2015 Nissan Altima vs. 2015 Honda Accord

Before You Buy a 2015 Nissan Altima in Central Illinois…

Affordable family sedan choices in Central Illinois have grown in recent years, and the 2015 Nissan Altima demonstrates that a once-adequate car can become a contender with a little hard work. The latest changes to the Altima have improved it and helped raise it to a competitive level, with features like an infotainment system and a rearview camera making the upper trim levels more appealing. The basic-level Altima 2.5 still falls short when compared to its competition, with the Bluetooth connectivity being the highlight of old standard features like power accessories, steel wheels, and air conditioning. Drivers willing to upgrade can get a decent sedan, but the basic Altima is rather simple.

Central Illinoisans who want more than what the Altima can offer should see the 2015 Honda Accord. Listed on Car and Driver’s 10Best Cars in America list a record 29 times—including the 2015 list*—Honda’s sedan continues to show ingenuity and an impeccable sense of design. Even the entry-level LX trim on the Accord includes high-tech amenities like a rearview camera, an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system, Bluetooth phone and audio, and much more. The feeling of craftsmanship reaches to the Accord’s safety features as well: 2015 Accord Sedan models earned a Five-Star Overall Safety Rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, putting the Accord well ahead of the Altima in some key safety tests (like the Front Side Crash Test, where Honda’s Accord earned five stars to Altima’s three stars).

See our comparison of these two sedans to decide for yourself whether the Altima or the Accord comes out ahead:

*Car and Driver, January 2015.