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post #1 of 21 Old 02-26-2016, 01:06 PM Thread Starter
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2016 Nissan Altima SR vs 2016 Accord Sport - CVT

CVT vs CVT.

For those who purchased a 2016 Sport, did you consider the 2016 Nissan Altima SR? Why did you choose the Accord instead?

2016 Altima also was revised.

Some differences and similarities.

- Both CVT (comparing CVTs only)
- 2.5 vs 2.4
- DI vs non-DI
- 18" vs 19" wheels.
- No sunroof
- Just above the "base" model
- Both "sporty looking" with no real Sport.






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CVT vs CVT.

For those who purchased a 2016 Sport, did you consider the 2016 Nissan Altima SR? Why did you choose the Accord instead?

2016 Altima also was revised.

Some differences and similarities.

- Both CVT (comparing CVTs only)
- 2.5 vs 2.4
- DI vs non-DI
- 18" vs 19" wheels.
- No sunroof
- Just above the "base" model
- Both "sporty looking" with no real Sport.



As an owner of an infiniti G37 (upscale Nissan) a current gen Accord and previously an Altima I can say Nissan has certainly stepped its game up w/ the Altima. Of course I like my G more than my Accord but that's because of the performance it has. The Accord's interior and exterior (especially the 9.5s) are super up scale and really on their own level. The Altima is nice but the Nissan CVT pales in comparison to the Honda's (not a big fan of the CVT but I don't really think anyone truly is). Id say it would be more of a fair comparison to compare the Maxima and the Accord. Even then there is a reason the Accord is a best seller!


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Nissans have always been plagued with issues. The previous gen altima had a huge issue in the salt belt for the floorboards being rusted through. Always something major with these cars. Every time we have a nissan product on the lift, it's guaranteed the exhaust will be extremely rusty, regardless of age. I know around here, you rarely even see a 10 year old nissan of any kind.
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this is a no brainer get the Honda. now if the comparison was between Accord Sport and Camry SE or SE Special Edition, then it'd be a tougher call.
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this is a no brainer get the Honda. now if the comparison was between Accord Sport and Camry SE or SE Special Edition, then it'd be a tougher call.
They are just so...ugly...IMO

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this is a no brainer get the Honda. now if the comparison was between Accord Sport and Camry SE or SE Special Edition, then it'd be a tougher call.
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They are just so...ugly...IMO
Yes, the Camry is just ugly, and the appearance will bother me. The 2.5L and 6 sped auto, I like everything about it. I owned a (04) Camry too before. I would even take the conservative boring look. The currently Camry is just have some strange parts.

I know there are other choices, as there is a Accord vs Mazda 6 just above on this page.

Getting the Accord is "automatic" and would be my 3rd. If I add manual to my list, then there is no question - Accord.

Because it's has to be CVT (Accord), so here I am.

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Pretty even I say but, for resale value, Honda wins.

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I bought a brand new 06 Altima and it ran great for about 150k until I needed to replace the camshaft(or crakshaft) sensor which was a $70 part. I ended up selling it shortly after but it was a pretty trouble free car. I had a 2014 Altima with CVT as a rental and I hated the way it drove so I crossed it off my list of replacement cars.

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I bought a brand new 06 Altima and it ran great for about 150k until I needed to replace the camshaft(or crakshaft) sensor which was a $70 part. I ended up selling it shortly after but it was a pretty trouble free car. I had a 2014 Altima with CVT as a rental and I hated the way it drove so I crossed it off my list of replacement cars.
Describe please. Do you think it's because it was a rental? Used and abused?

I sometimes read the same thing on another cars. Owners would say the car drives great. And the other side would say "I rented one, and it drive poorly..."

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this is a no brainer get the Honda. now if the comparison was between Accord Sport and Camry SE or SE Special Edition, then it'd be a tougher call.
I don't know about that. I rented a Camry about six months ago and thought it handled like an old Buick.
Do your google research on the Altima. As kyden said, they aren't built for the long haul.

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Describe please. Do you think it's because it was a rental? Used and abused?

I sometimes read the same thing on another cars. Owners would say the car drives great. And the other side would say "I rented one, and it drive poorly..."
It didn't have many miles on the odometer so it was fairly new. I remember driving it and not liking the CVT at all. I didn't feel that way when driving the Accord. This is purely subjective and I would recommend test driving one.

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Unless it's not the Maxima I wouldn't bother. Honda hands down and that altima is horrible looking
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As an owner of an infiniti G37 (upscale Nissan) a current gen Accord and previously an Altima I can say Nissan has certainly stepped its game up w/ the Altima. Of course I like my G more than my Accord but that's because of the performance it has. The Accord's interior and exterior (especially the 9.5s) are super up scale and really on their own level. The Altima is nice but the Nissan CVT pales in comparison to the Honda's (not a big fan of the CVT but I don't really think anyone truly is). Id say it would be more of a fair comparison to compare the Maxima and the Accord. Even then there is a reason the Accord is a best seller!
I have never driven an Altima with a CVT but I am a big fan of the Accord CVT. I have rented a Subaru Legacy and enjoyed it's CVT. The CVT is an amazing engineering design and provides smooth operation along with great fuel economy. I own both an Accord and a CR-V and love the CVT in both cars. Honda has sold hundreds of thousands of cars with CVT transmion equipped cars with very few problems. It's an automatic transmission for goodness sake and works amazingly well with fewer moving parts which means fewer repairs and longer life.
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Nissans have always been plagued with issues. The previous gen altima had a huge issue in the salt belt for the floorboards being rusted through. Always something major with these cars. Every time we have a nissan product on the lift, it's guaranteed the exhaust will be extremely rusty, regardless of age. I know around here, you rarely even see a 10 year old nissan of any kind.
Agreed. There is no comparison, when it comes to quality. The Accord is in another league.


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