The 2013 Honda Accord Sedan vs. 2013 Nissan Altima Sedan

2013 Honda Accord SedanThe freshly redesigned 2013 Honda Accord sedan has been critically praised in Easton and elsewhere for its great handling, fantastic fuel economy, and high-quality interior. At Silko Honda in Raynham, we think it is near the top of the family sedan class. We’re so sure that we’ll happily compare it to any competitor on the market. Here’s how it compares to the 2013 Nissan Altima sedan.

Performance and Efficiency

While both cars have a reputation for being engaging and fun to drive, the 2013 Honda Accord sedan edges out the Nissan in the performance category because of its sophisticated new Earth Dreams powertrain. Both cars get a continuously variable transmission, but the Accord cranks out more power:

  • The 2.4L Earth Dreams four-cylinder engine under the hood of the Accord generates 185 hp and 181 lb-ft of torque, which makes for spirited acceleration.
  • The slightly larger 2.5L four-cylinder engine in the Altima makes 182 hp and 180 lb-ft of torque.


The Accord comes out ahead again with superior safety ratings. Both the Accord and the Altima are exceptionally safe vehicles, but the Accord earned a perfect 5 stars on both the front side crash test and rollover safety ratings conducted by the NHTSA, while the Altima only scored 4 stars in these tests. The Accord also gets some neat safety features standard, like second-row head restraints to protect against neck injury in the case of a rear-end collision and a rearview camera. Neither of these features are available on the Altima.

Interior Features

Finally, the 2013 Accord is the clear winner when you compare interior features. With convenient amenities like dual-zone climate control, cruise control, and illuminated mirrors that simply aren’t available on the Altima, it’s an easy choice. The Accord also has more room inside all-around, including headroom, legroom, and in the trunk, which means that you and your passengers will be more comfortable, especially on long drives.

Drive the Accord at Silko Honda

Don’t take our word for it; come drive the 2013 Honda Accord sedan for yourself at Silko Honda. We’re just twenty minutes southeast of Easton — you’ll find us at 1580 New State Highway in Raynham, MA, so come visit us today. We have a huge inventory of new Honda vehicles, as well as an impressive selection of pre-owned vehicles, so we’re sure we’ve got something that’s just right for your needs.