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2020 BMW 228 Gran Coupe vs. 2020 Nissan Maxima Review

New 2020 BMW 228 Gran Coupe

2020 BMW
228 Gran Coupe

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New 2020 Nissan Maxima

2020 Nissan
Maxima

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MSRP*
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$37,500
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$34,450 to $41,840
Invoice* $35,375 $32,162 to $39,051
MPG - City 23 20
MPG - Hwy 33 N/A
Engine(s) Inline-4 V-6
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** Not Tested *****
Frontal Crash Rating** Not Tested *****
Side Crash Rating** Not Tested *****

**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 BMW 228 Gran Coupe offers rear passengers about the same space to stretch out as the Nissan Maxima with comparable rear head- and legroom in both vehicles. The Nissan Maxima will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the BMW 228 Gran Coupe.

Convenience
With the Nissan Maxima you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the BMW 228 Gran Coupe, 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). When looking only at MSRP, the BMW 228 Gran Coupe 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 BMW 228 Gran Coupe will cost more in transportation costs than the Nissan Maxima.

Dimensions
Since the BMW 228 Gran Coupe 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 BMW 228 Gran Coupe, 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 BMW 228 Gran Coupe and the Nissan Maxima do an equal job of transmitting their engine's power to their wheels.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the BMW 228 Gran Coupe is significantly less powerful than the Nissan Maxima. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the BMW 228 Gran Coupe and the Nissan Maxima. The BMW 228 Gran Coupe 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 BMW 228 Gran Coupe than that of the Nissan Maxima.