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2020 Honda Accord

2020 Honda Accord

2020 Nissan Altima

2020 Nissan Altima

2020 Honda Accord vs. 2020 Nissan Altima

2020 Honda Accord LX with CVT transmission


2020 Nissan Altima with CVT transmission
$24,020 MSRP*

Starting Price

$24,100 MSRP
1.5L I-4 engine


2.5L I-4 engine
192 hp

Standard Horsepower

188 hp
192 lb-ft

Standard Torque

180 lb-ft
30 mpg city / 38 mpg hwy** CVT transmission

Fuel Economy

29 mpg city / 39 mpg hwy with CVT transmission

Lawrence drivers shopping for a sophisticated and stylish sedan will find that either the 2020 Honda Accord or Nissan Altima could be the ideal choice. But which one offers a roomier interior and more efficient performance? Find out in this 2020 Honda Accord vs. Nissan Altima comparison from Rockingham Honda.

Honda Accord vs. Nissan Altima: Pricing and Standard Features

When considering the Accord or Altima, Methuen drivers will appreciate the lower $24,020 MSRP* of the Honda Accord over the $24,100 MSRP of the 2020 Nissan Altima. The Accord not only has a lower starting price, but it also includes some key standard features that you won’t find with the Altima:

  • Dual-Zone Automatic Climate Control: Adding comfort and convenience, the standard Dual-Zone Automatic Climate control allows the driver and front passenger to set the temperature with separate controls. You’ll have to pay more to get this feature in the Nissan Altima.
  • Honda Sensing®: TheHonda Sensing® safety suite includes an array of advanced driver-assist systems that can add peace-of-mind to your Haverhill-area commute. Features include traffic sign recognition, a collision mitigation braking system, a lane-keeping assist system, and more!

Honda Accord vs. Nissan Altima: Performance Specs

Another thing to take into consideration when looking at the Accord or Altima, is the performance specs. While the Accord comes with a smaller engine than the Altima, it offers a similar fuel economy rating and actually achieves a higher output in terms of horsepower and torque. Take a look at the specs for the entry-level models of each of these sedans:

2020 Honda Accord LX FWD: 

  • 1.5L VTEC® turbocharged 4-cylinder engine 
  • 192 hp
  • 192 lb-ft of torque
  • CVT transmission
  • 30 mpg city / 38 mpg hwy** rating

2020 Nissan Altima S

  • 2.5L 4-cylinder engine
  • 188 hp
  • 180 lb-ft of torque
  • 28 mpg city /39 mpg hwy rating

Honda Accord vs. Nissan Altima: Interior Dimensions

With either the Accord or Altima you’ll enjoy seating for up to five passengers. The difference is that the Honda Accord interior offers more room for everyone to ride in comfort.

The Accord has 105.6 cubic feet of passenger space, while the Altima only offers 100.8 cubic feet. You’ll also have more room for groceries or luggage with the Accord, as it has 16.7 cubic feet of trunk space compared to the 15.4 cubic feet of cargo space in the Altima.

Find the Honda Accord For Sale at Rockingham Honda Today

Now that you’ve had a chance to compare the 2020 Honda Accord vs. Nissan Altima, see how the Accord matches up against the Toyota Camry, then schedule a test drive at Rockingham Honda. We’re certain that once you get behind the wheel of a new Honda Accord you’ll understand why this sedan is so popular among Salem drivers. Don’t forget to check out our current lease specials, and if you have any questions or would like more information, please contact us.

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*MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $955.00 destination charge and options. Dealers set own prices.

**30 city/38 highway/33 combined mpg rating for LX, EX and EX-L 1.5T trims. 29 city/35 highway/31 combined mpg rating for Sport 1.5T CVT trim. 26 city/35 highway/30 combined mpg rating for Sport 1.5T 6MT trim. 22 city/32 highway/26 combined mpg rating for Sport and Touring 2.0T trims. 23 city/34 highway/27 combined mpg rating for EX-L 2.0T trim. Based on 2020 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.

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