Nissan Altima vs. Nissan Maxima

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Key Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book
$24,000 - $25,350
$34,050

Expert Rating

Expert Rating

Owner Reviews

Owner Reviews
4.56 / 5
36 Reviews

Horsepower

Horsepower
182 hp
300 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.5L DOHC 16
3.5L DOHC 24

Interior Features

Alarm

Alarm

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls

Cruise Control

Cruise Control

Power Windows

Power Windows

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Power Steering

Power Steering

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
44.1 in.
45 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
39.2 in.
39.4 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
35.1 in.
34.2 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
36.9 in.
36.7 in.

Bluetooth

Bluetooth

MP3 Player

MP3 Player

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration

AUX Input

AUX Input

Exterior Features

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Aluminum

Tire Width

Tire Width
P215/60TR16
P245/45VR18

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
111.2 in.
109.3 in.

Length

Length
192.9 in.
192.8 in.

Width

Width
72.9 in.
73.2 in.

Mechanical Specs

Weight

Weight
3212 - 3344 lbs.
3552 lbs.

Horsepower

Horsepower
182 hp
300 hp

Torque

Torque
178 ft. lbs.
261 ft. lbs.

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder
V6 Cylinder

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
16 - 16.2 gal.
18 gal.

Combined

Combined
31 - 34 mpg
25 mpg

City

City
26 - 28 mpg
20 mpg

Highway

Highway
36 - 39 mpg
30 mpg

CVT Transmission

CVT Transmission

Safety Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks

Stability Control

Stability Control

Traction Control

Traction Control

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Rear Side Airbag

Rear Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Knee Airbag

Knee Airbag

Tech Specs

Vehicle Name

Vehicle Name
Nissan Altima
Nissan Maxima

Body Style

Body Style
Sedan
Sedan

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive - Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive

EPA Classification

EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars
Mid-Size Cars

Passenger Capacity

Passenger Capacity
5
5

Base Curb Weight

Base Curb Weight
3212 - 3344 lbs.
3552 lbs.

Fuel Economy Est-Combined

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
30 - 32 mpg.
24 mpg.

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
26 - 28 mpg.
20 mpg.

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
36 - 39 mpg.
30 mpg.

Engine Type

Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4
Premium Unleaded V-6

Displacement

Displacement
2.5 L/152
3.5 L/213

Fuel System

Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection
Gasoline Direct Injection

Trans Type

Trans Type
1
1

Trans Description Cont.

Trans Description Cont.
CVT w/OD
CVT w/OD

First Gear Ratio (:1)

First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.63 - 0.38
2.41 - 0.38

Reverse Ratio (:1)

Reverse Ratio (:1)
1.96
1.77

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.83
5.25

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.5 - 5.9
7.4

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 - 120
150

Suspension Type - Front

Suspension Type - Front
Strut
Strut

Suspension Type - Rear

Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link
Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut
Strut

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link
Multi-Link

Front Tire Size

Front Tire Size
P215/60TR16
P245/45VR18

Rear Tire Size

Rear Tire Size
P215/60TR16
P245/45VR18

Spare Tire Size

Spare Tire Size
Compact
Compact

Front Wheel Size

Front Wheel Size
16 X 7 - 17 X 7.5 in.
18 X 8.5 in.

Rear Wheel Size

Rear Wheel Size
16 X 7 - 17 X 7.5 in.
18 X 8.5 in.

Spare Wheel Size

Spare Wheel Size
Compact in.
Compact in.

Front Wheel Material

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum - Steel
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum - Steel
Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material

Spare Wheel Material
Steel
Steel

Steering Type

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion

Brake Type

Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc
4-Wheel Disc

Brake ABS System

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel
4-Wheel

Disc - Front

Disc - Front
Yes
Yes

Disc - Rear

Disc - Rear
Yes
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.7 in.
12.6 in.

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11 in.
12.1 in.

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
16 - 16.2 gal.
18 gal.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
39.2 in.
39.4 in.

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
44.1 in.
45 in.

Front Shoulder Room

Front Shoulder Room
58.2 in.
56.7 in.

Front Hip Room

Front Hip Room
54 in.
54.2 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
36.9 in.
36.7 in.

Second Leg Room

Second Leg Room
35.1 in.
34.2 in.

Second Shoulder Room

Second Shoulder Room
57.1 in.
55.7 in.

Second Hip Room

Second Hip Room
52.1 in.
53.5 in.

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
111.2 in.
109.3 in.

Length, Overall

Length, Overall
192.9 in.
192.8 in.

Width, Max w/o mirrors

Width, Max w/o mirrors
72.9 in.
73.2 in.

Height, Overall

Height, Overall
56.7 - 57.1 in.
56.5 in.

Track Width, Front

Track Width, Front
63.6 in.
62.4 in.

Track Width, Rear

Track Width, Rear
63.6 in.
62.4 in.

Min Ground Clearance

Min Ground Clearance
4.9 - 5.2 in.
5.3 in.

Model Group

Model Group
Altima
Maxima

Vehicle Segment

Vehicle Segment
Intermediate
Intermediate

Vehicle Type

Vehicle Type
Sedan
Sedan

Engine Displacement Units

Engine Displacement Units
2.5
3.5

Engine Camshaft

Engine Camshaft
DOHC
DOHC

Engine Block Type

Engine Block Type
aluminum
aluminum

Engine Cylinder Count

Engine Cylinder Count
4
6

Engine Valve Count

Engine Valve Count
4
4