2020 NISSAN ALTIMA VS. 2020 HONDA ACCORD

KEY ALTIMA ADVANTAGES

  • Available all-wheel drive1 – Altima’s available Intelligent All-Wheel Drive can automatically direct up to 50% of the power to the rear wheels for improved traction under various road conditions. When all-wheel drive is not needed, Altima operates in 100% front-wheel drive for maximum fuel efficiency. Accord is only available in front-wheel drive.
  • Intelligent Trace Control2 (I-TC) – Every Altima has Intelligent Trace Control, which helps enhance steering response and cornering feel by using the Vehicle Dynamic Control system to selectively apply brake pressure. No Accord offers a similar feature.
  • Rear Door Alert3 – Altima’s Rear Door Alert system can alert the driver to check whether an object may have been left in the rear seats. Accord does not offer this feature.
  • Available Intelligent Around View® Monitor4 (I-AVM) – Altima’s available Intelligent Around View Monitor provides views to the front, passenger side, and rear, and a composite view from above, to help enhance visibility when parking. Moving Object Detection provides visual and audible warnings if a moving object is detected within the displayed Around View Monitor image. Accord does not offer a similar feature.
  • Safety features – Altima offers the following safety features with capabilities that Accord does not offer:
    • Standard seat-mounted rear-passenger side-impact supplemental air bags5 (vs. not available)
    • Standard TPMS6 display of individual tire location and pressure and Easy-Fill Tire Alert7 (vs. TPMS only)
    • Standard Intelligent Forward Collision Warning8 (I-FCW) (vs. standard, but not intelligent)
    • Available Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection9 (vs. standard, but no pedestrian detection)
    • Available Rear Automatic Braking10 (RAB) (vs. not available)

Additional Advantages

  • Available Variable Compression Turbo (VC-Turbo) engine
  • Standard Active Ride Control (ARC) (vs. available Adaptive Damper System)
  • Intelligent Auto Headlights (I-AH) with windshield wiper interlock (vs. no wiper interlock)
  • Zero Gravity front seats
  • D-shaped steering wheel
  • Available heated steering wheel
  • 2 Type-A and 2 Type-C USB ports11 (vs. 2 Type-A only)
  • Standard Nissan Intelligent Key® (vs. available)
  • Standard Remote Engine Start12 (vs. available)
  • Standard Apple CarPlay®13 and Android Auto™13 (vs. available)
  • Available Nissan Door to Door Navigation14
  • Available SiriusXM® Travel Link13
  • SiriusXM® Advanced Audio Features13
  • More front leg room15
  • Larger fuel tank15
  • Better EPA mileage estimates16 (2.0 VC-Turbo vs. 2.0 Turbo)

2020 HONDA ACCORD OVERVIEW

Accord, Honda’s largest sedan, is offered in six trim levels including a hybrid. Gasoline powertrain choices are:

  • 1.5-liter turbocharged DOHC 4-cyl.
    • 192 horsepower
    • Front-wheel drive
    • 6-speed manual transmission or CVT
  • 2.0-liter turbocharged DOHC 4-cyl.
    • 252 horsepower
    • Front-wheel drive
    • 6-speed manual transmission,10-speed automatic transmission, or CVT

The front-wheel-drive Accord has robust performance, contemporary styling, and available advanced technologies, including safety and driver assistance features. Altima offers available all-wheel drive and an available variable-compression turbo engine that offers both sporty and efficient performance. Altima’s athletic exterior styling, premium interior, and long list of advanced comfort, convenience, and safety technologies add to its overall appeal.

WHAT’S NEW FOR 2020 HONDA ACCORD

Accord carries over for 2020 with minimal changes.

TRIM LEVEL MATCHUPS

Altima Accord
S FWD/AWD LX FWD
SR FWD/AWD Sport FWD
SV FWD/AWD EX FWD
SL FWD/AWD EX-L FWD
Platinum FWD/AWD Touring FWD
SR VC-Turbo FWD Sport with 2.0L turbo FWD
Platinum VC-Turbo FWD EX-L with 2.0L turbo FWD
Touring with 2.0L turbo FWD
Hybrid

 

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1 Intelligent All-Wheel Drive cannot prevent collisions or provide enhanced traction in all conditions. Always monitor traffic and weather conditions.
2 Intelligent Trace Control cannot prevent collisions or loss of control. Driver should remain in control of vehicle at all times. See Owner’s Manual for safety information.
3 Does not detect people or cargo. Always check rear seat before exiting.
4 Intelligent Around View Monitor cannot eliminate blind spots and may not detect every object. Driver should always turn and check surroundings before driving. See Owner’s Manual for safety information.
5 Air bags are only a supplemental restraint system. Always wear your seat belt. Rear-facing child restraints should not be placed in the front-passenger’s seat. All children 12 and under should ride in the rear seat properly secured in child restraints, booster seats, or seat belts according to their size. Air bags will only inflate in certain accidents. See Owner’s Manual for safety information.
6 Tire Pressure Monitoring System is not a substitute for regular tire pressure checks. See Owner’s Manual for safety information.
7 Vehicle must be on for the Easy-Fill Tire Alert to operate.
8 Intelligent Forward Collision Warning cannot prevent collisions. See Owner’s Manual for safety information.
9 Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection cannot prevent all collisions and may not provide warning or braking in all conditions. Driver should monitor traffic conditions and brake as needed to prevent collisions. See Owner’s Manual for safety information.
10 Rear Automatic Braking cannot prevent all collisions and may not provide warning or braking in all conditions. Driver should always turn and check surroundings before driving and brake as needed to prevent collisions. See Owner’s Manual for safety information.
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16 2020 EPA Fuel Economy Estimates for Altima: 28 city MPG/39 hwy MPG/32 combined MPG for 2.5 FWD S, SV, and SL; 27 city MPG/37 hwy MPG/31 combined MPG for 2.5 FWD SR and Platinum; 25 city MPG/34 hwy MPG/29 combined MPG for 2.0 VC-Turbo FWD; 26 city MPG/36 hwy MPG/30 combined MPG for 2.5 AWD S, SV, and SL; 25 city MPG/35 hwy MPG/29 combined MPG for 2.5 AWD SR and Platinum. Actual mileage may vary with driving conditions. Use for comparison only.