Compare 2021 Nissan Altima vs 2021 Nissan Maxima

2021 Nissan Altima
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2.0 SR Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Altima 2.0 SR Sedan 25 34 $28,556 $30,650
Altima 2.5 Platinum AWD Sedan 25 35 $31,764 $34,100
Altima 2.5 S Sedan 28 39 $22,650 $24,300
Altima 2.5 SL AWD Sedan 25 35 $29,244 $31,390
Altima 2.5 SL Sedan 28 39 $27,942 $29,990
Altima 2.5 SR AWD Sedan 25 35 $25,719 $27,600
Altima 2.5 SR Sedan 28 39 $24,418 $26,200
Altima 2.5 SV AWD Sedan 26 36 $24,976 $26,800
Altima 2.5 SV Sedan 27 37 $23,673 $25,400
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Platinum 3.5L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Maxima Platinum 3.5L 20 30 $39,497 $42,320
Maxima SR 3.5L 20 30 $39,433 $42,250
Maxima SV 3.5L 20 30 $34,623 $37,090
Pricing
Invoice Price
$28,556
$39,497
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$30,650
$42,320
Monthly Payment Estimate
$511 / month
$705 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.7
6.5
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2021 Nissan Altima has a plain-spoken appeal, not to mention high safety scores and a great low price. The 2021 Nissan Maxima slips into sporty territory with a handsome shape and good road manners, but the CVT saps its verve.
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Fuel Economy
City
25 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
34 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Cars Midsize Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in)
38 38.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
98.8 96.4
Second Hip Room (in)
54.5 53.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.2 56.7
Second Head Room (in)
36.7 35.8
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.1 55.7
Front Leg Room (in)
43.8 45
Front Hip Room (in)
54.7 54.2
Second Leg Room (in)
35.2 34.2
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
62.8 62.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5 5.3
Length, Overall (in)
192.9 192.8
Height, Overall (in)
56.8 56.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.8 62.4
Wheelbase (in)
111.2 109.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.9 73.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.4 14.3
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.2 18
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.4 -
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Front Tire Size
P235/40VR19 P245/40WR19
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/40VR19 P245/40WR19
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3418 3676
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 X 8 19 X 8.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 X 8 19 X 8.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
510 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 150
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
267 @ 4000 261 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/120 3.5 L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
236 @ 5600 300 @ 6400
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4 Premium Unleaded V-6
Fuel System
Port/Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
29 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
34 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
25 20
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
1.80 1.77
Trans Type
1 1
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
5.25 5.25
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Trans Description Cont.
CVT w/OD CVT w/OD
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- 2.41 - 0.38
Summary
Vehicle Name
Nissan Altima Nissan Maxima
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.0 7.3
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
--
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
--
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating
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