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Compare the2024 Nissan AltimaVS 2024 Acura Integra

2024 Nissan Altima
2024 Acura Integra

Safety

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The Altima AWD offers all-wheel drive to maximize traction under poor conditions, especially in ice and snow. The Integra doesn’t offer all-wheel drive.

The Altima SL/SR VC-Turbo has a standard Intelligent Around View Monitor to allow the driver to see objects all around the vehicle on a screen. The Integra only offers a rear monitor and front and rear parking sensors that beep or flash a light. That doesn’t help with obstacles to the sides.

Both the Altima and the Integra have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front and rear side-impact airbags, driver and front passenger knee airbags, side-impact head airbags, front and rear seatbelt pretensioners, front wheel drive, height adjustable front shoulder belts, plastic fuel tanks, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, crash mitigating brakes, daytime running lights, lane departure warning systems, blind spot warning systems, rearview cameras, rear cross-path warning and driver alert monitors.

Warranty

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There are almost 4 times as many Nissan dealers as there are Acura dealers, which makes it much easier should you ever need service under the Altima’s warranty.

Reliability

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J.D. Power and Associates’ 2023 Initial Quality Study of new car owners surveyed provide the statistics that show that Nissan vehicles are better in initial quality than Acura vehicles. J.D. Power ranks Nissan above average in initial quality. With 27 more problems per 100 vehicles, Acura is rated below average.

J.D. Power and Associates’ 2022 survey of the owners of three-year-old vehicles provides the long-term dependability statistics that show that Nissan vehicles are more reliable than Acura With 39 fewer problems per 100 vehicles in the first three years of ownership, J.D. Power ranks Nissan higher than Acura.

Engine

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As tested in Motor Trend the Nissan Altima 4 cyl. is faster than the Acura Integra 1.5 turbo 4-cylinder (automatics tested):

Altima

Integra

Zero to 60 MPH

7.4 sec

7.6 sec

Quarter Mile

15.7 sec

15.9 sec

Fuel Economy and Range

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On the EPA test cycle the Altima gets better mileage than the Integra:

MPG

Altima

FWD

Auto

S/SV 2.5 DOHC 4-cyl.

27 city/39 hwy

Integra

FWD

Manual

1.5 turbo 4-cyl.

26 city/36 hwy

2.0 turbo 4-cyl.

21 city/28 hwy

Auto

A-Spec 1.5 turbo 4-cyl.

29 city/36 hwy

The Altima AWD’s standard fuel tank has 3.6 gallons more fuel capacity than the Integra (16 vs. 12.4 gallons), for longer range between fill-ups. The Altima FWD’s standard fuel tank has 3.8 gallons more fuel capacity than the Integra (16.2 vs. 12.4 gallons).

Brakes and Stopping

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The Altima stops shorter than the Integra:

Altima

Integra

70 to 0 MPH

172 feet

178 feet

Car and Driver

60 to 0 MPH

115 feet

123 feet

Motor Trend

Suspension and Handling

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For a smoother ride and more stable handling, the Altima’s wheelbase is 3.5 inches longer than on the Integra (111.2 inches vs. 107.7 inches).

The Altima handles at .91 G’s, while the Integra A-Spec Technology pulls only .88 G’s of cornering force in a Car and Driver skidpad test.

The Altima executes Motor Trend’s “Figure Eight” maneuver quicker than the Integra A-Spec Technology (26.3 seconds @ .68 average G’s vs. 27.2 seconds @ .63 average G’s).

For better maneuverability, the Altima S’ turning circle is 3.6 feet tighter than the Integra Type S’ (36.1 feet vs. 39.7 feet).

Chassis

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The front grille of the Altima uses electronically controlled shutters to close off airflow and reduce drag when less engine cooling is needed. This helps improve highway fuel economy. The Integra doesn’t offer active grille shutters.

The Altima SR VC-Turbo uses computer-generated active noise cancellation to help remove annoying noise and vibration from the passenger compartment, especially at low frequencies. The Integra doesn’t offer active noise cancellation.

As tested by Car and Driver, the interior of the Altima is quieter than the Integra Type S:

Altima

Integra

At idle

40 dB

42 dB

Full-Throttle

79 dB

89 dB

70 MPH Cruising

70 dB

73 dB

Passenger Space

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The Altima has 4.8 cubic feet more passenger volume than the Integra (100.6 vs. 95.8).

The Altima has .5 inches more front headroom, 1.5 inches more front legroom, .4 inches more front hip room, 1.2 inches more front shoulder room, .5 inches more rear headroom, 5.6 inches more rear hip room and 1.1 inches more rear shoulder room than the Integra.

Ergonomics

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If the windows are left open on the Altima the driver can close them all at the outside door handle. The driver of the Integra can only close the windows from inside the vehicle, with the ignition on.

On extremely cold winter days, the Altima SL/SR 2.0’s standard heated steering wheel provides comfort, allowing the driver to steer safely and comfortably before the car heater warms up. The Integra doesn’t offer a heated steering wheel.

Both the Altima and the Integra offer rear vents. For greater rear passenger comfort, the Altima SL has standard rear air conditioning vents to keep rear occupants cool in summer or warm in winter. The Integra doesn’t offer rear air conditioning vents, only heat vents.

With standard voice command, the Altima offers the driver hands free control of the radio and the navigation computer by simply speaking. The Integra doesn’t offer a voice control system.

Recommendations

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Consumer Reports® recommends both the Nissan Altima and the Acura Integra, based on reliability, safety and performance.

The Nissan Altima outsold the Acura Integra by almost 11 to one during 2022.

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