Vehicle Comparisons:
2017 Nissan Maxima vs 2017 Chevrolet Impala

If power and safety are the key to a high-performing vehicle, then major interior comfort is just the icing on the cake. When Philadelphia, Lansdale, and Doylestown drivers want a healthy mix of both, which can they turn to: the 2017 Nissan Maxima or the 2017 Chevrolet Impala?

At Montgomeryville Nissan, we believe that answer to that question is simple. And we’re going to show you why.

Nissan Maxima vs Chevy Impala Safetey

These days, technology is a huge boon in any vehicle’s protective suite. Still, it’s not everything. In order to stay safe, you need a rigid and enduring structure.

The 2017 Nissan Maxima is built with Zone construction. Zone bodies incorporate several different safety reinforcements, including:

  • Front and rear crumple zones
  • Hood-buckling creases
  • An energy-absorbing steering column
  • High-strength steel side-door guard beams

It’s these fortifications that allow the Maxima to keep from collapsing under pressure. The 2017 Chevrolet Impala, on the other hand, chooses to rely almost entirely on the OnStar® program for safety, and repeatedly falls short.

It’s for this reason that the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety grants the Maxima a 2017 TOP SAFETY PICK+ while it overlooks the Impala completely.

High-Speed Performance

It’s hard to deny the thrill of putting the pedal to the metal and feeling your engine kick. However, this thrill might be absent in the Impala.

Standard to this sedan is a 2.5L EcoTec four-cylinder engine, capable of generating only 197 horsepower. Clearly, this engine was designed to offer higher efficiency. Somehow, though, it only just manages to maintain the same highway mileage as its competitor at 30 MPG.1

Meanwhile, the Maxima takes that mileage and adds a boost in horsepower, too. With the standard 3.5L V6 engine, it’s able to produce 300 horsepower and 261 lb-ft of torque, making it the far faster and equally efficient choice.

Interior Technology

For as structurally sound as it is, the Nissan Maxima doesn’t skimp on technology. As a matter of fact, it offers one of the most comprehensive standard entertainment suites in its class.

NissanConnectSM with navigation and Apple CarPlay™ are common to the Maxima, making it easy for drivers to connect both phones and MP3 players. Crank up your tunes on the eight-speaker audio system, and you’ll be entertained for hours.

You’ll even be able to access everything on the 7-inch touchscreen—a versatile interface that puts the 4.3-inch version in the Impala to shame.

As a matter of fact, technological downgrades seem to abound in this sedan, which starts with a six-speaker audio system and lacks navigation. Drivers may easily grow bored with this meager array.

Nissan Maxima vs Chevy Impala: Verdict

Midsize should by no means equate to “middle of the road.” The 2017 Chevrolet Impala seems to have missed the memo here. The 2017 Nissan Maxima, on the other hand, got it loud and clear.

When Philadelphia, Lansdale, and Doylestown drivers want more out of their next car, they can always come to Montgomeryville Nissan. Contact us today to learn more!

1 2017 EPA Fuel Economy Estimate 21 city/30 highway. Actual mileage may vary with driving conditions — use for comparison only.

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