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2021 Audi A4 vs. 2021 Nissan Maxima Review

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2021 Audi
A4

MSRP*: $39,100 to $40,900
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2021 Nissan
Maxima

MSRP*: $37,090 to $42,320
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Invoice* $36,755 to $38,447 $34,623 to $39,497
MPG - City 24 MPG 20 MPG
MPG - Hwy 31 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 12.0 ft3 14.3 ft3
Engine Inline-4 V-6
Transmission Manual Auto Manual
Drivetrain All-wheel Front-wheel
Horsepower 201 - 261 hp 300 hp
Exterior Length 187.5 in 192.8 in
Exterior Width 72.7 in 73.2 in
Leg Room Front 41.3 in
Rear 35.7 in
Front 45.0 in
Rear 34.2 in
Head Room Front 37.3 in
Rear 37.4 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
Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Audi A4 than the Nissan Maxima. The Nissan Maxima will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Audi A4.

Convenience
The Nissan Maxima requires fewer visits to the gas station than the Audi A4, 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). When looking only at MSRP, the Audi A4 will have less of an impact on your bank account 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 Audi A4 will cost more in transportation costs than the Nissan Maxima.

Dimensions
The Audi A4 is about the same width as the Nissan Maxima. The Audi A4 is slightly shorter than the Nissan Maxima, which may make it easier to park.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Audi A4 is significantly less powerful than the Nissan Maxima. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

Powertrain
With its lower torque, the Audi A4 doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Nissan Maxima.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Audi A4 and the Nissan Maxima. The Audi A4 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 Audi A4 than that of the Nissan Maxima.