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2021 Nissan Maxima vs. 2021 Volkswagen Arteon Review

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2021 Nissan
Maxima

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2021 Volkswagen
Arteon

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MSRP*
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$37,090 to $42,320
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$36,995 to $46,995
Invoice* $34,623 to $39,497 $35,478 to $45,068
MPG - City 20 20 - 22
MPG - Hwy 30 31 - 32
Engine(s) V-6 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles

*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 Volkswagen Arteon than the Nissan Maxima, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Nissan Maxima will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Volkswagen Arteon.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Nissan Maxima as you will with the Volkswagen Arteon, 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). Whether you pick the Nissan Maxima or the Volkswagen Arteon, it's going to cost you about the same. 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 carries a much lower Destination Charge than the Volkswagen Arteon.

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

Drivetrain
With similar torque, the Nissan Maxima and the Volkswagen Arteon do an equal job of transmitting their engine's power to their wheels.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Nissan Maxima is somewhat more powerful than the Volkswagen Arteon.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Nissan Maxima and the Volkswagen Arteon. The Nissan Maxima has significantly less cargo room than the Volkswagen Arteon, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Nissan Maxima is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Volkswagen Arteon.