The 2017 Nissan Maxima is turning heads and taking names. This sedan delivers impressive performance, premium features, and superior technology. The Nissan Maxima and the Honda Accord are some of the most popular vehicles in their class, due to their versatility and functionality. However, one of them has a leg up, and that is the 2017 Nissan Maxima. Showing off a sportier style than the Accord, the Maxima is built for those who love adventure. To learn the benefits of the 2017 Nissan Maxima vs 2017 Honda Accord, we’re going to show you a side-by-side comparison.

The first thing to know about the 2017 Nissan Maxima is that it was completely redesigned for this new iteration. It took cues from the athletic Nissan GT-R as well as the renowned Blue Angels fighter jets. It’s wildly aerodynamic and seriously aggressive in its appearance. On the other side of things, the 2017 Honda Accord has relatively stayed the same in its exterior appearance for this year’s model. While the Accord’s styling is nice, it has stayed comfortable. The sportier version of the mid-size sedan is made for those who value the bold look. You see more decisively cut lines on the Nissan Maxima and a bolder look to the front grille. If you are looking for something more adventurous, the 2017 Nissan Maxima is the pick for you.

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2017 Nissan Maxima vs 2017 Honda Accord
3.5L Engine 2.4L
300 @ 6,400 RPM Horsepower 185 @ 6,400 RPM
3,478 lbs. Curb Weight 3,267 lbs.
5 Total Seating Capacity 5

The 2017 Nissan Maxima Rises Above the 2017 Honda Accord

There are a few points where we see the Nissan’s superiority. For starters, the engine in the 2017 Nissan Maxima packs a serious punch. Compared to the Honda Accord’s 2.4L engine, the Nissan Maxima’s 3.5L can deliver impressive performance. This means more agility and power on the road way. This gives you more bang for your buck when choosing which vehicle to purchase.

Also, speaking of power. The engine differences contribute to their differences in horsepower. You can get farther at faster speeds with the 2017 Nissan Maxima. An impressive 300 horsepower beats out the Accord’s 185 horsepower. Now, what does this difference actually do for the average consumer? Well, the increased horsepower means you can accelerate faster, especially given the horsepower in relation to the weight of the Nissan Maxima. At just 3,478 lbs., you can do some impressive driving.

While we’re on the subject of curb weight, the difference between the Honda Accord and the Nissan Maxima is not too much. However, when you look at both curb weights in relation to their available horsepower, it's easy to see which vehicle is built for better performance.

Aside from these factors, whatever specifications are most important to you, the decision about which sedan is the best option will ultimately be your choice. If you need help making the decision, the best way to get an idea of how these vehicles function and what they offer will be to test drive them. If you would like more information about the 2017 Nissan Maxima or you would simply like to schedule a test drive, feel free to contact our staff here at Glendale Nissan.

Exterior View of the 2017 Nissan Maxima in Blue
Technology in the 2017 Nissan Maxima
Car Play in the 2017 Nissan Maxima
Navigation Display in the 2017 Nissan Maxima

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