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Features Comparison: Nissan Altima vs. Honda Accord

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Model Year 2015 2015 2015 2015 2015 2015 2015 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014
Model Altima Altima Altima Altima Altima Altima Altima Accord Accord Accord Accord Accord Accord Accord Accord Accord
Trim 2.5 2.5 S 2.5 SV 2.5 SL 3.5 S 3.5 SV 3.5 SL LX Sport EX EX-L Touring Hybrid Hybrid EX-L Hybrid Touring Plug-In
Engines (show)  
2.5L I4
DOHC-4v
182 hp@6000
180 lb-ft@4000
                       
3.5L V6
DOHC-4v
270 hp@6000
251 lb-ft@4400
                         
2.4L I4
DOHC-4v
185 hp@6400
181 lb-ft@3900
                         
2.4L I4
DOHC-4v
189 hp@6400
182 lb-ft@3900
                             
3.5L V6
OHC-4v
278 hp@6200
252 lb-ft@4900
                           
2.0L I4 Hybrid
DOHC-4v
141 hp@6200
122 lb-ft@3500
                         
2.0L I4 Plug-in Hybrid
DOHC-4v
141 hp
0 lb-ft
                             
Transmissions (show)  
CVT                  
7-speed manually-shiftable CVT                        
6-speed manual                          
6-speed automatic                            
1-speed automatic                        
Drivetrains (show)  
FWD
Tires (show)  
215/60R16 tires                      
215/55VR17 tires        
235/45VR18 tires                        
205/65HR16 tires                        
225/50VR17 tires                        
Audio Systems (show)  
Unbranded, 4 speakers                              
Unbranded, 6 speakers                        
Bose, 9 speakers (with subwoofer)                            
Unbranded, 160W, 4 speakers                              
Unbranded, 160W, 6 speakers                          
Unbranded, 360W, 7 speakers (with subwoofer)                        
Unbranded, 180W, 6 speakers                              
Accessories (show)  
Active noise reductionCancels out interior noise by playing the opposite noise through the vehicle's speakers.              
Adaptive cruise controlAutomatically maintains set distance behind preceding vehicle as well as set speed. Minimum speed around 30 mph. Replaces regular cruise control, and includes its value.                          
Cruise control        
Heated steering wheel                            
Power front side windowsOften must be ordered with power rear side windows, if these are available.
Power locks
Power rear side windows
Proximity keyEnter and start the vehicle without removing the key from your pocket.    
Remote keyless entryUnlock and lock the car using buttons on the keyfob.
Remote startStart the car using a button on the keyfob. Interior can be a comfortable temperature as soon as you get in.                    
Remote window/roof operationOperate the power windows, sunroof, and/or convertible roof using buttons on the keyfob.
Tilt/telescoping steering wheel, manual
Universal garage door openerHomelink.                
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety (show)  
4-wheel disc brakesRear disc brakes.
AlarmOnly listed when pricing a single model because insufficient data for all cars.              
Antilock brakes (ABS)Automatically pulse the brakes in hard stops to prevent wheels from locking up, making it possible to brake and steer at the same time.
Blind spot camera, passenger sideProvides a rearward view along the passenger side of the car at any speed.                
Blind spot warning systemMirror-mounted lights indicate when another vehicle is in a blind spot.                        
Brake assistWhen a panic stop is sensed, fully applies the brakes.
Engine immobilizer (optional)Only listed if not standard on all trims. No value because no way to compare across models.                
Forward collision alertAlerts driver when approaching the preceding car too quickly.                      
Front airbagsMandatory, in all cars.
Front seat active head restraintsAutomatically move forward when the vehicle is rear-ended.              
Hill start assistApplies the brakes to hold the vehicle in place on an incline. Incomplete data, so only displayed when pricing a single vehicle.              
Lane departure warning systemAlerts driver when the vehicle seems to be wandering out of the lane.              
Moving object detection, rearDetects moving objects near rear of vehicle when driving at parking lot speeds.                        
Rearview cameraRearview camera connected to display screen on the instrument panel. Often requires navigation system.  
Rollover sensorDeploys extended duration side curtain airbags when the vehicle rolls over. Usually included on tall vehicles. Rare on others.              
Side curtain airbagsAirbags contained just above the window level. Except in cars without a rear seat usually cover first and second row.
Stability controlSelectively applies the brakes to prevent excessive understeer or oversteer (spinning).
Termporary spare tire        
Tire-pressure monitorTwo types: a warning light when a tire is low on air and a pressure readout for each tire.
Torque vectoring / active trace controlUses the brakes to channel torque to the outside wheels and counteract understeer. Similar to stability control, but proactive, and acting to improve cornering performance rather than prevent loss of control.                  
Traction controlWhen a drive wheel slips, it is braked and/or engine power is reduced, restoring traction.
Cargo Management (show)  
Cargo mat                  
Console with shifter
Overhead sunglass holderUsually part of an overhead console.
Climate Control and Infotainment (show)  
Air conditioning
App supportTouchscreen and/or voice control over apps that can include online search, Facebook, Twitter, Pandora, OpenTable, and MovieTickets.com. Requires connected compatible phone. Fees may apply after first three years.              
Audio controls on steering wheel
Automatic climate control, frontMaintains set temperature in front row. Requires air conditioning and does not include its value.      
Aux inputJack for an iPod or similar device. No value because of incomplete data. Will soon be standard on nearly every car.
Bluetooth audio streamingUses Bluetooth rather than a cable to integrate audio device. Requires compatible audio device and/or phone.
Bluetooth cell phone linkEnables hands-free communication by wirelessly connecting a cell phone to a microphone and the vehicle's stereo speakers.
CD player
Dual-zone climate controlTemperature can be separately set for left and right sides of the passenger compartment. Requires air conditioning and does not include its value.      
Interior air filterFilters exterior air before it enters the passenger compartment. No default value because most cars have them, even in cases where they're not in the official list of features.
Media drive, largeDrive with over 10 GB of storage for MP3 and other audio files.                        
MP3-compatible playerAudio system capable of playing discs with MP3 files.
Navigation systemScreen-based navigation system.                
Pandora internet radio connectivityRequires connected compatible phone.                        
Rear air ventsVents at aft end of center console, in B-pillars, and/or in ceiling.            
Rear defrost
Rear heat ductsDucts under front seats direct heated air to the second row.
Satellite radioXM or Sirius. Includes a subscription for three to six months, after which monthly fees apply.        
SMS text-to-speech readerConverts text messages to speech.      
Speed-sensitive wipersOnly listed when pricing a single model because insufficient data for all cars.                  
Traffic + travel informationInformation about traffic plus weather, gas prices, sports news, and/or movie times. Monthly fee after first 3-12 months.                        
Traffic informationInformation about traffic conditions. Monthly fee after first 3-12 months.                        
USB portOften permits an iPod or phone to be integrated into the vehicle's entertainment system and controls.  
Variable intermittent wipersTime between wipes can be precisely adjusted.
Voice control for nav and audioSometimes also includes voice control over climate control system.                
Exterior (show)  
Bodyside moldingsMoldings on the bodysides, to protect against door dings in parking lots.                    
Bright-finished exhaust tip(s)Chrome or polished metal exhaust tip.
Mud guardsFlaps mounted behind two to four wheels, to protect the body from mud and rocks.                    
Rear spoilerCan be small lip spoiler or a larger raised spoiler.            
Sunroof                
Gas Guzzler Tax (show)  
-2500                              
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors (show)  
Auto-dimming rearview mirrorInterior rearview mirror automatically dims when hit by headlights of following vehicle.              
Automatic headlightsHeadlights automatically turn on and off. Includes value of automatic-off headlights.  
Automatic-off headlightsHeadlights automatically turn off.                              
CompassWe haven't given this feature a value because it's hard to tell which cars have it.                        
Fog lightsLight wide area close in front of the vehicle.              
Heated mirrorsClears ice and fog from mirrors.          
Illuminated visor mirror, driverIncludes value of non-illuminated vanity mirror.  
Illuminated visor mirror, passengerIncludes value of non-illuminated vanity mirror.  
Interior ambient lightingLEDs in the ceiling or door panels cast a soft glow over the interior.        
Large energy flow and fuel economy displayStandard or optional in some hybrid vehicles. Fancy display of power flows, enhanced trip computer information.                        
LED headlightsLED headlights last longer and use less energy than other types.                          
LED tail lights (optional)Only listed if not standard on all trims. No value because no way to compare across models.                    
Map lightsFront row reading lights.
Outside temperature display
Power mirrorsIncludes value of manual remote mirrors.
Rear reading lights                  
Speed limit informationDisplays the current speed limit. Included with nav on an increasing number of cars. No feature value here because incomplete info on availability.                        
TachometerReports engine speed.        
Trip computerReports average fuel economy, and perhaps also instantaneous fuel economy, distance to empty, average speed, and other stats.
Turn signals on or near mirrors        
Visor mirror, driver                              
Visor mirror, passenger                              
Powertrain (show)  
6.6 kW onboard chargerDouble level charger, faster charge times with 220V source.                              
7 kWh battery pack                              
Steering-wheel-mounted transmission controlsPaddles or buttons that can be used to manually shift the transmission. Only listed when optional or not always included with an automatic transmission.                        
Seats and Interior Trim (show)  
Front buckets
Second-row 2-section 3-person split bench                  
Third-row 3-person bench              
Center armrest(s), front row
Center armrest(s), second row  
Floor mats
Folding second row seatsSeat folds to enlarge cargo area. Unless the seat is also removable, it usually folds flat or nearly flat.        
Heated front seats                  
Heated second row seats                              
Illuminated door sill trim plates                    
Leather seating surfacesSeating surfaces are trimmed in leather; other upholstery tends to be leatherette.                    
Leather-wrapped steering wheel              
Manual height adjuster, driver seat                            
Memory system, driver seat                      
Power fore-aft adjuster, driver seat    
Power fore-aft adjuster, passenger seat                    
Power height adjuster, driver seat    
Power lumbar adjuster, driver seatPower-adjustable lower back support.        
Power recliner, driver seat        
Power recliner, passenger seat                    
Power tilt adjuster, driver seatPower tilting seat cushion; can take the form of a second height adjustment.    
Suspension, Wheels, and Tires (show)  
Alloy wheels            
Machined alloy wheelsOuter surface of alloy wheels machines to yield a bright finish. Replace and include value of reqular alloy wheels.                      
Strut tower brace (optional)Improves body stiffness, for more precise handling. Value of zero because resulting body stiffness not comparable model to model.                        
Touring suspension (upgrade)Less firm than a sport suspension. Only listed if an option or not standard on all trims.                              

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Option Package Contents

Display Audio Package

Features
Satellite radio
Rearview camera
USB port

Sport Value Package

Features
Rear spoiler

Power driver seat

Features
Power fore-aft adjuster, driver seat
Power height adjuster, driver seat
Power tilt adjuster, driver seat

Technology Package

Features
Moving object detection, rear
Speed limit information
Navigation system
Voice control for nav and audio
Lane departure warning system
Blind spot warning system
Traffic + travel information

Convenience Package

Features
Sunroof

Technology Package

Features
Moving object detection, rear
Speed limit information
Navigation system
Voice control for nav and audio
Lane departure warning system
Blind spot warning system
Traffic + travel information

Navigation system

Features
Traffic information
Media drive, large
Navigation system
Voice control for nav and audio

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