Looking for a reliable, yet highly stylish sedan to elevate your commutes? Both the 2021 Nissan Altima and Honda Accord check a lot of boxes for drivers searching for a new sedan around Flemington, Rowland Mills, and East Amwell Township, New Jersey. With either car, you get an efficient performance, tons of safety features, and a comfortable ride.

So, how do you decide which model is the best option for you? Here at Fred Beans Nissan of Flemington, we compared the 2021 Nissan Altima vs. Honda Accord to help you make that choice. To learn about the similarities and, more importantly, the differences between these sedans, keep on reading! 

2021 Nissan Altima

2021 Honda Accord

All-Wheel Drive


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Front Legroom

43.8 inches

42.3 inches

SiriusXM® Travel & Traffic Link®


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Remote Start Engine System



Rear View Backup Camera



2021 Altima vs 2021 Accord: Giving You Balanced Performance

The Nissan Altima and Honda Accord have a lot going for them under the hood. With either sedan, you'll have a car that makes each tank of gas last, all while presenting you with an exciting acceleration and excellent handling.

However, when it comes to performance, it's hard to compare to the Nissan Altima. This sedan is available with the world's first VC-Turbo™ engine, giving this sedan the extra oomph you crave on the roads.

This engine can make adjustments on the fly to give you a mix of power and efficiency needed while driving. When it comes time to passing another car or merging onto the highway, the power will be quickly sent to the wheels for fast acceleration. Then, when you're at cruising speed, the engine will readjust and help conserve fuel.

In addition, this 2.0L engine supplies drivers with up to 248 horsepower and 273 lb-ft of torque. With the Honda Accord 1.5L 4-cylinder engine, which is standard on most trim levels, you'll only see 192 horsepower and 192 lb-ft of torque.

Of the two cars, the Nissan Altima is also the only one that offers Intelligent All-Wheel Drive (AWD) as well. This system continually monitors road conditions and makes quick changes when more traction is needed. This is helpful when inclement weather hits, whether it's snowing or raining, transforming this sedan into an all-weather machine.

Check out our Nissan Altima reviews to learn more.

Altima vs Accord: Inside the Cabins

Though performance and efficiency are crucial to any set of wheels, the interior amenities are what make driving fun and worthwhile. Luckily, you'll find a great combination of space and technology in each of these sedans.

You and four others can enjoy a fun and comfortable ride with either the Altima or Accord. The big difference, however, is what comes standard in each of these models.

In the Nissan Altima, you'll find the following standard features to keep your drives enjoyable:

  • 8-way adjustable driver's seat
  • 60/40 split fold-down rear seatbacks
  • Remote engine start system
  • Hands-Free Text Messaging Assistant
  • Bluetooth® technology

In the Honda Accord, you'll find Bluetooth® standard on all trims. However, if you want remote engine start, hands-free texting, and a 60/40 split-folding rear seat, you'll have to move to a higher trim level.

Space is also a little different in these two models. While each car has a spacious amount of room for passengers, you personally will have more room behind the wheel of the 2021 Altima. That's because compared to the Honda Accord, it has over an inch more of legroom in the front. The shoulder room in the rear is also more spacious, giving your backseat passengers more wiggle room.


2021 Nissan Altima

2021 Honda Accord

Front Legroom

43.8 inches

42.3 inches

Rear Shoulder Room

57.1 inches

56.5 inches

Nissan Altima vs Honda Accord: Upgraded Features

Looking to elevate the inside of your sedan? Both the Nissan Altima and Honda Accord offer available technologies that take driving to the next level.

In the 2021 Altima, this translates to connectivity. One of the most useful available features for this model is Nissan Door-to-Door Navigation. This allows you to set your directions on your smartphone, then have them displayed for you on your vehicle's dashboard touchscreen. Plus, with real-time Premium Traffic as well as SiriusXM® Traffic and Travel Link®, you can always arrive on time.

The Honda also includes an upgraded navigation system, but not the extra features powered by SiriusXM®.

Another thing you won't find in the 2021 Honda Accord is NissanConnect® services. If you opt for the Altima, you'll have the following available features to further stay connected:

  • Amazon Alexa
  • Google Assistant
  • Emergency Preparedness (automatic emergency notification and emergency calling)
  • Remote vehicle access via your smartphone
  • Customizable alerts for teen or new drivers 

Nissan vs Honda: Technology That Helps Keep You Safe

When shopping for a new set of wheels, having the peace of mind that you're in good hands is important.

Along with the interior technology both standard and available in these two cars, a suite of advanced safety features keeps you conscious of what's happening around you.

This includes forward collision systems in both the 2021 Altima and 2021 Accord that can detect if you're getting too close to the vehicle in front of you. If they suddenly slow down, these systems will warn you, so you may have enough time to prevent a possible collision.

Both sedans also come with rearview cameras to help with reversing and parking, lane-keeping systems that ensure you're always centered safely on the road, and High Beam Assist for nighttime driving.

However, the Nissan Altima adds on extra standard features to elevate your assurance even more, including:

  • Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection
  • Intelligent Lane Intervention
  • Intelligent Driver Alertness
  • Lane Departure Warning

While the 2021 Honda Accord also has a list of extra safety features, you're not going to find all of the above features with this model.

To learn more, check out our complete Nissan Altima safety review.

2021 Nissan Altima vs Honda Accord: Which Sedan Is for You?

With its impressive performance, advanced standard features, and tons of upgraded amenities, the 2021 Nissan Altima has everything sedan drivers around Flemington, Rowland Mills, and East Amwell Township, NJ, need.

Contact us or visit us in store to test drive the 2021 Altima here at Fred Beans Nissan of Flemington. When you come by our dealership, we can show you the various trim levels and configurations of the Nissan Altima, so you can get the exact sedan you want.

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