the Altima; Honda’s coupe also offers 95.6 cubic feet of passenger volume, compared to 89.3 cubic feet in the Altima.

Visit Silko Honda Today

If you’re thinking of buying a new coupe, we think that the choice is clear. Come visit Silko Honda and test drive the 2013 Accord Coupe in Raynham. From Easton, we’re a quick twenty-minute drive south on US-44. Even if you’re not ready to downsize to a coupe, we have all the excellent new Honda Vehicles in stock, and we’re sure that one of them will fit your needs.