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2016 BMW 320 vs. 2017 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 BMW 320 than the Nissan Maxima. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the BMW 320, drivers may find the Nissan Maxima a little roomier and somewhat more comfortable.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the BMW 320 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 BMW 320 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 BMW 320 is much higher than that for the Nissan Maxima.

Dimensions
Since the BMW 320 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 BMW 320, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Nissan Maxima.

Drivetrain
The BMW 320 has much less torque than the Nissan Maxima, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the BMW 320 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 BMW 320 and the Nissan Maxima. The BMW 320 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 BMW 320 than that of the Nissan Maxima.

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2016 BMW
320

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MSRP*: $33,150 - $35,150

2017 Nissan
Maxima

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MSRP*: $32,560 - $39,990
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $1,500 Up to $1,500
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.90% As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: As low as 3.26% As low as 0.07%
City MPG: 23 - 24 22
Highway MPG: 35 - 36 --
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*: $31,000 - $32,840 $30,401 - $37,326

Days On Lot: Comparing Ease of Negotiation

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