Sleek and sporty on the outside and richly comfortable inside, the 2019 Nissan Altima and Honda Accord set the bar for family sedans. But which is the better choice for your daily drive? Our comparison guide takes a closer look at these incredibly popular models.
Keeps You the Comfiest: 2019 Nissan Altima
Inside the Altima, head and leg room abounds. Supportive cushioning - the other ingredient in long-term comfort - also makes a good showing. As you climb the trim levels, the list of luxuries grows, with features like leather upholstery and heated seats available for even greater comfort.
The Honda Accord also proves its worth in the comfort department. This sedan has lots of passenger space for family road trips. Throughout the cabin, soft-touch materials give the Accord a stylish vibe. There are only a few drawbacks. One, tire noise creeps into the cabin as you cruise down the highway. And two, the Accord can be confining for taller drivers, who should test the seating positions with this in mind.
Saves the Most on Gas: 2019 Honda Accord
The 2019 Nissan Altima is just behind it with 32 mpg combined. That breaks down to 28 city/39 highway mpg. The Altima does a good job of combining modern power with thrifty fuel economy, too, getting you up to speed quickly and quietly.
Makes It Easy to Stay Connected: 2019 Nissan Altima
Smartphone addicts will appreciate that the Altima comes standard with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capabilities. This technology provides hands-free access to apps like Phone, Messages, and Maps, so you can use these features safely, with your eyes on the road. We're also fans of the Altima's Nisssan Connect infotainment system; its touchscreen interface is easy to figure out and - even more importantly - it's quick to respond to your touch.
The Honda Accord also gets good marks for smartphone integration. It also displays smartphone apps on the central touchscreen, so you can use them without picking up your phone. The HondaLink infotainment interface also includes voice controls, but it's sometimes hard to get the system to do what you want, so you may find yourself sticking to manual controls.
Puts Safety First: 2019 Nissan Altima
The Altima has something that's rarely seen in this segment - optional all-wheel drive. In addition to providing you with sportier handling, this performance technology helps you stay safe as you travel over wet or wintery pavement. And, when you take Nissan's high-tech safety aids into account, the Altima gives you impressive peace of mind. Features like forward emergency braking can actually help you avoid damages. Nissan's ProPilot Assist features work together to offer semi-automated driving operations and a worry-free commute.
The Honda Accord also offers high-tech driver aids - including blind-spot warning and lane keeping assist. As you travel the highway, both of these features help you avoid sideswipes. The forward collision warning system with automatic emergency braking can even bring you up short of an accident. The Accord doesn't offer all-wheel drive, but other than that it offers a pretty robust safety lineup.
In the end, we'd choose the 2019 Nissan Altima over the Accord every time. We think you'll agree that this spacious, tech-savvy sedan is the right choice for your daily drive.