Nissan vs. Honda
Looking to buy a new car near Longmont? Nissan and Honda are both respected names in auto manufacturing, with a full lineup of models ranging from family sedans and crossovers to trucks, SUVs, and minivans. But when you put these brands next to one another, though, it begins to become clear where Honda excels over the competition. See how here, and then take a look at the new Hondas for sale at Fisher Honda in Boulder, CO.
Nissan Vehicles vs. Honda Vehicles
Nissan and Honda both feature a comprehensive lineup of passenger vehicles, from small commuter sedans to trucks and SUVs. Here, we’ll take a glimpse at two of these manufacturers’ most popular segments — the midsize sedan and compact crossover SUV.
In some key areas of size, efficiency, and affordability, the Nissan Altima vs. Honda Accord present major differences. The Honda Accord proves the more practical option than the Nissan Altima as it has greater interior volume (122.3 cubic feet), more trunk space (16.7 cubic feet), and better fuel economy ratings (30 mpg city** and 38 mpg highway3). The same can be said when you compare the Nissan Sentra vs. Honda Civic as they both come with a 2.0L engine, but the Civic offers a stronger fuel economy rating, more interior space and features, along with the option to upgrade to a hybrid configuration.
Compact Crossover SUV
Whether you’re looking for better performance capabilities, more savings, or better safety in a top SUV, you’ll want to compare the Nissan Rogue vs. Honda CR-V. The Honda CR-V and Nissan Rogue are similarly priced, but the CR-V starts lower and gets more power and efficiency out of its 2.4L 4-cylinder engine at this price point. Moreover, the Honda Sensing® suite of safety features has earned the CR-V better safety ratings than the Nissan Rogue’s safety ratings.
Another SUV comparison you can make between these two brands is the Nissan Kicks vs. Honda HR-V. The HR-V sports a 1.8L engine while the Kicks only offers a 1.6L configuration. Once again you’ll have more cargo space when you opt for the HR-V over the Kicks, and this SUV lineup enables you to upgrade to an available AWD system, which is not offered on the Nissan Kicks lineup.
Nissan Reliability vs. Honda Reliability
Honda and Nissan are both in the top half of reliability rankings again this year, but Honda comes out ahead of Nissan in the comprehensive Consumer Reports ranking of “Car Brands Reliability”.
NissanConnect vs. HondaLink
In a variety of different ways, the NissanConnect infotainment system fails to match the standard set by HondaLink:
|Only available on Murano and Maxima||Apple CarPlay™||Available throughout the lineup|
|Only available on exclusive models||Android Auto™||Available throughout the lineup|
|5-inch, 5.8-inch, 7-inch, or 8-inch||Standard Interface Size||7-inch|
Nissan Reviews vs. Honda Reviews
According to respected automotive reviewer Edmunds, Honda has an “excellent reputation for reliability and quality,” as well as “thoughtful design, a friendly nature, better-than-average fuel economy and attention to safety.” In their review of Nissan, Edmunds doesn’t give such laudatory praise. Additionally, Kelley Blue Book has recognized Honda as a brand leader when put up against what competitors like Nissan have to offer.
Is Nissan or Honda the Better Choice?
Want to decide for yourself? Check out any of the new Honda sedans, hatchbacks, crossovers, vans, and trucks near Longmont right now at Fisher Honda, your certified Denver area Honda dealership.
1 MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, destination charge and options. Dealers set own prices.
2 MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, destination charge and options. Dealers set own prices.
3 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.