You’ve narrowed down your search for an imported midsize sedan to two heavyweights: the 2020 Nissan Altima and the Honda Accord. Both offer impressive features that make them top sellers, but let’s take a closer look and see which import comes out on top.
2020 Nissan Altima vs. 2020 Honda Accord
Let’s start by saying that both have a 5-stay NHTSA rating, and that’s something that’s important to all drivers. Also, driver experience is just as relevant as cold, hard facts, and in an independent comparison with three drivers, the 2020 Nissan Altima scored higher.
2020 Honda Accord
Starting Price: $24,800
Excellent visibility, affordable price, top-rated child-seat accommodation, and overall gas mileage of 33 MPG are just a few of the reasons this car is a consistent top seller. It also handles well even on tight corners and offers an impressively appointed interior for its price range.
Unfortunately, there were some issues that interfered with an excellent driver experience. The Honda Accord doesn’t have very good sound insulation, which makes driving on the highway particularly unpleasant. The multimedia system was also thought to be lackluster and lack of legroom would make this a poor choice for a family with growing kids.
Note that there is no all-wheel drive option which will be a deal breaker for some buyers.
2020 Nissan Altima
Starting Price: $24,995
Unlike the Accord, the 2020 Nissan Altima does offer an all-wheel drive option along with an impressive onboard infotainment system that’s easy to use and provides excellent in-dash visibility. It also handily beat the Accord when it comes to noise reduction, helping the Altima to deliver a much more enjoyable ride.
Another pleasant surprise from the Altima is that it’s the only car in its category to offer lane-centering steering all the way to a full stop, and that’s not the only semi-automated driving feature. Others include:
· Blind Spot Warning
· Lane Departure Warning
· High Beam Assist
· Automatic Emergency Braking
· Rear Automatic Braking
So while both the Accord and Altima are solid choices, the 2020 Nissan Altima edges out the competition in a few important ways.
At 35 MPG, Edmunds chose the 2020 Nissan Altima as one of its Best Gas Mileage Cars. The trusted resource for automotive information also said this mid-sized car has some of the most comfortable seats—an important factor if you have a lengthy commute.
The 2020 Nissan Altima Is The Best Imported Midsize Sedan
Neither car is a bad choice, but for superior comfort and features once found only on luxury cars, the 2020 Nissan Altima comes out on top. Patterson Nissan maintains a large, in-stock inventory of this popular vehicle, so stop by our dealership today and drive away with a great deal on a highly rated car that delivers the safety, performance, and comfort you want.