For many Medford-area drivers, affordability, value, fuel economy, and space are must-haves in a new midsize sedan. The 2018 Honda Accord and 2018 Nissan Maxima both fit the bill and offer all the capabilities and specs you’d expect from either brand. So, which is the better choice for you? Thankfully, Klamath Falls Honda has done the research on your behalf. Take a look below to compare the Nissan Maxima vs. Honda Accord in three crucial categories!
The 2018 Nissan Maxima has a base MSRP of $33,270 and a destination charge of $885. The 2018 Honda Accord, on the other hand, has a base MSRP of $23,570* and a destination charge of $895. For a price comparable to the Maxima’s, you could upgrade to the Accord EX-L CVT with Navigation. Even after 60 months, the 2018 Honda Accord LX CVT holds up to 40% of its ALG Residual Value, while the 2018 Nissan Maxima 3.5 S retains 28%. This means you’ll likely receive more money should you decide to sell your Accord in five years.
Under the hood of the 2018 Nissan Maxima, you’ll find a 3.5L V6 engine that outputs 300 hp and 261 lb-ft of torque, making it an undoubtedly powerful contender. However, if you’re shopping for fuel-efficiency, you’ll be better served by the 2018 Honda Accord. While the Accord’s 1.5L turbo 4-cylinder engine lacks the oomph of the Maxima’s 300-hp V6, its standard Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) gives it greater endurance with a spectacular 30 mpg city/38 mpg highway** rating. The Nissan Maxima manages just 21 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway.
The 2018 Honda Accord and 2018 Nissan Maxima comfortably seat five passengers within their feature-packed interiors. Despite being similar in size, however, the Honda Accord interior offers roomier second-row seating and cargo dimensions than the Nissan Maxima. Inside the Accord, rear passengers get 37.3 inches of headroom and 40.4 inches of legroom, while the Maxima offers 36.7 inches and 34.2 inches, respectively. The Accord’s trunk is also more accommodating at 16.7 cubic feet—2.4 cubic feet larger than the Maxima’s.
For a smaller starting MSRP, the 2018 Honda Accord offers greater value, fuel-efficiency, and space than the 2018 Nissan Maxima and Hyundai Sonata. To test drive the latest Honda Accord, contact Klamath Falls Honda near Medford and Lakeview! Our sales and finance experts are available from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday to answer your questions!
*MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $895.00 destination charge and options. Dealers set own prices.**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.