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2015 Buick Regal 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 Buick Regal than the Nissan Maxima. The Nissan Maxima will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Buick Regal.

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

Dimensions
The Buick Regal is about the same width as the Nissan Maxima. When looking at overall length, the Buick Regal takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Nissan Maxima.

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

Performance
The Buick Regal 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 Buick Regal and the Nissan Maxima. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries into the Buick Regal as you will in the Nissan Maxima.

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

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2015 Buick
Regal

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MSRP*: $27,065 - $39,810

2016 Nissan
Maxima

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MSRP*: $32,410 - $39,860
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Low APR Loan: As low as 2.39% --
Lease Incentive: As low as 4.29% --
City MPG: 19 - 21 22
Highway MPG: 27 - 31 --
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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***** Not Tested
Invoice*: $25,982 - $38,218 $30,261 - $37,205

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