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2014 Nissan Maxima vs. 2015 Subaru WRX Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Subaru WRX 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 Subaru WRX.

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

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

Drivetrain
With similar torque, the Nissan Maxima and the Subaru WRX do an equal job of transmitting their engine's power to their wheels.

Handling
The Nissan Maxima has a larger turning radius than the Subaru 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 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 WRX. The Nissan Maxima has a roomier cargo area for holding your bags or other items than the Subaru WRX.

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

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2014 Nissan
Maxima

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

2015 Subaru
WRX

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MSRP*: $26,295 - $29,995
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Low APR Loan: -- As low as 2.90%
Lease Incentive: -- --
City MPG: 19 21
Highway MPG: 26 --
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 $24,817 - $28,232

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