Culturemap.com did a great side-by-side comparison of the 2013 Honda Accord and 2013 Nissan Altima. It’s one of the best comparisons I’ve seen because 1) it includes lots of pictures 2) it’s a slide show where the points for and against each are short and sweet.
We will skip the tit-for-tat and get you straight to the point: “The Altima and Accord are two familiar faces in a changing sedan world. Both are excellent all-rounders, but the Honda model wins this one—a combination of smoothness, functionality, and greater efficiency put the more business-like Accord ahead.”
That’s right, the 2013 Honda Accord beats out the 2013 Nissan Altima.
Ok, now for the details and highlights:
- The Nissan Altima has a spacious trunk at 15.4 cubic feet…but the Honda Accord is even bigger with 15.8 cubic feet.
- “The killer feature of the Accord is LaneWatch, a camera aimed at the passenger side of the car that shows the car’s blind spot on the screen in the center. It works brilliantly because it’s so intuitive—flick the right turn signal, and the screen illuminates with a wide-angle view of the space beyond your normal field of vision.”
- “The Altima has a ludicrously terrible turning radius—hope that you never have to make a U-turn.” If you have to hope you never need to make a U-turn, that doesn’t sound like an “all-purpose” vehicle.
- The Honda Accord has an EPA-rating of 21/34 mpg (the Altima has an EPA-rating of 22/30)
- The Honda Accord’s 3.5 liter V6 engine is noticeably smoother.
Check out the complete slideshow HERE for all the details about why the 2013 Honda Accord is better than the 2013 Nissan Altima.