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2014 Nissan Maxima vs. 2014 Buick Verano Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Buick Verano than the Nissan Maxima, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Nissan Maxima will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Buick Verano.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Nissan Maxima as you will with the Buick Verano, 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 Nissan Maxima is somewhat more expensive than the Buick Verano. 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 Buick Verano.

Dimensions
Since the Nissan Maxima is much wider than the Buick Verano, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Nissan Maxima, which is slightly longer than the Buick Verano.

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 Buick Verano.

Handling
The Nissan Maxima has a larger turning radius than the Buick Verano, 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 Buick Verano. 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 Buick Verano. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries into the Nissan Maxima as you will in the Buick Verano.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Nissan Maxima is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Buick Verano.

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2014 Nissan
Maxima

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MSRP*: $31,290 - $34,380

2014 Buick
Verano

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MSRP*: $23,700 - $29,065
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $500 Up to $750
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.00% As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: As low as 3.48% --
City MPG: 19 21
Highway MPG: 26 30 - 32
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 $22,752 - $27,902

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