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Compare the 2019 Nissan Altima vs 2018 Nissan Maxima

2019 Nissan Altima 2018 Nissan Maxima Versus

2018 Nissan Altima


2018 Nissan Maxima


Fuel Economy

21 city / 30 hwy
2.5L DIG 4-Cylinder


3.5-liter V-6
188 hp


300 hp

Serving Fredericksburg, VA, Spotsylvania, VA, and Washington, D.C.

If you're in the market for a new sedan, Nissan gives you some great options to choose from. The redesigned 2019 Nissan Altima has definitely been getting a lot of attention. Not only does the all-new Altima look sportier, but it also introduces new technology. A more efficient engine lineup adds to the 2019 Nissan Altima's appeal. While the all-new Altima is impressive, the fun-to-drive 2018 Nissan Maxima also brings a lot to the table.


  • • Altima 2.5L Four-Cylinder: 188 hp and 180 lb.-ft. of torque
  • • Altima (Optional) 2.0L Turbocharged Four-Cylinder: 248 hp and 273 lb.-ft. of torque
  • • Maxima 3.5L Six-Cylinder Engine: 300 hp and 261 lb.-ft. of torque
  • • Altima: Standard Xtronic CVT Transmission
  • • Maxima: Standard Xtronic CVT Transmission
  • • Altima: Optional AWD
  • • Maxima: FWD Only

For 2019, the Nissan Altima boasts an all-new engine lineup. Its optional VC-Turbo engine is among the most advanced engines on the market. Meanwhile, the Maxima's proven V6 engine packs a lot of muscle. Many people consider Nissan's Xtronic transmission to be one of the best CVTs in the business. It allows drivers to enjoy a responsive performance without sacrificing any efficiency. There are plenty of drivers who'll benefit from the Altima's optional AWD system. It'll greatly enhance traction during wintry conditions.

Interior Features

  • • Advanced Drive Assist Display
  • • Around View Monitor
  • • NissanConnect Infotainment

Like the 2019 Nissan Altima, the 2018 Nissan Maxima comes equipped with an Advanced Drive Assist Display. This feature allows you to easily access important information while on the road. Both sedans offer a 360-degree Around View Monitor, which features a total of four cameras. It rewards you with improved visibility in parking areas. However, most drivers will be perfectly happy with the standard backup camera. Whether you choose the new Altima or the Maxima, you'll enjoy a NissanConnect infotainment system. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto ensure seamless smartphone integration.


  • • Automatic Emergency Braking
  • • Blind-Spot Monitoring
  • • ProPilot Assist
  • • Rear Automatic Braking

Automatic emergency braking gives drivers an extra peace of mind. Fortunately, it's available on both of these sedans. When switching lanes, blind-spot monitoring helps you to detect oncoming vehicles. This is a great safety innovation for the drivers who do a lot of highway commuting. ProPilot Assist is engineered to reduce driver fatigue. Aside from automatically adjusting your cruising speed, it also helps drivers stay centered in their lane. It's only available on the 2019 Nissan Altima. This is another new safety feature available exclusively on the 2019 Nissan Altima. When traveling in reverse, it can automatically bring the sedan to a stop.

A lot of drivers will have a hard time choosing between the 2019 Nissan Altima and the 2018 Nissan Maxima. These cars are stylish, safe, and loaded with modern technology. To find out which sedan fits you the best, contact Pohanka Nissan of Fredericksburg, VA, to schedule a test drive!

MSRP excludes destination, taxes, title and registration fees. Starting at MSRP refers to the base model, optional equipment not included. Pricing and offers may change at any time without notification. To get full pricing details, see your dealer.

All figures are EPA estimates. Actual mileage may vary.