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Midsize sedans are very popular among the people of the U.S. because of their sleek design and comfortable interiors. Here at Palm springs Nissan, which ever midsize you choose, you are going to get an abundance of safety features and spacious interiors. So, which midsize sedan is right for you? Today we will compare the two most popular midsize sedans- the 2021 Nissan Altima vs the 2021 Nissan Maxima. After reading this comparison you can check out our new midsize sedan inventory here at Palm Springs Nissan in Cathedral City, CA!
2021 Nissan Altima
2021 Nissan Maxima
2.5-liter DOHC 16-valve 4-cylinder
|Engine||3.5-liter DOHC 24-valve V6|
|27/38 MPG||Fuel Economy (city/highway)||20/30 MPG|
|15.4 cu.-ft.||Cargo volume||14.3 cu.-ft.|
The most striking difference between the two sedans is obviously the huge price difference. If you are on a tight budget, the 2021 Nissan Altima is a safe bet, but if you want to spend a little more, on a powerful engine, go for Maxima. As we see from the table, although the 2021 Nissan Maxima does have a more powerful engine, its fuel economy is lesser in comparison to the Nissan Altima.
Both the sedans have a standard FWD drivetrain but in the case of the 2021 Nissan Altima you have the optional Intelligent All-wheel Drive available which is not the case with the 2021 Maxima.
Another note-worthy difference is the dimensions of the vehicles. Although the Altima comes at a lower cost, it actually has more passenger and cargo volume as compared to the Maxima. The total passenger volume of the 2021 Nissan Maxima is only 98.5 cu.-ft. whereas that of the 2021 Nissan Altima is 100.8 cu.-ft. Similarly, the cargo volume of the Altima is more than that of the Maxima.
So, with all the differences listed out, it is up to you to decide which midsize sedan is perfect for you. In either case, if you have any questions regarding any of these, you can contact us. Our team of experts will be happy to assist you. You can also schedule a test drive for the sedan before making a purchase by using the button below!