2011 Nissan Maxima S

2011 Nissan Maxima S Competitors

$32k car, designed in Japan, built in U.S.A. 19 city / 26 hwy 380-520 mile range, gas engine
290 hp 213 cu. in. V6 5 stars stability control, ABS, child door locks

As well as being compared against other cars, the 2011 Nissan Maxima S is also often compared to light-duty trucks, truck and SUVs, sports cars and luxury cars. The 2011 Nissan Maxima S's top rivals come from Toyota (such as the Tacoma Double Cab and the Tundra Double Cab ) and Hyundai (such as the Sonata SE 2.0T and the Sonata SE)

compared to car competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Maxima S compared to other car competitors include: it has continuously-variable transmission (continuously variable vs traditional), has an auxiliary audio input jack, less chance of rolling over during emergency lane change (5 stars vs 4 stars), has standard moon roof (standard vs not available) and has standard power outlets (standard vs not available).

However, on average it is slightly less fuel efficient on the highway (26 mpg vs 31 mpg), has slightly less spacious front seats (54.9 ft3 vs 58.7 ft3), has a significantly shorter-lasting basic warranty (3 year vs 4 year), has a significantly shorter basic warranty (36,000 mile vs 60,000 mile) and has much fewer gears (continuously variable vs 6).

2012 Hyundai Sonata SE 2.0T

2012 Hyundai Sonata SE 2.0T
$25,405

Significant advantages of the Sonata SE 2.0T (vs the Maxima S)

  • Many more gears: 6 vs Continuously variable
  • Much longer-lasting basic warranty: 5 year vs 3 year
  • Much longer basic warranty: 60,000 mile vs 36,000 mile

Significant disadvantages of the Sonata SE 2.0T (vs the Maxima S)

  • Doesn't have continuously variable transmission: Traditional vs Continuously variable
  • Passenger power seats not available
  • Moon roof not available

common strengths of the Sonata SE 2.0T and Maxima S

  • Both have spacious front seats: 61.0 ft3 vs 54.9 ft3
  • Great protection, only 10% chance of rolling over during emergency lane change: 5 stars vs 5 stars
  • Good highway range: 629 miles vs 520 miles
arrow Compare the 2012 Hyundai Sonata SE 2.0T vs the 2011 Nissan Maxima S

2011 Infiniti G37

2011 Infiniti G37
$38,045

Significant advantages of the G37 (vs the Maxima S)

  • Many more gears: 7 vs Continuously variable
  • Much longer basic warranty: 60,000 mile vs 36,000 mile
  • Significantly longer-lasting basic warranty: 4 year vs 3 year

Significant disadvantages of the G37 (vs the Maxima S)

  • Doesn't have continuously variable transmission: Traditional vs Continuously variable
  • Lacks auxiliary audio input jack
  • Significantly more cramped back seats: 31.4 ft3 vs 40.2 ft3

common strengths of the G37 and Maxima S

  • Both provide sporty handling: 11.0 lb/hp vs 12.2 lb/hp
  • Both posted zippy 1/4 mile times: 14.1 s s @ 104.0 mph mph vs 14.7 s s @ 99.0 mph mph
  • Both vehicles have good 0-60 times: 5.6 seconds vs 6.2 seconds
arrow Compare the 2011 Infiniti G37 vs the 2011 Nissan Maxima S

2011 Kia Optima LX

2011 Kia Optima LX
$19,950

Significant advantages of the Optima LX (vs the Maxima S)

  • Many more gears: 6 vs Continuously variable
  • Much longer-lasting basic warranty: 5 year vs 3 year
  • Much longer basic warranty: 60,000 mile vs 36,000 mile

Significant disadvantages of the Optima LX (vs the Maxima S)

  • Doesn't have continuously variable transmission: Traditional vs Continuously variable
  • Power windows not available
  • Cruise control not available

common strengths of the Optima LX and Maxima S

  • Good highway range: 648 miles vs 520 miles
  • Great protection, only 10% chance of rolling over during emergency lane change: 5 stars vs 5 stars
  • Both have spacious front seats: 60.2 ft3 vs 54.9 ft3
arrow Compare the 2011 Kia Optima LX vs the 2011 Nissan Maxima S

2012 Infiniti M56

2012 Infiniti M56
$59,975

Significant advantages of the M56 (vs the Maxima S)

  • Many more gears: 7 vs Continuously variable
  • Much longer basic warranty: 60,000 mile vs 36,000 mile
  • Significantly longer-lasting basic warranty: 4 year vs 3 year

Significant disadvantages of the M56 (vs the Maxima S)

  • Doesn't have continuously variable transmission: Traditional vs Continuously variable
  • Higher risk of rolling over during emergency lane change: 4 stars vs 5 stars
  • Folding rear seats not available

common strengths of the M56 and Maxima S

  • Both have spacious front seats: 58.7 ft3 vs 54.9 ft3
  • Both provide sporty handling: 9.6 lb/hp vs 12.2 lb/hp
  • Fairly powerful: 420 HP @ 6,000 RPM vs 290 HP @ 6,400 RPM
arrow Compare the 2012 Infiniti M56 vs the 2011 Nissan Maxima S

2011 Scion tC

2011 Scion tC
$19,995

Significant advantages of the tC (vs the Maxima S)

  • Much tighter turning radius: 18.7 ft vs 37.4 ft
  • Many more gears: 6 vs Continuously variable
  • Significantly more cargo room: 34.5 ft3 vs 14.2 ft3

Significant disadvantages of the tC (vs the Maxima S)

  • Doesn't have continuously variable transmission: Traditional vs Continuously variable
  • Higher risk of rolling over during emergency lane change: 4 stars vs 5 stars
  • Power outlets not available

common strengths of the tC and Maxima S

  • Both vehicles have good 0-60 times: 6.5 seconds vs 6.2 seconds
  • Both come standard with sun roofs
  • Both have a rear seat that folds down for extra storage space
arrow Compare the 2011 Scion tC vs the 2011 Nissan Maxima S

2011 Chrysler 200 LX

2011 Chrysler 200 LX
$19,995

Significant advantages of the 200 LX (vs the Maxima S)

  • Many more gears: 4 vs Continuously variable

Significant disadvantages of the 200 LX (vs the Maxima S)

  • Doesn't have continuously variable transmission: Traditional vs Continuously variable
  • Sluggish performance: 19.6 lb/hp vs 12.2 lb/hp
  • Less powerful: 173 HP @ 6,000 RPM vs 290 HP @ 6,400 RPM

common strengths of the 200 LX and Maxima S

  • Both have spacious front seats: 55.4 ft3 vs 54.9 ft3
  • Both posted zippy 1/4 mile times: 14.9 s s @ 94.9 mph mph vs 14.7 s s @ 99.0 mph mph
  • Both vehicles have good 0-60 times: 6.4 seconds vs 6.2 seconds
arrow Compare the 2011 Chrysler 200 LX vs the 2011 Nissan Maxima S

compared to light-duty truck competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Maxima S compared to light-duty truck competitors include: it is much more powerful (290 HP @ 6,400 RPM vs 185 HP @ 5,600 RPM), is slightly more fuel efficient on the highway (26 mpg vs 20 mpg), has continuously-variable transmission (continuously variable vs traditional), is much sportier (12.2 lb/hp vs 22.4 lb/hp) and gets slightly more from a tank of gas on the highway (520 miles vs 475 miles).

However, on average it much less ground clearance (5.6" vs 9.3"), costs more ($32,510 vs $22,675), has much less cargo space (14.2 ft3 vs 43.4 ft3), has slightly less spacious front seats (54.9 ft3 vs 56.0 ft3) and doesn't have roof rails (not available vs optional).

2011 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab

2011 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab
$22,675

Significant advantages of the Tacoma Double Cab (vs the Maxima S)

  • Much more ground clearance for rough terrain: 9.3" vs 5.6"
  • Much more cargo room: 35.4 ft3 vs 14.2 ft3
  • Much cheaper: $22,675 vs $32,510

Significant disadvantages of the Tacoma Double Cab (vs the Maxima S)

  • Much less powerful: 159 HP @ 5,200 RPM vs 290 HP @ 6,400 RPM
  • Doesn't have continuously variable transmission: Traditional vs Continuously variable
  • Rougher suspension: Live vs Independent

common strengths of the Tacoma Double Cab and Maxima S

  • Both very efficient on the highway: 25 mpg vs 26 mpg
  • Both very efficient in the city: 19 mpg vs 19 mpg
  • Fantastic highway range: 525 miles vs 520 miles
arrow Compare the 2011 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab vs the 2011 Nissan Maxima S

2011 Chevrolet Colorado Crew Cab LT

2011 Chevrolet Colorado Crew Cab LT
$24,755

Significant advantages of the Colorado Crew Cab LT (vs the Maxima S)

  • Much more ground clearance for rough terrain: 7.7" vs 5.6"
  • Much more cargo room: 37.6 ft3 vs 14.2 ft3
  • Many more gears: 4 vs Continuously variable

Significant disadvantages of the Colorado Crew Cab LT (vs the Maxima S)

  • Much less powerful: 185 HP @ 5,600 RPM vs 290 HP @ 6,400 RPM
  • Doesn't have continuously variable transmission: Traditional vs Continuously variable
  • Rougher suspension: Live vs Independent

common strengths of the Colorado Crew Cab LT and Maxima S

  • Both very efficient on the highway: 25 mpg vs 26 mpg
  • Both very efficient in the city: 18 mpg vs 19 mpg
  • Good protection, only 10% chance of rolling over during emergency lane change: 4 stars vs 5 stars
arrow Compare the 2011 Chevrolet Colorado Crew Cab LT vs the 2011 Nissan Maxima S

2011 Toyota Tacoma Access Cab

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$20,455

Significant advantages of the Tacoma Access Cab (vs the Maxima S)

  • Much more ground clearance for rough terrain: 8.1" vs 5.6"
  • Much more cargo room: 43.4 ft3 vs 14.2 ft3
  • Much cheaper: $20,455 vs $32,510

Significant disadvantages of the Tacoma Access Cab (vs the Maxima S)

  • Much less powerful: 159 HP @ 5,200 RPM vs 290 HP @ 6,400 RPM
  • Doesn't have continuously variable transmission: Traditional vs Continuously variable
  • Rougher suspension: Live vs Independent

common strengths of the Tacoma Access Cab and Maxima S

  • Both very efficient in the city: 21 mpg vs 19 mpg
  • Both very efficient on the highway: 25 mpg vs 26 mpg
  • Good city range: 441 miles vs 380 miles
arrow Compare the 2011 Toyota Tacoma Access Cab vs the 2011 Nissan Maxima S

2011 Nissan Frontier Crew Cab PRO-4X

2011 Nissan Frontier Crew Cab PRO-4X
$28,160

Significant advantages of the Frontier Crew Cab PRO-4X (vs the Maxima S)

  • Much more ground clearance for rough terrain: 9.8" vs 5.6"
  • Much more cargo room: 36.8 ft3 vs 14.2 ft3
  • Many more gears: 5 vs Continuously variable

Significant disadvantages of the Frontier Crew Cab PRO-4X (vs the Maxima S)

  • Doesn't have continuously variable transmission: Traditional vs Continuously variable
  • Rougher suspension: Live vs Independent
  • Higher risk of rolling over during emergency lane change: 3 stars vs 5 stars

common strengths of the Frontier Crew Cab PRO-4X and Maxima S

  • Fairly powerful: 261 HP @ 5,600 RPM vs 290 HP @ 6,400 RPM
  • Both provide sporty handling: 16.2 lb/hp vs 12.2 lb/hp
  • Both have an audio-in jack so you can plug in your own MP3 player to the stereo
arrow Compare the Frontier Crew Cab PRO-4X vs the Maxima S

compared to truck and SUV competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Maxima S compared to truck and SUV competitors include: it is much more fuel efficient in the city (19 mpg vs 14 mpg), is much more fuel efficient on the highway (26 mpg vs 19 mpg), has continuously-variable transmission (continuously variable vs traditional), is much sportier (12.2 lb/hp vs 18.6 lb/hp) and has an auxiliary audio input jack.

However, on average it much less ground clearance (5.6" vs 10.4"), has slightly fewer seats (5 vs 6), has much less cargo space (14.2 ft3 vs 52.6 ft3), has much less spacious front seats (54.9 ft3 vs 64.1 ft3) and has much less spacious back seats (40.2 ft3 vs 59.0 ft3).

2011 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Crew Cab

2011 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Crew Cab
$30,755

Significant advantages of the Silverado 1500 Crew Cab (vs the Maxima S)

  • Much more ground clearance for rough terrain: 12.3" vs 5.6"
  • Much roomier front seats: 64.2 ft3 vs 54.9 ft3
  • Much roomier back seats: 59.0 ft3 vs 40.2 ft3

Significant disadvantages of the Silverado 1500 Crew Cab (vs the Maxima S)

  • Doesn't have continuously variable transmission: Traditional vs Continuously variable
  • Much worse highway mileage: 19 mpg vs 26 mpg
  • Rougher suspension: Live vs Independent

common strengths of the Silverado 1500 Crew Cab and Maxima S

  • Good protection, only 10% chance of rolling over during emergency lane change: 4 stars vs 5 stars
  • Inexpensive: $30,755 vs $32,510
  • Power steering availability
arrow Compare the 2011 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Crew Cab vs the 2011 Nissan Maxima S

2010 Ford Explorer Sport Trac XLT

2010 Ford Explorer Sport Trac XLT
$29,025

Significant advantages of the Explorer Sport Trac XLT (vs the Maxima S)

  • Significantly more ground clearance for rough terrain: 8.5" vs 5.6"
  • Roof rails comes standard
  • Significantly more cargo room: 44.4 ft3 vs 14.2 ft3

Significant disadvantages of the Explorer Sport Trac XLT (vs the Maxima S)

  • Doesn't have continuously variable transmission: Traditional vs Continuously variable
  • Significantly less powerful: 210 HP @ 5,100 RPM vs 290 HP @ 6,400 RPM
  • Much worse highway mileage: 20 mpg vs 26 mpg

common strengths of the Explorer Sport Trac XLT and Maxima S

  • Both have a smooth suspension, quite rare in this class of vehicle: Independent vs Independent
  • Both vehicles can make tight turns: 36.8 ft vs 37.4 ft
  • Inexpensive: $29,025 vs $32,510
arrow Compare the 2010 Ford Explorer Sport Trac XLT vs the 2011 Nissan Maxima S

2011 Toyota Tundra Double Cab

2011 Toyota Tundra Double Cab
$30,945

Significant advantages of the Tundra Double Cab (vs the Maxima S)

  • Much more ground clearance for rough terrain: 10.4" vs 5.6"
  • Much roomier front seats: 65.8 ft3 vs 54.9 ft3
  • Much more cargo room: 66.5 ft3 vs 14.2 ft3

Significant disadvantages of the Tundra Double Cab (vs the Maxima S)

  • Doesn't have continuously variable transmission: Traditional vs Continuously variable
  • Much worse highway mileage: 19 mpg vs 26 mpg
  • Rougher suspension: Live vs Independent

common strengths of the Tundra Double Cab and Maxima S

  • Good protection, only 10% chance of rolling over during emergency lane change: 4 stars vs 5 stars
  • Both vehicles can make tight turns: 39.2 ft vs 37.4 ft
  • Both vehicles have above average braking abilities for this class of vehicle: 134 ft vs 128 ft
arrow Compare the 2011 Toyota Tundra Double Cab vs the 2011 Nissan Maxima S

2011 Honda Ridgeline RT

2011 Honda Ridgeline RT
$29,960

Significant advantages of the Ridgeline RT (vs the Maxima S)

  • Significantly more ground clearance for rough terrain: 8.2" vs 5.6"
  • Much roomier front seats: 60.7 ft3 vs 54.9 ft3
  • Better road traction: four-wheel drive vs front-wheel drive

Significant disadvantages of the Ridgeline RT (vs the Maxima S)

  • Doesn't have continuously variable transmission: Traditional vs Continuously variable
  • Much worse highway mileage: 20 mpg vs 26 mpg
  • Moon roof not available

common strengths of the Ridgeline RT and Maxima S

  • Both have a smooth suspension, quite rare in this class of vehicle: Independent vs Independent
  • Good protection, only 10% chance of rolling over during emergency lane change: 4 stars vs 5 stars
  • Inexpensive: $29,960 vs $32,510
arrow Compare the 2011 Honda Ridgeline RT vs the 2011 Nissan Maxima S

2011 Chevrolet Avalanche LS

2011 Chevrolet Avalanche LS
$40,300

Significant advantages of the Avalanche LS (vs the Maxima S)

  • Significantly more ground clearance for rough terrain: 9.1" vs 5.6"
  • Much roomier front seats: 64.1 ft3 vs 54.9 ft3
  • Roof rails comes standard

Significant disadvantages of the Avalanche LS (vs the Maxima S)

  • Doesn't have continuously variable transmission: Traditional vs Continuously variable
  • Rougher suspension: Live vs Independent
  • Much worse highway mileage: 21 mpg vs 26 mpg

common strengths of the Avalanche LS and Maxima S

  • Both have an audio-in jack so you can plug in your own MP3 player to the stereo
  • Power steering availability
  • Both have power seats for the passenger
arrow Compare the 2011 Chevrolet Avalanche LS vs the 2011 Nissan Maxima S

2011 Toyota Tundra CrewMax

2011 Toyota Tundra CrewMax
$33,770

Significant advantages of the Tundra CrewMax (vs the Maxima S)

  • Much more ground clearance for rough terrain: 10.4" vs 5.6"
  • Much roomier front seats: 65.8 ft3 vs 54.9 ft3
  • Much roomier back seats: 65.2 ft3 vs 40.2 ft3

Significant disadvantages of the Tundra CrewMax (vs the Maxima S)

  • Doesn't have continuously variable transmission: Traditional vs Continuously variable
  • Much worse highway mileage: 19 mpg vs 26 mpg
  • Rougher suspension: Live vs Independent

common strengths of the Tundra CrewMax and Maxima S

  • Good protection, only 10% chance of rolling over during emergency lane change: 4 stars vs 5 stars
  • Both vehicles have above average braking abilities for this class of vehicle: 134 ft vs 128 ft
  • Both have an audio-in jack so you can plug in your own MP3 player to the stereo
arrow Compare the 2011 Toyota Tundra CrewMax vs the 2011 Nissan Maxima S

compared to sports car competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Maxima S compared to sports car competitors include: it is slightly more fuel efficient in the city (19 mpg vs 15 mpg), is slightly more fuel efficient on the highway (26 mpg vs 19 mpg), has continuously-variable transmission (continuously variable vs traditional), gets much more from a tank of gas in the city (380 miles vs 226 miles) and gets significantly more from a tank of gas on the highway (520 miles vs 331 miles).

However, on average it doesn't have paddle shifters (not available vs standard), is slightly less powerful (290 HP @ 6,400 RPM vs 376 HP @ 5,150 RPM), slightly slower 0-60 time (6.2 seconds vs 4.0 seconds), slightly slower 1/4 mile time (14.7 s s @ 99.0 mph mph vs 12.4 s s @ 114.8 mph mph) and has much fewer gears (continuously variable vs 6).

2011 Dodge Challenger R/T

2011 Dodge Challenger R/T
$30,720

Significant advantages of the Challenger R/T (vs the Maxima S)

  • Many more gears: 6 vs Continuously variable
  • Optional navigation system
  • Optional leather

Significant disadvantages of the Challenger R/T (vs the Maxima S)

  • Significantly longer braking distance from 60mph: 142 ft vs 128 ft
  • Doesn't have continuously variable transmission: Traditional vs Continuously variable
  • Many more trips to the pumps when driving in the city: 286 miles vs 380 miles

common strengths of the Challenger R/T and Maxima S

  • Good highway range: 458 miles vs 520 miles
  • Both have spacious front seats: 55.6 ft3 vs 54.9 ft3
  • Inexpensive: $30,720 vs $32,510
arrow Compare the 2011 Dodge Challenger R/T vs the 2011 Nissan Maxima S

2011 Dodge Charger

2011 Dodge Charger
$26,220

Significant advantages of the Charger (vs the Maxima S)

  • Many more gears: 5 vs Continuously variable
  • Roomier back seats: 49.2 ft3 vs 40.2 ft3
  • Optional navigation system

Significant disadvantages of the Charger (vs the Maxima S)

  • Doesn't have continuously variable transmission: Traditional vs Continuously variable
  • Moon roof not available
  • More trips to the pumps when driving in the city: 344 miles vs 380 miles

common strengths of the Charger and Maxima S

  • Fantastic city range: 344 miles vs 380 miles
  • Fantastic highway range: 516 miles vs 520 miles
  • Both have spacious back seats: 49.2 ft3 vs 40.2 ft3
arrow Compare the 2011 Dodge Charger vs the 2011 Nissan Maxima S

2011 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG

2011 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG
$61,175

Significant advantages of the C63 AMG (vs the Maxima S)

  • Paddle shifters comes standard
  • Significantly faster 1/4 mile time: 12.4 s s @ 114.8 mph mph vs 14.7 s s @ 99.0 mph mph
  • Significantly faster 0-60 mph time: 4.0 seconds vs 6.2 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the C63 AMG (vs the Maxima S)

  • Doesn't have continuously variable transmission: Traditional vs Continuously variable
  • Many more trips to the pumps when driving in the city: 226 miles vs 380 miles
  • Many more trips to the pumps when driving on the highway: 331 miles vs 520 miles

common strengths of the C63 AMG and Maxima S

  • Both come standard with sun roofs
  • Both have a rear seat that folds down for extra storage space
  • Both have power seats for the passenger
arrow Compare the 2011 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG vs the 2011 Nissan Maxima S

compared to luxury car competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Maxima S compared to luxury car competitors include: it has continuously-variable transmission (continuously variable vs traditional), less chance of rolling over during emergency lane change (5 stars vs 4 stars), has standard moon roof (standard vs not available), has standard power outlets (standard vs not available) and has standard CD changer (standard vs optional).

However, on average it has a much shorter-lasting basic warranty (3 year vs 4 year), has a much shorter basic warranty (36,000 mile vs 50,000 mile), has much fewer gears (continuously variable vs 7), has worse traction (front-wheel drive vs rear-wheel drive) and doesn't have paddle shifters (not available vs standard).

2011 Cadillac CTS 3.6

2011 Cadillac CTS 3.6
$42,605

Significant advantages of the CTS 3.6 (vs the Maxima S)

  • Much longer basic warranty: 50,000 mile vs 36,000 mile
  • Much longer-lasting basic warranty: 4 year vs 3 year
  • Many more gears: 6 vs Continuously variable

Significant disadvantages of the CTS 3.6 (vs the Maxima S)

  • Doesn't have continuously variable transmission: Traditional vs Continuously variable
  • Higher risk of rolling over during emergency lane change: 4 stars vs 5 stars
  • Moon roof not available

common strengths of the CTS 3.6 and Maxima S

  • Inexpensive: $42,605 vs $32,510
  • People mover: 5 vs 5
  • Child door locks come standard
arrow Compare the 2011 Cadillac CTS 3.6 vs the 2011 Nissan Maxima S

2011 BMW 528i

2011 BMW 528i
$45,925

Significant advantages of the 528i (vs the Maxima S)

  • Optional rear air conditioning
  • Many more gears: 8 vs Continuously variable
  • Much longer basic warranty: 50,000 mile vs 36,000 mile

Significant disadvantages of the 528i (vs the Maxima S)

  • Doesn't have continuously variable transmission: Traditional vs Continuously variable
  • Sluggish performance: 15.9 lb/hp vs 12.2 lb/hp
  • CD changer not available

common strengths of the 528i and Maxima S

  • Good highway range: 592 miles vs 520 miles
  • Good city range: 407 miles vs 380 miles
  • Good protection, only 10% chance of rolling over during emergency lane change: 5 stars vs 5 stars
arrow Compare the 2011 BMW 528i vs the 2011 Nissan Maxima S

2012 Acura TL

2012 Acura TL
$36,490

Significant advantages of the TL (vs the Maxima S)

  • Much longer basic warranty: 50,000 mile vs 36,000 mile
  • Much longer-lasting basic warranty: 4 year vs 3 year
  • Many more gears: 6 vs Continuously variable

Significant disadvantages of the TL (vs the Maxima S)

  • Doesn't have continuously variable transmission: Traditional vs Continuously variable
  • Folding rear seats not available
  • Significantly less ground clearance for rough terrain: 4.5" vs 5.6"

common strengths of the TL and Maxima S

  • Good highway range: 536 miles vs 520 miles
  • Good city range: 370 miles vs 380 miles
  • Inexpensive: $36,490 vs $32,510
arrow Compare the 2012 Acura TL vs the 2011 Nissan Maxima S

2011 Mercedes-Benz E550

2011 Mercedes-Benz E550
$57,975

Significant advantages of the E550 (vs the Maxima S)

  • Much longer basic warranty: 50,000 mile vs 36,000 mile
  • Many more gears: 7 vs Continuously variable
  • Much longer-lasting basic warranty: 4 year vs 3 year

Significant disadvantages of the E550 (vs the Maxima S)

  • Doesn't have continuously variable transmission: Traditional vs Continuously variable
  • Worse city mileage: 15 mpg vs 19 mpg
  • More trips to the pumps when driving in the city: 316 miles vs 380 miles

common strengths of the E550 and Maxima S

  • Good protection, only 10% chance of rolling over during emergency lane change: 5 stars vs 5 stars
  • People mover: 5 vs 5
  • Both come standard with sun roofs
arrow Compare the 2011 Mercedes-Benz E550 vs the 2011 Nissan Maxima S