Nissan Maxima vs. Honda Accord

Anyone looking for a mid-sized sedan with lots of standard and available features has likely considered both the Nissan Maxima and Honda Accord. But which model is right for you? Our product experts have researched these two popular sedans side by side, and noticed that one offers a clear advantage. Read on to learn how the Maxima and Accord compare across several different categories.

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2018 Nissan Maxima vs. 2018 Honda Accord: Performance

If you want a vehicle that you can feel come to life whenever you step on the pedal, you need the Nissan Maxima. Every 2018 Maxima comes with a massively powerful six-cylinder engine and drive mode selection. The Maxima SR even adds a sport-tuned suspension and an integrated dynamics-control module featuring active ride control, intelligent trace control, and intelligent engine braking!

The 2018 Honda Accord has two engines available; neither comes close to offering similar power to the Nissan Maxima.

2018 Nissan Maxima


2018 Honda Accord

3.5L V6


1.5L Turbo I4

2.0L Turbo I4

300 HP


192 HP

252 HP

261 lb.-ft.


192 lb.-ft.

273 lb.-ft.

CVT with available paddle shifters


CVT or 6-speed manual

10-speed automatic or 6-speed manual

2018 Nissan Maxima vs. 2018 Honda Accord: Interior Features

You will be comfortable in both the Nissan Maxima and Honda Accord, thanks to standard features like dual-zone automatic climate control and available features like heated and cooled front seats. But if you truly want to feel pampered, you'll prefer the 2018 Nissan Maxima.

  • While the Honda Accord is available with leather seating, the Nissan Maxima provides a more luxurious experience with available premium ascot leather seats with diamond-quilted inserts.
  • The Nissan Maxima comes standard with an 8-way power-adjustable driver's seat while the Honda Accord's driver's seat only has manual height adjustment.
  • Although the Honda Accord does have an adjustable steering column, only the Nissan Maxima has a power-tilt-and-telescoping steering column.
  • The remote start feature of the Nissan Maxima allows you to start the car and get the air or heat going before getting inside or even leaving the house!
  • While the Honda Accord is available with a sunroof, the Nissan Maxima has a dual-pane panoramic sunroof that both rows of passengers can enjoy.
2018 Nissan Maxima Interior
2018 Nissan Maxima Interor

2018 Nissan Maxima vs. 2018 Honda Accord: Safety & Technology

You will have a hard time finding fault with the safety features of either of these models. After all, both come standard with a forward collision warning and automatic emergency braking and offer a blind spot and rear cross-traffic monitor. Looking over all technology options, however, it's clear that the Nissan Maxima has so much more to offer than the Honda Accord.

  • The Nissan Maxima comes standard with twice as many speakers as the Honda Accord, and offers Active Noise Cancellation and Active Sound Enhancement.
  • The Nissan Maxima has four USB ports to the Honda Accord's two.
  • The Nissan Maxima has an 8-in. touchscreen display, larger than the one in the Honda Accord, and a 7-in. full-color cluster display.
  • Apple CarPlay™/Android Auto™ and hands-free text messaging are standard on the new Nissan Maxima, but not on the Honda Accord.
  • While both the Honda Accord and Nissan Maxima come with a standard rearview monitor, only the Maxima is available with an Intelligent Around View® monitor.
Maxima Technology

Test Drive the New Nissan Maxima in Springfield, MO

The 2018 Nissan Maxima is more powerful, more luxurious, and more advanced than the Honda Accord. Come try it out in person when you  schedule a test drive appointment at our Nissan dealership in Springfield, MO. If you have questions about any Maxima model in our inventory, call    (866)534-2093 and you'll be connected directly to a Youngblood Nissan product specialist.

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