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2016 Honda Accord vs 2016 Nissan Altima near Arlington, VA

Which Midsize Sedan is Right for You?

Looking for a new midsize sedan but are unsure of where to start? Your best bet is to visit us here at Honda of Chantilly, because not only do we have the exciting 2016 Accord in stock and ready for you to test drive, but we also have compared it to a popular competitor, so you can see all the ways it prevails. Check out our side-by-side look at the 2016 Honda Accord vs. 2016 Nissan Altima near Arlington, VA.

Let’s kick things off by looking at the exterior of both the 2016 Honda Accord and the 2016 Nissan Altima. Both have a premium design and sweeping aerodynamic lines, but which one has more functional features? The Accord ensures you have prime visibility during inclement weather with available fog lights. Such clarity isn’t offered on any trim level of the Altima. And for convenience, the Accord has standard power side mirrors, which you’ll only find on higher trim levels of the Altima.

Our 2016 Honda Accord vs the 2016 Nissan Altima near Arlington, VA, comparison continues on the inside. As soon as you take a look at the interior, you’ll notice one big difference – the touchscreen. The Accord comes standard with a vibrant 7.7-inch display, while the Altima doesn’t come standard with a touchscreen at all. Even so, mid-level trims start with a 5-inch screen, and top trims have a 7-inch screen, so no matter what, the Accord has the Altima beat. Since the Altima doesn’t come standard with a display screen, it means it also won’t come standard with a rearview monitor1, while the rearview camera2 in the Accord is standard. What makes this screen even better in the Accord is that it comes available with support for Apple CarPlay™3 and Android Auto™4. You won’t find such innovative smartphone integration in the Altima.

The 2016 Accord continues its reign with even more exciting standard features than you’ll find in the 2016 Altima. For instance, you’ll be comfortable no matter the weather with dual-zone climate control in the Accord. The Altima only comes standard with regular air conditioning, with climate control found in top trims. Keep your devices charged in the Accord the USB port5, and cruise down I-395 while rocking out to your favorite Pandora® playlist6. Both features are only found on higher trims of the Altima.

Beyond features, let’s talk power. Both the Honda Accord and the Nissan Altima come standard with 4-cylinder engines under the hood, and available V6 powertrains in higher trim levels. Both engine options in the Accord slightly edge out the Altima. In the 4-cylinder, the Accord produces 185 horsepower and 181 lb.-ft. of torque, while the Altima has an output of 182 horsepower and 180 lb.-ft. of torque. With the V6 engine, the Accord churns out 278 horsepower and 252 lb.-ft. of torque, which is more than the 270 horsepower and 251 lb.-ft. of torque that the Altima provides.

Here at Honda of Chantilly, we know you’ll love the Honda Accord after one test drive, and we have proven it’s excellence with our 2016 Honda Accord vs 2016 Nissan Altima near Arlington, VA, comparison. Visit us anytime to take the Accord for a test drive. We are open seven days a week.

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1 Parking aid/convenience feature. Cannot completely eliminate blind spots. May not detect every object and does not warn of moving objects. Always check surroundings and turn to look behind you before moving vehicle.

2 Always visually confirm that it is safe to drive before backing up; the rearview camera display does not provide complete information about all conditions and objects at the rear of your vehicle.

3 Depending on use, Apple CarPlay can share certain user and vehicle information (e.g., vehicle location, speed and other operating conditions) with the connected iPhone. See Apple's privacy policy for details regarding Apple's use and handling of data uploaded by CarPlay. Use of CarPlay is at user's own risk, and is subject to agreement to the CarPlay terms of use, which are included as part of the Apple iOS terms of use. CarPlay vehicle integration is provided "as is," and Honda cannot guarantee CarPlay operability or functionality now or in the future due to, among other conditions, changes in CarPlay software/Apple iOS, service interruptions, or incompatibility or obsolesce of vehicle-integrated hardware or software. See dealer for details. Only use CarPlay when conditions allow you to do so safely.

4 Depending on use, Android Auto can share certain user and vehicle information (e.g., vehicle location, speed and other operating conditions) with Google and its service providers. See Google privacy policy for details regarding Google's use and handling of data uploaded by Android Auto. Use of Android Auto is at user's own risk, and is subject to agreement to the Android Auto terms of use, which are presented to the user when the Android Auto application is downloaded to the user's Android phone. Android Auto vehicle integration is provided "as is," and Honda cannot guarantee Android Auto operability or functionality now or in the future due to, among other conditions, changes in Android Auto software/Android operating system, service interruptions, or incompatibility or obsolesce of vehicle-integrated hardware or software. See dealer for details. Only use Android Auto when conditions allow you to do so safely.

5 The USB Audio Interface is used for direct connection to and control of some current digital audio players and other USB devices that contain MP3, WMA or AAC music files. Some USB devices with security software and digital rights-protected files may not work. Check the HondaLink® website for smartphone compatibility. Please see your Honda dealer for details.

6 Pandora, the Pandora logo, and the Pandora trade dress are trademarks or registered trademarks of Pandora Media, Inc. Used with permission. Compatible with select smartphones. See: www.pandora.com/everywhere/mobile. Not all devices compatible with USB connection. Your wireless carrier's rate plans apply.

2016 Honda Accord vs 2016 Nissan Altima near Arlington, VA

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