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New Car Pricing New listing price comparison and analysis.

2019 Nissan Maxima
Platinum FWD
MSRP
$41,540
Invoice
$38,772
Average Price Paid
$38,541
1,090 listings nationwide

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2020 Chevrolet Malibu
L FWD
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2019 Nissan Maxima
Platinum FWD
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L FWD
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Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2019 Nissan Maxima
Platinum FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$38,606
36 listings nationwide
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2020 Chevrolet Malibu
L FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$22,970

Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2019 Nissan Maxima
Platinum FWD
Clifford Atiyeh Test Drive Review:

The Maxima has endured for eight generations as a premium midsize Nissan sedan. While not the “four-door sports car” that Nissan proclaims, the Maxima’s powerful V6 engines and crisp h...

2020 Chevrolet Malibu
L FWD
No Expert Reviews
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  • Look and Feel 8
  • Performance 7
  • Form & Function 9
  • Technology 7
  • Safety 8
  • Cost-Effectiveness 6
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User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2019 Nissan Maxima
Platinum FWD
writes:
SR 2019 - Really Sporty - Fast, handles amazing. Car power keeps on coming.
Handling Ranked 2019 INFINITI Q70L worse.
"Yes - But stiffer ride "
Cargo Capacity Ranked 2019 INFINITI Q70L better.
"Both are close "
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Front Seats Ranked 2019 Acura ILX FWD with Premium Package worse.
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2020 Chevrolet Malibu
L FWD
No User Reviews

Specs

2019 Nissan Maxima
Platinum FWD
2020 Chevrolet Malibu
L FWD
Powertrain 7-Speed CVT Continuously Variable Transmission
Drivetrain
FWD
FWD
Fuel Economy, City
20 MPG
29 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
30 MPG
36 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 18 gal 15.8 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
300 hp @ 6,400 RPM
160 hp @ 5,700 RPM
Torque
261 lb-ft @ 4,400 RPM
184 lb-ft @ 2,500 RPM
Cylinders
6 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
10.6:1
10:1
Displacement
3,500 cc
1,500 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.76 in x 3.2 in
2.91 in x 3.4 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
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof Standard --
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
CD Player Standard --
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Driver Power Seats Standard --
Passenger Power Seats Standard --
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 45 in 41.5 in
Back Legroom 34.2 in 38.1 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 14.3 cu ft 15.8 cu ft
Maximum Payload 1,009 lbs --
Exterior
Length 192.8 in 194.2 in
Width 73.2 in 73 in
Height 56.5 in 57.9 in
Wheelbase 109.3 in 111.4 in

Available Options

2019 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
2020 Chevrolet Malibu
L FWD

Exterior Colors

  • Silver Ice Metallic
  • Summit White

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