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2014 Acura ILX Hybrid vs. 2014 Nissan Maxima Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will feel a little more squished in the Acura ILX Hybrid than in the Nissan Maxima, due to the Acura ILX Hybrid's smaller rear head- and legroom. The Nissan Maxima will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Acura ILX Hybrid.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Acura ILX Hybrid as you will with the Nissan Maxima, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). When looking only at MSRP, the Acura ILX Hybrid will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Nissan Maxima. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Destination Charge for the Acura ILX Hybrid is much higher than that for the Nissan Maxima.

Dimensions
Since the Acura ILX Hybrid is much slimmer than the Nissan Maxima, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the Acura ILX Hybrid, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Nissan Maxima.

Drivetrain
The Acura ILX Hybrid has much less torque than the Nissan Maxima, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Handling
The Acura ILX Hybrid has a smaller turning radius than the Nissan Maxima, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Acura ILX Hybrid is significantly less powerful than the Nissan Maxima. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Acura ILX Hybrid and the Nissan Maxima. The Acura ILX Hybrid has significantly less cargo room than the Nissan Maxima, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Acura ILX Hybrid than that of the Nissan Maxima.

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2014 Acura
ILX Hybrid

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MSRP*: $28,900

2014 Nissan
Maxima

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MSRP*: $31,290 - $34,380
Cash Back Rebate: Visit Rebate Center Up to $500
Low APR Loan: -- --
Lease Incentive: -- As low as 3.05%
City MPG: 39 19
Highway MPG: 38 --
Engine(s): Inline-4 V-6
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
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Invoice*: $27,229 $28,988 - $31,845

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