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2017 Nissan Maxima vs 2017 Chevy Impala near Manassas, VA

If you’re on the hunt for a new full-size sedan that simply gives you more for your money, but are unsure of where to start, let us help! Here at Pohanka Nissan, we believe that the Maxima is an exceptional choice with tons of exciting features – many of which are standard. To prove just how great it is, we have compared the 2017 Nissan Maxima vs the 2017 Chevy Impala near Manassas, MA, to see which choice gives you more.

To start, we inspected the engine options within both the 2017 Nissan Maxima and the 2017 Chevy Impala. The Maxima comes standard with a robust 3.5L V6 engine that delivers a remarkable 300 horsepower and 261 lb.-ft. of torque. You have to be behind the wheel of higher trims of the Impala to have V6 power, since it only has a 2.5L 4-cylinder engine as standard. Even when the Impala does have the 3.6L V6 engine, it has a meager fuel rating of 18/28 MPG city/hwy1. The Maxima’s V6 is more efficient with a rating of 21/30 MPG city/hwy2.

This 2017 Nissan Maxima vs the 2017 Chevy Impala near Manassas, VA, comparison continues with a look at their functional features. The Maxima comes standard with fog lights for prime visibility down I-66 during inclement weather. Fog lights aren’t found on any trim of the Impala. Have a seat inside the Maxima, and you’ll notice that Push Button Start, Dual Zone Climate Control, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel are all standard. You’ll have to drive top trim levels of the Impala to find such features. For supreme comfort, the Maxima helps to illuminate lower back pain and muscle fatigue with Zero Gravity Seats, which aren’t found at all in the Impala. The Maxima even has power-adjustable front seats as standard. In the Impala, only the driver’s seat is power-adjustable, while top trims include the passenger seat. And, when you want to feel the warm summer sun, you can open the available dual panel sunroof in the Nissan Maxima, a luxury not found in the Chevrolet Impala.

The 2017 Maxima even has more technology features for you to enjoy than the 2017 Impala. In fact, you’ll notice this right away, as the Maxima is standard with a vibrant 8-inch color touchscreen. In the Impala, you’ll only find an 8-inch display in top trims, as the standard L trim only has a 4.2-inch screen. The Maxima makes it easy for you to make hands-free phone calls and stream your playlists, too, since Bluetooth® technology3 is standard. To compare, the Impala only boasts Bluetooth®4 hands-free calling as standard, while top trims add on audio streaming. Your tunes will sound better in the Maxima, too, as they’re played through eight standard speakers, while the Impala only comes standard with six speakers. To continue with the trend, the Maxima even boasts standard Apple CarPlay™5, which you won’t find in the Impala until you drive the LT trim.

Now that you’ve reached the end of our 2017 Nissan Maxima vs 2017 Chevy Impala near Manassas, VA, comparison, you can be certain which full-size sedan gives you more exciting features. When you’re ready to see the Maxima up close and personal, visit us here Pohanka Nissan to take one for a test drive. You’ll find us open seven days a week at 5200 Jefferson Davis Highway in Fredericksburg, VA. 

  • Features
  • Specs



  • Interior
  • Safety
  • Technology
  • Mechanical
  • Exterior
  • Comfort



Steering ratio 15.3
Turns lock-to-lock 2.6


Driver seat power adjustments height, 8, reclining
Rear headrests 3, adjustable
Rear seat folding split
Front headrests 2, adjustable
Passenger seat power adjustments 4, reclining
Front seat type bucket
Upholstery cloth
Rear seat type 60-40 split bench


Seatbelt pretensioners front
Seatbelt force limiters front
Emergency locking retractors rear, front
Seatbelt warning sensor front
Rear seatbelts 3-point
Front seatbelts 3-point



Rearview monitor in dash
Autonomous braking
Pre-collision warning system audible warning, visual warning
Automatic emergency braking front
Child safety door locks
Child seat anchors LATCH system
Hood buckling creases
Energy absorbing steering column
Body side reinforcements side impact door beams
Emergency interior trunk release
Camera system rearview
Crumple zones front, rear


Airbag deactivation occupant sensing passenger
Side airbags front
Front airbags dual
Side curtain airbags front, rear
Side-curtain airbag rollover sensor


Power door locks anti-lockout, auto-locking
Anti-theft system engine immobilizer, alarm with remote
2-stage unlocking doors


Side mirror adjustments power, manual folding


Audio System

Radio voice operated, touch screen display, AM/FM, HD radio
Auxiliary audio input Bluetooth, jack, USB, iPod/iPhone
Antenna type diversity, element
In-Dash CD 6 disc, MP3 Playback
Total speakers 8
Radio data system
Digital Sound Processing
Speed sensitive volume control
Satellite radio SiriusXM


Electronic messaging assistance with read function, voice operated
Navigation app Traffic Data
Wireless data link Bluetooth
Phone voice operated
Navigation system touch screen display, voice operated

In Car Entertainment

Connected in-car apps SiriusXM Travel Link
Infotainment NissanConnect, Apple CarPlay ready


Trip computer
Gauge tachometer
Digital odometer
External temperature display
Multi-function display
Fuel economy display MPG, range
Warnings and reminders low oil level, low fuel level, low washer fluid, tire fill alert
Trip odometer 2



Drive mode selector
Axle ratio 5.25


Rear shock type monotube
Rear stabilizer bar diameter 27 mm
Front suspension classification independent
Rear suspension classification independent
Rear suspension type multi-link
Rear spring type coil
Front spring type coil
Front suspension type lower control arms
Front strut tower bar
Front struts
Front stabilizer bar diameter 24 mm
Front shock type twin-tube gas


Rear brake type ventilated disc
Front brake width 1.1
Rear brake diameter 12.1
Front brake diameter 12.6
Front brake type ventilated disc
Braking assist
Rear brake width .63
Electronic brakeforce distribution
ABS 4-wheel
Power brakes

Stability and Traction

Stability control
Traction control


Spark plugs iridium tipped
Battery saver
Alternator 150 amps
Battery maintenance-free



Daytime running lights LED
Front fog lights
Taillights LED, LED rear center
Headlights wiper activated, auto delay off, auto on/off, halogen

Tires and Rims

Wheels aluminum alloy
Spare tire size temporary
Tire type all season
Spare tire mount location inside
Spare wheel type steel
Tire Pressure Monitoring System


Window defogger rear
Front wipers speed sensitive, variable intermittent
Power windows safety reverse, remotely operated

Exterior Features

Mirror color black
Front bumper color body-color
Door handle color chrome
Exhaust tip color chrome
Grille color chrome surround, black with chrome accents
Rear bumper color body-color
Exhaust dual tip
Window trim chrome


Convenience Features

Cupholders front, rear
Steering wheel tilt and telescopic
One-touch windows 2
Reading lights front, rear
Power steering variable/speed-proportional
Multi-function remote illuminated entry, panic alarm, proximity entry system, trunk release
Cargo area light
Cruise control
Retained accessory power
Power windows lockout button
Overhead console front
Steering wheel mounted controls audio, cruise control, phone, multi-function, voice control
Push-button start
Vanity mirrors dual illuminating
Power outlet(s) 12V front
Assist handle rear, front
Remote engine start
Center console front console with armrest and storage
Rearview mirror auto-dimming
Universal remote transmitter Homelink - garage door opener
Storage front seatback, sunglasses holder, door pockets

Air Conditioning

Front air conditioning automatic climate control
Front air conditioning zones dual
Rear vents second row
Air filtration

Comfort Features

Shift knob trim leather
Armrests rear center with pass-thru, rear folding, rear center with cupholders
Steering wheel trim leather
Interior accents chrome
Floor material carpet



Drive Type

Drive Type FWD


Standard Seating 5
Max Seating 5
Head Room (front) 39.4 in
Head Room (rear) 36.7 in
Hip Room (front) 54.2 in
Hip Room (rear) 53.5 in
Shoulder Room (front) 56.7 in
Shoulder Room (rear) 55.7 in
Leg Room (front) 45 in
Leg Room (rear) 34.2 in
Seating Rows 2

Measurements of Size & Shape

Length 192.8 in
Width 73.2 in
Width (without mirrors) 73.2 in
Height 56.5 in
Wheelbase 109.3 in
Ground Clearance 5.3 in
Track Width (front) 62.4 in
Track Width (rear) 62.4 in

Measurements of Weight

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating 4641 lbs
Gross Vehicle Weight Range 4001-5000 lbs
Curb Weight 3478 lbs

Interior Dimensions

Cargo Volume 14.3 cu ft
Interior Volume 112.9 cu ft
Passenger Volume 98.6 cu ft

Performance Specifications

Aerodynamic Drag 0.29 Cd
Turning Circle 38.1 ft

Fuel Tanks

Fuel Capacity 18 Gallons

Wheels and Tires

Front Tire Type 245/45R18
Front Wheel Diameter 18.0 x 8.0 in
Rear Tire Type 245/45R18
Rear Wheel Diameter 18.0 x 8.0 in

Contact Information


2017 Maxima with Apple CarPlay™

Nissan Maxima with Push Button Start

2017 Nissan Maxima with Dual Panel Sunroof

Dealership Information

Additional Vehicle Information

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Sales Hours


Current Inventory

There are currently no 2017 Nissan Maxima 3.5 S 4dr Sedan (midyear release) for Sale in inventory


We make every effort to provide accurate information, please verify options and price before purchase, Pohanka is not responsible for errors or omissions. All vehicles subject to prior sale. Quoted price available on in-stock units only. All prices are exclusive internet prices only. Financing is subject to approved credit through designated lender. Price plus tax, tags, dealer processing fee of $899 and freight of $810 - $1100. All customers will qualify for all manufacturer rebates and incentives included in the price, some require financing through the manufacturer. Some manufacturer rebates are not compatible with manufacturer finance offers. Manufacturer Rebates and incentives are valid during the time period set by the manufacturer and are subject to change without notice. Additional manufacturer rebates and incentives may apply to those who qualify and may lower the sales price. 2 or more available at this price.

Military Rebate: Open to Active Duty, Reserve, retired, veterans within 12 months of active duty and their dependents or persons who qualify as PDRL or TDRL

Nissan Bonus Cash : Available Vehicle purchased from dealer stock and are valid during the time period set by the manufacturer and are subject to change without notice

Owner Loyalty: Open to current registered Nissan owners or family members living in the household

NMAC CASH: NMAC cash available when you finance through NMAC

College Grad: Graduation within six months or past two years from an accredited United States two or 4 year university, college, graduate school or nursing school. Students currently enrolled in Graduate School are eligible.

1 Actual mileage may vary. See dealer for details.

2 2017 EPA Fuel Economy Estimate 21 city/30 highway. Actual mileage may vary with driving conditions — use for comparison only.

3 Availability of specific features is dependent upon the phone’s Bluetooth® support. Please refer to your phone Owner’s Manual for details. Bluetooth® word mark and logos are owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc., and any use of such marks by Nissan is under license. See NissanUSA.com/bluetooth for details.

4 Go to my.chevrolet.com/learn to find out which phones are compatible with the vehicle.

5 Driving is serious business and requires your full attention. Only use feature when safe to do so. Compatible iPhone® required. Availability of specific feature is dependent upon the phone’s Bluetooth® support. Please refer to your phone Owner’s Manual for details. Bluetooth® word mark and logos are owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc., and any use of such marks by Nissan is under license. See NissanUSA.com/bluetooth for details. Text rates and/or data usage may apply. Services/features are provided by independent companies not within Nissan’s control. Should service provider terminate/restrict service/feature, service/feature may be suspended or terminated without notice or liability to Nissan and/or its agents. Nissan not responsible for any equipment replacement or upgrades, or associated costs, that may be required for continued operation due to service/feature changes. Apple’s terms and privacy statements apply. Apple CarPlay™ is a trademark of Apple, Inc. iPhone® is a registered trademark of Apple, Inc. All rights reserved. iPhone® or other external device not included.