The 2014 Nissan Altima Comes Up Short on Safety Ratings
When you’re shopping around for a midsize car, there are probably two vehicles that are prominent on your radar: the 2014 Nissan Altima and the 2014 Honda Accord. Now, we’re a bit biased in favor of the Accord, but we want you to know that it’s a bias the Accord has earned through some of the best standard features and safety ratings in its class.
We’ve focused a lot on the features the Accord has to offer, and today we want to look at the safety ratings, because when you compare it to the Altima, it doesn’t even look like there’s a choice.
The NHTSA Give Honda Five Stars
While the NHTSA looks at every aspect of vehicle safety, they have given Honda a Five Star Overall Safety Rating on the Accord. But they gave the Altima a Five Star rating as well, so they must have performed the same, right? Not quite.
The Overall Safety Rating is a composite, and while the 2014 Honda Accord Coupe earned Five Stars in every NHTSA test, the Altima came up short on a few of them. Take a look at the areas of driver safety that Nissan’s sedan underperformed in:
- Front Passenger Crash Test
- Front Side Crash Test
- Rollover Safety Rating
So, while both of these vehicles have the same overall safety rating, the Accord Coupe clearly outranks the Altima when it comes to safety. And that’s just the start of it; see how else these two cars compare and decide for yourself which one is right for you.
Test Drive a Honda Today
If you want to see what else the latest Honda Accord has to offer, we invite you to visit one of our West Michigan Honda Dealers‘ showrooms for a test drive. We have the latest Accord in stock and ready to go, so stop by today; we can’t wait to put you behind the wheel!