The 2010 Nissan Maxima is more of a perky, smooth, and stylish V-6 luxury sedan than an outright sport sedan.
The Dodge Charger R/T doesn't have an interior that's as stylish as the Maxima's or one that offers the same level of appointments and tech options.
At the opposite end of the scale, for those who might want even more comfort and interior space, there's the Toyota Avalon, although the Avalon is less exciting to drive and look at.
In between, the Volkswagen Passat VR6 offers similar performance and a very attractive, comfortable interior, along with available all-wheel drive, but it's quite a bit more expensive.
The relatively fresh 2010 Acura TL is also a formidable rival to the Maxima thanks to its sharp looks and similar characteristics—and the Acura's a step ahead as it does offer a manual transmission.
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|2010 Nissan MaximaBrowse Used Listings||2010 Acura TLBrowse Used Listings||2010 Dodge ChargerBrowse Used Listings||2010 Toyota AvalonBrowse Used Listings||2003 Volkswagen PassatBrowse Used Listings|
|19 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy||17 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy||13 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy||19 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy||17 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy|
|Gas V6||Gas V6||Gas V6||Gas V6||Gas I4|
|4-Door Sedan V6 CVT 3.5 S||4-Door Sedan 2WD||4-Door Sedan RWD||4-Door Sedan XL (GS)||4-Door Sedan GL Manual|
|Front Wheel Drive||Front-Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive|
|4 Door Sedan||4 Door Sedan||4dr Sdn||4 Door Sedan||4 Door Sdn|
|Continuously Variable||Automatic w/OD||Automatic||Automatic w/OD||Manual w/OD|
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|2010 Nissan Maxima vs. 2010 Acura TL||2010 Nissan Maxima vs. 2010 Dodge Charger||2010 Nissan Maxima vs. 2010 Toyota Avalon||2010 Nissan Maxima vs. 2003 Volkswagen Passat|