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2021 Nissan Maxima
Platinum FWD
MSRP
$42,320
Invoice
$39,405
Average Price Paid
$40,113
612 listings nationwide

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2021 Dodge Charger
GT AWD
MSRP
$35,570
Invoice
$34,619
Average Price Paid
$34,649
237 listings nationwide

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

2021 Nissan Maxima
Platinum FWD
Fair Price
$41,320
Good Price
$38,961
Great Price
$37,612
2021 Dodge Charger
GT AWD
Fair Price
$35,618
Good Price
$33,686
Great Price
$32,582

Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2021 Nissan Maxima
Platinum FWD
Stephen Edelstein Test Drive Review:

The 2021 Nissan Maxima celebrates 40 years on sale, making it one of the oldest Japanese automotive nameplates in continuous use. While it’s impressive for any model to survive four de...

2021 Dodge Charger
GT AWD
Stephen Edelstein Test Drive Review:

When it comes to American muscle cars, few do it better than the Dodge Charger. It’s a unique breed—new four-door muscle cars just aren’t sold in the United States. anymore. There is a...

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  • Look and Feel 8
  • Performance 7
  • Form & Function 6
  • Technology 6
  • Safety 9
  • Cost-Effectiveness 8
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  • Look and Feel 7
  • Performance 9
  • Form & Function 8
  • Technology 6
  • Safety 9
  • Cost-Effectiveness 8

Specs

2021 Nissan Maxima
Platinum FWD
2021 Dodge Charger
GT AWD
Powertrain 7-Speed CVT 8-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
FWD
AWD
Fuel Economy, City
20 MPG
18 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
30 MPG
27 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 18 gal 18.5 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
300 hp @ 6,400 RPM
300 hp @ 6,350 RPM
Torque
261 lb-ft @ 4,400 RPM
264 lb-ft @ 4,800 RPM
Cylinders
6 cylinders
6 cylinders
Compression Ratio
10.6:1
10.2:1
Displacement
3,500 cc
3,600 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.76 in x 3.2 in
3.78 in x 3.27 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 5 stars 4 stars
Front Crash Overall 5 stars 4 stars
Front Crash Driver 5 stars 4 stars
Front Crash Passenger 5 stars 4 stars
Side Crash Overall 5 stars 5 stars
Side Barrier Driver 5 stars 4 stars
Side Barrier Passenger 5 stars 5 stars
Side Pole Driver 5 stars 5 stars
Rollover 5 stars 4 stars
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 Standard
Passenger Power Seats Standard --
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 45 in 41.8 in
Back Legroom 34.2 in 40.1 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 14.3 cu ft 16.5 cu ft
Maximum Payload 949 lbs 1,118 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity -- 1,000 lbs
Exterior
Length 192.8 in 200.8 in
Width 73.2 in 82.7 in
Height 56.5 in 58.5 in
Wheelbase 109.3 in 120 in

Available Options

2021 Nissan Maxima
Platinum FWD

Exterior Colors

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

Option Packages

  • [K01] 40TH Anniversary Package
2021 Dodge Charger
GT AWD

Exterior Colors

  • F8 Green
  • Frostbite
  • Go Mango
  • Granite Pearlcoat
  • HELLRAISIN
  • Indigo Blue
  • Octane Red Pearlcoat
  • Pitch Black Clearcoat
  • SINAMON Stick
  • Smoke Show
  • Torred Clearcoat
  • Triple Nickel Clearcoat
  • White Knuckle Clearcoat

Option Packages

  • Cold Weather Package
  • Alpine Audio Group W/Subwoofer
  • Blacktop Package
  • Driver Convenience Group
  • Gloss Black Painted Roof
  • Navigation & Travel Group
  • Plus Group
  • Power Sunroof
  • Technology Group

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