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2021 Kia Stinger vs. 2021 Nissan Maxima Review

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2021 Kia
Stinger

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2021 Nissan
Maxima

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MSRP*
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$33,090 to $52,590
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$37,090 to $42,320
Invoice* $31,037 to $49,330 $34,623 to $39,497
MPG - City 17 - 22 20
MPG - Hwy 25 - 29 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 Kia Stinger than the Nissan Maxima. The Nissan Maxima will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Kia Stinger.

Convenience
With the Nissan Maxima you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the Kia Stinger, 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 Kia Stinger 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 Kia Stinger will cost more in transportation costs than the Nissan Maxima.

Dimensions
The Kia Stinger is about the same width as the Nissan Maxima. When looking at overall length, the Kia Stinger takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Nissan Maxima.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the Kia Stinger does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Nissan Maxima.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Kia Stinger is somewhat more powerful than the Nissan Maxima.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Kia Stinger and the Nissan Maxima. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the Kia Stinger will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Nissan Maxima.

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