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2018 Nissan Altima vs 2018 Nissan Maxima

blue 2018 nissan altima vs black 2018 nissan maxima

When it comes to the car-buying process nowadays, drivers have more information readily available at their disposal than ever before. You'd think that this would make the decision easier, but in many ways, it's become even more difficult! Having to sift through all that information to make an informed decision can be downright overwhelming!

That's where we come in. We create these model comparison pages so that drivers can see how some of the most popular vehicle models stack up directly with one another. For this comparison, we're going to be comparing the two flagship sedan models of Nissan, the 2018 Altima and 2018 Maxima. Many drivers know about the two popular Nissan models, but what's really different about them? Let's find out what each car model has to offer drivers!



2018 Nissan Altima

2018 Nissan Maxima

$23,260 MSRP $33,270
32 MPG Fuel Economy (Combined) 25 MPG
179 HP Horsepower 300 HP
Not Available Navigation System Standard with Voice Activation

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When you look at the two Nissan car models and their key measurements and specifications, it's easy to see why both are so popular among drivers! Each has their own unique advantages and specialties that they bring to drivers, that it really comes down to a driver's personal preferences in a car.

The 2018 Nissan Altima, which is a midsize car, is smaller and therefore more efficient than the 2018 Nissan Maxima, which is a full-size car. Because the Altima is slightly smaller, it's going to also offer a more affordable MSRP. However, the Maxima certainly has its own advantages.

The 2018 Nissan Maxima offers a robust engine that gives drivers an exhilarating performance of up to 300 horsepower! The 2018 Maxima is larger, more powerful and offers more standard advanced features than the Altima, as shown with its standard Nissan Navigation System with Voice Activation. So, you may be paying more for a Maxima, but you're definitely getting your money's worth!

What both Nissan models offer is the suite of advanced safety feature and driver assist-technologies called Nissan Intelligent Mobility. These features help make the driving experience safer as well as less fatiguing on the driver. Available safety features include:

  • Intelligent Cruise Control 

  • Blind Spot Warning 

  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert 

  • Intelligent Forward Collision Warning 

Want to learn more about the 2018 Nissan Altima or 2018 Nissan Maxima? Ready to get behind the wheel of one to try for yourself? Contact our staff at Arlington Nissan, located in Arlington Heights, Illinois, for more information or to schedule a test drive today! 


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