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Nissan vs. Honda

Nissan and Honda models have long been known for reliability, durability, and style, but which brand has the features you desire most? The experts at Southlake Nissan in Merrillville, IN, pitted these renowned automakers head to head in the comparison below to help you decide.

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Model Lineup

Nissan and Honda have similar model lineups and closely matched starting MSRPs. However, Nissan offers an exclusive performance-focused NISMO® line and three times more pickup truck options than Honda. The latter claims the midsize Ridgeline truck and a minivan option, while Nissan drivers can choose between the midsize Frontier, full-size Titan, or commercial-grade Titan XD. View each brand’s key models and their respective starting MSRPs below.


2020 Nissan Altima in black

2020 Altima

starting at $24,100 MSRP

2020 Nissan Rogue in white

2020 Rogue

starting at $25,300 MSRP

2020 Nissan Pathfinder in black

2020 Pathfinder

starting at $31,680 MSRP

2019 Nissan Titan in red

2019 Titan

starting at $30,690 MSRP




Pickup Truck


2020 Accord

starting at $24,020 MSRP

2020 CR-V

starting at $25,050 MSRP

2020 Pilot

starting at $31,650 MSRP

2020 Ridgeline

starting at $33,900 MSRP

Safety Features

Your loved ones are important — that’s why both Nissan and Honda cater to your safety with comprehensive systems that include blind spot warning, rear cross traffic alert, traffic sign recognition, and forward collision warning. While Honda models are equipped with the Honda Sensing® suite, only Nissan vehicles offer Nissan Safety Shield® 360. This safety system includes 360-degree monitoring courtesy of automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, rear cross traffic alert, blind spot and lane departure warnings, and high beam assist. The optional Nissan Intelligent Mobility features below can be added to most models for additional peace of mind.

  • Intelligent backup intervention
  • Intelligent blind spot intervention
  • Intelligent forward-collision warning
  • Intelligent lane interventio
2020 Nissan Versa Exterior Driving In Town With Collision Sensors
2019 Nissan Murano Interior Front view of the dash


Being tech-savvy has never been easier, thanks to Nissan and Honda. These car brands take pride in advanced features that keep you and your passengers connected over every mile. Both model lineups include amenities like Apple CarPlay®, Android Auto™, Bluetooth® technology, HD Radio™, and push-button start, but only Nissan offers the following technologies:

  • Advanced Drive-Assist® Display
  • Bose® Premium Audio System with 11 speakers
  • Intelligent driver alertness
  • NissanConnect® 8-in. touchscreen display
  • Nissan door to door navigation with premium traffic
  • Nissan Intelligent Key®
  • Remote start system with intelligent climate control
  • Siri® Eyes Free
  • SiriusXM® Traffic and Travel Link®


When it comes to purchasing or leasing your next family vehicle, Nissan and Honda understand that reliability is crucial. That’s why the 2019 Nissan Rogue, 2019 Rogue Sport, and 2020 Versa earned the 2020 Automotive Best Buy award by Consumer Guide.

2020 Nissan Rogue Exterior Driving On A Mountain Road
2020 Nissan Versa Exterior in red showing the back of the car Parked In A Garage

Resale Value

With such impressive safety and technology, it’s no surprise that Nissan and Honda have respectable resale values. The 2019 Nissan Frontier and GT-R both made the list of top ten vehicles that retain their value five years after purchase. The 2019 Honda Ridgeline also made the list.


Still not convinced? Both Nissan and Honda have earned their fair share of consumer awards, but Nissan takes a clear lead after securing the following accolades:

  • 2019 Best Performance Large Car award by J. D. Power (2019 Maxima)
  • 2019 Best Performance Midsize Car award by J. D. Power (2019 Altima)
  • 2019 Highest Quality Large Car award by J. D. Power (2019 Maxima)
  • 2019 Highest Quality Large Light Duty Pickup award by J. D. Power (2019 Titan XD)
  • 2020 Best in Class Large SUV award by AutoPacific (2020 Armada)
  • 2020 Premium Midsize Crossover SUV award for the fifth consecutive year by AutoPacific (2020 Murano)

2019 Nissan Murano Exterior in white driving in Snow

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