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2017 Audi A4 vs. 2016 Nissan Maxima Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Audi A4 than the Nissan Maxima. The Nissan Maxima will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Audi A4.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Audi A4 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). Whether you pick the Audi A4 or the Nissan Maxima, it's going to cost you about the same. 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 Audi A4 is much higher than that for the Nissan Maxima.

Dimensions
The Audi A4 is about the same width as the Nissan Maxima. The Audi A4 is slightly shorter than the Nissan Maxima, which may make it easier to park.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the Audi A4 transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Nissan Maxima.

Performance
The Audi A4 has less horsepower than the Nissan Maxima, so it will probably be somewhat slower.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Audi A4 and the Nissan Maxima. The Audi A4 has less cargo capacity than the Nissan Maxima, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Audi A4 than that of the Nissan Maxima.

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2017 Audi
A4

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MSRP*: $37,300 - $39,400

2016 Nissan
Maxima

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MSRP*: $32,510 - $39,960
Cash Back Rebate: Visit Rebate Center Up to $2,000
Low APR Loan: As low as 1.90% As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: -- As low as 0.07%
City MPG: 24 - 25 22
Highway MPG: 31 - 33 --
Engine(s): Inline-4 V-6
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $34,690 - $36,642 $30,354 - $37,298

Days On Lot: Comparing Ease of Negotiation

Days on Lot measures the average number of days a model sits on a dealer's lot before it's sold. This is one predictor of a dealer's willingness to negotiate.

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*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.