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2018 Nissan Maxima vs. 2018 Subaru WRX Review

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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.

With the Nissan Maxima you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Subaru WRX, due to its larger tank size and better fuel economy.

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 will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the Subaru WRX, which has a much lower MSRP. 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.

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.

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

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

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.

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

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2018 Nissan

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MSRP*: $33,270 - $40,940

2018 Subaru

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MSRP*: $26,995 - $31,595
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City MPG: 21 21
Highway MPG: 30 N/A
Engine(s): V-6 Horizontal
Seating Capacity: 5 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Invoice*: $31,062 - $38,212 $25,463 - $29,708

Days On Lot: Comparing Ease of Negotiation

Days on Lot measures the average number of days a model sits on a dealer's lot before it's sold. This is one predictor of a dealer's willingness to negotiate.

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*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.