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2014 Nissan Maxima vs. 2015 Hyundai Genesis Review

Comparison Review

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

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Nissan Maxima as you will with the Hyundai Genesis, 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). Based on MSRP, the Nissan Maxima is clearly a better financial choice over the Hyundai Genesis. 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 Hyundai Genesis.

Dimensions
The Nissan Maxima is a little narrower than the Hyundai Genesis, so you'll have an easier time getting in and out of the car in a tight parking spot. The Nissan Maxima is slightly shorter than the Hyundai Genesis, which may make it easier to park.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque, the Nissan Maxima doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Hyundai Genesis.

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

Performance
The Nissan Maxima has less horsepower than the Hyundai Genesis, 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 Nissan Maxima and the Hyundai Genesis. The Nissan Maxima has less cargo capacity than the Hyundai Genesis, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Nissan Maxima is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Hyundai Genesis.

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2014 Nissan
Maxima

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

2015 Hyundai
Genesis

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MSRP*: $38,000 - $51,500
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City MPG: 19 15 - 18
Highway MPG: 26 23 - 29
Engine(s): V-6 V-6, V-8
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 5 years/60,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $28,988 - $31,845 $35,659 - $47,665

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