Nissan Maxima vs INFINITI Q50 Compare price, expert/user reviews, mpg, engines, safety, cargo capacity and other specs at a glance.

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2021 Nissan Maxima
Platinum FWD
MSRP
$42,320
Invoice
$39,497
Average Price Paid
$40,908
329 listings nationwide

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2021 INFINITI Q50
3.0t Luxe AWD
MSRP
$43,800
Invoice
$41,391
Average Price Paid
$41,891
524 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
$42,262
Good Price
$40,261
Great Price
$39,117
2021 INFINITI Q50
3.0t Luxe AWD
Fair Price
$42,971
Good Price
$40,958
Great Price
$39,807

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 INFINITI Q50
3.0t Luxe AWD
Stephen Edelstein Test Drive Review:

In the early 2000s, Infiniti had it all, then lost it. As the 2003 model year dawned, Nissan’s Infiniti luxury brand had finally succeeded at matching the German establishment with ...

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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 8
  • Performance 7
  • Form & Function 7
  • Technology 6
  • Safety 6
  • Cost-Effectiveness 7

Specs

2021 Nissan Maxima
Platinum FWD
2021 INFINITI Q50
3.0t Luxe AWD
Powertrain 7-Speed CVT 7-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
FWD
AWD
Fuel Economy, City
20 MPG
19 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
30 MPG
27 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 18 gal 20 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
300 hp @ 6,400 RPM
300 hp @ 6,400 RPM
Torque
261 lb-ft @ 4,400 RPM
295 lb-ft @ 1,500 RPM
Cylinders
6 cylinders
6 cylinders
Compression Ratio
10.6:1
10.3:1
Displacement
3,500 cc
3,000 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.76 in x 3.2 in
3.39 in x 3.39 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 --
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 Standard
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
CD Player Standard 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 44.5 in
Back Legroom 34.2 in 35.1 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 14.3 cu ft 13.5 cu ft
Maximum Payload 949 lbs 1,271 lbs
Exterior
Length 192.8 in 189.6 in
Width 73.2 in 71.8 in
Height 56.5 in 57.2 in
Wheelbase 109.3 in 112.2 in

Available Options

2021 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

  • [K01] 40TH Anniversary Package
2021 INFINITI Q50
3.0t Luxe AWD

Exterior Colors

  • Black Obsidian
  • Dynamic Sunstone Red
  • Grand Blue
  • Graphite Shadow
  • Majestic White
  • Midnight Black
  • Pure White

Option Packages

  • [E10] Premium Paint
  • [R93] Carbon Fiber Rear Decklid Spoiler
  • [E09] Exclusive Paint

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