2019 Nissan Maxima vs. Its Competition

2019 Nissan Maxima
Aaron Cole Aaron Cole Managing Editor

The Nissan Maxima competes among sportier four-door sedans.

The Honda Accord Sport is a relative value, sharp, and offers a comfortable interior.

We named the Accord lineup our Best Car To Buy 2018.

The Camry is available in sportier trim levels such as SE and XSE, but its powertrain doesn’t live up to that potential.

The Ford Fusion Sport boasts a raucous engine, but a dated interior.

The Chevy Malibut isn’t sporty, but it is comfortable and its looks may appeal to some.

The Altima is new for 2019 and skips the V-6 engine that the Maxima has in favor of a turbo-4 with kick.

If shuttling passengers is part of your daily routine, the Altima might make more sense.

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Quick Specs
The 2019 Nissan Maxima is a break from the familiar mid-size four-door sedans.
The 2019 Chevrolet Malibu is a likeable sedan, but it requires some compromises when it comes to essential safety tech.
The 2019 Ford Fusion’s good looks get shoppers in the door, but this sedan is starting to show its age.
The 2019 Nissan Altima is a sharper sedan now, made better with great active safety features and a newly available turbo-4.
The 2019 Toyota Camry discards its plain vanilla personality in favor of vanilla bean.
MSRP From    
Gas Mileage    
20 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 43 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 41 MPG Hwy25 MPG City / 39 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 53 MPG Hwy
Premium Unleaded V-6Turbocharged Gas I4Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4
EPA Class    
Midsize CarsMidsize CarsMidsize CarsMidsize CarsMidsize Cars
Style Name    
S 3.5L4-Door Sedan L w/1VLSE FWD2.5 S SedanL Automatic (SE)
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
Passenger Doors    
Body Style    
CVT w/ODAutomaticAutomatic w/ODCVT w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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