Honda Accord vs. The Competition

2023 Honda Accord

Shopping for a new midsize sedan to upgrade your Denver commute? Below you can find out how the Honda Accord stands up to its competitors! From the Hyundai Sonata to the Nissan Altima, Fisher Honda has something for you!

Shopping for a new midsize sedan to upgrade your Louisville commute? Both the 2021 Hyundai Sonata and 2021 Honda Accord are popular choices, each delivering solid performance capabilities and a wide range of convenient features. So, which is the right choice for you? This Hyundai Sonata vs. Honda Accord comparison from Fisher Honda will help you make an informed decision.

Hyundai Sonata vs. Honda Accord: Fuel Economy

When you compare the Hyundai Sonata to the Honda Accord in terms of fuel economy, you’ll find that the Accord stands out as the more economical option. In EPA estimates, the 2021 Honda Accord gets up to 30 mpg* city and 38 mpg* highway on the base LX trim with CVT with Sport Mode. The entry-level Hyundai Sonata SE with an 8-speed automatic transmission has earned a fuel economy rating of 28 mpg city and 38 mpg highway in EPA estimates..

Hyundai Sonata vs. Honda Accord: Engine Performance

The Honda Accord is not only the more fuel-efficient option, it also can deliver stronger performance on the roads in and around Broomfield. If you’re looking for a midsize sedan that can get you up to speed in a hurry on US-36, you’ll appreciate the capabilities of the Honda Accord. Compare the Hyundai Sonata vs. Honda Accord base engine performance specs below:

2021 Honda Accord LX

  • In-Line 4-Cylinder with Turbocharger
  • CVT with Sport Mode
  • 192 hp / 192 lb-ft of torque

2021 Hyundai Sonata SE

  • 2.5L 4-Cylinder
  • 8-speed automatic transmission
  • 191 hp / 181 lb-ft of torque

Hyundai Sonata vs. Honda Accord: Trunk Space

When you’re out-and-about in the Longmont area, you want a sedan that has plenty of room in the trunk for you to bring along all that you need. Compare the Hyundai Sonata to the Honda Accord to see which has more cargo space:

  • 2021 Honda Accord Cargo Capacity: 16.7 cubic feet
  • 2021 Hyundai Sonata Cargo Capacity: 16 cubic feet

Hyundai Sonata vs. Honda Accord: Standard Features

Both the Accord and Sonata come with convenient technology features like Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ and an 8-inch color touch display. However, the baseline Hyundai Sonata doesn’t include the following features that are standard in the entry-level Honda Accord:

  • Push-button start
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • One-touch turn indicators
  • Power front windows with auto up/down

Test Drive the 2021 Honda Accord Today at Fisher Honda

Once you compare the Hyundai Sonata to the Honda Accord, it becomes clear that the Honda Accord just has more to offer. Ready to get behind the wheel of an exciting new Honda Accord? Schedule a test drive at Fisher Honda. Make sure to ask our Finance Center about our current Honda Accord lease offers to get the best deal possible on your new sedan. If you have any questions or would like more information, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

*30 city/38 highway/33 combined mpg rating for LX and EX-L trims. 29 city/35 highway/32 combined mpg rating for Sport and Special Edition 1.5T trims. 22 city/32 highway/26 combined mpg rating for Sport and Touring 2.0T trims. 48 city/48 highway/48 combined mpg rating for Hybrid, Hybrid EX and Hybrid EX-L trims. 44 city/41 highway/43 combined mpg rating for the Hybrid Touring trim. Based on 2021 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery-pack age/condition (hybrid trims) and other factors.

Finding the perfect sedan to compliment your personality can take a lot of time, particularly if you’re selective about how you spend your daily commute. To make it easier, we’ve created a comparison of the 2018 Honda Accord and a competitor, the 2018 Nissan Altima. Compare these sedans below, and see why Car and Driver has consistently recognized the Accord for the past 32 years.

Engine Specs and MPG

The Honda Accord provides drivers with access to more powerful, fuel-efficient engine options than the Nissan Altima:

  • The Accord’s standard 1.5L turbocharged 4-cylinder powerplant generates 192-hp while providing as much as 30 mpg city efficiency**. The available 2.0L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine makes 273 lb.-ft. of torque while still offering up to 34 mpg highway economy**.
  • The Nissan Altima’s standard 2.5L 4-cylinder engine creates just 179-hp while providing fuel economy of only 27 mpg city. The available 3.5L V6 engine produces just 251 lb.-ft. of peak torque while offering only 32 mpg highway fuel efficiency.

Interior Features and Space

Both sedans provide drivers with a wide variety of features, but again, the Accord out does the Altima:

  • Honda offers advanced options like two-driver memory seating, Easy Entry, heads-up display, rain-sensing windshield wipers, automatic-dimming high-beams, heated rear seats, air-conditioned front seats, and much more.
  • Not only does the Altima forgo all the above features, drivers will also need to cope with a smaller trunk. The Altima’s cargo area is a cramped 15.4 cubic feet, compared to the Accord’s more spacious 16.7 cubic feet of cargo volume.

Safety Features

When it comes to keeping cabin occupants safer, the Honda offers more than the Nissan:

  • In the event of an accident, the side airbags of the Accord will not deploy, saving children from accidental harm. This feature isn’t available in the Altima.
  • Fatigued drivers cause about 100,000 crashes per year. The Accord offers an optional driver alert monitor, which can detect an inattentive driver and signal a need for a break. Again, Nissan fails to offer this feature.

The Honda also offers Lane Departure Warning to help drivers maintain the proper lane of traffic, another feature missing from the Nissan.

Which Sedan is Best for Me?

If you’re searching for a sedan worth the drive from Denver, the Honda clearly outclasses the Nissan. The Accord offers more power, better fuel efficiency, a longer list of standard and available features, and even greater cargo capacity, starting at about the same price. See the Accord in action yourself when you schedule a test drive at Fisher Honda in Boulder and enjoy the commute again.


**Based on 2018 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery-pack age/condition and other factors.

For decades, drivers have relied on the Honda Accord to deliver dynamic but efficient performance that you can depend on. This year’s model comes out ahead of competitors like the 2018 Subaru Legacy. With the Honda Accord, you’ll have

The Subaru Legacy Can’t Beat the Honda Accord

The 2018 Honda Accord proves itself a smart investment with a comparable price tag to the Subaru Legacy but a leg up in nearly every corner that counts.

Engine Power

  • Honda Accord: 192-hp 1.5L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine
  • Subaru Legacy: 175-hp 2.5L 4-cylinder engine

Fuel Economy

  • Honda Accord: Up to 38 mpg highway** and 30 mpg city**
  • Subaru Legacy: Up to 34 mpg highway and 25 mpg city

Driver Assistance Features

  • Honda Accord: Lane Departure Warning with Lane Keeping Assist, Forward Collision Warning with Collision Mitigation Braking, Road Departure Mitigation, Automatic High Beams, and Adaptive Cruise Control — all included at no additional cost.
  • Subaru Legacy: ComparableEyeSight® Assistance package available with upgrade for additional cost

Luxury Features

  • Honda Accord: Interior features such as standard push button start and dual-zone automatic climate control, available wireless charging, ventilated seats, and driver’s seat memory
  • Subaru Legacy: Available push button start and dual-zone automatic climate control

The 2018 Honda Accord is Waiting for You at Fisher Honda

Find out more about the 2018 Honda Accord and the amazing features it has on competitors like the Toyota Camry when you take it on a test drive at Fisher Honda. Make an appointment by calling us at 303-245-2317, or have your current Honda checked out at our state-of-the-art service center!

**Based on 2018 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.


Which of these midsize sedans has more of what drivers in greater Denver are looking for? Find out how the Accord compares to the Camry when it comes to price, features, size, and safety.

2018 Honda Accord Price vs. 2018 Toyota Camry Price

The 2018 Honda Accord is has a bevy of excellent standard features and specs, and it’s still a bit cheaper than the 2018 Toyota Camry. Here’s a quick starting price breakdown:

  • 2018 Honda Accord
    • MSRP of $23,570*
  • 2018 Toyota Camry
    • MSRP of $23,645

2018 Honda Accord Specs vs. 2018 Toyota Camry Specs

If you’re looking for more space inside the cabin of your next midsize sedan, the 2018 Honda Accord is a better choice than the 2018 Toyota Camry:

Honda Sensing® vs. Toyota Safety Sense™ P (TSS-P)

The 2018 Honda Accord and 2018 Toyota Camry are offered with an advanced suite of driver assistance features, on both of which you’ll find:

  • Forward collision warning and mitigation
  • Lane departure warning and mitigation
  • Adaptive cruise control

Unlike Toyota Safety Sense™ P, though, only Honda Sensing® comes with:

  • Road Departure Mitigation System (RDM)
  • Traffic Sign Recognition (TSR)

Learn More About the 2018 Honda Accord

Step into the interior of the new Honda Accord today near Denver at Fisher Honda, your certified Honda dealership at 6025 Arapahoe Road in Boulder, CO. The Honda Accord also beats the Subaru Legacy in a variety of different areas.

*MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, destination charge and options. Dealers set own prices.

**Based on 2018 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.


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