Today we present you a special comparison and it is 2015 Nissan Altima vs 2015 Nissan Maxima, which is in many ways interesting but let some order. The 2015 Nissan Altima is scores a 7 out of the possible 21 among the affordable midsize vehicles in the market according to a latest survey that was based on safety data, test drives, reviews and reliability. This vehicle is very economical in terms of fuel consumption and its sporty handling makes it a darling to many people due to the ease of handling and comfort which makes it very fun to drive compared to other vehicles in its category. Some of its close competitors include the 2015 Nissan Maxima
2015 Nissan Altima vs 2015 Nissan Maxima Engine Performance
The 2015 Nissan Altima has a standard 4-cylinder engine that dishes out plenty of power for cruising on the highway. The engine comes in two main options: a 3.5 L v-6 engine option which attains a lot of acceleration on the highway. It produces 270 HP horsepower.it has a fuel economy of 22/32mpg city/highway with 258lb-ft torque at 4000 RPM. The other engine option is the 2.5L 4-cylinder engine which is designed for both level roads and light loads it produces 182 HP with 180 lb-ft torque at 6000 rpm. Additionally, it has continuously variable transmission (automatic). This transmission, even though some consider it rather noisy, operates seamlessly and is very responsive. This 4-cylinder engine also achieves 27/38 mpg city/highway according to EPA highway ratings. This is very impressive especially for a car of its calibre. It’s a very comfortable car even though some tend to disagree when it comes to rough roads where there is a valid argument that it’s sort of stiff. However they all agree that it easily conquers curves.
The 2015 Nissan Altima on the other hand has a 3.5L V6 engine that serves 290HP and 261lb-ft torque. In addition it has a CVT transmission that transmits power to its wheels especially the front ones. It has a fairly quick acceleration: it accelerates from 0-60 miles per hour in a whopping 6 seconds. In terms of its fuel economy, it’s rated at 19mpg city/26mpg on the highway. It has reasonably quick responses to the inputs but its gives the best riding experience on the freeway.
Its design is quite modern with a rather attractive styling. This beautiful design has been enhanced through the use of first-rate materials. Features like zero gravity front seats as well as the Altima’s ultra-comfortable feature enable the vehicle to be even more appealing and comfortable. The rears seats are spacious and have ample legroom but taller passengers have a slight disadvantage since the headroom is quite small. It’s designed to carry a total of 5 passengers in one sitting. This darling is available in 7 main trims.
The interior features include: Satellite radio, proximity key, rear view camera, hands-free texting, blind spot monitoring, lane departure warning, touch screen navigation system which is 7 inches, rear cross traffic detection, Nissan Connect which integrates with smartphone applications. The navigation system has a very bright screen and the system menus are rather straightforward.
The 2015 Nissan Maxima is available in two main trim levels namely the S and SV. The car has fish book headlights, a wide stance and muscular haunches. It has a taut suspension tuning. The interior is made more appealing by the infinity quality trimmings and a dashboard that has an expensive appeal. In addition it has a bigger space to enhance the user comfort.
Depending on the trim level you choose to buy you will enjoy features such as cruise control, 8-speakeraudio system that has a 6-disc cd changer, sunroof, 18- inch aluminium, wheels (alloy) and front seats which are adjustable, USB connectivity among other interesting features. To ensure passenger safety it has been fitted with airbags, stability, traction and tire –pressure systems and dual front.
The pricing 2015 Nissan Altima has been arrived at bearing in mind the level of competition in the market. The starting price is $ 23000 and about$ 32000 for the SL with V6 engine.
The 2015 Nissan Maxima is set to be release in autumn this year and the price will range between $31000-40000.