2018 Honda Accord vs 2018 Nissan Altima

Here at West County Honda, we know you have plenty of options when it comes to your new midsize sedan. That's why we want to help you make the most informed decision possible. We put together this comparison of the 2018 Honda Accord vs the 2018 Nissan Altima exactly for that purpose. Both models are strong contenders, so let's see how they stack up!

Both of these midsize sedan models offers two available engine options. The Accord's is a turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine, and the 2018 Altima has a standard 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine. The Honda engine produces 192 horsepower and 192 lb-ft of torque. The 2018 Nissan Altima's standard engine option creates slightly less with 179 horsepower and 177 lb-ft of torque.


2018 Honda Accord VS 2018 Nissan Altima
1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder, 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder Available Engines 2.5-liter four-cylinder, 3,5-liter V-6
192 horsepower, 192 pound-feet of torque Standard Engine Specs 179 horsepower, 177 pound-feet of torque
CVT, Automatic, Manual Available Transmissions CVT
30 city/38 highway* Highest-Rated Fuel Economy 27 city/38 highway

2018 Honda Accord Features & Options

For the 2018 model year, the Honda Accord offers drivers three available transmissionsThese options include a continuously variable transmission (CVT), 6-speed manual transmission or a 10-speed automatic transmission. 

Another point worth noting are the trim levels between the sedans. The 2018 Altima offers five trim configurations, and the 2018 Honda Accord offers six.

While each of the Honda Accord trims offers a unique set of standard and available features, many trims also offer standard Honda Sensing. This is a suite of features including Collision Mitigation Braking System, Lane Departure Warning, Road Departure Mitigation, Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Follow and Traffic Sign Recognition.

*Based on 2018 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.

2018 Honda Accord exterior view front silver
2018 Honda Accord silver taillight
2018 Honda Accord exterior back white
2018 Honda Accord interior dash and display