2022 Nissan Maxima vs. Its Competition

2022 Nissan Maxima
Martin Padgett Martin Padgett Editorial Director

The Maxima is almost full-size and slightly larger than its smaller Altima sibling, and comes with a V-6 as standard while the Altima no longer offers it.

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.

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

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The 2022 Nissan Maxima delivers good road manners and a sleek shape, but its energy gets sapped by its CVT.
The 2022 Honda Accord tops our family-sedan rankings with superb safety and sleek looks.
The 2022 Nissan Altima lets its safety and fuel economy speak volumes; the powertrain stays mostly mum.
The 2022 Toyota Camry is anything but boring with its attention-getting looks and its wide powertrain lineup.
The 2021 Volkswagen Arteon is a compelling sedan with good features, but it's overshadowed by premium sedans that are even better.
MSRP From    
Gas Mileage    
20 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 47 MPG Hwy25 MPG City / 39 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 53 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy
Premium Unleaded V-6Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
EPA Class    
Midsize CarsLarge CarsMidsize CarsMidsize CarsLarge Cars
Style Name    
SV CVTLX 1.5T CVT2.5 S SedanLE Automatic (SE)SE FWD
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
Passenger Doors    
Body Style    
CVT w/ODCVT w/ODCVT w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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