Nissan Maxima vs Honda Accord 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.

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

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2021 Honda Accord
EX-L FWD
MSRP
$31,290
Invoice
$29,337
Average Price Paid
$29,458
2,173 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 Honda Accord
EX-L FWD
Fair Price
$30,506
Good Price
$28,623
Great Price
$27,546

Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2021 Nissan Maxima
Platinum FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$42,987
9 listings nationwide

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2021 Honda Accord
EX-L FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$32,271
41 listings nationwide

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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 Honda Accord
EX-L FWD
Stephen Edelstein Test Drive Review:

For the 2021 model year, Honda is taking the Accord in a more elevated direction. The company has refined the Accord’s features list, added a trim level, and priced it right to compete...

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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 9
  • Performance 9
  • Form & Function 9
  • Technology 9
  • Safety 9
  • Cost-Effectiveness 10

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

2021 Nissan Maxima
Platinum FWD
No User Reviews
2021 Honda Accord
EX-L FWD
Guru9DHM2K writes:
Looks/Style Ranked 2016 Kia Cadenza Limited better.
"It looks qualityl"
Would Buy Ranked 2016 Kia Cadenza Limited better.
"It is better appointed and more powerful."

Specs

2021 Nissan Maxima
Platinum FWD
2021 Honda Accord
EX-L 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
Rear Side Airbags 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 5 stars 5 stars
Rollover 5 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 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 949 lbs 1,078 lbs
Exterior
Length 192.8 in 196.1 in
Width 73.2 in 73.3 in
Height 56.5 in 57.1 in
Wheelbase 109.3 in 111.4 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 Honda Accord
EX-L FWD

Exterior Colors

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

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