The 2008 Nissan Maxima is very comfortable and refined inside, with especially attractive appointments, but it doesn't have the exterior styling or the performance of other sport sedans in its price range, like the Acura TSX and Audi A4--and both of those bring the better dealership experience associated with luxury brands.
The Subaru Legacy GT doesn't compete with the Maxima on the level of refinement, as it's quite a bit louder inside and its powertrain is coarser, but it rivals the Maxima for performance and has standard all-wheel drive.
Then there's the Passat, which in V-6 form feels especially refined and comfortable, also with a standout interior.
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|2008 Nissan MaximaBrowse Used Listings||2008 Acura TSXBrowse Used Listings||2008 Audi A4Browse Used Listings||2008 Subaru Legacy SedanBrowse Used Listings||2008 Volkswagen Passat SedanBrowse Used Listings|
|19 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy||19 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy||15 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy||17 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy||16 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy|
|Gas V6||Gas I4||Gas I4||Gas Flat 4-Cyl||Gas Turbocharged I4|
|4-Door Sedan CVT 3.5 SE||4-Door Sedan Manual||4-Door Sedan Manual 2.0T FrontTrak||4-Door H4 Manual||4-Door Manual Turbo FWD|
|Front Wheel Drive||Front-Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||All Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive|
|4 Door Sedan||4 Door Sedan||4 Door Sedan||4 Door Sedan||4 Door Sdn|
|Continously Variable||Manual w/OD||Manual w/OD||Manual||Manual w/OD|
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|2008 Nissan Maxima vs. 2008 Acura TSX||2008 Nissan Maxima vs. 2008 Audi A4||2008 Nissan Maxima vs. 2008 Subaru Legacy Sedan||2008 Nissan Maxima vs. 2008 Volkswagen Passat Sedan|