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What’s the Difference Between the 2017 Nissan Altima and Maxima?

By Product Expert | Posted in Altima, Comparison, Maxima on Thursday, October 20th, 2016 at 9:02 pm
Nissan vs Altima

Difference Between the Nissan Altima and Maxima

The Nissan Altima and Maxima are both popular, spacious sedans with plenty of standard features and amenities to satisfy a wide variety of drivers. One of the questions most asked about Nissan’s top-selling sedan models is: What’s the difference between the Nissan Altima and Maxima? We’ve put together a model comparison of the 2017 Altima and the 2017 Maxima to help interested drivers decide which sedan best fits their budget, needs, and style.

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2017 Nissan Altima vs 2017 Nissan Maxima

For a fair comparison, we’ve compared the base trim of each model: the 2017 Altima 2.5 and the 2017 Maxima 3.5 S. The starting prices for the base trims have just about a $10,000 price difference, which leaves a lot of room for upgraded features. The biggest difference between the Altima and the Maxima are the standard features offered on each model.

Due to the price difference, the 2017 Maxima is equipped with more premium, advanced features than the Altima. However, the 2017 Altima still offers a generous amount of standard features that are suitable for most drivers. The Maxima also offers more horsepower, but the Altima receives better fuel economy ratings. Some specific feature differences are listed in the chart below.

2017 Nissan Altima 2.5
vs
2017 Nissan Maxima 3.5 S
$22,500
MSRP
$32,560
179 @ 6,000RPM
Horsepower
300 @ 6,400RPM
27 city/39 highway
Fuel Economy
22 city/30 highway
Not Available
Remote Engine Start
Keyfob
Not Available
Integrated Navigation System
Voice-Activated
4 speakers
Sound System Speakers
8 speakers

When trying to decide which Altima sedan best fits your needs, consider what you want out of a vehicle. Are you looking to save money, and still get a lot of value? Are you focused on performance, or efficiency? Do you like sleek, sporty sedans or more traditionally styled sedans? Questions like this will make the choice between an Altima and a Maxima much easier to answer.

The Altima is a better option for drivers looking to save money now, and down the road with better fuel efficiency. The Altima offers high-value at an affordable price, so you don’t have to compromise. The Maxima is a better option for drivers with a larger budget and a need for more advanced, premium features. The Maxima is also more performance focused, so it’s sure to thrill.

Nissan Altima Interior

Nissan Altima Cabin
Nissan Maxima Cabin

Nissan Maxima Cabin


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