Compare 2017 Nissan Altima vs Maxima Review | Warsaw, IN

2017 Nissan Altima vs 2017 Nissan Maxima

2017 Nissan Altima

Engine:

2.5 L I4

Horsepower:

179 hp

Torque:

177 ft-lbs

Fuel Economy:

27 city / 39 hwy mpg *

Transmission:

Xtronic CVT®

2017 Nissan Maxima

Engine:

3.5L V6

Horsepower:

300 hp

Torque:

261 ft-lbs

Fuel Economy:

21 city / 30 hwy mpg *

Transmission:

Xtronic CVT®

2017 Nissan Altima vs 2017 Nissan Maxima

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Starting at slightly more than $22,000, the 2017 Nissan Altima is an affordable mid-size sedan. The 2017 Nissan Maxima is a full-size sedan that starts at just above $32,000. Both of these sporty cars are available with the VQ35DE V6 engine, which works smoothly with the patented Xtronic CVT. Featuring GPS navigation and SiriusXM service, the NissanConnect infotainment system is installed in some of the Altima and Maxima trims. Both Nissan models may be equipped with the Forward Emergency Braking, which is part of the Intelligent Safety Shield technology.

Performance

Rated at approximately 180 horsepower, the 2.5 L QR25DE engine is standard in all of the 2.5-level Nissan Altima trims. Cranking out just under 180 pound-feet of torque, this four-cylinder engine is also installed in the SR Midnight Edition. The 3.5-level editions are driven by the 3.5 L VQ35DE engine, which peaks out at 270 hp and 251 lb-ft of torque. Both engines are synced with the Xtronic CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission) system that has no limits on gear ratios. Engineered to reduce delays during gear shifts, this signature transmission system is standard in the Nissan Maxima. However, the VQ35DE V6 engine in this model has been refined to produce up to 300 hp and 261 lb-ft of torque. When equipped with the Integrated Dynamics-control Module, the Maxima performs well on any track. This innovative technology includes the Active Ride Control and Active Trace Control, which monitor and calibrate multiple mechanical parameters in real time. Additionally, the Active Engine Braking lowers the strain on the powertrain in situations that require sudden stops or change of directions. Hollow-tune stabilizer bars reinforce this versatile Nissan sedan that has a sport-tuned suspension system.

Appearance

The 10 exterior paint options for the 2017 Nissan Altima include Scarlet Ember, Cayenne Red, Storm Blue and Deep Blue Pearl. You can customize the Nissan Maxima in one of nine colors, including Coulis Red, Bordeaux Black and Pearl White. If you’re looking for an all-black theme with aggressive styling, then select the SR Midnight Edition that’s available for both models.

Shiny chrome covers the exhaust tips on the Altima and Maxima. Both of these sedans have headlights and daytime running lights with LED bulbs. Additionally, LED technology is integrated into the Maxima’s tail lights. This premium model comes with the Smart Auto Headlights that provide extra convenience for driving at night. Halogen headlights, fog lights and external ground lighting also generate plenty of illumination.

Safety

Linked to the Predictive Forward Collision Warning, the Forward Emergency Braking prevents the Nissan Altima and Maxima from getting into front crashes. This technology is powered by radar sensors that scan the road. Both models may also be equipped with the Blind Spot Warning and Rear Cross Traffic Alert, which lessen the risks of side and rear collisions. Available in the Maxima, the Moving Object Detection keeps an eye out for any mobile obstacles in your projected backward path. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, these Nissan sedans have earned the “Top Safety Pick+” ratings.


Visit our dealership and browse a large selection of 2017 Nissan Altima and Maxima models. We are sure that you’ll find the perfect Nissan sedan based on personal criteria, such as budget, family needs, exterior style and other important features.

* 2017 EPA-estimated city/highway mileage. Actual mileage will vary.