Searching for a comfortable, dependable sedan to navigate Marion, Herrin, and Carbondale, IL? If so, you may be considering the 2021 Nissan Altima or the 2021 Honda Accord. Which one has just what you need on the road?

To help you figure that out, our team at Watermark Nissan of Marion put together the following head-to-head comparison. As you see how these competitors match up, feel free to contact us with any questions that may come up along the way!

2021 Nissan Altima vs Honda Accord: Technology & Infotainment

In both models, you will find an optional 8-inch touchscreen display with available Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ integration to help you stay connected while on the go

For added convenience, the Nissan Altima offers available Nissan Door to Door Navigation. This convenient feature enables you to send directions to your next destination right from your smartphone to the integrated touchscreen display, including walking directions from your car. The 2021 Honda Accord has a similar feature in the available HondaLink® app.

Only the Nissan Altima offers NissanConnect® Services Skill for Amazon Alexa and NissanConnect® Services Action on Google, however. This compatibility enables you to use your assistant to control your sedan. Do things like lock/unlock your doors, remotely start your engine, and more before even leaving the house.

Nissan Altima vs Honda Accord: Safety & Driver Assistance

Both these sedans also come with a convenient RearView Monitor to help you park and backup like a pro. However, the 2021 Nissan Altima takes this a step further with its available Intelligent Around View® Monitor that gives you a bird's-eye view of the area around your vehicle.

The 2021 Honda Accord, on the other hand, does not have an upgrade like this one.

Along with that, these two models offer an extensive lineup of safety and driver-assistive features to keep you and your passengers secure on the road. A few of these include:

  • Intelligent Forward Collision Warning      
  • Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection   
  • Lane Departure Warning

To further boost your senses on the road, the Nissan Altima also offers Intelligent Driver Alertness. If the system detects signs of fatigue, it will send an audio and visual alert to remind you to pull over for a break. In the Honda Accord, you won't find a comparable feature to this one.

2021 Nissan Altima vs Honda Accord: Performance & Efficiency

When it comes to performance, both these models offer peppy engine options. The 2021 Honda Accord features a standard 192-horsepower engine that accelerates you from Point A to Point B. In the Nissan Altima, though, you will find a standard 188-horsepower 2.5L and an available 248-horsepower 2.0-L VC-Turbo™ engine that delivers even greater responsiveness.

Along with that, the 2021 Nissan Altima offers available Intelligent All-Wheel Drive that delivers continual traction across a variety of road and weather conditions. If this reliable performance sounds appealing to you, unfortunately, the Honda Accord does not offer a similar performance option.


Last Call: Nissan Altima or Honda Accord?

Though both sedans offer plenty of convenience features, the 2021 Nissan Altima ultimately outshines the competition when it comes to safety, technology, and performance.

To spend some time in the driver's seat of the Nissan Altima, contact us at Watermark Nissan of Marion. Schedule your test drive near Marion, Herrin, and Carbondale, IL, today!

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