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2014 Acura TSX vs. 2014 Nissan Maxima Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Acura TSX offers rear passengers about the same space to stretch out as the Nissan Maxima with comparable rear head- and legroom in both vehicles. The Nissan Maxima will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Acura TSX.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Acura TSX 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 TSX 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 Acura TSX will cost more in transportation costs than the Nissan Maxima.

Dimensions
The Acura TSX is a little narrower than the Nissan Maxima, so you'll have an easier time getting in and out of the car in a tight parking spot. The Acura TSX is slightly shorter than the Nissan Maxima, which may make it easier to park.

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

Handling
The Acura TSX 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 TSX 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 TSX and the Nissan Maxima. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries into the Acura TSX as you will in the Nissan Maxima.

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


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2014 Acura
TSX

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MSRP*: $30,635 - $39,275

2014 Nissan
Maxima

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MSRP*: $31,290 - $34,380
Cash Back Rebate: Visit Rebate Center Up to $500
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.90% As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: As low as 1.66% As low as 3.05%
City MPG: 19 - 22 19
Highway MPG: 28 - 31 --
Engine(s): Inline-4, V-6 V-6
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Safety Rating: Front
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Safety Rating: Side
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Safety Rating: Rear
IIHS Safety Information

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Invoice*: $28,835 - $36,831 $28,988 - $31,845

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