2020 Nissan Altima

2020 Nissan Altima*

2020 Nissan Maxima

2020 Nissan Maxima*

2020 Nissan Altima vs. 2020 Nissan Maxima

Nissan Altima


Nissan Maxima

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Starting MSRP

188 hp

Standard Horsepower

300 hp
28/39 city/highway MPG

Fuel Economy

20/30 city/highway MPG
15.4 cubic feet

Cargo Volume

14.3 cubic feet

When it comes to shopping Nissan high-performance sedans, the 2020 Nissan Altima vs. the 2020 Nissan Maxima is a very popular comparison. While both offer advanced technological features, serious comfort, and high-performance capabilities you’ve come to expect from Nissan, there are key differentiating features that can help you decide on the model that best fits your lifestyle in Bartlett. Examining affordability, the entry-level 2020 Altima starts at $24,100* MSRP, while the entry-level 2020 Maxima starts at $34,250* MSRP. Compare the differences between the Nissan Altima and the Maxima below to see what sets the two apart when it comes to power, efficiency, and size resulting in that price discrepancy.

Nissan Altima vs. Nissan Maxima: Performance & Efficiency

Are you looking for more power, or more efficiency from your vehicle in Arlington? Both these Nissan sedans offer dynamic performance and efficiency, but the 2020 Altima offers an advantage in regards to efficiency, while the 2020 Maxima offers more powerful performance. Compare Nissan Altima vs. Nissan Maxima engine specs below:

2020 Nissan Altima Specs

  • Base Engine: 188-hp 2.5L DOHC 16-valve 4-cylinder
  • EPA-Estimated Altima MPG** – 28 mpg city/39 mpg highway

2020 Nissan Maxima Specs

Both sedans come with front-wheel drive as standard, but only the 2020 Nissan Altima is available with Intelligent All-Wheel Drive. For some Arlington drivers, the Altima’s fuel efficiency paired with Intelligent All-Wheel Drive capability is enough to sway their decision toward buying an Altima.

Nissan Altima vs. Nissan Maxima: Interior Features & Dimensions

You can’t go wrong either way when it comes to the Nissan Altima or Nissan Maxima— you’re sure to enjoy comfortable seating and advanced tech features no matter your decision. However, the Maxima is decidedly larger and more lavish.

  • The newly redesigned Nissan Altima presents a futuristic interior featuring a tablet-like infotainment display. Standard features include dual-zone climate control, NissanConnect®, and Siri® Eyes Free technology.
  • Nissan Maxima: The Maxima offers a more luxury-feeling interior that’s available with quilted leather seating and striking wood-tone interior trim. The Maxima also offers an 8-way powered driver’s seat, Apple CarPlay®/Android Auto™, remote engine start, and Intelligent Climate Control as standard.

Compare the Nissan Altima vs. Nissan Maxima For Yourself

The best way to compare the Nissan Altima vs. Nissan Maxima is with a test drive at Wolfchase Nissan. Once you’re behind the wheel of either model, you’ll more easily be able to decide which model’s handling and drivability feels bets to you. Contact us today if you’re interested in scheduling a test drive, learning about the available 2020 Nissan Altima colors, or beginning the financing process to get in the driver’s seat of a 2020 Nissan Altima or a 2020 Nissan Maxima.

Want to check out more comparisons? Be sure to compare the Nissan Altima vs. Honda Accord today.

*2019 models shown

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