Why Choose the 2019 Nissan Altima Over the Honda Accord in Macon?

When you're shopping for a new sedan, it only makes sense to seek out a car that delivers an experience rooted in the industry's best. When you drive home in the 2019 Nissan Altima, that's precisely what you'll get.

Redesigned for 2019, the new Nissan Altima delivers athletic good looks that mix the aggressive flair of a sports car with the design of a family-friendly sedan. Offering two powerful engine options and a rich selection of value-driven features, Nissan worked hard with the Altima to provide one of 2019's most exciting new vehicle options.

The thing about the Altima, however, is that it's far from the only good mid-size sedan the market has to offer. While the 2019 Altima has received wide acclaim from critics and drivers alike, the 2019 Honda Accord has earned similar praise. Well-loved for its comfortable interior, smooth performance and solid features, it's one of the Altima's chief competitors.

Are you curious about what makes the Altima the better choice for you? Let's take a look at these two sedans stack up.

Nissan Altima vs Honda Accord



  • At their base level, the 2019 Altima and Accord offer powertrains that are largely comparable, with the Accord having a slight edge. The 2019 Altima's 2.5-liter inline-4 can provide 188 horsepower with 180 pounds-feet, on top of 28/29 miles per gallon. The Accord, meanwhile, utilizes a 192 horsepower 1.5-liter turbocharged inline-4 as its standard engine. Capable of 192 pounds-feet of torque, it can likewise provide up to 30/38 miles per gallon
  • The Altima starts to win out when you upgrade to its optional 2.0-liter variable compression engine. The first engine of its kind on the market, it can dish out an impressive 248 horsepower with 280 pounds-feet of torque with fuel ratings of 25/34 miles per gallon. The Accord does offer a hybrid option that gets better mileage, but it can't compare to the Altima's performance output. Its other gasoline engine, a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4, likewise can't match the output of the Altima's VC engine, both in terms of performance and efficiency.


  • Both mid-sized models, the 2019 Nissan Altima and Honda Accord are both well-equipped to comfortably seat up to five people. The Altima has 39.2 inches of headroom compared to the Accord's 39.5 inches. If you're interested in legroom, the Altima can provide up to 43.8 inches worth. The Accord is a bit smaller with 42.3 inches available.


  • Both the 2019 Altima and Accord provide ample safety suites. The Honda Accord, for instance, comes packaged with the Honda Sensing suite as a standard feature. That includes automatic emergency braking, lane-keeping assist, adaptive cruise control, and a road-departure mitigation system.
  • The Altima's standard safety technology is a bit leaner, but the Altima's overall active safety selection is more robust. Driver favorites like automatic rear braking, lane-departure warnings, blind-spot warnings, rear cross traffic warnings, and automatic emergency braking are joined by Nissan's advanced ProPILOT assist systems.



If premium features are your selling point, the 2019 Altima has plenty of those as well. Its standard features include a driver alertness system as well as popular media apps like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The rest of its equipment suite delivers features like leather seating, dual-zone climate control, built-in navigation, and more. Additional amenities like heated side mirrors and LED fog lights fill out its feature package even further as you climb to higher trims.

Explore All of the Options in the New Altima in Macon at Butler Nissan Today

Would you like a taste of what the 2019 Altima has to offer for yourself? Schedule a test drive at Butler Nissan of Macon. The sales team at our location in Macon, GA would happily seize the opportunity to run you through everything available in this excellent new car, and the rest of the new Nissan lineup. Once we find the right model for your life, our expert finance team can help you decide on a lease or loan suited to your budget. Stop by our Nissan dealership in Macon today!


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