2015 Honda Accord vs. 2015 Nissan Altima

2015 Honda Accord

2015 Honda Accord

2015 Nissan Altima

2015 Nissan Altima

 

 

The 2015 Honda Accord again ranks among the best in the midsize sedan segment, and it’s no wonder why. It offers well-rounded performance, a generous range of standard and available features, and higher safety scores than the competition. See how it compares when pitted head-to-head against the 2015 Nissan Altima before getting behind the wheel at Silko Honda in Raynham, a short drive from Easton.

Performance

If you want a sedan that packs all-around performance into a single vehicle, the 2015 Honda Accord beats the competition. Its available 3.5L V6 churns out 278 hp and 252 lb-ft of torque, as compared to the 2015 Nissan Altima’s 3.5L V6 that produces 270 hp and 251 lb-ft of torque. The 2015 Honda Accord with the V6 achieves up to 34 mpg on the highway*, while the Nissan engine gets just 32 mpg. And to top it all off, the Accord’s V6 hits 60 mph in a speedy 6.1 seconds, whereas the Altima takes 0.1 seconds longer.

Safety

The 2015 Honda Accord sedan fared better than the 2015 Nissan Altima in official crash tests, earning a perfect “Good” rating in the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s small-overlap frontal-offset impact test. The Altima received a lesser “Acceptable” ranking. What’s more, the Accord offers an array of safety features, including the LaneWatch blind-spot monitoring system, converting the eight-inch screen’s display to a view of the passenger side when the right turn signal has been initiated. A similar program is also available on the Altima, but without the advanced technology.

Features

When it comes to the 2015 Honda Accord, the standard and optional features available to you are seemingly endless, with five trims to choose from with the Accord’s base engine and three more with the V6. The 2015 Nissan Altima comes in only two configurations and a handful of trims.

  • Accord: The base four-cylinder version starts with cruise control, a full entertainment system, and a rearview camera. The trims then build off this to add larger wheels, keyless ignition and entry, leather upholstery, a suite of safety features, and more.
  • Altima: The entry-level Altima has a 4.3-inch LCD information display, as compared to the Accord’s initial 8-inch infotainment screen. The display doesn’t reach a comparable size until the upper trims, at which point they have a 7-inch screen installed.

Interior

The 2015 Honda Accord has been constructed to offer significant cargo and passenger space, more so than the 2015 Nissan Altima. The Accord offers 15.8 cubic feet of space, with more available when the rear seats are folded down, while the Altima provides just 15.4 cubic feet of cargo room. What’s more, the Accord’s backseat has been touted as one of the best in the midsize sedan segment, blending space and comfort for the ultimate passenger experience. Experts have deemed the Altima’s backseat as no more than average, as it limits both head and legroom when it’s meant to transport families.

Discover Your 2015 Honda Accord at Silko Honda

Now that you’ve seen exactly why the 2015 Honda Accord is a leading sedan, it’s time that you visit Silko Honda to explore it in person. The dealership is located at 1580 New State Hwy. in Raynham, MA, a 15-minute drive from Easton. Before you drop by, feel free to contact us with any questions!

*Based on 2015 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.