The 2018 Nissan Altima continues to be a popular choice for drivers and families seeking the smooth ride of a sedan plus high-tech cabin amenities at an affordable price. If you are shopping the mid-size sedan segment for a new ride, then you owe it to yourself to explore the new Nissan Altima. Nissan's latest technology features are offered on its popular mid-size car, and that includes advanced safety technologies that help make your daily driving hassle-free.
Joe Machens Nissan of Columbia, Missouri invites drivers from nearby Jefferson City and Sedalia, MO to shop and compare the 2018 Nissan Altima to its competition, including the 2018 Honda Accord. Below, we will take a look at the similarities and differences between these two mid-size sedans. Then, you can visit our Nissan dealership in Columbia, MO for a tour and test drive of your Altima of choice!
The 2018 Nissan Altima and 2018 Honda Accord boast a near-identical starting price, so that may lead some to assume that they come similarly equipped in their base trims. That is not quite accurate, as the 2018 Nissan Altima 2.5 S base trim offers a range of amenities not found on the 2018 Honda Accord LX base trim. Both of these sedans are offered with a CVT (or continuously variable transmission) which helps these cars deliver impressive city and highway fuel economy.
Where the differences appear, though, is mainly on the inside of these sedans. For one, the 2018 Altima comes standard equipped with an Intelligent Key system and push-button start, whereas the 2018 Accord only offers push-button start as standard. The Altima 2.5 S also gets a tire pressure monitoring system that is tire-specific, alerting you to which of the four tires are under- or over-inflated; the 2018 Accord LX's standard low tire pressure warning does not tell you which tire is low.
Up front, drivers and front passengers in all 2018 Nissan Altima sedan trim levels will enjoy greater legroom and headroom than in the 2018 Accord sedan lineup. Second-row space in these two mid-size sedans is comparable for passengers.
Out back, Nissan Altima drivers will appreciate the 60/40 split-folding rear seat plus cargo tie-downs in the trunk that help make this sedan quite versatile. In comparison, the 2018 Honda Accord comes standard with a full folding rear seat, which means you can either fold the entire rear seat down for added cargo space or keep the seat upright for passenger seating -- but not both.
The sales staff at Joe Machens Nissan welcomes you to visit us in Columbia, MO from nearby Jefferson City or beyond to get a closer look at the 2018 Nissan Altima and its range of trim levels, configurations and features. We carry the entire new Nissan lineup, including a variety of Altima sedans, so shop our online inventory now before your visit.