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

New Car Pricing New listing price comparison and analysis.

2018 Nissan Maxima
Platinum FWD
MSRP
$40,940
Invoice
$38,212
Average Price Paid
$36,953
1,684 listings nationwide

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2018 Honda Accord
1.5T EX FWD
MSRP
$27,470
Invoice
$25,130
Average Price Paid
$24,707
5,234 listings nationwide

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

2018 Nissan Maxima
Platinum FWD
Fair Price
$38,138
Good Price
$36,064
Great Price
$34,879
2018 Honda Accord
1.5T EX FWD
Fair Price
$25,756
Good Price
$24,071
Great Price
$23,108

Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2018 Nissan Maxima
Platinum FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$37,888
29 listings nationwide
3 GREAT deals
6 GOOD deals

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2018 Honda Accord
1.5T EX FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$27,672
107 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

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...

2018 Honda Accord
1.5T EX FWD
Clifford Atiyeh Test Drive Review:

While American sedans have come and gone, the Honda Accord has kept a singular purpose (and the same name) for 42 straight years. It’s reliable, roomy, efficient, and unpretentious. Ye...

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

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

2018 Nissan Maxima
Platinum FWD
190
writes:
Its definitely not a Honda. Nowhere close. Power is good but theres way more to it than that. Keep trying Nis...
2018 Honda Accord
1.5T EX FWD
90
writes:
2.0 turbo is the way to go. Gas mileage is really good if you can keep it out of sports mode. Cant go wrong wi...
Front Seats Ranked 2015 Ford F-150 Platinum SuperCrew 4WD worse.
"Leather feels premium and the seats are softer. The sides hug your body."
Cargo Capacity Ranked 2015 Ford F-150 Platinum SuperCrew 4WD better.
"Truck has lots of cargo space since that is what is meant to carry."
40
writes:
Sport trim is the best car in the class for sporty driving.
Handling Ranked 2018 Mazda MAZDA6 worse.
"Sport trim has no equal in the class. Can give a gti a run for your money and haul people on a trip comfortably"
Value Ranked 2018 Mazda MAZDA6 better.
"With Napa leather and 360 camera available for under 36k and the fit and finish to rival a luxury car this should be top of your list for a near luxury experience."
30
writes:
For me, the price difference between the 1.5 and 2.0 is what made me go w the 1.5.

Specs

2018 Nissan Maxima
Platinum FWD
2018 Honda Accord
1.5T EX FWD
Powertrain 7-Speed CVT Continuously Variable Transmission
Drivetrain
FWD
FWD
Fuel Economy, City
21 MPG
30 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
30 MPG
38 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 18 gal 14.8 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
300 hp @ 6,400 RPM
192 hp @ 5,500 RPM
Torque
261 lb-ft @ 4,400 RPM
192 lb-ft @ 1,500 RPM
Cylinders
6 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
10.6:1
10.3:1
Displacement
3,500 cc
1,500 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.76 in x 3.2 in
2.87 in x 3.52 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 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 5 stars 5 stars
Side Barrier Passenger 5 stars 5 stars
Side Pole Driver 4 stars 5 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 --
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 45 in 42.3 in
Back Legroom 34.2 in 40.4 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 14.3 cu ft 16.7 cu ft
Maximum Payload -- 1,100 lbs
Exterior
Length 192.8 in 192.2 in
Width 73.2 in 73.3 in
Height 56.5 in 57.1 in
Wheelbase 109.3 in 111.4 in

Available Options

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
2018 Honda Accord
1.5T EX FWD

Exterior Colors

  • Champagne Frost Pearl
  • Crystal Black Pearl
  • Kona Coffee Metallic
  • Lunar Silver Metallic
  • Modern Steel Metallic
  • Obsidian Blue Pearl
  • Platinum White Pearl
  • Radiant Red Metallic

Option Packages

  • Side Underbody Spoiler
  • Tires: Toyo
  • Wheels: 19" Black Alloy
  • Wheels: 19" Chrome-Look Alloy

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