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2020 Lexus ES 300h vs. 2020 Nissan Maxima Review

New 2020 Lexus ES 300h

2020 Lexus
ES 300h

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New 2020 Nissan Maxima

2020 Nissan
Maxima

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MSRP*
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$41,810 to $45,660
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$34,450 to $41,840
Invoice* $39,163 to $42,707 $32,162 to $39,051
MPG - City 43 20
MPG - Hwy 44 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** ***** *****
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 Lexus ES 300h than the Nissan Maxima. The Nissan Maxima will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Lexus ES 300h.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Lexus ES 300h as you will with the Nissan Maxima, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.

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 Lexus ES 300h 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 Lexus ES 300h will cost more in transportation costs than the Nissan Maxima.

Dimensions
The Lexus ES 300h is about the same width as the Nissan Maxima. When looking at overall length, the Lexus ES 300h takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Nissan Maxima.

Drivetrain
The Lexus ES 300h has much less torque than the Nissan Maxima, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Lexus ES 300h 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 Lexus ES 300h and the Nissan Maxima. The Lexus ES 300h has a roomier cargo area for holding your bags or other items than the Nissan Maxima.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Lexus ES 300h than that of the Nissan Maxima.