Which is Better: Nissan or Honda?

2018 Honda CR-V Mountain Background

If you’re searching for a new or used vehicle to add a splash of fun to your next Rota adventure, you have two good options with the Nissan and Honda lines. Both offer roomy SUVs, efficient compacts, and handy trucks that can help you get to the beach in comfort and style, but when we compare them side-by-side, it becomes clear that one excels where the other falls short. When you’re ready to pick one of the Hondas that were named best car for families, drop by and see us at Triple J Auto.

Nissan Safety Shield vs. Honda Sensing

When we compare the Honda Sensing suite of features to the competition, it’s clear Honda offers more, with technology and driver assist features you won’t find on the Nissan at any level:

Nissan Safety Shield Honda Sensing
Rearview Monitor Rearview Monitor
Tire Pressure Monitoring Tire Pressure Monitoring
Intelligent Cruise Control Adaptive Cruise Control
Rear Cross-Traffic Alert Cross-Traffic Monitor
Forward Collision Warning Forward Collision Warning
Blind Spot Warning Blind Spot Information
Automatic Emergency Braking Collision Mitigating Braking
Vehicle Dynamic Control Vehicle Stability Assist
Traction Control Traction Control
Anti-Lock Braking Anti-Lock Braking
Electronic Brakeforce Distribution Electronic Brakeforce Distribution
Brake Assist Brake Assist
Automatic Headlamps Automatic Headlamps
Road Departure Mitigation
Lane Keeping Assist
Traffic Sign Recognition
Honda Lane Watch
Hill Start Assist
Road Departure Mitigation
Head-Up Display

Nissan Vehicles vs. Honda Vehicles

Safety is just part of the equation, though. When we compare the most popular Nissan and Honda models in side-to-side, we see why Honda outpaces Nissan in sales, critical acclaim, and customer satisfaction.

Altima vs. Accord

The Altima comes with an MSRP that is more than $1,300 more than the Accord, but that’s not all. The Honda also offers 30 mpg city fuel efficiency, compared to the Nissan’s 28 mpg city, as well as 4-hp and 12 lb.-ft. of torque more than the Nissan. Accord drivers can also look forward to items such as dual-zone automatic climate control, folding exterior mirrors, tinted glass, and alloy wheels as standard features on even the base trim while Nissan drivers have to fork out hundreds extra – if the options are even available.

Sentra vs. Civic

The Civic outperforms the Sentra as well, offering a base engine that delivers 158-hp and 138 lb.-ft. of peak torque while the Sentra’s base engine manages just 130-hp and 128 lb.-ft. of peak torque. The differences don’t end there, the Civic is available in coupe, sedan, and hatchback body styles, giving shoppers more options than the Nissan Sentra’s single body style, delivers fuel efficiency of as much as 32 mpg city and 42 mpg highway compared to the Sentra’s 29 mpg city and 37 mpg highway maximum, has a higher resale value, and looks sleeker parked in front of your favorite restaurant to boot.

Rogue vs. CR-V

When comparably equipped, a Honda CR-V has a base price that is $1,675 less than a Nissan Rogue and an ALG residual value after 60 months that’s 13 percent higher than the Nissan, but that’s not all. The Honda also provides 14-hp and 5 lb.-ft. of torque more from its base engine, 5.8 cubic feet more cargo volume, 398 pounds greater towing capacity, and offers more interior space for your passengers to stretch out and get comfortable. The CR-V also received a 5-star overall crash rating from the NHTSA while the Rogue managed to net just a 4-star rating.

Pathfinder vs. Pilot

Like most vehicles on this list, the Honda Pilot delivers a better resale value than the Nissan Pathfinder with an ALG residual value that’s 20 percent higher than the Nissan, but that’s just the beginning. The Honda also generates more 3 lb.-ft. of additional torque, 4.4 cubic feet more cargo capacity, 15 cubic feet more passenger volume, standard seating for one more passenger, and it doesn’t look like a minivan.

See the Benefits of Honda Vehicles at Triple J Auto Guam

We think these comparisons serve to give you a pretty good idea of why more Tinian shoppers prefer new and used Honda vehicles over Nissan and similar brands. However, if you’re still not sure, we invite you to drop by Triple J Automotive and take your favorite trim out for a test drive. We think that Honda’s superiority will be obvious.


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