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.

2019 Nissan Altima
2.0 Platinum FWD
MSRP
$34,780
Invoice
$32,397
Average Price Paid
$34,513
3 listings nationwide

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2018 Nissan Maxima
Platinum FWD
MSRP
$41,090
Invoice
$38,212
Average Price Paid
$37,382
1,866 listings nationwide

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

2019 Nissan Altima
2.0 Platinum FWD
Fair Price
$35,566
Good Price
$32,295
Great Price
$30,425
2018 Nissan Maxima
Platinum FWD
Fair Price
$38,599
Good Price
$36,317
Great Price
$35,012

Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2019 Nissan Altima
2.0 Platinum FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$36,540
2018 Nissan Maxima
Platinum FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$37,698
45 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2019 Nissan Altima
2.0 Platinum FWD
Andrew Newton Preview:

The Nissan Altima has always faced stiff competition in a crowded segment, and the sixth-generation Altima is no exception. For 2019, the Altima has been thoroughly reworked, starting ...

2018 Nissan Maxima
Platinum FWD
Kyree Williams Preview:

In 2016, Nissan comprehensively redesigned the Maxima, so for 2018, it adds a few standard and optional features designed to keep the model fresh. Across the previous seven generations...

User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2019 Nissan Altima
2.0 Platinum FWD
No User Reviews
2018 Nissan Maxima
Platinum FWD
200
writes:
Its definitely not a Honda. Nowhere close. Power is good but theres way more to it than that. Keep trying Nis...

Specs

2019 Nissan Altima
2.0 Platinum FWD
2018 Nissan Maxima
Platinum FWD
Powertrain Continuously Variable Transmission 7-Speed CVT
Drivetrain
FWD
FWD
Fuel Economy, City
25 MPG
21 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
280 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
Curtain Airbags Standard Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Overall -- 4 stars
Front Crash Overall -- 4 stars
Front Crash Driver -- 5 stars
Front Crash Passenger -- 4 stars
Side Crash Overall -- 5 stars
Side Barrier Driver -- 5 stars
Side Barrier Passenger -- 5 stars
Side Pole Driver -- 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 892 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

2019 Nissan Altima
2.0 Platinum FWD

Exterior Colors

  • Brilliant Silver Metallic
  • Gun Metallic
  • Pearl White Tricoat
  • Scarlet Ember Tintcoat
  • Storm Blue Metallic
  • Super Black
2018 Nissan Maxima
Platinum FWD

Exterior Colors

  • Brilliant Silver
  • Carnelian Red
  • Deep Blue Pearl
  • Gun Metallic
  • Pearl White
  • Premium Paint - Pearl White
  • Super Black
  • [E10-2] Premium Paint - Carnelian Red

Option Packages

  • [W10] Wheels: 18" Alloy

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