2018 Nissan Maxima vs Altima Comparison

2018 Nissan Maxima

Having trouble deciding between the 2018 Nissan Maxima and the 2018 Nissan Altima? You've come to the right place! In this comparison, we at Courtesy Nissan will give you a detailed rundown of how these two vehicles compare in all the categories you care about the most.

Shoppers in Richardson, Garland, Addison, and Plano should read ahead to learn more about how the Nissan Maxima vs. the Altima stack up against each other when it comes to performance, comfort, and technology!

Maxima vs Altima: Performance

2018 Nissan Maxima

The 2018 Nissan Maxima and the 2018 Nissan Altima both offer equally impressive and unique powertrain equipment. In the Maxima, you'll get a standard high-powered 3.5-L V6 engine that manufactures a whopping 300 horsepower and 261 lb-ft of torque.

The Altima, on the other hand, is standardly powered by a 2.5-L 4-cylinder engine that can be swapped out for the engine found in the Maxima. Though you won't get quite as much power with this V6 engine in the Altima, you will get an efficient EPA-estimated 38 highway / 27 city MPG1.

Both sedans are equipped with a front-wheel drivetrain as well as an Xtronic® CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission). This transmission creates its own range of gear ratios to perfectly match your driving conditions resulting in optimizing efficiency and performance.

Maxima vs Altima: Interior Comfort

Inside the 2018 Nissan Maxima and the 2018 Nissan Altima, you'll find of a variety of impressive features and a surprising amount of commonality. Both models offer plenty of space for all five passengers including 45 inches of front-seat legroom.

2018 Nissan Maxima Interior

The Maxima keeps on going with a standard Dual Zone Automatic Temperature Control system with an in-cabin microfilter and rear vents to keep everyone comfortable. This feature does not come standard in the Altima but you can opt for it in one of the upper trim levels.

Also inside both the Maxima and Altima is an abundance of available leather. Opt for leather seating surfaces for all five seats, a leather-wrapped shift knob, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel.

Maxima vs Altima: Tech Features

The interiors of the 2018 Nissan Maxima and the 2018 Nissan Altima aren't just comfortable and roomy-they're also tech-savvy. Both models offer an 8-inch touchscreen with their infotainment systems. This bigger screen comes standard in the Maxima and is available in the Altima.

Either way, the infotainment systems found in these sedans bundle a wide selection of capabilities starting with smartphone app integration via Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™. You'll also have turn-by-turn directions from Nissan Navigation and real-time traffic and weather updates from SiriusXM® Traffic and Travel Link®.

2018 Nissan Maxima vs 2018 Nissan Altima: The Verdict

As you can see, both the 2018 Nissan Maxima and the 2018 Nissan Altima boast some incredible features and capabilities. The only way you'll know for sure which is the best pick for you is by getting behind the wheel.

Shoppers in Richardson, Garland, Addison, and Plano should give us a call at Courtesy Nissan today to schedule a test drive!

1 2018 EPA Fuel Economy Estimates for Altima®: 27 city MPG / 38 hwy MPG for 2018 Altima 2.5 S, 2.5 SV, 2.5 SL trims; 26 city MPG / 37 hwy MPG for 2018 Altima 2.5 SR trim (including Special Edition); 22 city MPG / 32 hwy MPG for 2018 Altima 3.5 SL trim. Actual mileage may vary with driving conditions - use for comparison only.

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