Both Honda and Nissan are considered some of the top car manufacturers today because there are plenty of comparable aspects between the companies. These companies have been around for generations and have each had a part in innovating today’s vehicles.

At Norm Reeves Honda Superstore Vista, we’re going to give drivers in Vista, Escondido, and Carlsbad a bit of insight into these two Japanese automotive manufacturers and what they offer their respective drivers. Keep reading to learn more about Honda vs. Nissan!


2020 Honda CR-VThe History of Honda and Nissan

Both of these notable brands got their start in the 1930s. Honda was a parts manufacturer for aviation companies prior to and during World War II, while Nissan, originally known as Datsun, was manufacturing automotive prototypes.

After a decade, each company became notable with their respective vehicles. They both started innovating on their respective sedans while dipping their toes into trucks and sports cars.

When it was time to expand, both brands started generating buzz in the United States in the late 1950s and early 1960s. By the mid-60s, both brands were available in the states, and even expanding their operations overseas.


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The Differences Between Honda vs Nissan Models

While each manufacturer has their flagship sedans, SUVs, and crossovers, there are some major similarities and differences between their models with what they offer and what they can do. There’s the Honda Civic and the Nissan Sentra, the CR-V and Rogue, and even SUVs, like the Pilot and Pathfinder.

But while there are some strong similarities, there are also a few big differences between Nissan vs. Honda. In terms of hybrid and eco-friendly cars, Honda takes the lead with the Insight and Clarity, as well as hybrid versions of the Accord and CR-V. Nissan, on the other hand, only offers the Nissan LEAF as their hybrid option.

Another major difference between these two manufacturers is advanced safety technology. Honda offers the Honda Sensing® system while Nissan has the Nissan ProPILOT Assist system. These respective driver-assistance packages use sensors mounted outside of the vehicles to measure speed and distance to provide timely warnings of potential collisions or lane departures.

The major difference here is that Honda offers their core Honda Sensing® features with almost all of their models at the base level. However, Nissan doesn’t offer its driver-assisting features with all of its models. The models that do have Nissan ProPILOT Assist only offer some of the base features.


Learn More About Honda vs. Nissan

At Norm Reeves Honda Superstore Vista, we hope that this article has helped you learn a little bit more about these two Japanese automotive manufacturers. Each company offers some amazing vehicles, but Honda has a bit more to offer its drivers.

Get started on your journey by browsing our selection of Honda sedans, SUVs, and hybrids, or simply check out our Honda reviews to learn more about your favorite models! When you’re ready, come see us or schedule your test drive to see which model best suits your trips around Vista, Escondido, and Carlsbad!


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