Compare 2016 Nissan Altima vs 2016 Nissan Maxima

2016 Nissan Altima
2016 Nissan Maxima
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4-Door Sedan I4 2.5
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Altima 4-Door Sedan I4 2.5 27 39 $21,446 $22,500
Altima 4-Door Sedan I4 2.5 S 27 39 $21,348 $22,900
Altima 4-Door Sedan I4 2.5 SL 27 39 $26,621 $28,570
Altima 4-Door Sedan I4 2.5 SR 26 37 $22,808 $24,470
Altima 4-Door Sedan I4 2.5 SV 27 39 $23,729 $25,460
Altima 4-Door Sedan V6 3.5 SL 22 32 $29,895 $32,090
Altima 4-Door Sedan V6 3.5 SR 22 32 $25,524 $27,390
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4-Door Sedan 3.5 Platinum
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Maxima 4-Door Sedan 3.5 Platinum 22 30 $37,298 $39,960
Maxima 4-Door Sedan 3.5 S 22 30 $30,354 $32,510
Maxima 4-Door Sedan 3.5 SL 22 30 $34,530 $36,990
Maxima 4-Door Sedan 3.5 SR 22 30 $35,257 $37,770
Maxima 4-Door Sedan 3.5 SV 22 30 $32,199 $34,490
Pricing
Invoice Price
$21,446
$37,298
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$22,500
$39,960
Monthly Payment Estimate
$375 / month
$666 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
8.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
A new SR model brings some driving fun back to the 2016 Nissan Altima, while preserving its mainstream family-sedan appeal. The 2016 Nissan Maxima locks in an arresting shape and charming front-drive road manners, in its quest to distance itself from the Altima.
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Fuel Economy
City
27 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
39 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Cars Midsize Cars
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Volume (ft³)
101.9 96.9
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.4 55.7
Front Leg Room (in)
45 45
Front Hip Room (in)
54 54.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Leg Room (in)
36.1 34.2
Front Head Room (in)
40 38.9
Second Hip Room (in)
52.1 53.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.4 56.7
Second Head Room (in)
37.1 35.8
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
57.8 56.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.4 62.4
Wheelbase (in)
109.3 109.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72 73.2
Track Width, Front (in)
62.4 62.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.4 5.3
Length, Overall (in)
191.9 192.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.4 14.3
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.5 12.1
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.7 12.6
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18 18
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.1 -
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/60TR16 P245/45VR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P215/60TR16 P245/45VR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3197 3593
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 X 7 18 X 8
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 X 7 18 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
550 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 150
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
180 @ 4000 261 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.5 L/152 3.5 L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
182 @ 6000 300 @ 6400
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4 Premium Unleaded V-6
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Sequential MPI
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
31 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
39 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
27 22
Transmission
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.63 - 0.38 2.41 - 0.38
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.83 5.25
Trans Type
1 1
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
0.74 1.77
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Trans Description Cont.
CVT w/OD CVT w/OD
Summary
Vehicle Name
Nissan Altima Nissan Maxima
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.6 7.1
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
-
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
-
Overall Side Crash Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating Driver
-
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
-
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
-
Rollover Rating
-

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