2017 Nissan Maxima vs. 2017 Chrysler 300 vs. 2017 Kia Cadenza
When you're in the Windy City, or any large city, you need power to be able to handle all the busy streets. From never-ending highway construction which requires a hair-trigger ability to change lanes to stop-and-go traffic, only the strong survive. Which is exactly what the large sedan class is meant for, as these vehicles come packed with more power and larger engines to handle any driving situation for the discerning driver.
We'll take a look at three leaders with new models out (or soon to be out) in the large sedan class, the 2017 Nissan Maxima vs. 2017 Chrysler 300 vs. 2017 Kia Cadenza. The 2017 Maxima gets the edge in "first to market" as models have been on lots since mid-summer 2016, while the 2017 Chrysler 300 and 2017 Kia Cadenza are slated for more of a fall 2016 release. And the Maxima is taking full advantage, with its superior overall fuel economy, a rock-solid 21 mpg city, 30 mpg highway, which edges the Chrysler 300's 19 city, 31 highway and demolishes the 2017 Cadenza's 20 mpg city, 28 mpg highway. But we're already forgetting the 2017 Maxima's design, which won ample praise from WardsAuto in 2016 as the publication tabbed the Maxima as one of the "10 Best Interiors," thanks to features like the lustrous available Alcantara seating inserts and cool touches like a leather-wrapped shift knob and Liquid Chrome custom accents.
|2017 Nissan Maxima||Vs.||2017 Chrysler 300||2017 Kia Cadenza|
|3.5L V6, 300 HP||Performance||3.6L V6, 300 HP||3.3L V6, 290 HP|
|21, 30||MPG (city, highway)||19, 31 (2016 models)||20, 28|
|Yes||2016 IIHS Top Safety Pick?||No||No|
|Yes||WardsAuto "10 Best Interiors of 2016"?||No||No|
Test Drive a Nissan Maxima in Arlington Heights IL Today
While the 2017 Kia Cadenza is a redesign and kicks off the second generation for that sedan, and the 2017 Chrysler 300 will feature improved power, the 2017 Nissan Maxima ties with the Chrysler 300 for more power in base trims with 300 HP, while also providing the kind of safety that just isn't available in the other two sedans, as the 2016 Maxima was named an IIHS Top Safety Pick, making it one of the most impact-resistant sedans in its class, and an honor which we expect to occur for the 2017 model. The Cadenza and the 300 were shut out of that honor in 2016. Another honor the Maxima notched recently was being named "Best in Class" by AutoPacific in its annual Vehicle Satisfaction Awards for the 2016 model year. AutoPacific surveyed 65,000 new car owners in 50 categories, so you know the Nissan Maxima is a quality vehicle. The Cadenza and the Chrysler 300 weren't as fortunate in this survey.
When you add it all up – the plush design, the fuel economy, the power and the safety features – the 2017 Nissan Maxima is the obvious choice in the large sedan class. We are proud to carry it on the lot at Arlington Nissan, 1100 W. Dundee Road in Arlington Heights, IL. We also serve the greater Chicagoland area, including Naperville, Schaumburg and Palatine. Come visit us today and we'll set you up with a test drive of the Nissan Maxima or another of our models.