Are you in the market to upgrade your full-size sedan for your commute around Tampa Bay or St. Petersburg? Compare the 2021 Nissan Maxima vs. 2021 Honda Accord with Maus Nissan of North Tampa! Both sedans bring power and high-tech features, but which one is right for you?


When it comes to performance, the Nissan Maxima easily outperforms the Honda Accord thanks to its legendary 300-HP 3.5-liter, VQ V6 engine. Honda's base-level trim pales in comparison with a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine with an output of just 252-HP.

Not only will the Maxima generate more horsepower, the Remote Engine Start is standard in the 2021 Maxima. It is available in the Accord, but it'll cost you! Other notable performance features available in the Maxima include Intelligent Engine Brake, Intelligent Trace Control, and Active Ride Control.

Interior Features

There's no denying the classic luxury of the interior of a Nissan Maxima! Standard features include a leather-wrapped steering wheel, 8" touchscreen offering easy access for driver controls, climate-controlled front seat, 6-way adjustable seats for the driver, and 4-way adjustable seats for the front row passenger.

Thanks to the Maxima's 45 inches of front leg room and 38.9 inches of front head space, it's a more "driver-centric" option than the Honda with just 42.3 inches of front leg room and 37.5 inches of front head room.


Neither sedan falls short on convenience, connectivity, and entertainment features. However, most of these features come standard in the Maxima and are only available as an upgrade with the Accord.

Nissan Maxima Standard Infotainment Features:

  • Apple CarPlay™
  • Android Auto™
  • Advanced Drive-Assist® Display
  • NissanConnect® with WIFI Hotspot
  • Bluetooth® Hands-Free Phone System

If you want to take your audio system to the next level, the Maxima offers an available Bose premium audio system featuring Centerpoint2 Surround Technology.

The Honda Accord also offers Apple CarPlay™, Android Auto™, and a WIFI Hotspot connectivity, but none of these features are standard.

Safety Features

Safety is a priority for both the Nissan Maxima and Honda Accord however, you will need to upgrade your Accord to get the same safety features as a Maxima.

Nissan Maxima Standard Safety Features:

  • Intelligent Forward Collision warning
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection
  • Rear Automatic Braking
  • Blind Spot Warning
  • Rear Sonar System
  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert

The standard safety features offered in the Honda Accord pale in comparison to the Maxima. While the Blind Spot Warning is standard, features such as Rear Cross Traffic Alert are only available as an upgrade.

Contact Maus Nissan of North Tampa!

Now that you've compared the Nissan Maxima vs. Honda Accord, it's time to take a test drive around Tampa! Contact the team at Maus Nissan of North Tampa today at (813) 800-6287

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