2020 Nissan Altima vs 2020 Nissan Maxima near Sacramento, CA

2020 Nissan Altima vs 2020 Nissan Maxima near Sacramento, CA

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Touchscreen in the 2020 Altima

Seating Details in the 2020 Nissan Maxima2020 Nissan Altima pictured with optional equipment in image 1. 2020 Nissan Maxima pictured with optional equipment in image 2.

It’s no secret that Nissan has an array of capable sedans in its inventory. However, choosing your favorite out of all of their options can be a strenuous task. We at Nissan of Elk Grove are here to help! We put together a matchup between the 2020 Nissan Altima and the 2020 Nissan Maxima—one compact car and one large car—so that you can see which one is more ideal for your situation. If you have any questions after reading, contact us!

Performance

We’ll start by inspecting the inner mechanics that power up both of these vehicles. Within the 2020 Altima, there are two different engine options. The first is a standard 2.5L Direct Injection Gasoline 4-cylinder powertrain that achieves 188 horsepower1 and 180 lb.-ft. of torque1 while simultaneously saving you money on gas with a 28/39 MPG city/hwy2 fuel efficiency. The second option is an available 2.0L VC-Turbo™ 4-cylinder system that takes the thrills up a notch with 236 horsepower3 and 267 lb.-ft. of torque3. It still gets you a stellar fuel economy, with 25/34 MPG city/hwy4. However, for the maximum amount of power, you’ll want to drive the 2020 Maxima, as it houses a standard 3.5L V6 engine under its hood. This system punches out a hearty 300 horsepower and 261 lb.-ft. of torque while working with a standard Xtronic CVT® to jet you down the Capital City Freeway with some verve.

Technology

Next, we’ll climb into each cabin to see how these two sedans’ modern technology features measure up. Both models come with a standard NissanConnect®5 8-inch touchscreen that can satisfy all of your infotainment needs. Apple CarPlay®5 and Android Auto™5 also come equipped on all trim levels of each vehicle, so that you can tap into your apps, music, and messages on a familiar interface. If you’re an avid music-lover, then you’ll want to opt for the highest trim of the Maxima, which houses an available Bose®6 premium audio system with 11 speakers and Centerpoint® 2 Surround6 technology. A similar Bose®6 alternative in the Altima only contains nine speakers. The Maxima also boasts optional Nissan Voice Recognition for Audio and Navigation5, while the Altima lacks this feature.

Comfort

Finally, one of the most vital aspects of any car is its comfort features. The last thing you want is to drive home after a long day of work in an uncomfortable cabin. Thankfully, this won’t be an issue with the standard 8-way power-adjustable driver’s seat that comes on both models. Each sedan also has an optional memory system that can remember your seating preferences each time you’re ready to hit the road. On the 2020 Altima, you can upgrade from standard cloth to available leather seating. However, on the Maxima, you have more luxurious options, like the premium Ascot leather trim with Dynamic Diamond-quilted Alcantara®5 inserts, or the Semi-Aniline leather trim. Finally, the Nissan Altima includes available dual-zone automatic temperature control, whereas this comes standard on the Nissan Maxima.

When it comes to the 2020 Nissan Altima vs 2020 Nissan Maxima near Sacramento, CA, both are great options! We invite you to visit our location at Nissan of Elk Grove today to see each one in person. By taking home your new ride, you'll also take coupons with up to $1,500 worth of savings potential with you.


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2020 Nissan Altima

2020 Nissan Maxima

  • Standard 2.5L Direct Injection Gasoline 4-cylinder engine, 188 horsepower and 180 lb.-ft. of torque
  • Available 2.0L VC-Turbo 4-cylinder engine, 236 horsepower and 267 lb.-ft. of torque
  • Standard NissanConnect® 8-inch touchscreen
  • Available Bose® 9-speaker premium audio system
  • Available dual-zone automatic temperature control
  • Standard 3.5L V6 engine, 300 horsepower and 261 lb.-ft. of torque
  • Standard Xtronic CVT®
  • Standard NissanConnect® 8-inch touchscreen
  • Available Bose® 11-speaker premium audio system with Centerpoint® 2 Surround technology
  • Standard dual-zone automatic temperature control

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Testimonials

Jay Yu is an asset to Nissan of Elk Grove

Samuel Graves
6-8-2020
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Jay Yu is an asset to Nissan of Elk Grove he is polite knowledgeable and very friendly all of those combinations make him a great salesmen. Jay took the time and walk me and my wife step-by-step through every instrument on our 2019 Nissan Pathfinder.. Me and my wife will definitely be buying cars from Nissan of Elk Grove in the future great job Jay Yu

Working with Darian to purchase my car was an excellent experience.

Ganesh
6-7-2020
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Working with Darian to purchase my car was an excellent experience. Darian was accommodating, communicated excellently, and had all things ready before I got there. Thank you for the excellent service.

Excellent customer service.

Irene Singh
6-6-2020
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Excellent customer service.

What really impressed me was the video of the service technician and that it was sent to me for my viewing shortly after my leav

Mark A Forster
6-6-2020
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Only went in for my 5,000 mile first service. Was a pretty minor visit and everything went fine. What really impressed me was the video of the service technician and that it was sent to me for my viewing shortly after my leaving the dealership.

Darian was extremely helpful and he answered all of our questions.

Katohper
6-5-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Darian was extremely helpful and he answered all of our questions. He greeted us when we walked in and took us through the entire process

I am so happy with the customer service that I received.

Evelia Garcia
6-5-2020
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I been to other dealerships and my experience was really bad. But here at Nissan khan ho and Brittney were so incredibly helpful and had a lot of patience. I am so happy with the customer service that I received. I will gladly refer Nissan to my family and friends.

My service advisor (Jet) was great!

Sherry Floyd
6-4-2020
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My service advisor (Jet) was great! I felt like family. There were some problems getting me a ride with Lyft but other reps jumped in to help. The video of items needing to be repaired is genius! What a great way to share with my husband what was happening at the dealer. We are really impressed with this great new tool. Thank you John Driebe for creating a dealership where your employees are happy where they work and go the extra mile to make sure the customers are happy!

Nice Surprise

Ellagrace Wilson
4-10-2019
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It was a nice surprise to find out that during our first service on our vehicle, we had settled in the lounge and prepared to be there for a few hours and to our surprise we were in and out in less than an hour, It was wonderful getting our car serviced and being in and out so quickly! Thank you so much for the great service Nissan of Elk Grove.

"...friendly staff and prices that couldn't be beat."

Lauren Gonzalez
4-19-2019
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Probably one of the quickest and easiest car buying experience I have ever had! The prices were so good I told them I would take two!

"The whole team was great!"

Smile M.
12-8-2018
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

The whole team was great! They really worked hard for me to get me the best deal and paymentplan within my budget. The whole team went above and beyond for me. They even provided me with snacks when I was hungry. I didn't feel pressured. The whole staff was beyond friendly and even followed up with me to make sure I was enjoying my new car and understood how to use all of the amazing features. I also get free car washes and my first oil change is free! I couldn't be happier that I went to them. Greatest car buying experience ever!

Easy Peasy.....,,,Nissan's Easy!

LadyDaniels
3-15-2016
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I am still in shock over my experience. I had been looking for a car for several month but had a very tight budget. My credit score was less than perfect. I met with Angelo and witin 10 mins my guard was down. He showed me cars that had features I wanted but he could tell I was not In love. I left to think and look around and 4 days later Angela to the time to call me to saiy I have the perfect car for you. The color is perfect, i got my moon roof, my back up cameras, compass, butt warmers,Bose speakers and my oayments are lower than we discussed previously and the total cost of the vehicle was more than $1000 less with more options!! Angelo treated me like his one and only customer. I will tell everyone I know to buy fron Nissan of Elk Grove and ask for Angelo!!

Our First visit ever visit to Nissan of Elk Grove

ShobKris2015
3-15-2016
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We really liked the service from the beginning when we first started looking for a car and searched online. Nissan was the only Dealership that kept calling us persistently and suggested options. Shailene was a great help in getting the car. We appreciated her approach and her friendly advise; something that the Toyota Dealership lacked when we went there before coming to Nissan. Great Team including your Manager David.

Love my Rogue

MBA Girl
3-15-2016
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I had been referred to Elk Grove Nissan by truecar.com, and I was connected with Blake Nero. Blake was fantastic and we had multiple emails and texts go back and forth over what I was looking for, what I wanted to spend and my trade-in. He even got in touch with me on his day off to make sure we were still on track with our appt. From the moment I arrived he treated me like an old friend, and even when I got testy during the negotiations he took it in stride. Joe in finance was good too, and I was even more difficult with him - and he stayed courteous, respectful and friendly. 5 hours after walking in the door I was able to drive off in the red Rogue I had been wanting so badly. Blake even chased me down when I left my garage opener in my trade-in, he truly went above AND beyond any sales guy I have ever met. I'd highly recommend Blake to anyone looking to buy a Nissan.

Nissan of Elk Grove Car Buying Experience

Noriel
3-15-2016
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

It is a pleasure to do business again with Warren Santos. He had me working with Khanh Ho during the process and Khanh is one excellent sales person. No pressure dealing with him. He worked so hard to provide the service I needed. He is very patient and listens to what I was looking for in a car. I highly recommend Warren and Khanh whenever you think of buying your next car. This is my fourth car with this dealership and they take good care of their customers. Thank you Warren and Khanh.

Terrific customer service

Travelin Kate
3-15-2016
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Jerry Reynolds, Carprousa, referred me to John, owner of Elk Grove Nissan. After explaining to John Driebe, Elk Grove Nissan owner, my frustrated 10/2015 car buying experience with Future Nissan Roseville. He said he would introduce me to his staff to assist me with my 2010 Murano LE problem. Next morning, John follow through. Intructed staff to keep him informed to outcome of my visit. Marie Angulo and Tommy Davis listened to my car concerns and request for extended warranty on payments. Tommy completed extended warranty document included monthly payment. And sent me home in a free rental car to return next day after my Murano was checked out my the auto shop. Grateful, Kathy Berry

Awesome experience

Big Eddie
3-15-2016
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

So I get a phone call from a gentleman saying to come in and get an upgrade if I liked. Originally before he called I was already thinking about buying another vechile. Get out of the car and was greeted by Enith Camacho the sales and lease consultant. I was pleased by her smile and hello. Made me fill at home right away. So I explained what I was looking for and the price range (payment) each month and was very satisfy with her expertise. I never met a lady that new so much and had patience for every question and an answear for every question. I hope she recieve the whole commission of the sale she deserve it all. But yes in a few more years when I buy another vechile I hope Enith Camacho is still working for Nissan of Elk Grove so we can work together. Great job and wish you the best in the future of employment. Thanks, Edward Cortez

Best dealership

Charsaelee
3-15-2016
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I have came to this dealership about 7 years ago and had a great experience. I wanted to purchase a new car and I knew I was going to come back. I did some online shopping and a few minutes later Nissan contacted me. I put in a application online and when I went in everything went quickly. I was so happy with my purchase and the help of Angelo and Shay. They were the best!! Thank you Nissan of Elk Grove!!

"good salesmanship"

ttoralez1959
12-10-2015
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I like their good attitude,good customer service,well treaded,very patient with their customers,and they are very concern about the needs of the customer,

"The most Exceptional Dealership in the USA"

Happy
12-10-2015
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I came to Nissan of Elk Grove to buy a car, but they did more than get me the Car I wanted. They are a truly an A+ dealership with an amazing and strong staff. The General Mgr Marco was such a delight to work with, he explained everything seamlessly and assured me I could contact him if I ever needed anything in the future. Warren was out of this world amazing, he got me the price I wanted without hesitation and I really felt like he was working for me. The salesman Angelo was just a peach of a man and made me feel at home. The finance portion was like nothing I have ever experienced, they are on top of it all. My paper work went fast and I felt very comfortable and knowledgeable with everything I signed. Overall my experience was like I was working with my Bestfriends! This is the place to come for all of your car buying needs. Hands down the BEST OF THE BEST.

"Great and respectful expeience. "

Luis28
12-10-2015
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

My wife and I were debating if we should get a car and went to visit Christian, and even though we did not buy that same day; my wife and I went home and spoke about how nice and non-pushy he was. He showed us respect and worked hard to get us were we needed to be. He built a relationship with my wife and I and the day we decided to buy, he made the process smooth and simple. I appreciate his attitude and his understanding of our concerns and needs.

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1. 188 hp and 180 lb-ft of torque on 2.5-L FWD models. 182 hp and 178 lb-ft of torque on 2.5-L AWD models.

2. 2020 EPA Fuel Economy Estimates 28 City/39 Highway/32 Combined for Altima® S, SV, SL FWD; 26 City/36 Highway/30 Combined for Altima S, SV, SL AWD; 27 City/37 Highway/31 Combined for Altima SR, Platinum FWD; 25 City/35 Highway/29 Combined for Altima SR, Platinum AWD; 25 City/34 Highway/29 Combined for Altima SR, Platinum, Edition ONE VC-Turbo FWD. Fuel economy estimates based on 87-octane fuel. Actual mileage may vary with driving conditions. Use for comparison only.

3. VC-Turbo™ engine horsepower and torque ratings: 248 hp and 273 lb-ft of torque ratings when using 93-octane fuel; 236 hp and 267 lb-ft of torque ratings when using 87-octane octane fuel.

4. 2020 EPA Fuel Economy Estimates 28 City/39 Highway/32 Combined for Altima® S, SV, SL FWD; 26 City/36 Highway/30 Combined for Altima S, SV, SL AWD; 27 City/37 Highway/31 Combined for Altima SR, Platinum FWD; 25 City/35 Highway/29 Combined for Altima SR, Platinum AWD; 25 City/34 Highway/29 Combined for Altima SR, Platinum, Edition ONE VC-Turbo FWD. Fuel economy estimates based on 87-octane fuel. Actual mileage may vary with driving conditions. Use for comparison only.

5. Feature availability is dependent on vehicle model, trim level, packaging and options. Compatible connected device may be required and feature availability may be dependent on device’s capability. Refer to connected device’s owner’s manual for details. Driving is serious business and requires your full attention. Only use features and connected devices when safe and legal to do so. Some features, including automatic crash notification and SOS, are dependent upon the telematics device being in operative condition, its ability to connect to a wireless network, compatible wireless network availability, navigation map data and GPS satellite signal receptions, the absence of which can limit or prevent the ability to reach Customer Care or receive support. GPS mapping may not be detailed in all areas or reflect current road status. Never program GPS while driving. Only use Remote Engine Start and Remote Horn features in accordance with any laws, rules or ordinances in effect in your vehicle’s location. Some services and features are provided by independent companies not within Nissan’s control. Should service provider terminate or restrict service or features, service or features may be suspended or terminated without notice or with no liability to Nissan or its partners or agents. Services and features may require compatible cellular network provided by independent companies not within Nissan or its partners’ or agents’ control. Nissan and its partners or agents are not responsible for associated costs or other third party changes that may be required for continued operation due to cellular network unavailability, restriction, or termination (including equipment replacements/upgrades, if available, or roaming charges on alternative networks). Technology is evolving, and changes by independent companies are not within Nissan’s or its partners’ or agents’ control. Enrollment, owner consent, personal identification number (PIN), and subscription agreement may be required to receive full suite of features and services. Trial periods (if applicable) begin on the date of vehicle purchase or lease of a new Nissan. Trial periods may be subject to change at any time and may be subject to early termination without notice. Required subscriptions may be sold separately for each available feature or service after trial period ends, and may continue until you call service provider to cancel. Installation costs, one-time activation fee, other fees and taxes may apply. Fees and programming subject to change. Feature may be subject to age restrictions in some areas. Subscriptions governed by service provider’s subscription agreement, terms and conditions and privacy statements available at service provider’s website. Text rates or data usage may apply. The Nissan names, logos and slogans are trademarks owned by or licensed to Nissan Motor Co. Ltd. or its North American subsidiaries. Other trademarks and trade names are those of their respective owners. Terms and conditions of Subscriber Agreement apply. NissanConnect EV features are provided by Nissan North America. For important safety information, system limitations, and additional operating and feature information, see dealer, owner’s manual, or www.NissanUSA.com/connect/important-information.

6. Bose® is a registered trademark of The Bose Corporation. Centerpoint® is a registered trademark of The Bose Corporation. Personal® is a registered trademark of The Bose Corporation. PersonalSpace™ and UltraNearfield™ are trademarks of The Bose Corporation.