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How does the Nissan Maxima Compare?

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How does the Nissan Maxima Compare?

2019 Maxima versus the Competition

Have you ever looked at a Nissan Maxima and thought how beautiful it is? You are not alone. This is one pretty car.

What you may not realize is what an exciting performer the Maxima can be. And, it may also come as a shock when you discover how truly affordable the car can be.

There are very few affordable (or even close to affordable) performance sedans available to the Canadian buyer. I have chosen three of vehicles offered by our competition to compare.

We will look at the Toyota Avalon, the Acura TLX and the BMW 3 Series. You may find it a stretch to compare a Nissan to supposedly up-market brands like Acura and BMW. Fear not. Our Flagship Sedan, The Nissan Maxima can more than hold it's own.

Let's start right where the rubber meets the road. Let's talk power. The BMW 3 Series comes out of the gate with 180 Horse Power. The Acura TLX claims 206. Only the Toyota Avalon can match the Maxima with 300 Horses under the hood. Oh, by the way, you may never need 300 ponies but a) it's nice to know it they are there and b) they just sounds so darn sexy!

We all know that the day of the full size sedan is, sadly, long gone. Having said that do you really want to feel all cramped when you drive? Of course not. You'd buy a compact car if you did. You want a bit of room, right? Well, the Maxima (in all trim levels) can deliver 39.4 inches of headroom and 45 inches of leg room. I am personally all legs and I can tell you that 45 inches is just fine. How about the Avalon? Only 38.5 inches for your head and an insufficient 42.1 inches for your legs. The Acura (is this really an up-market car?) tries to squeeze you in to 37.2 inches up top and 42.6 down below. I guess they want you to go barefoot.

With all new cars - due to the increased need for low drag co-efficient - the sculpted sight lines can result in blind spots for the driver. That is not a good thing obviously. Nissan has the solution - a 360 Degree Around View Monitor. Makes sense, right? Well we think so. But unfortunately BMW and Acura disagree. That is correct - these vehicles will leave you guessing as to what is going on around you. Not fun.

Safety? With performance  - hopefully - comes safety. Looking for forward collision warning? Don't look for that safety feature in the Acura TLX. Nor the Toyota Avalon. And, amazingly, not in the BMW 3 Series either.

Guess what? The Nissan Maxima is a car you don't need to just lust after any more. You can afford one. Even the Top of the Mark Platinum (very, very nice) lists out at only about $46,000. As a quick comparison the BMW 3 Series starts at about $49K and can run all the way up to over $77K.

Ready to move in to your dream car? We have some in stock right here at Belleville Nissan - 28 Millennium Parkway just North of the 401.

Want a test drive that will knock your socks off? Call Rohan, Trish, Mike, Matt or me, Dave Johnson at 866-993-5365.

We would love to earn your business. And this car makes it easy.

Thanks!

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