Despite the more growing love for crossover and SUVs comparative to the sedans, however, some brands of sedans still retained that competitive spot in the auto market. The Nissan Altima and the Honda Accord class both showcases’ magnificent interiors, and catchy style all to announce opulence that some SUVs can’t beat.
The Nissan Company went all the way out with its Altima 2019 model, creating a tough competition in the mid-sized sedans with close competitors being the Honda Accord and Toyota Camry. The Altima marks a bold step in terms of looks, tech, and performance. With the Nissan’s ProPilot Assist active safety technology at the bag, which functions to keep a car in its lane and, and an advanced active cruise control system, which help accelerate and decelerate in stop-and-go traffic.
On the other hand, the mid-sized Honda Accord 2019 model offers nothing less than speed; with its sporty design and attractive features, leaving it nothing less than a delight to drive. If you’re considering settling for any but can’t easily conclude on which to pick, we got you covered. We will share with you where both fascinating sedans relate and where they part.
Both the Altima and Accord 2019 models have earned a very outstanding rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and acceptable rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. As a matter of fact, the IIHS named the Altima a 2019 IIHS Top Safety Pick, the agency’s second-highest accolade.
The Accord provides standard advanced safety features; most pronounced is the sensing system. The sensing feature includes the collision mitigation braking, forward collision warning, lane keep assist, lane departure warning, traffic sign recognition, and adaptive cruise control. A rearview camera and driver drowsiness monitoring are also standard. Available features include rear cross-traffic alert and blind-spot monitoring. Also, the Accord utilizes its speed sensors, seat sensors, and smart airbags with varying degree of force to help better protect passengers of all sizes in different collisions.
The Accord’s side airbags will shut off if a child is leaning against the door. The Altima’s side airbags don’t offer such smart features and will always deploy full force. However, the Altima offers ProPilot Assist. This system is just the best bet for drivers who constantly find themselves in stop-and-go traffic; as it helps the driver to maintain a set speed and distance behind other cars and assists him in steering and braking the vehicle.
Both the Accord and the Altima provides standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, driver and front passenger knee airbags. Also, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, front-wheel drive, height-adjustable front shoulder belts, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, automatic emergency braking, rearview cameras, driver alert monitors, available blind-spot warning systems, rear parking sensors, lane departure warning, and rear cross-path warning. The Altima further offers a 360-degree camera, pedestrian detection, adaptive cruise control, and traffic sign recognition.
Under the hood of the 2019 Altima is 2.0-liter VC-Turbo four-cylinder engine to succeed the outgoing 3.5-liter V6. This new tech gives the powerplant the ability to alter the length of the piston stroke for variable compression from the 8:1 for max performance to 14:1 when chasing fuel efficiency; with 248 horsepower on tap, but the interesting part is the 280 pound-feet of torque available from just 1,600 rpm. A continuously variable transmission working with the engine provides 25 miles per gallon in the city and 34 mpg on the highway. Although, you might not detest the CVT with its simulated gear changes under normal throttle loads. However, like with all CVTs, mashing the gas will make the engine scream annoyingly.
The Accord’s standard 1.5 turbo four-cylinder engine with continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT), offers four additional horsepower192 comparatively to 188, and 12 lbs.-ft. more torque than that of a standard Altima. Also, an optional 2.0-liter 252-horsepower turbo-four is available. This more-powerful engine comes with a 10-speed automatic transmission that produces smooth and quick shifts. Irrespective of the base engine and the CVT, the Accord produces an estimated EPA of 30 mpg in the city and 38 mpg on the highway, which no doubt, is not too bad for the class. Some of the models with the 2.0-liter engine and the automatic transmission offer 23/34 mpg city/highway.
Comfort And Cargo Space
Both the Altima and the Accord comes with heated front seats. The Honda Accord has standard heated rear seats to keep passengers quite comfortable in the winter. Also, the standard air-conditioned seats in the Accord keep the driver and front passenger comfortable and take the sting out of hot seats in summer. The Altima’s intermittent wipers change speed with vehicle speed, but can’t turn on and off or change speed based on changing rainfall as that of the Accord.
For your entertainment, the Altima is well designed to give you all pleasure while driving. With its updated entertainment system which offers an 8-inch touch, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. The interface is user-friendly, with redundant knobs for audio and temperature controls. Other standard features include a six-speaker audio system, Bluetooth, satellite radio, four USB ports, and voice recognition, navigation and a nine-speaker Bose audio system.
The Accord has 4.8 cubic feet more passenger volume than the Altima. Also, the trunk of the Accord is much larger trunk than the Altima. With the Altima at 15.4 cubic feet of cargo space, with a wide opening but the hinges serves as an obstacle. The Accord’s trunk has an above-average capacity of 16.7 cubic feet, but with a small opening which may pose as an obstacle in loading larger items.
The 2019 Nissan Altima is no doubt, a decent midsize car which offers great fuel efficiency, good power from both of its engines, easy handling, and quite a spacious cabin. Also, it’s standard Android Auto and Apple CarPlay only optional in the Accord. However, on the other hand, the 2019 Honda Accord though it with a similar starting price as the Altima provides more cargo space and can take more passenger comparative to the Nissan. You should take your time and pick anyone that best suits your desire.