2017 Nissan Maxima vs. 2017 Hyundai Azera

When it comes to the large car category of cars, separating the great models from just the good ones can prove difficult. There are so many brands and models with strong reputations that it's hard to know which one will best fit you. That's why we've put together this short guide comparing two of the most popular large cars of 2017, the 2017 Nissan Maxima and the 2017 Hyundai Azera.

We'll be looking at each models ' starting MSRP, its fuel economy, its horsepower capabilities, and its torque capabilities. We hope that from these categories you'll be able to choose which car model is right for you. For this practice, we'll be comparing the 2017 Nissan Maxima 3.5 S and the 2017 Hyundai Azera base as those are the two base trims for each model.

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2017 Nissan Maxima
2017 Hyundai Azera
$32, 610 MSRP $34,100
21/30 MPG Fuel Economy (City/Highway) 20/28 MPG
300 Horsepower 293
261 Cubic Feet Torque 255 Cubic Feet

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As you can see, both models offer strong numbers and impressive capabilities when it comes to large cars. But, as you probably noticed, there is an apparent advantage for the 2017 Nissan Maxima. For one thing, you can be sure that the 2017 Nissan Maxima is going to cost you less on purchase and also end up saving you more money the longer you drive it when compared to the 2017 Hyundai Azera. The 2017 Nissan Maxima comes with a price tag about $1,500 lower than its Hyundai counterpart, but it also saves you more when fill up at the gas pumps. A few miles per gallon difference may not seem like a lot at first, but take into account how much that adds up to every gallon you put in every time you fill your gas tanks. Over the years the difference will definitely be noticeable for your bank account.

Plus, even though you're paying less for the 2017 Nissan Maxima, you're actually getting a more powerful and nimble engine than you would with the 2017 Hyundai Azera. The Nissan gives you more horsepower and more torque to use when driving. Again, the difference may not seem like much, but trust me, those few extra bits of horsepower and torque.

Want to learn more about the 2017 Nissan Maxima or even schedule a test drive? Visit or contact our staff at McNeill Nissan who would be happy to help and answer all your questions!

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Interior and exterior colors for the Maxima

The Nissan Maxima is truly a beautiful car, and befitting its gorgeous lines, it has nine brilliant color options including a deep Pearl White that comes at an extra cost. See all the colors in our 2017 Nissan Maxima color options guide that includes pictures and details your interior color options.