Passengers in the back seat will feel a little more squished in the Honda Civic than in the Nissan Altima, due to the Honda Civic's smaller rear head- and legroom. The Nissan Altima will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Honda Civic.
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Honda Civic as you will with the Nissan Altima, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). When looking only at MSRP, the Honda Civic will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Nissan Altima. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Honda Civic and the Nissan Altima have similar Destination Charges.
Since the Honda Civic is much slimmer than the Nissan Altima, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the Honda Civic, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Nissan Altima.
The Honda Civic has much less torque than the Nissan Altima, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.
The Honda Civic has a smaller turning radius than the Nissan Altima, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.
When it comes to horsepower, the Honda Civic is significantly less powerful than the Nissan Altima. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Honda Civic and the Nissan Altima. The Honda Civic has significantly less cargo room than the Nissan Altima, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.
The Honda Civic comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Nissan Altima.
Compare the 2014 Honda Civic and the 2014 Nissan Altima.
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MSRP*: $18,390 - $26,640
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MSRP*: $22,170 - $30,820
|Cash Back Rebate:||Visit Rebate Center||Up to $500|
|Low APR Loan:||As low as 0.90%||As low as 0.00%|
|Lease Incentive:||As low as 0.72%||As low as 0.07%|
|City MPG:||22 - 31||22 - 27|
|Highway MPG:||31 - 41||31 - 38|
|Seating Capacity:||5 - 5||5 - 5|
|Basic Warranty:||3 years/36,000 miles||3 years/36,000 miles|
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|Invoice*:||$17,100 - $25,261||$20,971 - $28,488|
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