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User Ranking Drivers and owners ranked these cars in 9 categories.

New Car Pricing New listing price comparison and analysis.

2018 Nissan Altima
2.5 S
MSRP
$23,260
Invoice
$21,683
Average Price Paid
$21,240
11,276 listings nationwide

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2018 Honda Accord
1.5T EX FWD
MSRP
$27,470
Invoice
$25,130
Average Price Paid
$24,715
5,713 listings nationwide

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Pricing Analysis Price analysis based on recent sales data applied to current trim without options.

2018 Nissan Altima
2.5 S
Fair Price
$22,333
Good Price
$20,111
Great Price
$18,841
2018 Honda Accord
1.5T EX FWD
Fair Price
$25,777
Good Price
$24,127
Great Price
$23,184

Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2018 Nissan Altima
2.5 S
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$21,445
455 listings nationwide
7 GREAT deals
79 GOOD deals

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2018 Honda Accord
1.5T EX FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$27,726
88 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2018 Nissan Altima
2.5 S
Kyree Williams Preview:

Nissan revamped the Altima back in 2013, and unlike competitors like the Honda Accord or Toyota Camry, the Altima only had a modest refresh in 2016 in lieu of a complete overhaul. The ...

2018 Honda Accord
1.5T EX FWD
Clifford Atiyeh Test Drive Review:

While American sedans have come and gone, the Honda Accord has kept a singular purpose (and the same name) for 42 straight years. It’s reliable, roomy, efficient, and unpretentious. Ye...

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  • Look and Feel 8
  • Performance 8
  • Form & Function 8
  • Technology 8
  • Safety 8
  • Cost-Effectiveness 9

User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2018 Nissan Altima
2.5 S
180
writes:
I had to fill this thing up twice to get to where I took delivery on the 2018 Honda and while it may have had ...
writes:
Very nice car and well suited for my family
Back Seats Ranked 2016 Nissan Maxima SR worse.
"More room "
Family Car Ranked 2016 Nissan Maxima SR worse.
"More room"
writes:
powerful but smaller seats
2018 Honda Accord
1.5T EX FWD
50
writes:
2.0 turbo is the way to go. Gas mileage is really good if you can keep it out of sports mode. Cant go wrong wi...
Front Seats Ranked 2015 Ford F-150 Platinum SuperCrew 4WD worse.
"Leather feels premium and the seats are softer. The sides hug your body."
Cargo Capacity Ranked 2015 Ford F-150 Platinum SuperCrew 4WD better.
"Truck has lots of cargo space since that is what is meant to carry."
writes:
Love it
writes:
Sport trim is the best car in the class for sporty driving.
Handling Ranked 2018 Mazda MAZDA6 worse.
"Sport trim has no equal in the class. Can give a gti a run for your money and haul people on a trip comfortably"
Value Ranked 2018 Mazda MAZDA6 better.
"With Napa leather and 360 camera available for under 36k and the fit and finish to rival a luxury car this should be top of your list for a near luxury experience."

Specs

2018 Nissan Altima
2.5 S
2018 Honda Accord
1.5T EX FWD
Powertrain Continuously Variable Transmission Continuously Variable Transmission
Drivetrain
FWD
FWD
Fuel Economy, City
27 MPG
30 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
38 MPG
38 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 18 gal 14.8 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
179 hp @ 6,000 RPM
192 hp @ 5,500 RPM
Torque
177 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
192 lb-ft @ 1,500 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
10.3:1
10.3:1
Displacement
2,500 cc
1,500 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.5 in x 3.94 in
2.87 in x 3.52 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags Standard Standard
Curtain Airbags Standard Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Overall 5 stars 5 stars
Front Crash Overall 5 stars 5 stars
Front Crash Driver 5 stars 5 stars
Front Crash Passenger 4 stars 5 stars
Side Crash Overall 5 stars 5 stars
Side Barrier Driver 3 stars 5 stars
Side Barrier Passenger 5 stars 5 stars
Side Pole Driver 5 stars 5 stars
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof -- Standard
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
CD Player Standard --
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Driver Power Seats -- Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 45 in 42.3 in
Back Legroom 36.1 in 40.4 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 15.4 cu ft 16.7 cu ft
Maximum Payload -- 1,100 lbs
Exterior
Length 191.9 in 192.2 in
Width 72 in 73.3 in
Height 57.8 in 57.1 in
Wheelbase 109.3 in 111.4 in

Available Options

2018 Nissan Altima
2.5 S

Exterior Colors

  • Brilliant Silver
  • Glacier White
  • Gun Metallic
  • Scarlet Ember
  • Storm Blue
  • Super Black
  • [E10-A] Premium Paint - Scarlet Ember

Option Packages

  • [W10] Wheels: 16" Aluminum Alloy
2018 Honda Accord
1.5T EX FWD

Exterior Colors

  • Champagne Frost Pearl
  • Crystal Black Pearl
  • Kona Coffee Metallic
  • Lunar Silver Metallic
  • Modern Steel Metallic
  • Obsidian Blue Pearl
  • Platinum White Pearl
  • Radiant Red Metallic

Option Packages

  • Side Underbody Spoiler
  • Tires: Toyo
  • Wheels: 19" Black Alloy
  • Wheels: 19" Chrome-Look Alloy

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