2017 Nissan Maxima vs 2017 Chevy Impala

In the large sedan segment, two names have long dominated the conversation: the Nissan Maxima and Chevy Impala. Both have long offered exemplary performance while managing to be impressively styled, and this is never more true than in the 2017 model year. Yet, when buyers are trying to make a buying decision, they certainly aren’t taking both models home. So, how do the 2017 Nissan Maxima and 2017 Chevy Impala stack up head to head?

First off, it’s important to look at the performance figures of the two models. In terms of standard performance, if we’re being honest, there really isn’t much to compare: the Maxima knocks the Impala clean off its feet. Yet, even when the Impala buyer opts for the available V6 powertrain, the Maxima’s far better horsepower-to-weight ratio -- which measures how hard a vehicle’s horsepower are working to propel the vehicle forward -- proves that the Nissan buyer makes out well even when the Chevy is in its upper-level trims.

Put simply, the 2017 Nissan Maxima, particularly from a performance standpoint, has the 2017 Chevy Impala firmly on its heels.

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2017 Nissan Maxima Vs. 2017 Chevy Impala
300-hp 3.5L V6 Standard Engine 195-hp 2.5L 4-cylinder
8-inch multi-touch color Standard Display Screen 4.2-inch color
11.6 lbs/hp Horsepower-to-Weight Ratio 12.5 lbs/hp
Available Available Around View Monitor Not Available

Find the 2017 Nissan Maxima at Nissan of Sacramento today!

So, how have the last couple of years been for the Nissan Maxima? Let’s see: it’s undergone a total overhaul, it’s been rightly regarded for creating the “four-door sports sedan” designation, and no competitor is safe against its wiles. But what does it do for the driver in particular? First off, with its floating roofline and exaggerated exterior lines, it’s unmistakable on the road. Then, with its fighter-jet-inspired cockpit, it feels welcoming and cocoon-like all at once. Factor in the thrilling performance, provided by a 3.5L VQ V6 engine rated for 300 hp, and the rest is history.

For 2017, meanwhile, the Maxima has added new wrinkles to the overall offering. It now features Apple CarPlay connectivity, meaning that iPhone users can stream music or connect to navigation maps just as they would on their personal smartphone. Additionally, the new SR Midnight trim is available, which takes the standard Maxima package and adds premium charcoal Ascot/Alcantara leather seating, five new exterior colors, and 19-inch gloss black aluminum-alloy wheels. It’s truly something to behold, and you can do just that at Nissan of Sacramento.

So what are you waiting for? The 2017 Nissan Maxima is now available at Nissan of Sacramento, located near Elk Grove and Carmichael, CA. Schedule your test drive today!

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