Nissan Altima vs Nissan Maxima Compare price, expert/user reviews, mpg, engines, safety, cargo capacity and other specs at a glance.

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User Ranking Drivers and owners ranked these cars in 9 categories.

New Car Pricing New listing price comparison and analysis.

2020 Nissan Altima
2.0 Platinum FWD
MSRP
$35,180
Invoice
$32,769
Average Price Paid
$32,081
356 listings nationwide

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2020 Nissan Maxima
Platinum FWD
MSRP
$41,840
Invoice
$39,051
Average Price Paid
$39,264
404 listings nationwide

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Pricing Analysis Price analysis based on recent sales data applied to current trim without options.

2020 Nissan Altima
2.0 Platinum FWD
Fair Price
$33,567
Good Price
$30,905
Great Price
$29,383
2020 Nissan Maxima
Platinum FWD
Fair Price
$40,494
Good Price
$38,287
Great Price
$37,025

Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2020 Nissan Altima
2.0 Platinum FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$31,359
106 listings nationwide
5 GREAT deals
18 GOOD deals

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2020 Nissan Maxima
Platinum FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$39,217
42 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2020 Nissan Altima
2.0 Platinum FWD
Christian Wardlaw Test Drive Review:

Sedans are not dead, though some models in the segment are not long for this world. In fact, post-pandemic financial pressure on consumers could result in a resurgence of the tradition...

2020 Nissan Maxima
Platinum FWD
Cherise Threewitt Preview:

The Maxima, Nissan's largest sedan, was last refreshed for 2019. For 2020, Nissan continues to demonstrate a commitment to making the Maxima competitive by adding new standard safety f...

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  • Look and Feel 7
  • Performance 7
  • Form & Function 7
  • Technology 9
  • Safety 8
  • Cost-Effectiveness 6
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User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2020 Nissan Altima
2.0 Platinum FWD
5
GuruVV4TY writes:
this car is way too small I should have bought a TAURUS after driving a Sable LS for over 22 years! I still wa...
Handling Ranked 2017 Ford Fusion SE better.
"smooth ride"
Front Seats Ranked 2017 Ford Fusion SE better.
"a little roomier"
20
Speederinred writes:
Back Seats Ranked 2020 Toyota Camry worse.
"More comfortable "
Family Car Ranked 2020 Toyota Camry worse.
"Seemed roomier with outlets in back"
2020 Nissan Maxima
Platinum FWD
20
GuruPR6B3 writes:
I like this car
Back Seats Ranked 2020 Toyota Avalon better.
"Because Toyota have large back seat"
Cargo Capacity Ranked 2020 Toyota Avalon worse.
"It has also medium back seat "
GuruQ57K7 writes:
Very sporty and handling is amazing. A lot of power. Nice interior and safety features
Stephanie writes:
Cargo Capacity Ranked 2020 Toyota Camry TRD V6 FWD better.
"Large trunk "
Family Car Ranked 2020 Toyota Camry TRD V6 FWD better.
"The entertain center that it offers keeps the grand babies occupied "

Specs

2020 Nissan Altima
2.0 Platinum FWD
2020 Nissan Maxima
Platinum FWD
Powertrain Continuously Variable Transmission 7-Speed CVT
Drivetrain
FWD
FWD
Fuel Economy, City
25 MPG
20 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
34 MPG
30 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 16.2 gal 18 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
248 hp @ 5,600 RPM
300 hp @ 6,400 RPM
Torque
273 lb-ft @ 1,600 RPM
261 lb-ft @ 4,400 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
6 cylinders
Compression Ratio
8:1
10.6:1
Displacement
2,000 cc
3,500 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.31 in x 3.55 in
3.76 in x 3.2 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags Standard Standard
Rear Side Airbags Standard --
Curtain Airbags Standard Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Overall 4 stars 5 stars
Front Crash Overall 4 stars 5 stars
Front Crash Driver 5 stars 5 stars
Front Crash Passenger 4 stars 5 stars
Side Crash Overall 5 stars 5 stars
Side Barrier Driver 4 stars 5 stars
Side Barrier Passenger 5 stars 5 stars
Side Pole Driver 5 stars 4 stars
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof Standard Standard
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
CD Player -- Standard
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Driver Power Seats Standard Standard
Passenger Power Seats Standard Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 43.8 in 45 in
Back Legroom 35.2 in 34.2 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 15.4 cu ft 14.3 cu ft
Maximum Payload 962 lbs 1,007 lbs
Exterior
Length 192.9 in 192.8 in
Width 72.9 in 73.2 in
Height 56.8 in 56.5 in
Wheelbase 111.2 in 109.3 in

Available Options

2020 Nissan Altima
2.0 Platinum FWD

Exterior Colors

  • Brilliant Silver Metallic
  • Gun Metallic
  • Pearl White Tricoat
  • Scarlet Ember Tintcoat
  • Storm Blue Metallic
  • Super Black
2020 Nissan Maxima
Platinum FWD

Exterior Colors

  • Brilliant Silver Metallic
  • Carnelian Red Tintcoat
  • Deep Blue Pearl
  • Gun Metallic
  • Pearl White Tricoat
  • Sunset Drift Chromaflair
  • Super Black
  • [E10-1] Premium Paint - Pearl White
  • [E10-2] Premium Paint - Carnelian Red

Option Packages

  • [N92] Illumination Package
  • [X01] Reserve Package

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