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2021 Lexus ES 350 vs. 2021 Nissan Maxima Review

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2021 Lexus
ES 350

MSRP*: $40,000 to $49,000
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2021 Nissan
Maxima

MSRP*: $37,090 to $42,320
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Invoice* $37,468 to $45,749 $34,623 to $39,497
MPG - City 22 MPG 20 MPG
MPG - Hwy 31 - 32 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 16.7 ft3 14.3 ft3
Engine V-6 V-6
Transmission Auto Manual Auto Manual
Drivetrain Front-wheel Front-wheel
Horsepower 302 hp 300 hp
Towing Capacity 1,000 lbs Info not available
Exterior Length 195.9 in 192.8 in
Exterior Width 73.4 in 73.2 in
Leg Room Front 42.4 in
Rear 39.2 in
Front 45.0 in
Rear 34.2 in
Head Room Front 37.5 in
Rear 37.8 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 Lexus ES 350 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 350.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Lexus ES 350 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 350 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 350 will cost more in transportation costs than the Nissan Maxima.

Dimensions
The Lexus ES 350 is about the same width as the Nissan Maxima. When looking at overall length, the Lexus ES 350 takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Nissan Maxima.

Performance
In terms of horsepower, it's basically a tie between the Lexus ES 350 and the Nissan Maxima.

Powertrain
With similar torque, the Lexus ES 350 and the Nissan Maxima do an equal job of transmitting their engine's power to their wheels.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Lexus ES 350 and the Nissan Maxima. The Lexus ES 350 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 350 than that of the Nissan Maxima.