Compare 2018 Nissan Altima vs 2018 Nissan Maxima

2018 Nissan Altima
2018 Nissan Maxima
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2.5 S Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Altima 2.5 S Sedan 27 38 $21,683 $23,260
Altima 2.5 SL Sedan 27 38 $27,124 $29,110
Altima 2.5 SR Sedan 26 37 $22,669 $24,320
Altima 2.5 SV Sedan 27 38 $24,148 $25,910
Altima 3.5 SL Sedan 22 32 $31,328 $33,630
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Platinum 3.5L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Maxima Platinum 3.5L 21 30 $38,352 $41,090
Maxima S 3.5L 21 30 $31,202 $33,420
Maxima SL 3.5L 21 30 $35,322 $37,840
Maxima SR 3.5L 21 30 $36,106 $38,680
Maxima SV 3.5L 21 30 $33,067 $35,420
Pricing
Invoice Price
$21,683
$38,352
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,260
$41,090
Monthly Payment Estimate
$388 / month
$685 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
7.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2018 Nissan Altima does almost nothing out of the ordinary. The 2018 Nissan Maxima is a zippier alternative to more traditional full-size cars, but we stop short of calling it a real sports sedan.
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Fuel Economy
City
27 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
38 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars Mid-Size 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
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
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18 18
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.4 -
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)
3212 3608
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 X 7 18 X 8.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 X 7 18 X 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
550 550
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 150
Engine
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.5 L/152 3.5 L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
179 @ 6000 300 @ 6400
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4 Premium Unleaded V-6
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
177 @ 4000 261 @ 4400
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
31 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
38 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
27 21
Transmission
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
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.63 - 0.38 2.41 - 0.38
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 7.0
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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