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Vehicle Comparisons:
Nissan Maxima vs INFINITI Q50

For those that value having the easiest and most enjoyable driving experience possible, there is no better type of vehicle to own than a luxury sedan. Fortunately, if you’re a sedan shopper in Cranston, East Providence, or Pawtucket, you have the luxury of choosing between the 2018 Nissan Maxima and the 2018 INFINITI Q50.

With unbeatable performance, interior space, and technology features, the Maxima and the Q50 are two of the leading models in this class. To help you decide between the two, the team at Stateline Nissan put together this detailed comparison. Read ahead to learn more!

Nissan Maxima vs INFINITI Q50 Specs

While you’ll have a great time driving either the 2018 Nissan Maxima or the 2018 INFINITI Q50, there are some differences in performance that you’ll want to keep in mind when deciding between these two vehicles.

The Maxima and the Q50 both provide an efficient drive with an EPA-estimated 30 highway MPG.1 However, you’ll see that the Maxima’s 3.5L V6 engine and the Q50’s smaller 2.0L 4-cylinder engine differ greatly when it comes to power.

The Maxima’s high-powered standard V6 engine puts out a whopping 300 horsepower. The Q50, on the other hand, only standardly puts out 208 horsepower, which won’t give you quite as much control as the Maxima.

Maxima vs Q50: Cargo Capacity

Though luxury sedans aren’t generally known as vehicles that provide huge amounts of cargo space, you still want to be sure that you’re choosing a model that provides enough cargo to meet your everyday needs.

If you go with the 2018 INFINITI Q50, you’ll only have 13.2 cubic feet of cargo space to pack in all the stuff you want to take along with you. With the 2018 Nissan Maxima, on the other hand, you don’t have to worry about having to leave anything behind.

The Maxima offers 14.2 cubic feet of trunk space as well as a bit more wiggle room for your passengers with its 45 inches of front-seat legroom. The Q50 has just 44.5 inches of legroom for the front row.

Maxima vs Q50: Technology Features

As luxury vehicles, both the 2018 Nissan Maxima and the 2018 INFINITI Q50 have plenty to offer when it comes to advanced technology. Both come standardly equipped with smart infotainment systems that include 8-inch touchscreens displays, navigation capabilities, and rearview cameras.

However, there’s a couple of features you’ll miss out on in the Q50. The Maxima standardly includes smartphone integration through Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™, which allow you to access all your favorite smartphone apps right from the infotainment screen.

Additionally, the Maxima offers a cutting-edge Intelligent Around View® Monitor. This feature gives you a 360-degree view of your vehicle’s surroundings right on the infotainment screen.

2018 Nissan Maxima vs 2018 INFINITI Q50: Which Sedan to Choose?

If you’re ready to enjoy the benefits of driving a luxury sedan, the only model that you should consider is the 2018 Nissan Maxima. The Nissan Maxima provides drivers in East Providence, Cranston, and Pawtucket with more standard power, roomier cargo space, and better technology than the 2018 INFINITI Q50.

Experience this impressively capable vehicle by giving us a call at Stateline Nissan today to schedule your test drive!


1 2018 EPA Fuel Economy Estimate 21 city / 30 highway MPG. Actual mileage may vary with driving conditions – use for comparison only.