2020 Nissan Altima vs 2020 Nissan Maxima
2020 Nissan Altima 2020 Nissan Maxima


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  MPG (City/Highway)

28/39 * 20/30 **

2020 Nissan Altima vs 2020 Nissan Maxima

Serving Chattanooga, TN

The 2020 Nissan Altima is a well- designed family sedan with the comfort and features rarely found on mid-sized sedans. The Altima features optional all-wheel drive, making it the only sedan in its class with this feature. The engine in the Altima is a cutting-edge design known as the VC-Turbo, which maximizes performance without compromising fuel efficiency. The 2020 Nissan Altima receives several updates compared to the 2019 model, as well as more optional features at the trim level.

The 2020 Nissan Maxima is a stand-out performer in the full-size sedan class. Its stylish design and outstanding performance make it a marvelous choice for buyers who are looking for safety, style, and comfort. The body features uniquely shaped under which lies a powerful V-6 engine and a wonderfully tuned suspension. For 2020, the Maxima features an updated exterior and a more polished interior as well as a wide variety of safety and comfort features.


The Nissan Altima features a 2.5L 4-cylinder engine that produces 188HP. This balanced engine comes paired with a continuously variable automatic (CVT) transmission. Buyers also have the option of a turbocharged 2.0L 4-cylinder engine that produces a whopping 248HP. However, the all-wheel-drive feature is only available on the 2.5L engine.

The Maxima, on the other hand, is equipped with a 3.5L V-6 that produces 300HP. This powerful engine option comes paired with a similar CVT gearbox as the Altima. On the test course, the Maxima sprints from 0 to 60mph in an impressive 5.7 seconds. Front-wheel drive comes as standard for the Maxima, but sadly, there is no optional all-wheel drive.


The 2020 Altima is a stylish sedan. Its shape has evolved from the 90s into a sleek, sporty car with a dramatic V-shaped nose and an aerodynamic body. The sides now feature a neater profile, which is not only easy on the eyes but also makes it more aerodynamic.

The 2020 Nissan Maxima has a rather subtle exterior. The V-shaped grille seems to stand out, making it bigger and bolder. The LED headlights and unique character lines give it a sporty feel which accurately represents what’s under the hood.


The 2020 Nissan Altima features cloth seats, an 8.0-inch infotainment system, Bluetooth connectivity, keyless ignition, and remote start. It also features Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as well as automatic emergency braking and four USB ports. Other Altima trim levels have much more features. All-wheel drive comes standard on all trims except the base model. The Altima SV trim includes a leather-wrapped shifter and steering wheel and upgraded safety features. It also features cloth upholstery and dual-zone climate controls. The top of the line Altima trim is the Platinum, which features 19-inch wheels, power-adjustable front seats, premium audio, navigation, and a moonroof.

The 2020 Nissan Maxima is well equipped across the range. Its standard features are quite impressive, with active safety features being available on the base model. Power-adjustable front seats and two USB ports. The Maxima SV and SL feature satellite navigation and leather seats. The Platinum model has the most features, including but not limited to heated and cooled front and rear seats, real wood trim finishing, Bose audio, surround-view camera, and much more.

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* 2020 EPA Fuel Economy Estimates. 28 City MPG/39 Highway MPG/32 Combined MPG for Altima® S, SV, SL FWD; 26 City MPG/36 Highway MPG/30 Combined MPG for Altima S, SV, SL AWD; 27 City MPG/37 Highway MPG/31 Combined MPG for Altima SR, Platinum FWD; 25 City MPG/35 Highway MPG/29 Combined MPG for Altima SR, Platinum AWD; 25 City MPG/34 Highway MPG/29 Combined MPG for Altima SR, Platinum VC-Turbo FWD. Fuel economy estimates based on 87-octane fuel. Actual mileage may vary with driving conditions. Use for comparison only.
** 2020 EPA Fuel Economy Estimates 20 city / 30 highway / 24 combined for 2020 Nissan Maxima®. Actual mileage may vary with driving conditions – use for comparison only.