Nissan Altima vs Maxima

2019 Nissan Altima

When Nissan designs a sedan, they strive to provide drivers with a proficient performance, advanced technology, and supportive safety features. For drivers, that means you can count on every Nissan model to deliver in all these areas and more.

For shoppers in Mobile, Prichard, and Saraland, it means deciding between the 2019 Nissan Altima and the 2019 Nissan Maxima. To help you make this decision, we at Nissan of Mobile have put together this comparison. We’ll start off by looking at what makes these powerful sedans move.

Altima vs Maxima: Performance Capabilities

2019 Nissan Maxima

The 2019 Nissan Altima has two engines that power its 5-trim lineup. The 2.5-liter DOHC 4-cylinder engine comes standard. The available engine for the Altima is a 2.0-liter DOHC 4-cylinder engine. Both come paired with a standard front-wheel drivetrain and Continuously Variable Transmission.

The 2019 Maxima model’s entire 6-trim lineup is available with the 3.5-liter DOHC V6 engine. This engine gifts Maxima drivers with 300 horsepower. You won’t get quite this much power output in the Altima, but you will get an impressive EPA-estimated 28 city and 39 highway MPG instead.*

Altima vs Maxima: Technology Features

Since both the 2019 Altima and the 2019 Maxima are Nissan vehicles, they both come standard with the advanced NissanConnect® infotainment system. This system lives in the front dash of both vehicles for easy accessibility and visibility, and comes equipped with a battery of convenience and entertainment features.

The standard hands-free text messaging and hands-free phone system allow you to stay in touch without ever touching your phone. Use voice commands to safely make phone calls or send text messages without taking your eyes off the road.

Additionally, you’ll be able to enjoy standard Bluetooth® wireless technology for audio streaming in both the Altima and the Maxima. Stream music from any of your smartphone music apps or catch up on your audiobooks.

Maxima vs Altima: Advanced Safety

2019 Nissan Maxima Interior

Nissan sets the bar high for safety, meaning both the 2019 Altima and the 2019 Maxima come equipped with advanced standard and available safety features.

These two sedans have many safety features in common, such as the standard Intelligent Forward Collision Warning feature. This advanced feature, which typically only comes standard in upper level trims of other models, uses sensors to monitor what’s in front of your vehicle and then warns you using visual and audible alerts to prevent a collision.

Both also come standard with Automatic Emergency Braking. If your Altima or Maxima senses that you need to brake, but aren’t pressing your foot down on the pedal, the vehicle will automatically apply the brakes to prevent damage.

2019 Nissan Altima vs 2019 Nissan Maxima: The Verdict

We hope this comparison served its purpose of providing you with the highlights of what makes both the 2019 Nissan Altima and the 2019 Nissan Maxima stand out. While they differ in some areas, both vehicles are smart, capable, and ready to take on your lifestyle in Mobile, Prichard, or Saraland.

To try them out for yourself, you can contact us at Nissan of Mobile. We’d be happy to schedule you for a test drive in both vehicles today!


* 2019 EPA Fuel Economy Estimates 28 City/39 Highway/32 Combined for Altima® S, SV, SL FWD; 26 City/36 Highway/30 Combined for Altima S, SV, SL AWD; 27 City/37 Highway/31 Combined for Altima SR, Platinum FWD; 25 City/35 Highway/29 Combined for Altima SR, Platinum AWD; 25 City/34 Highway/29 Combined for Altima SR, Platinum, Edition ONE VC-Turbo FWD. Fuel economy estimates based on 87-octane fuel. Actual mileage may vary with driving conditions. Use for comparison only.