2016 Honda Accord vs. 2016 Nissan Altima
The 2016 Honda Accord has made its presence known around Raynham and Plymouth, but if you don’t know what’s made so many area drivers put an Accord in their driveway, we want to help. Available with two engine options and six trim levels, the Accord Sedan is one of our most versatile and beloved cars at Silko Honda, and we think the best way to see all it’s capable of is to put it up against a competitor like the 2016 Nissan Altima. While the Altima tries, we think you’ll agree with us that the Accord comes out ahead in the end.
Honda’s Standard Features Advantage
Honda has been giving drivers new ideas of what “standard features” should mean, and while the Altima has been catching up slowly, it’s still lagging behind. Each 2016 Accord comes with the following amenities as standard, requiring no upgrades:
- Bluetooth HandsFreeLink for phone and audio
- Dual-zone automatic climate control
- Stereo anti-theft system
- Folding side mirrors
- Alloy wheels
While the Altima certainly has some comparable features, Nissan requires upgrades for many of them – the base Altima doesn’t even have floor mats as standard, requiring an upgrade. If you are looking to upgrade, Honda offers more options there as well, with a total of six trim levels to Nissan’s five.
Advanced Safety Features
Safety should be a top priority for anyone looking at a mid-size sedan like the 2016 Honda Accord near Raynham or Plymouth, and while the Altima certainly matches expected features like seat belts and airbags, it looks quite old when it comes to modern safety features:
- Rearview Camera: The Accord has a multi-angle rearview camera as standard while Nissan expects drivers to upgrade for a single-view rear camera.
- Honda Sensing: Honda develop a new suite of advanced safety features that can be added onto any trim level of the Accord, including amenities like collision mitigation braking and lane keeping assist. In order to have similar features on the Altima, you would need to upgrade to its highest trims.
We saved the price for the last, because it’s not really a factor most drivers want to think about. Would you believe that even though Honda has all of these advantages on the Accord, the Nissan Altima costs more?
- The 2016 Honda Accord LX Sedan has a base price of $22,205 (MSRP).*
- The 2016 Nissan Altima 2.5 Sedan is priced starting at $22,500.
Now, we know that is a small difference when shopping for a new car, but when you see the edge the Accord already has over the Altima, we think this should silence any doubts over which of these two sedans comes out ahead.
Test Drive a 2016 Honda Accord Near Raynham and Plymouth Today
There’s more to the 2016 Honda Accord than how it bests a competitor like the Altima. Raynham and Plymouth drivers, visit Silko Honda seven days a week at 1580 New State Highway in Raynham to see the Accord in person. Contact our sales team online or give us a call at 508-880-5500 to schedule a test drive of one of the Accord’s six trim levels – and don’t forget about the Accord Coupe!
*MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $900.00 destination charge and options. Dealer prices may vary.