When comparing the 2018 Nissan Maxima's and the 2018 Acura TLX's specifications and ratings, the 2018 Nissan Maxima has the advantage in the areas of typical lower range of pricing for used cars, reliability, interior volume and base engine power. The 2018 Acura TLX has the advantage in the areas of fuel efficiency, resale value and overall quality score. Based on this comparison of the 2018 Nissan Maxima's and the 2018 Acura TLX's specifications and ratings, the 2018 Nissan Maxima is a better car than the 2018 Acura TLX.
2018 Nissan Maxima vs. 2018 Acura TLX Pricing
A used 2018 Nissan Maxima ranges from $15,130 to $27,795 while a used 2018 Acura TLX is priced between $18,990 to $30,999.
2018 Nissan Maxima vs. 2018 Acura TLX Resale/Retained Value
Looking at the 5-year depreciation rate for both models, the 2018 Nissan Maxima loses 52.1 percent of its value and the 2018 Acura TLX loses 51.1 percent of its value. This means the 2018 Acura TLX retains 1 percentage points more of its value and has the advantage of higher resale value versus the 2018 Nissan Maxima.
2018 Nissan Maxima vs. 2018 Acura TLX Quality Rating
The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Nissan Maxima is 8.3 out of 10 while the Acura TLX's quality rating is 8.4 out of 10. This results in the Nissan Maxima being ranked 4 out of 8 Best Large Cars and the Acura TLX being ranked 10 out of 29 Best Luxury Midsize Cars.
2018 Nissan Maxima vs. 2018 Acura TLX Reliability Rating
iSeeCars’ Reliability Rating for the Nissan Maxima is 8.6 out of 10. For the Acura TLX the reliability rating is 7.2 out of 10. This gives the Nissan Maxima an advantage in reliability compared to the Acura TLX.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the 2018 Nissan Maxima’s base engine makes 300 horsepower, and the 2018 Acura TLX base engine makes 206 horsepower. The Maxima is rated to deliver an average of 25 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 540 miles. The TLX is rated to deliver an average of 27 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 568 miles. This gives the 2018 Acura TLX the fuel efficiency and maximum range advantage over the 2018 Nissan Maxima. Both models use premium unleaded.
Passenger Space Comparison
The 2018 Nissan Maxima, a large car, has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front head room, front leg room and rear shoulder room. The 2018 Acura TLX, a midsize car, has the advantage in the areas of front shoulder room and rear leg room. The 2018 Nissan Maxima and 2018 Acura TLX are comparable in regards to rear head room and cargo space.
Safety Ratings Comparison
When comparing crash test ratings from NHTSA, both the 2018 Nissan Maxima and the 2018 Acura TLX have the same average safety rating of 5 out of 5 Stars.