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2014 Nissan Maxima vs. 2014 Subaru Impreza WRX Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Nissan Maxima offers rear passengers about the same space to stretch out as the Subaru Impreza WRX with comparable rear head- and legroom in both vehicles. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Nissan Maxima and the Subaru Impreza WRX in the front seats.

Convenience
The Nissan Maxima will require fewer stops at the gas station than the Subaru Impreza WRX, 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 Subaru Impreza WRX. 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 and the Subaru Impreza WRX have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Nissan Maxima is much wider than the Subaru Impreza WRX, 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 Subaru Impreza WRX.

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

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

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Nissan Maxima is somewhat more powerful than the Subaru Impreza WRX.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Nissan Maxima and the Subaru Impreza WRX. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the Nissan Maxima will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Subaru Impreza WRX.

Warranty
The Nissan Maxima comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Subaru Impreza WRX.

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2014 Nissan
Maxima

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

2014 Subaru
Impreza WRX

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MSRP*: $25,995 - $37,845
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $500 Visit Rebate Center
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.00% As low as 2.90%
Lease Incentive: -- --
City MPG: 19 17 - 19
Highway MPG: 26 23 - 25
Engine(s): V-6 Horizontal
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 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*: $28,988 - $31,845 $24,540 - $35,751

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