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The 2017 Nissan Maxima Bests Luxury Four-Doors in Performance and Standard Features

Compare to the BMW 3 Series and Acura TLX

We here at our Winston Salem, NC Nissan dealership serving Greensboro, Mt. Airy, Kernersville, Lexington, High Point and Thomasville obviously hold our favorite brand's models in a higher regard than the competition. But when it comes to comparing our new Nissan models to the competition, it's not just us who think we have the advantage. This is evident when stacking the new 2017 Nissan Maxima against a couple of other four-door offerings out there.

The new Maxima will speak for itself when you visit 5795 University Parkway, Winston Salem, NC for a test drive, but it's nice to have leading industry experts sing its praises as well. For research's sake, we're comparing the 2017 Nissan Maxima with the 2017 Acura TLX and 2016 BMW 3-Series. All vehicles are compared in their base model, so you can expect price changes and varying sets of standard features as you find higher trim editions or different configurations of each.

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2017 Nissan Maxima vs. 2017 Acura TLX in Winston Salem

Serving as a near-luxury option in the Nissan lineup, the new Maxima offers a thrilling sense of performance and a style to match, without approaching the high-end costs that luxury sedans like a decked-out TLX would. While starting prices are comparable, the Maxima can be had at higher trims with more features for a lower cost. There are other advantages to the new Maxima over a sedan like the TLX, which you can see below.

  • The standard front and rear air conditioning in the Maxima isn't offered in the TLX, which only covers the front seat for A/C.
  • Navigation comes standard in the Maxima, but isn't available at the base level of the TLX.
  • Equipped with a 300-horsepower 3.5-liter V-6, the Maxima vastly outperforms the new TLX, which runs on a four-cylinder and only produces 206 horsepower.
  • When choosing the V-6 setup of the TLX, which is an added cost over the base four-cylinder, the Maxima is the better choice in terms of fuel efficiency, while providing a more powerful performance.
  • The Maxima is considerably more spacious in the cabin when compared to the TLX, making for more comfortable passenger seating and more cargo storage, thanks to the Nissan's fold-down rear seats.

Nissan Maxima vs. BMW 3 Series in Winston Salem

If you want to pursue a luxury sports sedan, you'll have to be prepared to pay the price. Any variation of the BMW 3 Series is going to command top dollar, but you'll find the more affordable Nissan Maxima offers better performance in starting packages, better fuel efficiency when you choose the V-6 variation of the 3 Series, and other amenities you'll love. And while you'd expect high-end design and engineering in the BMW sport sedan, the new Maxima uses its unique jet-inspired floating roof design to create a gorgeous style. See below what else makes the new Maxima the better choice.

  • You'll appreciate the lower cost of the new Maxima when it's compared to the BMW 3-Series.
  • Navigation, dual power front seats and a fold-down rear seat are all standard with the Maxima, while those are only options for added costs in the 3-Series.
  • Once again, the Maxima bests the competition in terms of performance, with its 300-horsepower V-6 besting the 180-horsepower output of the 3-Series.
  • The Maxima earns five-star rating across the board for safety crash tests, while the BMW 3-Series gets a ding in the form of a four-star rating for the overall frontal crash test.
  • One of the most obvious benefits of the Maxima's relative affordability is how much better equipped it is than the 3 Series. With the NissanConnect system with navigation and AppleCarPlay in every trim in the Maxima, you'll save a lot more if you wanted to add similar options to the 3 Series.
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