When you're on an active search for your next stylish sedan, you have a lot to consider. The Acura TLX and the Nissan Maxima offer style and substance, but which one of these vehicles is perfect to help you get around the streets of the Mission Viejo, Lake Forest and Aliso Viejo area? That's what we're here to find out.

In this article, we'll be taking a closer look at the 2017 Acura TLX and the 2017 Nissan Maxima. We'll be comparing these vehicles based on their respective engine efficiency, interior style and comfort, and entertainment and convenience technology. By reading this vehicle comparison, you'll know which one of these sedans is right for you.

2017 Acura TLX Engine Efficiency vs. 2017 Nissan Maxima Engine Efficiency

Both of these stylish sedans pack the power with their respective engines. The Acura TLX features the 8-speed dual-clutch transmission with a torque converter and sequential paddle shifters. The Nissan Maxima features a continuously variable transmission (CVT). CVT's have been becoming popular, but most drivers criticize them for their loud sound and their costly repairs.

In terms of fuel delivery, the Acura TLX features Direct Injection, which automatically pumps fuel into your combustion chamber without wasting any of it. The Nissan Maxima has the Sequential Fuel Injection, which is also designed to improve fuel efficiency, but uses a separate injector for each cylinder, which can actually reduce efficiency. The 2017 Acura TLX gets an EPA-estimated 24/35 mpg city/highway*. The 2017 Nissan Maxima, on the other hand, only gets 21/30 mpg city/highway.

Acura TLX Interior vs. Nissan Maxima Interior

The interior of the Acura TLX is outfitted with leatherette-trimmed sport seats, which provides the driver with 10-way power adjustment. The Nissan Maxima is outfitted with cloth seats, and it only offers the driver an 8-way power adjustable seat. When it comes to air and heat, the Acura TLX features Automatic Climate Control with Humidity Control. The Nissan Maxima only features Automatic Temperature Control.

Entertainment & Convenience Technology

Delivering your audio entertainment is the Acura Premium Audio System. The Nissan Maxima features standard speakers to supply you with your entertainment. Each vehicle is equipped with a touch screen display that acts as the entertainment command center. These sedans also feature a multifunctional Bluetooth® system, which not only allows for hands-free phone connectivity, but audio streaming as well. Each vehicle also offers a text delivery system that displays the messages on their respective screens. The Acura TLX goes one further by doing the same thing with your email.

2017 Acura TLX vs. 2016 Nissan Maxima Comparison Conclusion

By reading this article, you and drivers like you from the Mission Viejo, Lake Forest and Aliso Viejo area learned all about the similarities and differences between the 2017 Acura TLX and 2017 Nissan Maxima. You learned that the Acura TLX gets a higher fuel economy than the Nissan Maxima. You also saw that the interior of the Acura TLX offers you more style and comfort.

Finally, we looked at the entertainment and convenience technology. You saw that the Acura TLX features a better sound system and even keeps you connected to your email. You learned that the Acura TLX has a lot of advantages, but you can always learn more. 

Schedule your test drive of the 2017 Acura TLX with us at Norm Reeves Acura of Mission Viejo.


*Based on 2017 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery pack age/condition (hybrid only) and other factors.

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