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2021 Acura TLX vs. 2021 Nissan Maxima Review

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2021 Acura
TLX

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2021 Nissan
Maxima

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MSRP*
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$37,500 to $48,300
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$37,090 to $42,320
Invoice* $36,554 to $45,758 $34,623 to $39,497
MPG - City 21 - 22 20
MPG - Hwy 29 - 31 N/A
Engine(s) Inline-4 V-6
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles

*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
The Nissan Maxima requires fewer visits to the gas station than the Acura TLX, 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 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
Since the Acura TLX is much wider than the Nissan Maxima, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. 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 somewhat higher torque, the engine of the Acura TLX transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Nissan Maxima.

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. The Acura TLX has less cargo capacity than the Nissan Maxima, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

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