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2021 Honda Civic vs. 2021 Nissan Altima Review

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2021 Honda
Civic

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2021 Nissan
Altima

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MSRP*
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$21,250 to $28,300
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$24,450 to $34,250
Invoice* $20,268 to $26,393 $22,790 to $31,904
MPG - City 29 - 32 25 - 28
MPG - Hwy 37 - 42 34 - 39
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** *****
Frontal Crash Rating** ***** ****
Side Crash Rating** ***** *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*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. 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 will cost more in transportation costs 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. 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
With its lower torque, the Honda Civic doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Nissan Altima.

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
The Honda Civic has less horsepower than the Nissan Altima, so it will probably be somewhat slower.

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.