How do you know which sedan is the best fit for you? For most brands, there are usually more than a few similarities between the models they offer, but there are also some key differences that can help you decide which car you want.

At Zimbrick Nissan, we believe researching and buying cars should be a fun and simple process. That’s why we’ve done the heavy lifting for you. Below we’ve broken down two award-winning sedans from our inventory so you can see which one complements your lifestyle. Read on to learn about the Nissan Altima and the Nissan Maxima.

Nissan Altima vs. Nissan Maxima: 2 Different Designs, 2 Winning Choices

2017 Nissan Maxima

A blue 2017 Nissan Maxima driving down the street.

The Feel

Muscle meets luxury in this premium powerhouse.

Best Unique Traits

  • Larger frame
  • Powerful standard engine:
    • 3.5L DOHC 24-valve V6 offering 300 horsepower
  • Unparalleled interior richness:
    • Sport-styled Zero Gravity front seats with heating and cooling

Best Award

Kelley Blue Book “2017 Best Resale Value Award, Full-Size Car Category”

Best Accolades

Edmunds “The 2017 Maxima may not have the brand name of a luxury car, but it has the interior of one.”

U.S. News & World ReportAmong large cars, the Maxima is one of the safest you can buy. It’s also one of the most fun to drive, skirting around the lumbering, ungainly handling that plagues some large sedans by supplying ample power from its standard V6 engine.”

Fun Fact

The popular 2001 movie The Fast and the Furious featured a 1999 Nissan Maxima. A 1997 Nissan 240SX, 1995 Nissan Skyline GT-R, were also driven in the film.

2017 Nissan Altima

A blue 2017 Nissan Altima driving down the street.

The Feel

Comfort and efficiency collide in Nissan’s best-selling car.

Best Unique Traits

  • Midsize frame
  • Fuel-efficient standard engine:
    • 2.5L DOHC 16-valve 4-cylinder offering 39 highway mpg
  • Ideal affordability:
    • A generous list of standard features comes with a lower MSRP

Best Award

J.D. Power “2017 APEAL Study, Highest Ranked Midsize Car”

Best Accolades

Motor TrendThe 2017 Nissan Altima offers something you can’t get on the Toyota Camry 2.5, Chevrolet Malibu 1.5, and especially the Ford Fusion 1.5: It’s a golden combination of acceleration and EPA-rated fuel economy at the top of its class.”

U.S. News & World ReportThe Nissan Altima is a solidly built car that has great front seats and the best fuel economy in the class (excluding hybrid models).”

Fun Fact

While the Midnight Edition started as a trim package for the Maxima model, you can now get an Altima midnight edition, as well as other Nissan models.

Find Your Nissan Altima or Nissan Maxima in Madison, WI

Deciding which Nissan sedan is right for you is a personal decision. But finding the best available model in Madison, Wisconsin? Now that we can help you with. Check out both the new 2017 Nissan Altima and the new 2017 Nissan Maxima for sale at Zimbrick Nissan. We offer not only an exceptional selection but also exceptional Loving Care Service.

Once you’ve chosen your next Nissan, don’t forget to learn about all the available accessories.