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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 Maxima
Platinum FWD
MSRP
$41,640
Invoice
$38,864
Average Price Paid
$38,895
410 listings nationwide

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2020 Honda Accord
1.5T EX FWD
MSRP
$28,070
Invoice
$25,541
Average Price Paid
$25,012
2,102 listings nationwide

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

2020 Nissan Maxima
Platinum FWD
Fair Price
$39,809
Good Price
$38,105
Great Price
$37,130
2020 Honda Accord
1.5T EX FWD
Fair Price
$26,031
Good Price
$24,331
Great Price
$23,358

Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2020 Nissan Maxima
Platinum FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$39,152
24 listings nationwide

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2020 Honda Accord
1.5T EX FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$28,079
17 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

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...

2020 Honda Accord
1.5T EX FWD
Kyree Williams Preview:

The midsize Honda Accord entered its tenth generation for the 2018 model year. For 2020, it goes unchanged, offering the same LX, Sport, EX, EX-L, and Touring trims. The Accord gives ...

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

2020 Nissan Maxima
Platinum FWD
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 "
2020 Honda Accord
1.5T EX FWD
30
GuruP9PY5 writes:
The Honda was boring compared to the Mazda in the Mazda had a much nicer more luxurious feel to it and looked ...
Guru663CL writes:
Good looking. Good power. Good handling.
Looks/Style Ranked 2019 Kia Stinger GTS AWD better.
"Edgier"
Front Seats Ranked 2019 Kia Stinger GTS AWD better.
"Form fitting"
Harvey writes:
Ended up buying the 2020 Honda Accord. Better depreciation and value in the long run of car ownership.
Power Ranked 2020 Kia Optima SX Turbo FWD worse.
"No Turbo lag, stomp the accelerator and it moves out fast."
Family Car Ranked 2020 Kia Optima SX Turbo FWD worse.
"Lots of room and convenience features. "

Specs

2020 Nissan Maxima
Platinum FWD
2020 Honda Accord
1.5T EX FWD
Powertrain 7-Speed CVT Continuously Variable Transmission
Drivetrain
FWD
FWD
Fuel Economy, City
20 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 5 stars 5 stars
Front Crash Overall 5 stars 5 stars
Front Crash Driver 5 stars 5 stars
Front Crash Passenger 5 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 1,007 lbs 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

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
2020 Honda Accord
1.5T EX FWD

Exterior Colors

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

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