Comparing the All-New 2020 Nissan Maxima with the 2019 Nissan Maxima

If you’re looking to drive a Nissan Maxima in Cranbury, Princeton, or West Windsor, it helps to first make a comparative evaluation of the 2020 and 2019 Nissan Maxima


The 2020 Nissan Maxima is available in the same five trim levels as the 2019 Nissan Maxima: S, SV, SL, SR and Platinum and both models are equipped with the same enthusiastic powertrain, an identical 3.5-liter, V6 engine that offers 300 horsepower and 261 pound-feet of torque. Both versions feature a continuously variable transmission that powers the front wheels.


The 2020 Nissan Maxima differs from its 2019 predecessor in terms of the feature availability of both models. Nissan Safety Shield 360, which has a set of six driver assistance features, now comes as a standard option in every 2020 Nissan Maxima, while it is available as an option in the 2019 iteration. Every 2020 Maxima variant comes with blind-spot warning, front collision warning, and adaptive cruise control as a safety measure and to help you avoid danger.


On the 2019 Nissan Maxima, the rear-view camera and forward-collision warning system are standard. Still, in order to get features like adaptive cruise control and blind-spot monitoring, you have to upgrade to the Maxima SV. The EPA city/highway fuel economy is better for the 2020 model than for the 2019 model at 23/32 mpg.


Some features that used to only be available on the Platinum trim of the 2019 version, like a panoramic sunroof and surround-view 360-degree parking camera, have now been included in the SR trim of the 2020 version.


Although one can’t tell the difference between the 2020 and 2019 Nissan Maxima, the 2020 model features new standard features and some upgrades. Both models have a sleek, sculpted look setting them apart from other midsize sedans. The “Gliding Wing” layout is common to both, emphasizing horizontal movements and easy control access.


The V-Motion grille dominates at the front end of both, but changes are evident on the sides of the 2020 version, which also has a roof that appears to float over the rest of the body. The rear of the 2020 Nissan Maxima also has some modifications, with sculpted taillights, chrome material on the twin exhausts, and a chrome lip over the license plate.

Visit our East Windsor showroom at Sansone Jr's Windsor Nissan and one of our expert sales associates can help you drive home with your new 2020 or 2019 Nissan Maxima