2015 Nissan Altima vs. 2015 Honda Accord

Before Buying a 2015 Nissan Altima in Eastern Kentucky, Southern Ohio, or West Virginia…

Drivers in the Tri-State area have a wide range of mid-size sedans available to them, though the2015 Nissan Altima has managed to improve itself quite a bit from the old model, but is it the right car for you? It could be, if you are okay upgrading a trim level or two. Nissan makes quite a few amenities available on the Altima, but the base-level Altima 2.5 is pretty devoid of features—Bluetooth connectivity is the primary tech feature of the Altima 2.5. Other features are limited to power accessories, steel wheels, and air conditioning on the basic model, putting the basic Altima pretty far behind the competition.

One competing model, the 2015 Honda Accord, just took up a space on the 2015 Car and Driver 10Best list (this is the Accord’s 29th time). In addition to the recent accolades of Honda’s sedan, the entry-level LX trim is defining a new level for standard features in Eastern Kentucky, Southern Ohio, and West Virginia, giving drivers access to the amenities like these without upgrading: Bluetooth phone and audio, 8-inch touchscreen system, rearview camera, and more. In addition to the features, Honda has been building one of the safest cars on the road. 2015 Accord Sedan models have a Five-Star Overall Safety Rating from the NHTSA, which puts the Accord ahead of the Nissan Altima in important safety tests:Honda’s Accord took home five stars to Altima’s three in the NHTSA Front Side Crash Test.

See the differences between the 2015 models of these cars, then visit a Tri-State Honda Dealer for a test drive of an Accord.

*Car and Driver, January 2015.