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2021 Genesis G70 vs. 2020 Nissan Maxima Review

New 2021 Genesis G70

2021 Genesis
G70

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New 2020 Nissan Maxima

2020 Nissan
Maxima

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MSRP*
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$36,000 to $48,200
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$34,450 to $41,840
Invoice* $34,405 to $46,056 $32,162 to $39,051
MPG - City 17 - 22 20
MPG - Hwy 25 - 30 N/A
Engine(s) Inline-4, V-6 V-6
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 5 years/60,000 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
Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Genesis G70 than the Nissan Maxima. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Genesis G70, drivers may find the Nissan Maxima a little roomier and somewhat more comfortable.

Convenience
With the Nissan Maxima you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the Genesis G70, 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). Whether you pick the Genesis G70 or the Nissan Maxima, it's going to cost you about the same. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Genesis G70 will cost more in transportation costs than the Nissan Maxima.

Dimensions
The Genesis G70 is about the same width as the Nissan Maxima. The Genesis G70 is slightly shorter than the Nissan Maxima, which may make it easier to park.

Drivetrain
With similar torque, the Genesis G70 and the Nissan Maxima do an equal job of transmitting their engine's power to their wheels.

Performance
The Genesis G70 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 Genesis G70 and the Nissan Maxima. The Genesis G70 has significantly less cargo room than the Nissan Maxima, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Genesis G70 than that of the Nissan Maxima.