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2020 Nissan Maxima vs. 2020 Subaru WRX STI Review

New 2020 Nissan Maxima

2020 Nissan
Maxima

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New 2020 Subaru WRX STI

2020 Subaru
WRX STI

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MSRP*
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$34,450 to $41,840
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$36,995 to $41,695
Invoice* $32,162 to $39,051 $34,960 to $39,331
MPG - City 20 16
MPG - Hwy 30 N/A
Engine(s) V-6 Horizontal
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 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
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Subaru WRX STI than the Nissan Maxima, due to its greater head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Nissan Maxima and the Subaru WRX STI in the front seats.

Convenience
With the Nissan Maxima you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Subaru WRX STI, due to its larger tank size and better 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). The Nissan Maxima is somewhat more expensive than the Subaru WRX STI. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Nissan Maxima and the Subaru WRX STI have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Nissan Maxima is much wider than the Subaru WRX STI, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the Nissan Maxima, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Subaru WRX STI.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque, the Nissan Maxima doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Subaru WRX STI.

Performance
The Nissan Maxima has less horsepower than the Subaru WRX STI, so it will probably be somewhat slower.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Nissan Maxima and the Subaru WRX STI. The Nissan Maxima has a roomier cargo area for holding your bags or other items than the Subaru WRX STI.

Warranty
The Nissan Maxima comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Subaru WRX STI.