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Volvo S60 vs. Nissan Maxima

When we compare the Volvo S60 to the Nissan Maxima, the Volvo S60 has the advantage in the areas of fuel efficiency and overall quality score. The Nissan Maxima has the advantage in the areas of new vehicle base pricing, typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars, interior volume and base engine power. Based on this comparison of the Volvo S60 versus the Nissan Maxima, the Nissan Maxima is a better car than the Volvo S60.

Volvo S60 versus Nissan Maxima Pricing

A one- to five-year-old used Volvo S60 ranges from $30,340 to $41,979 while a used Nissan Maxima from the same model year range is priced between $22,812 to $39,827. For a new model, the Volvo S60's price is between $40,292 and $50,361, with the Nissan Maxima priced between $37,077 and $45,871.

Volvo S60 versus Nissan Maxima Quality Rating

The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Volvo S60 is 8.5 out of 10 while the Nissan Maxima's quality rating is 8.3 out of 10. This results in the Volvo S60 being ranked 6 out of 39 Best Luxury Small Cars and the Nissan Maxima being ranked 4 out of 8 Best Large Cars.

Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison

For engine performance, the Volvo S60’s base engine makes 247 horsepower, and the Nissan Maxima base engine makes 300 horsepower. The S60 is rated to deliver an average of 30 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 557 miles. The Maxima is rated to deliver an average of 24 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 540 miles. Both models use premium unleaded.

Passenger Space Comparison

The Nissan Maxima, a large car, has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front head room, front shoulder room, front leg room, rear shoulder room, and trunk space. The Volvo S60, a compact car, has the advantage in the areas of rear head room and rear leg room.

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2023 Nissan Maxima

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$40,292 - $50,361

Used Asking Price:

$30,340 - $41,979

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

57%

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$37,077 - $45,871

Used Asking Price:

$22,812 - $39,827

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

52.1%

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

8.5 / 10

Reliability:

8.7 / 10

Retained Value:

6.8 / 10

Safety:

10.0 / 10

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

8.3 / 10

Reliability:

8.6 / 10

Retained Value:

6.3 / 10

Safety:

10.0 / 10

iSeeCars Rankings

3 / 39
6 / 39

iSeeCars Rankings

2 / 8
3 / 8
4 / 8
4 / 8

Summary Review

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Pros and Cons

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Not yet available

Available Body Styles

Sedan

Available Body Styles

Sedan

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline, Plug-In Hybrid

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Trim Levels

B5 Momentum Black Edition, B5 R-Design, B5 Momentum, B5 R-Design Black Edition, B5 Inscription

Trim Levels

Platinum, 3.5 SV, 3.5 SR

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

4 years

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

3 years / 36000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

3 years / 36000 miles

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

5 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

TOP SAFETY PICK +

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

5 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

TOP SAFETY PICK +

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

247 hp @ 5400 rpm

Torque:

258 foot-lbs @ 1800 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.066 hp per pound

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

300 hp @ 6400 rpm

Torque:

261 foot-lbs @ 4400 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.083 hp per pound

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

2 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

4

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

FWD / AWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

26 / 35 / 30

Range (city/hwy):

413 / 557 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Premium Unleaded

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

3.5 liters

Engine Configuration:

V

Number of Cylinders:

6

Transmission:

Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT Automatic)

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

FWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

20 / 30 / 24

Range (city/hwy):

360 / 540 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Premium Unleaded

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Available

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Available

Heated Seats:

Available

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

N/A

Leather Upholstery:

Standard

Navigation System:

Available

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Standard

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

N/A

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Standard

Heated Seats:

Standard

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

Available

Leather Upholstery:

Standard

Navigation System:

Standard

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Available

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Standard

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Standard

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Standard

360-Degree Camera:

Available

Rear Seat Reminder:

N/A

Driver Attention Monitoring:

Standard

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Available

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Standard

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Standard

360-Degree Camera:

Available

Rear Seat Reminder:

Standard

Driver Attention Monitoring:

Standard

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

37.4 inches

Front Leg Room:

42.3 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

56.1 inches

Rear Head Room:

37.2 inches

Rear Leg Room:

35.2 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

54.5 inches

Cargo Space:

11.6 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

93.0 cubic feet

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

39.1 inches

Front Leg Room:

45 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

56.7 inches

Rear Head Room:

36.7 inches

Rear Leg Room:

34.2 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

55.7 inches

Cargo Space:

14.3 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

98.5 cubic feet

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

3719 lbs

Width:

80.3 inches

Height:

56.6 inches

Length:

187.4 inches

Wheelbase:

113.1 inches

Ground Clearance:

5.6 inches

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

3608 lbs

Width:

73.2 inches

Height:

56.5 inches

Length:

192.8 inches

Wheelbase:

109.3 inches

Ground Clearance:

5.3 inches

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

18.0 x 8.0 inches

Wheel Type:

alloy

Tire Size:

235/45R18

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

18.0 x 8.5 inches

Wheel Type:

aluminum alloy

Tire Size:

245/45R18