Nissan Altima vs. Maxima

Nissan Altima vs. Maxima

We can always trust Nissan to come up with premium-quality cars. With their brand new sedans–the Nissan Altima and the Nissan Maxima–they have lived up to these expectations. If you're about to purchase a brand new vehicle and you're considering what's better-Nissan Altima vs. Maxima in Goldsboro, read on to clarify your doubts.

Just 0.1 inches shorter and 0.3 inches larger than the Altima 192.9 inches long and 72.9 inches wide, the Nissan Maxima is the stockier of the two mid-size sedans. But wheelbase-wise, the Nissan Altima is much bigger than the Maxima. Both cars are 4-door vehicles and can seat 5 adults comfortably. The V-Motion grille on the Altima is much lower than the one on the Maxima, giving it a more rugged look and the Maxima a more premium vibe.

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Interiors & comfort
Both the Altima and the Maxima have comparable interiors, with comfortable steering wheels, spacious dashboards, and stylish trimming. The Maxima is much more spacious than the Altima in terms of front legroom and headroom. But the Altima beats its competitor in the back of the vehicle, providing higher convenience with more room. The Altima also boasts a much bigger trunk space at 15.4 cubic feet.

Fuel Economy 

The Nissan Altima comes in two engine version. The 179 horsepower, 2.5 liters double OHC 16 valve, 4 cylinders, and the 3.5 liters double OHC 16 valve, 4 cylinders. Both motors give a 27/38 MPG in the town or on the highway. There's also a 270 horsepower, V6 option that provides a 22/32 MPG. The Nissan Maxima comes with a single 200 horsepower engine, 3.5 liters double OHC 24 valve V6 engine. It provides a 21/30 MPG in the city/highway.

All Nissan vehicles, including Altima and Maxima, have state-of-the-art safety characteristics. You can find TPMS in the Altima as a standard accompaniment. Other features such as the Around View ® Monitor, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Forward Emergency Braking, Blind Spot Warning and Predictive Forward Collision Warning are accessible for both vehicles.


While the Nissan Altima is best for those looking for more energy and fuel economy, the Nissan Maxima is perfect for those looking for a sporty sedan that looks and feels more premium.

Source: Nissan