Nobody enjoys overpaying for their major investments, but if you’re only comparing cars on the basis of their starting price, you may end up getting swindled! The 2016 Nissan Altima and the 2017 Honda Accord have very similar starting prices, but when you compare this year’s Altima to the 2017 Honda Accord, you’ll quickly see that the latter can take your dollar a lot further. Honda has always been a leader in safety, but that’s not the only thing that sets this Accord apart! Read on to find out how the 2017 Accord outperforms its competitor from Nissan at every turn.
Pricing: Altima vs. Accord
We noted already that the Accord and the Altima are priced at similar levels, but the 2017 still comes out slightly cheaper all the way down the line. Priced at just $22,355 MSRP, the Accord Sedan LX 6MT ekes out an early lead over the Altima, which starts at $22,500 MSRP. And while the top-of-the-line Accord Touring trim is priced slightly higher than the high-end Altima ($34,830 MSRP vs. $32,690 MSRP, respectively), that small difference will give you access to some of the best features and amenities available today!
Full Value and Amenities
Comparisons between the 2016 Altima and the 2016 Accord estimated that the latter possessed a residual value of 56% after 36 months and 42% after 60 months. The Altima can’t keep up: Its value drops to roughly 45% of its initial worth after 36 months, and slips further still to 34% after just five years!
If you’re wondering why, you just have to look at the available features and amenities! For starters, the 2017 Accord has greater overall passenger volume and rear legroom than the Altima.
Additionally, you should know that the standard features of the 2016 Nissan Altima just can’t measure up to those of the 2017 Honda Accord. LED brake lights, dual-zone climate control, and speed-sensitive volume control are just some of the features that set the Accord apart. And the safety and driver-assistance features of the Honda Sensing suite is available in every Accord trim.
Stop by Today!
Once you get the chance to take the 2017 Honda Accord for a test drive, we’re sure you’ll see just how outclassed the 2016 Nissan Altima really is. To experience the best in affordable sedans today, call or stop by Hampton Roads Honda Dealers to schedule a test drive!
*MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $835.00 destination charge, and options. Dealers set their own prices.