2020 Nissan Maxima vs. Its Competition

2020 Nissan Maxima
Brian León Brian León Contributing Writer

The Maxima is slightly larger and offers V-6 power compared to its smaller Altima sibling.

Still, if you’re looking for similar style and features from a Nissan at a lower price, opt for the Altima.

The Honda Accord and Toyota Camry both offer sporty versions, one with a turbocharger and one with a V-6 that put them squarely in the Maxima’s sights.

Mazda’s sleek 6 sedan is a blast to drive, especially with the powerful turbocharged engine equipped, and competes with the Maxima on price.

The Volkswagen Arteon is a super-sleek liftback and offers something different compared to traditional sedans.

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Quick Specs
The 2020 Nissan Maxima is a handsome, relatively sporty sedan in an era when fewer people than ever are interested in one.
The 2020 Honda Accord is one of the best sedans available, a must-drive for any shopper.
The 2020 Mazda 6 gives drivers a last great shot to stay crossover-free.
The 2020 Nissan Altima is a handsome sedan with a great-looking price.
The 2020 Toyota Camry has more personality than ever thanks to a new TRD version.
The 2020 Volkswagen Arteon is a spacious, stylish choice, though its price is high.
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20 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 47 MPG Hwy23 MPG City / 35 MPG Hwy25 MPG City / 39 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 53 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy
Premium Unleaded V-6Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
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S 3.5LLX 1.5T CVTSport Automatic2.5 S SedanL Automatic (SE)SE FWD
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
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CVT w/ODCVT w/ODAutomatic w/ODCVT w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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