Nissan Altima VS Honda Accord
 2.5L 4-Cylinder Engine Performance 2.0 4-Cylinder Engine
6-Speaker Sound System 4-Speaker
 15.4 cu. ft. Cargo Space 15.1 cu. ft

Sedans are a classic vehicle. Although new body styles are introduced throughout the year, the sedan holds strong. You still see plenty of them on the roads of Flemington, Rowland Mills, and East Amwell Township, proving this type of vehicle hasn't gone out of style.

Drivers may wonder which sedan is best suited to their needs. Nissan and Honda top the charts in this arena, engineering top-of-the-line models that are stylish, innovative, and fun to drive. We'll highlight two of them: the famed Nissan Altima and Honda Civic.

To help you decide between these two models, read this 2020 Nissan Altima vs. Honda Civic comparison by Fred Beans Nissan of Flemington.

Altima vs Civic: Performance

The performance of a sedan says a lot about the vehicle. Smooth driving is needed, but enough power is crucial to cruise city streets and maneuver through traffic.

Under the hood of the Nissan Altima, you'll find a 2.5L 4-cylinder engine. It offers plenty of oomph and generates 188 horsepower and 180 lb-ft of torque. The Honda Civic's 2.0L 4-cylinder powertrain falls short with just 158 horsepower and 138 lb-ft of torque.

For the smooth drive you crave, the Altima comes standard with the Xtronic CVT® (Continuously Variable Transmission). This feature not only provides guess-free shifting and lightning-fast acceleration, but it also seamlessly changes gears with ease. The Civic comes equipped with a standard 6-speed manual transmission. If you want a smoother ride, you'll have to upgrade to the available CVT.

Nissan Altima vs Honda Civic: Technology

Today, vehicles are equipped with advanced technologies to make driving more convenient and fun. The 2020 Altima comes with many standard features to keep you and your passengers entertained, including:

  • An 8-inch multimedia touchscreen
  • Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ support
  • A 6-speaker sound system (with nine speakers available)
  • Bluetooth® capability
  • Hands-free Text Messaging Assistant

The 2020 Civic also offers standard Bluetooth® technology in its trims, but unfortunately, falls short in the other categories. It comes standard with a 5-inch LCD display (a 7-inch touchscreen is available) and a 4-speaker sound system (with an available upgrade to an 8-speaker system). If you want Apple CarPlay®, Android Auto™, or text messaging assistance, you'll need to look at higher trims.

Altima Trim Levels

Altima vs Civic: Interior

Since sedans generally have a smaller footprint, it's important to ensure there's enough room inside for you and your passengers. Each of these models seat up to five passengers, but they're configured differently.

The 2020 Altima offers a generous 100.8 cubic feet of passenger space compared to the 2020 Civic that only offers 97.8 cubic feet. The extra space in the Altima is especially noticeable when considering the front legroom, the shoulder room in the rear seats, hip room, and the cargo space.

Nissan Altima

Honda Civic

Front Legroom

43.8 in.

42.3 in.

Rear Shoulder Room

57.1 in.

55 in.

Cargo Space

15.4 cu. ft.

15.1 cu. ft.

Front Hip Room

54.7 in.


Rear Hip Room

54.5 in.

47.3 in.

Nissan Altima vs Honda Civic: The Choice Is Yours

Both sedans will surely elevate your commutes in Flemington, Rowland Hills, and East Amwell Township. However, if you're looking for unmatched performance, great standard technologies, and ample interior space, the solution is clear.

To get behind the wheel of the 2020 Altima, schedule a test drive with Fred Beans Nissan of Flemington today!

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