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2020 Acura TLX vs. 2020 Nissan Maxima Review

New 2020 Acura TLX

2020 Acura
TLX

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New 2020 Nissan Maxima

2020 Nissan
Maxima

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MSRP*
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$33,000 to $48,950
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$34,450 to $41,840
Invoice* $31,343 to $46,452 $32,162 to $39,051
MPG - City 20 - 23 20
MPG - Hwy 29 - 33 N/A
Engine(s) Inline-4, V-6 V-6
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** *****
Frontal Crash Rating** ***** *****
Side Crash Rating** ***** *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*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.

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Acura TLX offers a bit more room for passengers in the back seat than the Nissan Maxima. The Nissan Maxima will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Acura TLX.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Acura TLX as you will with the Nissan Maxima, 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). The Acura TLX is somewhat more expensive than 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. The Acura TLX will cost more in transportation costs than the Nissan Maxima.

Dimensions
The Acura TLX is about the same width as the Nissan Maxima. When looking at overall length, the Acura TLX takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Nissan Maxima.

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

Performance
The Acura TLX 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 Acura TLX and the Nissan Maxima. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries into the Acura TLX as you will in the Nissan Maxima.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Acura TLX than that of the Nissan Maxima.