The Nissan Maxima doesn't have a premium brand name attached to it, but it has all the attributes that make it a rival for vehicles like the Lincoln MKZ—save for available all-wheel-drive and hybrid models, which the Lincoln offers, along with an arguably more refined look.
The Volvo S60 has high-efficiency powertrains and a sleek shape to its credit, while the Acura TLX has balanced handling and a spacious interior among its highlights.
The Maxima's logical rival might also be the Nissan Altima sedan; the two cars share drivetrains and other running gear, and the Altima's a handsome car, too, if not quite as grabby as the Maxima.
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|4-Door Sedan 3.5 S||4-Door Sedan FWD||4-Door Sedan FWD||4-Door Sedan I4 2.5||4-Door Sedan T5 Drive-E FWD|
|Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive|
|CVT w/OD||Auto-Shift Manual w/OD||Automatic w/OD||CVT w/OD||Automatic w/OD|
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