2020 Nissan Altima vs Honda Civic

What’s a driver to do? Two dynamic commuter sedans, containing similar features to streamline your drives in Mobile, Prichard, and Saraland, AL, serve as excellent choices. But which one do you choose? Let Nissan of Mobile lead the way toward choosing between the 2020 Nissan Altima vs. Honda Civic by reading the comparison below.

Altima vs Civic: Comfort

For commuting or daily errands, you want a car that maximizes your comfort and pairs that with space. To stash cargo in your trunk, the Nissan Altima offers 15.4 cubic feet, but the Honda Civic provides less with 15.1 cubic feet. If you want friends to tag along on your journeys, the Altima contains 100.8 cubic feet of passenger volume while the Civic has 97.8 cubic feet.

For a good part of the year, the Mobile metropolitan area boasts beautiful weather, so take advantage of that. With the Altima, the power sliding glass moonroof comes standard in the SR, SV, SL, and Platinum trim levels, and available on the entry-level S, so open it up! Although the one-touch power moonroof in the Civic is standard in the EX, EX-L, and Touring trims, it remains unavailable in the LX and Sport.

When sweltering heat threatens to bring on the perspiration, turn on the Dual Zone Automatic Temperature Control, available in the Altima S and SR trims, and standard issue for the SV, SL, and Platinum. Unfortunately, if you ride in the Civic LX and Sport trims, the Dual Zone Automatic Climate Control system is not an option.

Horsepower Differences

Quick acceleration means you can get where you want fast. The difference in horsepower between the engines of the Nissan Altima and Honda Civic will surprise you.

An Altima with FWD generates 188 horsepower while the AWD trim gets 182. For the Civic, the LX and Sport trim levels only achieve 158 horsepower, and the EX, EX-L, and Touring get 174 horsepower, which shows quite a difference between the two.

Nissan Altima vs Honda Civic: Technology

2019 Nissan Altima Interior Seating

Both cars offer lots of options for tech, whether for entertainment purposes or as safeguards.

Most safety features contained in the Nissan Altima and the Honda Civic rival each other except for one difference. Intelligent Lane Intervention, which helps you back to your lane when you stray, comes standard for the Altima SV, SL, and Platinum trims, and is available for the S and SR. The equivalent system, Honda Lane Watch, does not come as an option for the LX and Sport trims.

Access to your smartphone may be the best way to stay connected to friends and work colleagues. The Nissan Altima makes it easy by offering Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ as a standard feature for all trims. While the Honda Civic features this in some trims, it does not do so for the entry-level trim.

When you do stream your apps from your phone, wouldn’t you like a large screen to view them? The Altima accommodates you with a standard 8-inch touchscreen while the Civic falls short with a 7-inch display.

Which Do You Choose? 2020 Nissan Altima vs Honda Civic

So, which do you choose? Between the 2020 Nissan Altima and the Honda Civic, the choice for drivers in Mobile, Prichard, and Saraland, Alabama, should be simple. Before you decide, call us for a test drive at Nissan of Mobile.