Nissan Maxima vs Honda Civic 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
$39,497
Average Price Paid
$41,692
142 listings nationwide

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2022 Honda Civic
EX FWD
MSRP
$24,700
Invoice
$23,423
Average Price Paid
$24,700
574 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
$42,498
Good Price
$40,349
Great Price
$39,120
2022 Honda Civic
EX FWD
Fair Price
$25,809
Good Price
$24,557
Great Price
$23,840

Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2021 Nissan Maxima
Platinum FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$44,169
30 listings nationwide
4 GREAT deals
7 GOOD deals

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2022 Honda Civic
EX FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$25,975
9 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...

2022 Honda Civic
EX FWD
Matt Smith Test Drive Review:

According to Honda, 75 percent of Civic owners return in the future to buy another one of the company’s vehicles. That represents a significant opportunity, and it makes the redesigned...

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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 8
  • Technology 8
  • Safety 7
  • Cost-Effectiveness 5

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

2021 Nissan Maxima
Platinum FWD
No User Reviews
2022 Honda Civic
EX FWD
Corey writes:
I want a car because it is my grandma birthday
Back Seats Ranked 2022 Subaru WRX worse.
"I want to surprise my grandma with a xar"
Family Car Ranked 2022 Subaru WRX worse.
"It is my grandma birthday that why I want a car"

Specs

2021 Nissan Maxima
Platinum FWD
2022 Honda Civic
EX FWD
Powertrain 7-Speed CVT Continuously Variable Transmission
Drivetrain
FWD
FWD
Fuel Economy, City
20 MPG
33 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
30 MPG
42 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 18 gal 12.4 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
300 hp @ 6,400 RPM
180 hp @ 6,000 RPM
Torque
261 lb-ft @ 4,400 RPM
177 lb-ft @ 1,700 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 Optional
Driver Airbag Standard Optional
Passenger Airbag Standard Optional
Front Side Airbags Standard Optional
Rear Side Airbags Standard Optional
Curtain Airbags Standard Optional
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Overall 5 stars --
Front Crash Overall 5 stars --
Front Crash Driver 5 stars --
Front Crash Passenger 5 stars --
Side Crash Overall 5 stars --
Side Barrier Driver 5 stars --
Side Barrier Passenger 5 stars --
Side Pole Driver 5 stars --
Rollover 5 stars --
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof Standard Optional
Air Conditioning Standard Optional
CD Player Standard --
Radio Standard Optional
Power Windows Standard Optional
Power Door Locks Standard Optional
Driver Power Seats Standard --
Passenger Power Seats Standard --
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 45 in 42.3 in
Back Legroom 34.2 in 37.4 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 14.3 cu ft 14.8 cu ft
Maximum Payload 949 lbs --
Exterior
Length 192.8 in 184 in
Width 73.2 in 70.9 in
Height 56.5 in 55.7 in
Wheelbase 109.3 in 107.7 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
2022 Honda Civic
EX FWD

Exterior Colors

  • Aegean Blue Metallic
  • Crystal Black Pearl
  • Lunar Silver Metallic
  • Meteorite Gray Metallic
  • Modern Steel Metallic
  • Morning Mist Metallic
  • Obsidian Blue Pearl
  • Platinum White Pearl
  • Rallye Red
  • Sonic Gray Pearl
  • Valencia Red Pearl

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