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2021 Nissan Altima vs. 2021 Nissan Maxima

2021 Nissan Altima vs. 2021 Nissan Maxima

2021 Nissan Altima


2021 Nissan Maxima
2.5L 4-cylinder

Base engine

3.5L V6
188 hp


300 hp
28 city / 39 hwy mpg

EPA-estimated MPG

20 city / 30 hwy mpg
15.4 cubic feet

Cargo Space

14.3 cubic feet

When you’re shopping for a new sedan in Gardena, you don’t have to look any further than Nissan of Torrance, thanks to the 2021 Nissan Altima and 2021 Nissan Maxima. With these two sedan offerings, Nissan meets the needs of a versatile swath of drivers, whether they want a sedan that’s more sport-centric or efficient. Take a look at Nissan of Torrance’s 2021 Nissan Altima vs. Maxima comparison and decide which one is best for you.

2021 Nissan Altima vs. Maxima Comparison: Interior

Here’ where Carson drivers will find the most similarities between the Nissan Altima and Nissan Maxima, because they’re similarly equipped with luxury materials, connectivity through the NissanConnect®, and safety features from the Nissan SafetyShield® of driver-assistance and safety features that are standard on every Nissan Altima and Maxima. The primary difference you’ll find is in the interior dimensions when you do a Nissan Altima vs. Maxima comparison:

Nissan Altima Interior Dimensions

  • Trunk Volume: 15.4 cubic feet
  • Passenger Volume: 100.8 cubic feet
  • Front Headroom: 39.2 inches
  • Front Legroom: 43.8 inches
  • Rear Headroom: 36.9 inches
  • Rear Legroom: 35.2 inches

Nissan Maxima Interior Dimensions

  • Trunk Volume: 14.3 cubic feet
  • Passenger Volume: 98.5 cubic feet
  • Front Headroom: 39.4 inches
  • Front Legroom: 45 inches
  • Rear Headroom: 36.7 inches
  • Rear Legroom: 34.2 inches

While the Nissan Altima offers slightly more passenger and trunk volume, both sedans are similar in how much room five passengers are allotted.

2021 Nissan Altima vs. Maxima Comparison: Performance

When it comes to performance on Compton streets, the Nissan Maxima offers a bit more oomph, living up to its “four-door sports car” reputation. With a V6 engine that can reach up to 300 mph, the Nissan Maxima is geared for people who love an exciting drive. The Nissan Altima, with its superior fuel economy and 2.5L four-cylinder engine, is perfect for drivers who are looking for an efficient commuter or family car.

Do Your Own 2021 Nissan Altima vs. Maxima Comparison at Nissan of Torrance

When you’re ready to see how the 2021 Nissan Altima vs. Maxima compare in person, contact Nissan of Torrance to arrange a test drive. We’re big fans of both Nissan sedans, but know that only one can be your perfect Torrance-area ride. Find out which one it is today.

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