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2021 Acura TLX vs. 2021 Nissan Maxima Review

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2021 Acura
TLX

MSRP*: $37,500 to $53,100
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2021 Nissan
Maxima

MSRP*: $37,090 to $42,320
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Invoice* $36,554 to $50,299 $34,623 to $39,497
MPG - City 19 - 22 MPG 20 MPG
MPG - Hwy 24 - 31 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 13.5 ft3 14.3 ft3
Engine Inline-4, V-6 V-6
Transmission Auto Manual Auto Manual
Drivetrain All-wheel, Front-wheel Front-wheel
Horsepower 272 - 355 hp 300 hp
Exterior Length 194.6 in 192.8 in
Exterior Width 75.2 in 73.2 in
Leg Room Front 42.4 in
Rear 34.9 in
Front 45.0 in
Rear 34.2 in
Head Room Front 37.2 in
Rear 36.3 in
Front 38.9 - 39.4 in
Rear 35.8 - 36.7 in
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
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.

Performance
The Acura TLX has less horsepower than the Nissan Maxima, so it will probably be somewhat slower.

Powertrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the Acura TLX transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Nissan Maxima.

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.