Compare The Nissan Altima to The Honda Accord in Hendersonville, NC

Comparing the Nissan Altima to the Honda Accord in Hendersonville, NC

The Nissan Altima is one of the top sedans from this exceptional brand and is a popular choice in its class, thanks to its generous selection of standard features and its high fuel economy for a non-hybrid sedan. The latest Altima returns with minimal upgrades for 2021, with one of its available trim levels dropping in price and one offering a peppy turbocharged performance. The Honda Accord, one of the top competitors to the Altima, is also back for 2021, with a couple new features and an updated front-end styling. While both are popular, well-regarded choices of their classes, the Altima ultimately comes out ahead with more standard conveniences available on all its trims and better performance options.

Let us break down the ways in which the Nissan Altima tops the Honda Accord, here at Nissan of Hendersonville. Shoppers will find our dealership just a five minute drive outside of Flat Rock, NC.


Nissan of Hendersonville

1340 Spartanburg Hwy
Directions Hendersonville, NC 28792

  • Sales: 833-378-1207
  • Service: 833-378-1207
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Performance and Specs

The Nissan Altima comes standard with a smooth-performing four-cylinder engine that's capable of traveling up to 39 mpg on the highways outside of Etowah, NC. The available turbocharged engine of this sedan kicks up the performance even more, with a VC-Turbo engine that generates a whopping 248-horsepower, versus the 192-horsepower performance of the Honda Accord's one and only engine. The Accord's standard performance, while turbocharged, falls short in highway fuel economy, traveling up to 38 mpg.

The Altima also has a big advantage during the winter months and heavy rain seasons, with available all-wheel-drive on select trim levels. The Accord is one of many sedans across the market that, as of 2021, does not come available with AWD.


A common issue with many Honda models is that their base, cheapest trim levels are often lacking in standard features; this is not the case with the new Altima. Each trim of Nissan's flag ship midsize car comes standard with technological conveniences such as over-the-air updates, remote engine start, Siri Eyes Free, and a high-line Easy-Fill tire pressure monitoring system, which shows you each individual tire's pressures through the multi-information display behind the steering wheel. Some of these features come available on the new Honda Accord, but cost extra and are only available on select trims. He standard TMPS of the Accord is the traditional dashboard warning light, which is less convenient.


Safety is one area where both of these midsize sedans are well-matched. Both the Altima and Accord have a generous selection of equivalent driver-assistive technologies through the Nissan Safety Shield and Honda Sensing, respectively. These apps use special sensors to monitor your driving through Westridge and can deploy countermeasures, such as applying brakes or steering, to prevent collisions. However, the Altima also comes standard with Intelligent Driver Alertness (I-DA) a critical feature that helps monitor driver drowsiness and distraction. As of 2021, this feature does not have a Honda Sensing equivalent.

All trims of the Altima, inkling the base, come available with additional driver-assist apps like the Rear Sonar System, Blind Spot Monitoring, and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert. All of these features are available on the Honda Accord, but only on select, more expensive trims.

Check Out the New Nissan Altima Today

Shoppers will find the 2021 Nissan Altima for sale or lease here in Hendersonville, NC. We invite you to check out our latest inventory and see all the Altima models we have available at Nissan of Hendersonville. Many of these Altima sedans come backed by our latest financing incentives and lease special offers!

You will find Nissan of Hendersonville less than a 10-minute drive outside of Willow Brook, NC here on Spartanburg Highway. Schedule a test drive and visit us today to learn more!

  1. Nissan of Hendersonville

    1340 Spartanburg Hwy
    Hendersonville, NC 28792

    • Sales: 833-378-1207
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