The Honda Accord has been one of America’s favorite sedans for decades, and the 2015 edition is the best one yet. Come see just why so many people buy Accords every year at Honda of Superstition Springs in Mesa, AZ, just a short drive from Phoenix.
Nissan has always pitched their Altima as a sporty alternative to the mainstream sedan, but the 2015 is just no match for Honda’s latest effort.
Accord vs. Altima Crash Tests
Midsized sedan buyers worry more about crash test scores than sports car buyers with good reason; they usually have their kids in the back seat. Both the Altima and the Accord score an NHTSA Overall Ratings of 5 stars, but Honda does beat Nissan in several tests. In Front Side crash testing, Accord scores 5 stars out of 5, but Altima only gets 3 stars. The Nissan Altima also gets only 4 stars in both the Rollover Safety Rating, and Side Barrier Crash Safety Rating, unlike the Accord which gets 5 stars here too.
Accord vs. Altima Fun to Drive
The Altima like to pretend it’s a sports sedan, but it’s less sporty than its rival at Honda. The only transmission in the Altima is an automatic continuously variable transmission chosen for fuel economy, but the Accord still offers you the option of a sporty 6 speed manual in several trim levels. Even the powerful V6 version of the Altima has the economy minded CVT, while Honda gives you a conventional 6 speed automatic with shift paddles for manual control. You can buy the Accord in a dedicated Sport trim level with stiffer suspension and bolstered seats, or even a sleek 2 door Accord sport coupe, neither option is available at Nissan.
Accord vs. Altima Standard Features
Nissan likes to be able to advertise a low sticker price for their cars, so often there is a base trim level missing key features that no one buys. Here are some of the features you have to pay extra for on the Altima:
- Automatic dual-zone climate control
- Cruise control
- Rearview camera
- Alloy wheels
- Rear seat head restraints
The 2015 Honda Accord is not only a reliable and economical choice in a midsize car, but also surprisingly fun to drive too. Take one for a spin today at Honda of Superstition Springs in Mesa, AZ, serving the entire Phoenix area.