2017 Nissan Maxima vs. 2017 INFINITI Q50
The Nissan Maxima and INFINITI Q50 are outstanding luxury sedans and either one would be a great choice for drivers anywhere. Luxury sedans have made a major comeback in recent years. As the economy continues to improve, more people are turning back to vehicles that make them feel like the ruler of the world—or at least, the road.
Which of these two cars is the better choice for drivers throughout East Providence, Cranston, and Pawtucket, RI? Read a side-by-side comparison of the 2017 Nissan Maxima and the 2017 INFINITI Q50, and learn where you can test drive the winner today.
Power, Performance, and Safety
Performance and safety are two essential benchmarks for a luxury sedan and both the 2017 Nissan Maxima and the INFINITI do a good job of delivering in these areas. The Maxima outperforms the INFINITI in terms of EPA-estimated fuel economy with its 21/30 MPG city/highway vs. the 20/29 MPG city/highway estimated from the INFINITI.
Each vehicle is driven by a 6-cylinder engine delivering 300 horsepower, but the Maxima is more efficient in transferring power overall. While both vehicles offer upgraded engine options, at its core, the Nissan is a superior vehicle in terms of how it performs.
In safety, both the Maxima and the INFINITI Q50 have received 5 stars overall in government National Highway Traffic Safety Administration crash test results, as well as high scores from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, making both a good bet in terms of keeping you safe on the road.
2017 Nissan Maxima vs. INFINITI Q50: Features
The 2017 Maxima offers an impressive suite of features, including smartphone integration, as well as two new options packages offering such features as puddle lamps, interior accent lights, and illuminated door sills. The Maxima also offers the outstanding NissanConnect infotainment and telematics system offering a full range of Bluetooth® and surround sound features from several USB ports to automatic roadside assistance and crash notification, Bose audio systems, and more.
The INFINITI has a similar range of features, especially when one considers the higher trim levels, but the specific list of base features, including large cluster display, daytime running lights, and 6-disc CD changer—neither of which are available on the INFINITI’s base package—is more well-thought-out and complete in the 2017 Maxima, which provides an optimal range of convenience, information, and entertainment options to the base-level driver.
Comfort and Ride
While both vehicles are outstanding luxury cars, the 2017 Maxima simply has an edge on interior materials, with everything being exceptionally high-quality and soft touch, with lots of room in the cabin to stretch out. The INFINITI, on the other hand, has very firm seats, less legroom inside, and requires navigating two rather awkward touchscreens to manage all the functions.
There’s nothing at all wrong with the INFINITI Q50 sedan; it’s a high-class luxury vehicle that offers many great features. However, when it comes down to the brass tacks of performance and comfort, especially at the base level, the 2017 Nissan Maxima offers a better buy. If you live in the Cranston, Pawtucket, or East Providence, RI, areas and would like to test drive a 2017 Nissan Maxima for yourself, stop into Stateline Nissan today!