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2016 Honda Civic vs. 2016 Nissan Altima Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Honda Civic offers a bit more room for passengers in the back seat than the Nissan Altima. The Nissan Altima will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Honda Civic.

Convenience
The Nissan Altima requires fewer visits to the gas station than the Honda Civic, making it more convenient to drive.

Cost
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). Based on MSRP, the Honda Civic is clearly a better financial choice over 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.

Dimensions
The Honda Civic is a little narrower than the Nissan Altima, so you'll have an easier time getting in and out of the car in a tight parking spot. 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.

Drivetrain
The Honda Civic has much less torque than the Nissan Altima, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Handling
The Honda Civic has a smaller turning radius than the Nissan Altima, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
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.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Honda Civic and the Nissan Altima. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries into the Honda Civic as you will in the Nissan Altima.

Warranty
The Honda Civic comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Nissan Altima.

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2016 Honda
Civic

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MSRP*: $18,640 - $26,500

2016 Nissan
Altima

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MSRP*: $22,500 - $32,690
Cash Back Rebate: Visit Rebate Center Up to $500
Low APR Loan: -- As low as 0.90%
Lease Incentive: -- As low as 0.07%
City MPG: 27 - 31 22 - 27
Highway MPG: 40 - 42 32 - 39
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4, V-6
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Invoice*: $17,332 - $24,609 $21,348 - $30,453

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