A Powerhouse That is Hard to Beat - Comparing the 2020 Honda Accord in Clear Lake

Powerful agility, stunning design, and an adaptable suspension system are just a few features to highlight on the 2020 Honda Accord in Clear Lake. We know your time is precious, which is why we are choosing to feature those three systems instead of highlighting each one this Honda offers. We have proven that the Accord is better than the Toyota Camry and Ford Fusion, so let’s see how the 2020 Nissan Altima stacks up.

Vehicle speed is always a hot selling point when it comes to comparison shopping, and the Accord doesn’t disappoint here by hosting a much stronger horsepower and better torque to match:



Accord 1.5 turbo 4-cylinder

192 HP

192 lbs.-ft.

Accord 2.0 turbo 4-cylinder

252 HP

273 lbs.-ft.

Altima 2.5 DOHC 4-cylinder

182 HP

178 lbs.-ft.

Altima 2.5 DOHC 4-cylinder

188 HP

180 lbs.-ft.

Altima 2.0 turbo 4-cylinder

248 HP

273 lbs.-ft.

In a test conducted by Car and Driver, it was easily discovered that the Accord’s 1.5 turbo 4-cylinder engine is faster than the Altima’s 2.5 4-cylinder, with the ability to go from zero to sixty in 6.6 seconds (vs. 7.4 seconds). The Accord can also reach a speed of 97 MPH in a quarter mile (vs. 91 MPH), and can even go from zero to 100 MPH in 16.2 seconds (vs. 19.7 sec.)

With all of that power comes great responsibility as the Accord offers a significant safety feature that the Altima doesn’t. If you’re ever in an accident, you won’t have to stress about excessive damage caused by the airbags because the Accord offers smart airbags! By utilizing vehicle speed and seat sensors, these airbags can deploy at different levels of force, to better protect passengers of all sizes. And if the sensors detect a child leaning against the door, it will shut off those airbags entirely. The Altima’s airbags don’t have smart features and will always deploy at full force.

When you’re out on the road, it’s nice to choose what type of ride you’ll have. While the Altima doesn’t have a feature that allows this, the Accord offers an available driver-adjustable suspension system. This will let the driver choose between an extra-supple ride for comfort, or sport mode for maximum control. Paired with that is drift compensation steering, which will compensate for tricky road conditions that could cause the vehicle to drift. The Altima doesn’t offer this system either. Another factor that helps with traction and performance is the Accord’s tired, which are larger than the Altima’s (225/50R17 vs. 215/60R16) and have a lower 50 series profile (height to width ratio) to provide a stiffer sidewall than the Altima’s standard tires.

As we mentioned earlier, there are plenty of more features to discover in the 2020 Honda Accord in Clear Lake, and we also made it very clear that it’s a better choice than the Altima. If you want to know more about this award-winning sedan, visit us at Honda of Clear Lake for a contact-less test drive. Your safety is our top priority, and we want to help in any way possible to get you into your dream Honda today!