Nissan Maxima Vs. Nissan Altima?

which one of these two nissans would you rather have. This is for a first car.


2008 Nissan Altima 2.5 S

-Black Exterior

-Cloth interior (black)

-CD player With 6 speakers (Est. 200 watts)

-175 HP 4 cylinder engine.

-Tinted Windows.


-17 inch alloy wheels

-2 port exhaust


2006 Nissan Maxima 3.5 SL


-Black leather interior

-Heated seats and steering wheel

-Woodgrain interior trim.

-Bose 6 disc, 320 watt 8 speaker premium sound.



-tinted windows

-3.5 liter 265 horsepower V6

-XM radio.

-chrome/alloy 17 inch wheels.

-automatic climate control.

-dual power seats

-4 port exhaust

-chrome grill

Which one would you rather drive?

10 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
    Best Answer

    The Maxima obviously.

  • 1 decade ago

    I just bought a used 2006 Nissan Maxima as my first car same features as you listed only that mine has navigation. It's been great ive had it for 6 months now its been reliable and fun to drive. I get 21 MPG city and 32 MPG Highway. ITs fun to drive and you will use all those features i used the heated steering wheel alot it works really well. I am 19 years old and love all the looks i get at school its really nice car. Oh and insurance is not that expensive i pay 1200 a year and im 19. You can also check out its a community for maxima owners. Check it out you can ask any questions you might have and get them answered by maxima owners just go to sixth generation and you can look at pics too. Well hope you decide on the maxima its a reliable, good looking first car you wont be disappointed. Good luck on your choice and hope we get a new maxima owner out there. If you do decide to get it register at my username their is liljr415.

    Source(s): Maxima Owner and
  • staib
    Lv 4
    3 years ago

    2008 Black Nissan Maxima

  • 1 decade ago

    It matters the 2008 Nissan Altima 2.5 S is newer but the base model. The 2006 Nissan Maxima 3.5 SL is older but its the SL. I would would take the 2006 Nissan Maxima 3.5 SL.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Neither. I would buy either a 2002 Maxima looks the best, Dodge Challenger, Dodge Charger or a Chrysler 300

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  • 1 decade ago

    Yeah, I'd go with Maxima on this comparo.

    It'd make a difference if you can get something other than base Altima.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I am doing the same thing, getting my first car this weekend for the president day sale. my heart tells me the altima, my dream car, but the maxima is nicer and more luxary. I'm going to go with the alti!

  • 1 decade ago

    Definitely the Maxima. It's faster and has the most features.

  • 1 decade ago

    The 2008 Altima. Here is a site where you can compare specification and reviews:

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