Now, you can’t go wrong with either of these V6 family sport sedans and the main reason we are giving the win to the Accord is the simple fact that the Maxima costs over $9,000 more and wasn’t really better equipped. We honestly don’t see why Nissan charges so much especially as our Maxima’s $40,930 as tested price can also get you in the door at an Infiniti dealer.
Other than that, we did also prefer Honda’s standard 5-speed automatic to Nissan’s power sapping CVT automatic. We hope Nissan sees the wisdom inherent in adding one of its exemplary 7 or 8-speed automatics to what once stood as its one and only “Four.Door.Sports.Car.” As it stands, the Maxima is quick, luxurious and a comfortable cruiser that could stand to get a bit more in touch with the wild heart and sporting roots of its youth.
Yes, of course, the Accord could use some updating here and there but despite being on the market for quite a few years, this family sedan still knows how to boogie and put a smile on a driver’s face.
So there you have it. There is still a lot to love about the four door V6 Honda Accord sedan. Our only hope is that when it gets redesigned this year that Honda designers inject the exterior design with just a bit more sporty sex appeal.