Nissan vs. Honda: A Brand Comparison for Car Buyers

A comparison of Nissan and Honda vehicles

Are you preparing to purchase a new vehicle, but haven’t decided whether Nissan or Honda is a superior manufacturer? The experts at Bill Kay Nissan in Downers Grove, IL have done the research for you by comparing key aspects of these two highly regarded auto makers in the following page. Continue reading to decide whether Nissan or Honda offers the safety, technology, and reliability you require from your new vehicle. If you’d prefer to speak directly to a specialist, contact our dealership in Downers Grove, IL at (888) 448-1554.

Front Collision Warning on Nissan Intelligent Driving


Modern drivers require the latest safety features available, and both Nissan and Honda offer their own suites of active safety options. While Honda is known for its HondaSensing® safety suite, Nissan offers Nissan Intelligent Driving, which includes a longer list of cutting edge safety features. Check out the table below to see how the safety suites offered with Nissan and Honda compare.

Nissan Intelligent Driving Vs. HondaSensing®
  • Forward Collision Warning
  • Blind Spot Warning
  • Lane Intervention
  • Back-up Intervention
  • Around View Monitor
  • Distance Control
  • Collision Mitigation Braking System™
  • Road Departure Mitigation
  • Forward collision warning
  • Lane departure warning
The interior of a Nissan Car
The interior of a Honda vehicle


It is important to know about the technology systems available from each brand to help you stay connected and entertained on each trip in your new vehicle. Both Nissan and Honda offer their own technology interface, with NissanConnect® and HondaLink®. Both systems utilize a touchscreen system, and also offer a smartphone app to remotely control your vehicle’s functions. However, there are key differences you should be aware of which you can find in the table below.

NissanConnect® Vs. HondaLink®
  • Amazon Alexa
  • SiriusXM® emergency response services
  • Bluetooth® connectivity
  • Pandora® and iHeartRadio® connectivity
  • Navigation
  • Facebook® and Twitter® integration
  • Hands-free voice call and text message
  • Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ compatibility
  • Parking reminder
  • Roadside assistance
  • Stolen vehicle locator
  • Voice activated navigation
  • Bluetooth® connectivity
  • Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ compatibility
  • SMS text message function

A 2018 Nissan Leaf driving down an open highway


Do you want peace of mind knowing your new vehicle has been engineered to be reliable? While Nissan and Honda offer an entire lineup of impressive sedans and crossovers, Nissan has proven its reliability time and time again. Check out a few of the recent awards and recognitions Nissan has received below:

  • Nissan Rogue named to 2018 Consumer Guide “Best Buy Award” list
  • Nissan Rogue Sport named to 2018 Consumer Guide “Best Buy Award” list
  • 2018 Nissan Leaf named “2018 World Green Car” at the New York International Auto Show
  • 2018 Nissan Leaf received “Lowest Cost to Own” award from Kelley Blue Book
  • 2017 Nissan Armada named “SUV of the Year” in Popular Mechanics magazine


Available Nissan Offers

Now that you’ve learned why Nissan is the superior auto manufacturer, get started on your Nissan ownership journey by checking out the available offers at Bill Kay Nissan. You’ll find a number of attractive Nissan specials designed to help you get behind the wheel of a model in our new inventory at a price you’ll be satisfied with. Explore our lineup of Nissan vehicles, including models like the Nissan Pathfinder, and then claim your offer by calling our dealership in Downers Grove, IL at (888) 448-1554.

A red 2018 Nissan Rogue Sport