Nissan Altima vs Maxima

If you’re looking for a sleek, stylish, and modern way to refresh your Harrisburg, Carlisle, York and Mechanicsburg area commutes, the 2018 Nissan Altima and Maxima are worth checking out. Both of these luxury sedans put style and comfort at the forefront of each driving experience.

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The team here at Faulkner Nissan Harrisburg, have made it easier for you to compare the benefits of both of these fine automobiles by presenting them to you in a side by side Nissan Altima vs Maxima comparison.


While the Altima and the Maxima are quite similar in size, there are some notable differences. For instance, the Altima is 191.9 inches long and 57.8 inches high. Compare these numbers to those of the Maxima, and you’ll find that the Maxima is a bit longer at 192.8 inches and higher at 56.5 inches.

Depending on your preferences and needs, each set of numbers comes with its own benefits. For the Altima, its smaller stature can come in handy if your commutes mainly stick around congested areas with tight turns that require more control for maneuvering. In the case of the Maxima, its larger size gives you extra stability.


The similarities between these two sedans continue to grow as we take a look at their interiors. The Altima gives you and your passengers plenty of headroom with 40 inches for those in the front seats and 37.1 inches in the back seats. This trend of spaciousness continues with its legroom that measures at 45 inches in the front and 36.1 inches in the rear.

The headroom for the Maxima is a tighter fit at 39.4 inches in the front and 36.7 inches in the rear. The Maxima matches the Altima in terms of front seat legroom with 45 inches. Its legroom for the backseat passengers is considerably less at 34.2 inches.

Again, both cars have the potential to fit in with your particular lifestyle. Because the Altima is roomier, however, it may be a more appropriate choice for a family. For the Maxima, its measurements line up well with its sportier persona.


MODERN STYLE altima vs maximaBoth the Altima and the Maxima have elements of style to go along with a modern ride. Appropriately, they both have LED daytime running lights as well as Intelligent Auto Headlights. These features are standard in both cars.

To coincide with its more elegant leanings, the Altima has an available power sliding glass moonroof with the one-touch open, close and tilt feature. The Altima also has available atmosphere defining mood lighting to illuminate its interior.


As the above information shows, both the 2018 Nissan Altima and the 2018 Nissan Maxima have equally impressive features that make each car a worthy sedan to tackle your drives through Harrisburg, Carlisle, York and Mechanicsburg.

If you’re ready to take the next step and experience firsthand what it’s like behind the wheel of these cars, stop by Faulkner Nissan Harrisburg to test drive both today. Contact our team online!


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