2016 Nissan Maxima Comparisons
With a brand new redesign, the 2016 Nissan Maxima has become one of the most popular sport sedans in Philadelphia, Doylestown, and Lansdale. This year’s model features all-new technologies, a sleeker look, and a performance that can satisfy automotive thrill seekers.
The new persona of the 2016 Nissan Maxima has also attracted new competition. So to help you see just how this all-new sport sedan stacks up against similar models, Montgomeryville Nissan has compared the 2016 Nissan Maxima with four of its more formidable opponents.
2016 Nissan Maxima
The Nissan Maxima has been revolutionizing the automotive world since its first release in 1998. Now, for 2016, the sedan does it again by combining sport performance, luxury features, and family-friendly amenities to create the all-new sport sedan.
It’s been redesigned to include a bolder, sleeker exterior as well as higher quality cabin features. The latest model implements a floating roof design, a new front grille, and a cockpit-like interior that makes the sedan look more like a luxury sports car.
The performance of the Maxima has been modified to add more sport as well. A 3.6-liter VQ V6 engine that gets up to 300 horsepower powers it. And with its lighter and lower body, the vehicle handles beautifully.
A new Xtronic® continuously variable transmission has also been added to the 2016 Maxima. With this, you get more distinctive shift points and efficiency of up to an EPA-estimated 30 highway mpg.
In terms of technologies, the Nissan Maxima offers the all-new NissanConnect Services powered by SiriusXM® in addition to its an infotainment system. This provides access to remote services and helps you to contact emergency assistance when needed. The following driver assist technologies have been incorporated in the Maxima as well:
- Around View® Monitor with Moving Object Detection
- Predictive Forward Collison Warning
- Forward Emergency Braking
- Intelligent Cruise Control
- Blind Spot Warning
- Rear Cross-Traffic Alert
Other features for the 2016 Nissan Maxima include a navigation system, zero-gravity front seats, a Remote Engine Start System with Intelligent Climate Control, Driver Advanced Drive Assist® Display, and the Driver Attention Alert system.
And when it comes to safety, don’t let the sedan’s new sport look fool you. It’s still very much a reliable vehicle for families. The Maxima received a 5-Star Overall Crash Safety Rating and was named a Top Safety Pick +, the highest recognitions from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), respectively.
Comparing the 2016 Nissan Maxima
It’s no secret that the latest redesign of the Nissan Maxima has made it a highly coveted sedan in Philadelphia, Doylestown, and Lansdale. But how does it compare to the competition? Read on to find out.
2016 Nissan Maxima vs. 2016 Toyota Avalon
In terms of comparing the Nissan Maxima and the Toyota Avalon, the 2016 Toyota Avalon was named a Top Safety Pick+ by the IIHS, like the Maxima. However, it only received a 4-Star Overall Crash Safety Rating from the NHTSA.
The Toyota Avalon does offer a few features to ensure your peace of mind. Some of these are Predictive Forward Collision Warning, Driver Attention Alert, and the Around View® Monitor with Moving Object Detection.
A 3.5-liter V6 engine powers the 2016 Avalon. Together with the transmission, it can only produce 268 horsepower. Plus the Avalon doesn’t offer a continuously variable transmission.
2016 Nissan Maxima vs. 2016 Acura TLX
Known its sleek luxury style, the 2016 Acura TLX can turn heads. But with the latest redesign of the 2016 Maxima, drivers may shift their attention elsewhere, especially since the TLX doesn’t feature a unique floating roof design to set it apart from its competitors.
In terms of safety, the Acura TLX also received a 5-Star Overall Safety Rating from the NHTSA. Unfortunately, the IIHS didn’t award this vehicle with a Top Safety title.
For performance, the TLX powertrain is impressive. It offers two engine options as well as two sport transmission choices that make the vehicle fun to drive. However, neither powertrain can produce notable power. Overall, the car can generate up to 206 horsepower and 290 horsepower, respectively for the standard and available engine.
2016 Nissan Maxima vs. 2016 BMW 3 Series
The BMW 3 Series has a reputation of being a top luxury model. Like the Nissan Maxima, it’s home to a selection of premium materials and a sporty interior. However, the 2016 BMW 3 Series is missing a unique sculpted exterior. Instead, its body and overall look is similar to other vehicles on the market.
Inside the BMW 3 Series, there’s wide a wide array of technologies and luxurious features. What it doesn’t have, however, is ample space for passenger and cargo. While the BMW 3 Series and the Nissan Maxima offer comparable rear seat legroom, the BMW 3 Series only has 42 inches of front seat legroom—that’s 3 fewer inches than the Maxima.
In terms of cargo space, the Maxima offers 14.3 cubic feet, while the BMW 3 Series only has 13 cubic feet available.
2016 Nissan Maxima vs. 2016 Infiniti Q50
From what we know about the 2016 Infiniti Q50, it’s clear that it’s an impressive vehicle. But when compared to the 2016 Maxima, it offers minimal standard amenities. For example, the Maxima comes with the Remote Engine Start System with Intelligent Climate Control to ensure your interior comfort before you step foot inside. The Infiniti Q50 doesn’t.
The Nissan Maxima comes with a standard infotainment system that includes mobile app access and a navigation system for entertainment and convenience. The Infiniti Q50 comes with an infotainment system as well, but it’s not standard across its trim levels.
On top of that, the 2016 Maxima edges over the Infiniti Q50 with a larger trunk space. Overall, the Maxima has 14.5 cubic feet, and the Q50 only has up to 13.5 cubic feet.
The Top Sport Sedan: 2016 Nissan Maxima
When you take a closer look at the Nissan Maxima and its top competitors, you’ll see the 2016 Maxima is the sport sedan for your life in Philadelphia, Doylestown, and Lansdale.
So if you’re ready to experience sport performance and luxury, stop by Montgomeryville Nissan. We’re home to the latest Nissan vehicles including the 2016 Maxima. Don’t wait – contact our showroom in Montgomeryville, PA, and schedule to test drive the new Nissan Maxima today!