2020 Nissan Altima vs 2020 Honda Accord
2020 Nissan Altima 2020 Honda Accord
Fuel Capacity
  16.2 gal. 14.8 gal.
Front Leg Room
  43.8 in. 42.3 in.
Display Screen
  8-inch Touch Screen Display 7-inch Display

2020 Nissan Altima vs 2020 Honda Accord

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The 2020 Nissan Altima is a wonderfully designed family sedan. It features a roomy interior, impressive safety features, and groundbreaking performance thanks to its VC-Turbo engine and all-wheel drive. The Altima is an affordable mid-sized sedan that offers excellent value.

The 2020 Honda Accord is an impressive sedan that continues to impress each year. It features three different powertrain options, including a hybrid and two gasoline-powered 4-cylinder engines. The Honda Accord is an impressive family sedan, and it is a worthy competitor for the Nissan Altima.


The Nissan Altima features a standard 2.5L 4-cylinder engine that produces 188HP. This powertrain option comes paired with a CVT, and it is efficient and satisfactory. However, Nissan offers an optional variable compression turbocharged engine and powertrain. The VC-Turbo is a turbocharged 2.0L 4-cylinder engine that produces 248HP. This engine option, combined with the optional all-wheel drive, makes the Altima a quick sedan. The VC-Turbo Altima goes from zero to 60mph in 5.9 seconds. It also accelerates from 50mph to 70mph in just 4.1 seconds.

The 2020 Honda Accord is more or less unchanged from the 2019 model. The engine lineup is imposing, with a standard 1.5L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine that produces 192HP and a 2.0L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine that produces 252 HP. The 2.0L is very quick off the mark, going from 0 to 60mph in just 6.0 seconds. This time is only slightly outdone by the Altima thanks to the all-wheel-drive.

Features and Quality

The 2020 Nissan Altima has an interior designed to be comfortable and user-friendly. The interior materials vary in quality from one trim level to the next. However, the interior is a significant improvement from previous models. An 8.0-inch infotainment screen comes as standard on every Nissan Altima. The infotainment system is compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. It also features an in-built navigation system and the option to upgrade the system with a mobile hotspot. The Altima is spacious in terms of seating space for passengers. The Honda Accord is almost as spacious as the Altima. However, the most impressive finishes remain reserved for the top trims. The Accord comes standard with a 7.0-inch display, which features Bluetooth and USB connectivity. Android Auto and Apple Carplay compatibility are, however, reserved for the optional 8.0-inch infotainment screen.


Both these vehicles are ranked very highly in terms of safety. However, the Nissan Altima offers an optional system from Nissan called the ProPilot Assist, which is a semi-autonomous driving mode. The Nissan Altima also features standard safety features such as Adaptive cruise control, automated emergency braking, lane departure warning, and lane-keeping assist.

The Honda Accord features vital safety features such as standard automated emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, and lane-keeping assist. However, high-end safety features such as blindspot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert cost slightly more.

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The 2020 Nissan Altima is an excellent option for drivers who want a reliable family sedan that is safe and spacious. While both models are similar in many ways, the Nissan Altima provides superior performance, high-end interior features, and excellent safety features, all at an affordable price. For more information on the availability of the 2020 Nissan Altima, contact Nissan of Chattanooga East directly to speak with a member of our friendly Nissan sales staff.