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2014 Nissan Maxima vs. 2014 Acura ILX Review

Comparison Review


Comfort
The Nissan Maxima offers a bit more room for passengers in the back seat than the Acura ILX. The Nissan Maxima will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Acura ILX.

Convenience
The Nissan Maxima will require fewer stops at the gas station than the Acura ILX, making it more convenient to drive.

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 Nissan Maxima is somewhat more expensive than the Acura ILX. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Nissan Maxima carries a much lower Destination Charge than the Acura ILX.

Dimensions
Since the Nissan Maxima is much wider than the Acura ILX, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the Nissan Maxima, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Acura ILX.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the Nissan Maxima does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Acura ILX.

Handling
The Nissan Maxima has a larger turning radius than the Acura ILX, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Nissan Maxima has a much more powerful engine than the Acura ILX. However, something you should consider is that higher horsepower engines often command higher insurance premiums.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Nissan Maxima and the Acura ILX. The Nissan Maxima has a roomier cargo area for holding your bags or other items than the Acura ILX.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Nissan Maxima is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Acura ILX.

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2014 Nissan
Maxima

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MSRP*: $31,290 - $34,380
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2014 Acura
ILX

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MSRP*: $26,900 - $29,200
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Cash Back Rebate: Up to $2,000 Visit Rebate Center
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.00% As low as 0.90%
Lease Incentive: As low as 0.07% --
City MPG: 19 22 - 24
Highway MPG: 26 31 - 35
Engine(s): V-6 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $28,988 - $31,845 $25,378 - $27,507

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