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2016 Subaru WRX vs. 2016 Nissan Maxima Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Subaru WRX than the Nissan Maxima. The Nissan Maxima will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Subaru WRX.

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

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 Subaru WRX is clearly a better financial choice over the Nissan Maxima. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. In this case, the Subaru WRX will cost less to deliver to the dealership than the Nissan Maxima.

Dimensions
Since the Subaru WRX is much slimmer than the Nissan Maxima, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the Subaru WRX, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Nissan Maxima.

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

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

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

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2016 Subaru
WRX

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MSRP*: $26,595 - $30,395

2016 Nissan
Maxima

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MSRP*: $32,510 - $39,960
Cash Back Rebate: Visit Rebate Center Up to $500
Low APR Loan: As low as 2.90% As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: As low as 3.60% As low as 0.07%
City MPG: 20 22
Highway MPG: 27 --
Engine(s): Horizontal V-6
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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Invoice*: $25,094 - $28,601 $30,354 - $37,298

Days On Lot: Comparing Ease of Negotiation

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*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.