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2022 Honda Civic vs. 2022 Nissan Altima Review

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2022 Honda
Civic

MSRP*: $22,550 to $29,150
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2022 Nissan
Altima

MSRP*: $24,900 to $34,600
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MPG - City 30 - 33 MPG 25 - 28 MPG
MPG - Hwy 37 - 42 MPG 34 - 39 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space Info not available Info not available
Engine
  • 158-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 180-hp, 1.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 182-hp, 2.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 188-hp, 2.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 236-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission Continuously Variable Continuously Variable
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 158 - 180 hp 182 - 236 hp
Exterior Length 184.0 in 192.9 in
Exterior Width 70.9 in 72.9 in
Leg Room Front 42.3 in
Rear 37.4 in
Front 43.8 in
Rear 35.2 in
Head Room Front 37.6 - 39.3 in
Rear 37.1 in
Front 38.0 - 39.1 in
Rear 36.7 - 36.9 in

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Honda Civic 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
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.

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). When looking only at MSRP, the Honda Civic will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Nissan Altima.

Dimensions
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. The Honda Civic is slightly shorter than the Nissan Altima, which may make it easier to park.

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
In terms of horsepower, it's basically a tie between the Honda Civic and the Nissan Altima.

Powertrain
With similar torque, the Honda Civic and the Nissan Altima do an equal job of transmitting their engine's power to their wheels.

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.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Honda Civic than that of the Nissan Altima.