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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
$21,012
13,677 listings nationwide

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2018 Honda Accord
1.5T EX FWD
MSRP
$27,470
Invoice
$25,130
Average Price Paid
$25,227
7,910 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
$22,292
Good Price
$20,144
Great Price
$18,915
2018 Honda Accord
1.5T EX FWD
Fair Price
$26,178
Good Price
$24,506
Great Price
$23,550

Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2018 Nissan Altima
2.5 S
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$21,827
181 listings nationwide
8 GREAT deals
25 GOOD deals

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2018 Honda Accord
1.5T EX FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$27,797
42 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
writes:
This was a great value for all of the bells and whistles. The comfort for the driver and passenger with plent...
Back Seats Ranked 2018 Nissan Rogue S FWD worse.
"More leg room "
Family Car Ranked 2018 Nissan Rogue S FWD better.
"For families with small children the hatch bag is easier for travel. "
2018 Honda Accord
1.5T EX FWD
10
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."
10
writes:
The fixed tablet on the dash is clunky, seats are ok, not plush. The ride is ok. I cant purchase a car because...
Front Seats Ranked 2017 Ford Fusion Platinum AWD better.
"The seats in the Fusion Platinum fit well, are very firm and comfortable. The color is great."
Family Car Ranked 2017 Ford Fusion Platinum AWD better.
"The Fusion Platinum AWD is a dream to drive. This vehicle is very comfortable on the road. The navigation system is built in, and looks like it was planned."
50
writes:
I just bought the car, its comfortable, specious, powerful and fun to attack corners on the back roads. Honda ...
Power Ranked 2018 Toyota Camry XLE V6 worse.
"252 HP seems not much till the moment you floor the gas pedal, is more than enough and when in Sport the sound of the engine is just great. "
Looks/Style Ranked 2018 Toyota Camry XLE V6 worse.
"No fake 4 pipes, just two but the shape of the car from any side is just beautiful only the front needs some improvement but the side and the back view are not only sporty but elegant as well"
Front Seats Ranked 2018 Toyota Avalon Limited worse.
"Better back support, more leg room"
Family Car Ranked 2018 Toyota Avalon Limited better.
"Easier to get into it on out, more quiet and more settled drive"

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

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