2017 Nissan Maxima vs 2017 Infiniti Q50

When it comes to buying a new sedan, you want the best of the best, but your wallet says otherwise. You may or may not know it, but Infiniti is the luxury division of Nissan, so when you compare the 2017 Nissan Maxima vs the 2017 Infiniti Q50, it’s not a question of whether one brand is more dependable, but whether you can opt for the more economical choice and still find everything you want. We all like to save money, and choosing the 2017 Nissan Maxima as your go-to car is one way to do that.

Unlike many comparison, where you find that two models are almost identical in so many ways, there are actually a number of differences between the Nissan Maxima and the Infiniti Q50 beyond badging. You’ll find that the Maxima is using a V6, while the Infiniti has a turbo four under the hood. The Infiniti comes in rear-wheel or all-wheel drive, while the Nissan is a front-wheel drive car. A CVT keeps the Maxima efficient, while the Q50 makes use of a seven-speed automatic. So how do you choose?

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2017 Nissan Maxima vs 2017 Infiniti Q50
$32,610 Starting MSRP $33,950
14.3 cu. ft. Cargo Space 13.2 cu. ft.
21 city/30 hwy MPG 23 city/31 hwy
3.5-liter V6; 300hp, 261 lb-ft Engine 2.0-liter 4-cylinder; 208hp, 258 lb-ft

Benefits of driving the 2017 Nissan Maxima

In many ways, choosing the 2017 Nissan Maxima over the 2017 Infiniti Q50 comes down to personal preferences. Pricing is actually fairly competitive between the two models, though naturally the Maxima starts off with a lower price. That savings could lead you to go up a trim level, which is a nice benefit for those always seeking the latest and greatest features. Or, you can simply choose to enjoy the savings.

The Infiniti Q50 is a bit bigger than the Nissan Maxima, which is beneficial for roominess, but does take away from ease of maneuverability. Also considering the model has less power than the Nissan Maxima, you’ll find its drive may not feel as spirited.

When it comes to features, the 2017 Nissan Maxima certainly won’t make you feel like you’re driving an economy car. Standards for the base model S include programmable light control, remote engine start, automatic cruise control, an eight-speaker sound system, integrated navigation and front and rear parking sensors.

Do you think the 2017 Nissan Maxima might be the right option for you? Stop by Glendale Nissan to take this car for a test drive.

2017 Nissan Maxima Interior
2017 Nissan Maxima Optional Panoramic Sunroof
2017 Nissan Maxima Optional Quilted Leather
2017 Nissan Maxima Bi-Xenon headlights

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