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2020 Lexus IS 350 vs. 2020 Nissan Maxima Review

New 2020 Lexus IS 350

2020 Lexus
IS 350

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New 2020 Nissan Maxima

2020 Nissan
Maxima

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MSRP*
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$42,180 to $44,345
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$34,450 to $41,840
Invoice* $39,229 to $41,240 $32,162 to $39,051
MPG - City 19 - 20 20
MPG - Hwy 26 - 28 N/A
Engine(s) V-6 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
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. 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 IS 350 will cost more in transportation costs than the Nissan Maxima.

Dimensions
Since the Lexus IS 350 is much slimmer than the Nissan Maxima, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. The Lexus IS 350 is slightly shorter than the Nissan Maxima, which may make it easier to park.

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

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Lexus IS 350 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 Lexus IS 350 and the Nissan Maxima. The Lexus IS 350 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 Lexus IS 350 than that of the Nissan Maxima.