When comparing the 2022 Honda Civic's and the 2022 Nissan Altima's specifications and ratings, the 2022 Honda Civic has the advantage in the areas of new vehicle base pricing, fuel efficiency, reliability, resale value and overall quality score. The 2022 Nissan Altima has the advantage in the areas of typical lower range of pricing for used cars, interior volume and base engine power. Based on this comparison of the 2022 Honda Civic's and the 2022 Nissan Altima's specifications and ratings, the 2022 Honda Civic is a better car than the 2022 Nissan Altima.
2022 Honda Civic vs. 2022 Nissan Altima Pricing
A used 2022 Honda Civic ranges from $22,975 to $32,654 while a used 2022 Nissan Altima is priced between $18,736 to $28,978. For a new model, the 2022 Honda Civic's price is between $22,698 and $30,469, with the 2022 Nissan Altima priced between $25,597 and $31,673.
2022 Honda Civic vs. 2022 Nissan Altima Resale/Retained Value
Looking at the 5-year depreciation rate for both models, the 2022 Honda Civic loses 30.4 percent of its value and the 2022 Nissan Altima loses 48.9 percent of its value. This means the 2022 Honda Civic retains 18.5 percentage points more of its value and has the advantage of higher resale value versus the 2022 Nissan Altima.
2022 Honda Civic vs. 2022 Nissan Altima Quality Rating
The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Honda Civic is 9.0 out of 10 while the Nissan Altima's quality rating is 8.3 out of 10. This results in the Honda Civic being ranked 3 out of 26 Best Compact Cars and the Nissan Altima being ranked 7 out of 13 Best Midsize Cars.
2022 Honda Civic vs. 2022 Nissan Altima Reliability Rating
iSeeCars’ Reliability Rating for the Honda Civic is 8.8 out of 10. For the Nissan Altima the reliability rating is 8.2 out of 10. This gives the Honda Civic a slight advantage in reliability compared to the Nissan Altima.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the 2022 Honda Civic’s base engine makes 158 horsepower, and the 2022 Nissan Altima base engine makes 188 horsepower. The Civic is rated to deliver an average of 35 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 496 miles. The Altima is rated to deliver an average of 32 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 632 miles.This gives the 2022 Honda Civic the advantage in fuel efficiency and the 2022 Nissan Altima the advantage in maximum range. Both models use regular unleaded.
Passenger Space Comparison
The 2022 Nissan Altima, a midsize car, has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front shoulder room, front leg room, rear shoulder room, and cargo space. The 2022 Honda Civic, a compact car, has the advantage in the areas of front head room, rear head room and rear leg room.
Safety Ratings Comparison
When comparing crash test ratings from NHTSA, both the 2022 Honda Civic and the 2022 Nissan Altima have the same average safety rating of 5 out of 5 Stars.