Comparison - Nissan Maxima Platinum 2018 - vs - Subaru Impreza 2.0i Limited 2018

General

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2017 Subaru Impreza Review
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Average Price: 
40,940
Updated: 
09 Jun 2018
24,195
Updated: 
09 Jun 2018
Car Type: 
Car
Car
Year: 
2018
2018
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
Continuously Variable-speed Automatic
Continuously Variable-speed Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
no
no
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Drive Type: 
Front Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
18.00gals
13.20gals

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2018 Nissan Maxima is a zippier alternative to more traditional full-size cars, but we stop short of calling it a real sports sedan.

Pros
Daring styling
Comfortable interior
Superlative safety record
Strong V-6 engine
Taut feel

Cons
Not exactly thrilling to drive
Less-than-refined powertrain
Styling not for everyone
More cramped than size suggests

By: 
thecarconnection.com

For 2018, the Maxima adds Android Auto to its lengthy list of standard features. An SR Midnight Edition (with blacked-out wheels and exterior styling elements, among other upgrades) will debut later in the model year. Forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking became standard partway through the 2017 model year and carry forward into 2018.

PROS
Well-made and attractive cabin rivals those of luxury-branded sedans
Tech controls are easy to use
Lots of features for the money
Sharp handling for a midsize sedan

CONS
SR trim level's firm ride
All-wheel drive is not available
High price given the car's size and Nissan badge
Back seat and trunk aren't very spacious

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2018 Nissan Maxima ranked #6 in Large Cars. Currently the Nissan Maxima has a score of 8.5 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 27 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
First-rate interior
Powerful and efficient V6
Straightforward infotainment system
Top-tier safety scores

Cons
Small rear seats and trunk
Requires premium gasoline

By: 
usnews.com

The 2018 Subaru Impreza ranked #18 in Compact Cars. Currently the Subaru Impreza has a score of 8.1 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 23 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Good fuel economy
Standard all-wheel drive
Spacious seats
Good crash test ratings

Cons
Uninspiring engine
Middling cabin quality
Low predicted reliability rating

By: 
usnews.com

Automatic wipers are now standard on Premium, Sport and Limited models. Otherwise, the 2018 Impreza is unchanged.

PROS
Standard all-wheel drive delivers secure handling and wet-weather traction
The cabin is quiet, comfortable and surprisingly roomy for a compact car
A healthy selection of advanced safety features is available on most trims
Available manual transmission for those who want to row their own gears

CONS
Hard to match fuel economy estimates in the real world
Interior materials are of a lower quality than many rivals
Transmission is loud under heavy loads
Slow acceleration, even with this generation's more powerful engine

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2018 Subaru Impreza offers all-wheel drive for all of us in a comfortable, refined, tech-savvy package.

Pros
Standard all-wheel drive, without mpg penalty
Comfortable, quiet ride
Polished handling, especially in Sport trim
Roomy hatchback option
Lots of safety and convenience tech

Cons
Interior’s a little dull
Manual transmission’s low mpg rating
Could use more power
Some busy design cues

By: 
thecarconnection.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
21.00mpg
28.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
30.00mpg
38.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
24
16
Cylinders: 
6
V
4
Flat
Engine Size/Displacement: 
3.50L
2.00L
Torque: 
261ft-lbs
at 4 400rpm
145ft-lbs
at 4 000rpm
Horsepower: 
300hp
at 6 400rpm
152hp
at 6 000rpm
Turning Circle: 
35.40Feet
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
yes
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
yes
yes
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
yes
no
Side view Camera: 
yes
no
On steering wheel: 
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
Transmission, Cruise And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
More in Convenience: 
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Heated Steering Wheel
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
192.80in
182.10in
Width: 
73.20in
70.00in
Height: 
56.50in
57.30in
Ground Clearance: 
5.10in
Wheel Base: 
109.30in
105.10in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
38.90
39.80
Front Hip Room: 
54.20in
55.10in
Front Leg Room: 
45.00in
43.10in
Front Shoulder Room: 
56.70in
56.70in
Rear Head Room: 
35.80
37.20
Rear Hip Room: 
53.50in
55.20in
Rear leg room: 
34.20in
36.50in
Rear Shoulder room: 
55.70in
55.60in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
14.30cu.ft
12.30cu.ft

Instruments

Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
no

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
2 One-Touch Power Windows
Hands-Free Entry
Reverse Tilt Dual Mirrors Provides Curb View When Vehicle In Reverse
Heated Mirrors
2 One-Touch Power Windows
Hands-Free Entry
Heated Mirrors

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
no
yes
Front Seats Features: 
2 -Way Manual Driver Seat Adjustments
4 -Way Power Passenger Seat
8 -Way Power Driver Seat
Bucket Front Seats
Premium Leather
Driver Cooled Seat
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Passenger Cooled Seat
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Driver Seat Thigh Extension
4 -Way Manual Passenger Seat Adjustment
6 -Way Power Driver Seat
Bucket Front Seats
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Leather
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding With Pass-Thru Center Armrest
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Folding center armrest
Split-Folding Rear Seatback

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front Stabilizer Bar
Front Stabilizer Bar
Rear Suspension: 
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Suspension Info: 
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Turn Signal In Mirrors

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
11 Total Speakers
Bose Premium Brand Stereo System
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
Satellite Radio W/Real Time Traffic Satellite Radio
Speed Sensitive Volume Control
Bose Premium Brand Speakers
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
USB Connection
6 Total Speakers
4 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
USB Connection
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
no
no
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
18 X 8.0
17 X 7.0
Wheels more: 
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
All Season Tires
All Season Tires
Alloy Wheels
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
245.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
45
Diameter: 
R18
Width: 
205.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
50
Diameter: 
R17

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated front disc brakes
Ventilated front disc brakes
Rear brakes: 
Rear ventilated disc brakes
solid rear disc brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Blind Spot Warning Accident Avoidance System
Turn Signal Mirrors
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Post-Collision Safety System
LED Headlamp
Cornering Lights
Turn Signal Mirrors
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Post-Collision Safety System
LED Headlamp

Options

Packages: 
Popular Package #1
EyeSight + Moonroof + Blind Spot Detection/Rear Cross Traffic Alert + Navigation System + Harman Kardon Amplifier And Speakers
Popular Package #5
Standard Model
EyeSight + Moonroof + Blind Spot Detection/Rear Cross Traffic Alert
Exterior Options: 
18" Wheel
Rear Diffuser
Special Paint - Pearl White/Carnelian Red
External Ground Lighting
Rocker Panel Moldings
Illuminated Kick Plates
Premium Spoiler (Body Color)
Splash Guards
Body Side Molding - Crystal White Pearl
Door Edge Guards - Magnetite Gray Metallic
Door Edge Guards - Island Blue Pearl
Door Edge Guards - Crystal Black Silica
Wheel Locks - Alloy
Rear Bumper Applique
Body Side Molding - Lapis Blue Pearl
Body Side Molding - Magnetite Gray Metallic
Door Edge Guards - Lapis Blue Pearl
Door Edge Guards - Crystal White Pearl
Door Edge Guards - Crimson Red Pearl
Body Side Molding - Crystal Black Silica
Door Edge Guards - Ice Silver Metallic
Sport Mesh Grille
Splash Guards
Body Side Molding - Island Blue Pearl
Body Side Molding - Crimson Red Pearl
Auto-Dimming Exterior Mirror W/Approach Light
Crossbar Set - Fixed
Body Side Molding - Ice Silver Metallic
Interior Options: 
Interior Lighting Package
Floors Mats, Trunk Mat, Trunk Net And First Aid Kit
Rockford Fosgate Audio Upgrade
Exterior And Interior Auto Dimming Mirrors W/Homelink
All-Weather Floor Mats
LED Upgrade - Map And Dome Lights
Exterior And Interior Auto Dimming Mirrors
Auto-Dimming Mirror W/Compass And HomeLink
Auto-Dimming Mirror W/Compass
Sunshade
Footwell Illumination Kit
Cargo Tray
Side Sill Plate
All-Weather Floor Liners