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2017 Honda Accord vs. 2017 Nissan Maxima in Kansas City, MO

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Have you been hunting for the perfect midsized sedan but haven’t yet landed on your favorite model? Two of the most popular options available to drivers in and around the Kansas City, MO area, the 2017 Honda Accord and the 2017 Nissan Maxima, are perfect for those that want a reliable vehicle with plenty of space and amenities. In spite of their similarities, there are several differences between the two sedans that we’ve chosen to highlight to our customers that have not yet made their final decision.
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Upon your completion of the information below, feel free to give us a call at (816) 452-7000 for answers to any question you may have regarding any of the sedans we have available at our Honda dealership in Kansas City, MO.
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For this comparison, we will take a close look at the 2017 Honda Accord EX-L V-6 to see how it stacks up against the 2017 Nissan Maxima S.

2017 Honda Accord vs. 2017 Nissan Maxima: Engine & Performance

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Even though the 2017 Honda Accord and the 2017 Nissan Maxima both include 3.5L V6 engines, our experts prefer the Accord for its additional fuel-efficiency. Thanks to the six-speed automatic transmission, the Accord offers a smoother ride on Kansas City streets than the Maxima. Take a look at the table below to see exactly what makes the Honda Accord so special.
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Accord EX-L V-6 Model Maxima S
3.5L V6 Engine 3.5L V6
*21/33 MPG *MPG City/Highway *21/30 MPG
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2017 Honda Accord vs. 2017 Nissan Maxima: Safety

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While the 2017 Nissan Maxima does include several features intended to reduce the risk of a collision occurring, the 2017 Nissan Maxima features several additional safety systems that will increase your confidence on the road. With Honda Sensing™, the Accord includes an available suite of driver-assist technologies designed to enhance situational awareness.
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Honda Sensing™ and other safety features include:

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  • Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS)
  • Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)
  • Collision Mitigating Braking System™
  • Road Departure Mitigation System (RDM)
  • Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) with traction control
  • Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD)
  • Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™)
  • SmartVent® front side airbags
  • Honda LaneWatch™

2017 Honda Accord vs. 2017 Nissan Maxima: Interior Comfort & Convenience

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The 2017 Honda Accord and the 2017 Nissan Maxima are both made with comfortable cabins that include several convenience and comfort features. While the Maxima is surprisingly comfortable, only the Accord promotes the relaxing environment needed to stay cozy during commutes of any length. Thanks to the 10-way power adjustable driver’s seat with available heating and programmable settings, the Honda Accord is the perfect way to customize your comfort to meet your exact requirements.
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Additional Honda Accord interior features include:

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  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • 12-volt power outlets in front and center console
  • Push button start
  • HomeLink® remote system
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Illuminated steering wheel mounted controls
  • 60/40 split fold-down rear seatback
  • i-MID with 8-Inch High-Resolution WVGA (800x480) Screen
  • Bluetooth® hands-free link and streaming audio
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2017 Honda Accord Available in Kansas City, KS​ 


With truly impressive interior, performance, and safety features, our experts have chosen the 2017 Honda Accord as the superior sedan of the two. If you would like additional information on the 2017​ Honda Accord or how you can schedule a test drive at our Honda dealership in Kansas City, MO, contact our team of product specialists through our website or by calling them at (816) 452-7000.
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*Based on 2017 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.
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