Nissan Maxima vs Honda Accord

If you're in the market for a sedan that combines impressive performance, enhanced safety, and advanced technology features, you'll in luck! The 2018 Nissan Maxima and the 2018 Honda Accord have all of this to offer and more.

2018 Nissan Maxima

But how can drivers in Daphne, Mobile, Prichard, and Saraland know which model is a better fit for their wants and needs? This comparison of the Maxima and Accord can help with that! Let's get started by looking at performance.

Maxima vs Accord: Overview

As leading contestants in the same class, the 2018 Nissan Maxima and the 2018 Honda Accord have quite a bit in common. For starters, both have four doors, five seats, and 14.3+ cubic feet of cargo volume.

You'll have many features to choose from in the Accord's five trim levels. However, you'll have one additional trim level to customize in the Maxima as well as 45 inches of best-in-class legroom.1

Maxima vs Accord: Performance Specifications

Both the 2018 Nissan Maxima and the 2018 Honda Accord have one engine for all their trim levels. The Maxima is powered by a 3.5L V6 engine and 2-speed Continuously Varied Transmission (CVT) with Auto-Manual. This engine puts out a whopping 300 horsepower and 261 lb-ft of torque.

The Accord gives you the 2-speed CVT. However, you'll miss out on quite a bit of power with its 1.5L 4-cylinder engine. This engine puts out just 192 horsepower and 192 lb-ft of torque. More torque means better pickup for switching lanes in traffic.

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Maxima vs Accord: Enhanced Safety

Commuters and adventurers alike will appreciate the safety features in both the 2018 Nissan Maxima and the 2018 Honda Accord. In both vehicles, you can count on standard emergency braking features that sense potential front collisions and automatically apply the brakes for you.

In addition to the Maxima's array of other safety features and 2018 TOP SAFETY PICK rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety,2 the Maxima offers the available Intelligent Around View® Monitor. This feature, using its advanced sensors and Moving Object Detection, provides you with a 360-degree picture of your vehicle's surroundings. You won't a feature like this in the Accord.

Maxima vs Accord: Advanced Technology

2018 Nissan Maxima Interior

In both the 2018 Nissan Maxima and the 2018 Honda Accord, you'll enjoy a variety of advanced technology features, starting with standard infotainment systems. In the Maxima, you'll have 8 inches of multi-touch audio, voice recognition, and navigation opportunities.

Additionally, you can stay safely connected with your smartphone apps even while you're driving with standard Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™. Do everything from text messaging to picking a new song to play to finding somewhere new to eat without using your hands or eyes.

Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ are only available in select trims of the Accord. Additionally, you'll have to upgrade to a higher trim level for touchscreen capabilities and a screen bigger than 7 inches.

2018 Nissan Maxima vs 2018 Honda Accord: The Verdict

As you can see, the 2018 Nissan Maxima and the 2018 Honda Accord have a lot of different features to be excited about. However, we at Nissan of Mobile believe drivers in Daphne, Mobile, Prichard, and Saraland will appreciate the Maxima's extra legroom, powerful engine, award-winning safety, and standard advanced technology.

Give us a call today to schedule your test drive and experience everything this impressively capable sedan has to offer!

1Based on 2018 Maxima SR vs. 2018 Acura TLX, 2018 Toyota Avalon, and 2018 Chevy Impala. Comparison based on manufacturer websites.

2IIHS "Top Safety Pick" based on good ratings in the moderate overlap front, small overlap front, side, roof strength, and head restraint tests plus no less than an advanced rating for front crash prevention. For details visit


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