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2014 Lexus IS 250 vs. 2014 Nissan Maxima Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Nissan Maxima than the Lexus IS 250, due to its greater head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Lexus IS 250 and the Nissan Maxima in the front seats.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Lexus IS 250 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). The Lexus IS 250 is somewhat more expensive 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 Lexus IS 250 is much higher than that for the Nissan Maxima.

Dimensions
Since the Lexus IS 250 is much slimmer than the Nissan Maxima, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. The Lexus IS 250 is slightly shorter than the Nissan Maxima, which may make it easier to park.

Drivetrain
The Lexus IS 250 has much less torque than the Nissan Maxima, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Handling
The Lexus IS 250 has a significantly smaller turning radius than the Nissan Maxima, allowing much better maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Lexus IS 250 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 Lexus IS 250 and the Nissan Maxima. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries into the Lexus IS 250 as you will in the Nissan Maxima.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Lexus IS 250 than that of the Nissan Maxima.

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2014 Lexus
IS 250

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MSRP*: $36,100 - $38,635

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 2.04% As low as 3.05%
City MPG: 20 - 21 19
Highway MPG: 27 - 30 --
Engine(s): V-6 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*: $33,573 - $35,930 $28,988 - $31,845

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