2023 Lexus IS 350 vs. 2023 Nissan Maxima Review

Picture of the 2023 Lexus IS 350

2023 Lexus
IS 350

MSRP*: $43,160 to $46,410
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2023 Nissan
Maxima

MSRP*: $38,340 to $44,450
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MPG - City 19 - 20 MPG 20 MPG
MPG - Hwy 26 - 28 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space Info not available Info not available
Engine
  • 311-hp, 3.5-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 300-hp, 3.5-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission Automatic Continuously Variable
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 311 hp 300 hp
Exterior Length 185.4 in 192.8 in
Exterior Width 72.4 in 73.2 in
Leg Room Front 44.8 in
Rear 32.2 in
Front 45.0 in
Rear 34.2 in
Head Room Front 38.2 in
Rear 36.9 in
Front 38.9 - 39.4 in
Rear 35.8 - 36.7 in

*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
Passengers in the back seat will feel a little more squished in the Lexus IS 350 than in the Nissan Maxima, due to the Lexus IS 350's smaller rear head- and legroom. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Lexus IS 350, drivers may find the Nissan Maxima a little roomier and somewhat more comfortable.

Convenience
The Nissan Maxima requires fewer visits to the gas station than the Lexus IS 350, making it more convenient to drive.

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 IS 350 is somewhat more expensive than the Nissan Maxima.

Dimensions
The Lexus IS 350 is a little narrower than the Nissan Maxima, so you'll have an easier time getting in and out of the car in a tight parking spot. The Lexus IS 350 is slightly shorter than the Nissan Maxima, which may make it easier to park.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Lexus IS 350 is somewhat more powerful than the Nissan Maxima.

Powertrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the Lexus IS 350 transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Nissan Maxima.

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