Compare the Nissan Altima


Compare the Nissan Altima to the Honda Accord & Toyota Camry
in Lake Norman, NC


The Nissan Altima has long been one of the most sought-after midsize sedans on the market thanks to its exciting and reliable powertrain, athletic design, and cavernous interior! While there are many other options available on the road today, do any of them really stack up against the Nissan Altima?

Modern Nissan of Lake Norman, serving drivers from the Cornelius, Charlotte, Concord, and Statesville areas, is here to provide a few in-depth comparisons. Consider the 2018 Nissan Altima as it goes against the Honda Accord and Toyota Camry, and you can decide for yourself which model really delivers the features and value you're looking for.

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2018 Nissan Altima vs. Honda Accord Comparison Near Lake Norman, NC


The Honda Accord commands a lot of attention in the midsized sedan market, especially these days at smaller crossovers tend to be more popular. Still, the name recognition of a model like the Accord goes a long way toward attracting new drivers, but we here in the Lake Norman area feel the Altima deserves just as much credit, if not more.

Starting with the affordability, the Altima sets you off on the right foot, as you'll have a more flexible budget to choose options and decide if the more powerful engine is the right choice for you. We know the Accord has strong name recognition and appeal, but if you look deeper into the details, you'll see why the new Altima is the way to go for a midsized sedan. Look through the comparison below to see more.

  • If you are deciding on a more powerful setup in a midsized sedan, the Altima is the way to go. Offering an impressive 270 horsepower from the available 3.5-liter V-6, the Altima can really cruise. The Accord, meanwhile, has skipped out on the V-6 in the 2018 model year, instead offering a turbocharged four-cylinder that won't even crack 200 horsepower.
  • Comfort is key in a family sedan and you'll want to make the most out of your cabin space if you're opting against a larger crossover. The Altima has you covered in that regards with both front headroom and front legroom being larger than what's offered in the new Accord.
  • One of the top features available in higher trims for the Altima is the Intelligent Forward Collision Warning. This is great to keep you and your loved ones out of harm's way, especially if you find yourself in densely packed traffic on the highway a lot. Around these parts we know that starts and stops come and go with little warning. While the Accord has some safety features available, this is not one of them, and we can't recommend it enough with your new Altima.
  • Keeping your tire pressure at the right level is key for safety, and the Altima comes with a tire pressure monitoring system with a class-exclusive easy-fill alert that toots the horn when your tire's reached proper inflation. The Accord, once again, lacks that feature.

2018 Nissan Altima vs. Toyota Camry Comparison Near Lake Norman, NC


If the Accord gets by with a well-known name, the new Toyota Camry is the top of the line, as far as popularity. Of course we know the new Altima is the sneaky smart pick and that other dealerships can get a lot for a new Camry simply because it's the best-selling midsized sedan. But if you look closer, you'll see that beyond the more affordable nature of the new Altima, there are plenty of other benefits to choose the family sedan found at our Lake Norman area Nissan dealer. Look through the comparisons below before visiting today.




  • When it comes to budget, the Camry is immediately priced above what you can find a base level Altima for. Furthermore, when considering the kinds of options you might want in a higher trim, or by choosing a special package, your prices will increase much quicker with the Camry, while the Altima will remain relatively affordable at every level.
  • Once again comfort is key, and the Altima provides that, especially for the driver and your front-seat passenger. The 40-inches of front headroom and 45 inches of front legroom are both vastly superior to the Camry's paltry 38.3- and 42.1-inch figures.
  • With the available intelligent forward collision warning in the Altima, you can better avoid getting into accidents. This system is advanced and monitors the distance and speed of the two vehicles ahead of you and kicks in if you're not slowing down enough when you need to. A system like this isn't offered with the Camry.
  • Most drivers aren't auto mechanics and even something as simple as filling your tires with air can be a little tricky. With the Altima you get a monitor that tells you when your tires need air, and then there's a little alert as you fill them up at the gas station or at home when they're at the proper inflation level. You're probably noticing a trend, but the new Camry isn't available with this great convenience feature.