2016 Nissan Maxima vs. 2016 Hyundai Genesis

2016 Nissan Maxima black exterior

2016 Nissan Maxima

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2016 Hyundai Genesis

The 2016 Nissan Maxima is far superior to the 2016 Hyundai Genesis in terms of price, efficiency, and features, so it’s no surprise that these sedans are being scooped up fast by our Regina and Swift Current customers. To learn more about both of these vehicles, read this quick comparison and then come to Knight Nissan to test-drive the 2016 Maxima.

Powertrain and Efficiency

Regina and Swift Current drivers of the 2016 Nissan Maxima will be impressed with the standard 3.5L V6 engine that comes standard across all trims. It produces up to 300 hp and 261 lb-ft of torque, and with its Xtronic CVT with Drive Mode Selector and manual mode, it can earn up to 7.8 L/100 km on the highway and 10.9 L/100 km in the city.

The Drive Mode Selector lets you move into Sport mode, which is like kicking in the afterburners. You’ll feel a noticeably sharper throttle response, tighter steering, quicker shifting, and louder engine purr. The 2016 Maxima also has incredible handling thanks to its lower, lighter, and tighter frame, which allows it to take corners better than most sports cars.

The 2016 Genesis comes standard with a 3.8L V6, which delivers a slightly higher output of 311 hp and 293 lb-ft of torque — but with more power comes less efficiency. The 2016 Hyundai Genesis will only earn up to 9.4 L/100 km on the highway and 14.4 L/100 km in the city. That number drops even further with the Genesis’s available V8 engine, which only earns 10.5 L/100 km on the highway and 17.3 L/100 km in the city.

Trims and Prices

Both the 2016 Maxima and the 2016 Genesis have four trims to choose from, so there are plenty of options to fit your needs. Regina and Swift Current car shoppers will be able to choose from the following trims with the 2016 Nissan Maxima:

  • SV – The entry-level SV starts at $35,900 and features the advanced NissanConnect system with Navigation, Mobile Apps, and an 8-inch colour display. It also comes with 18-inch machine-finished aluminum alloy wheels and leather heated front zero-gravity seats.
  • SL – Starting at $38,950, the SL includes an advanced infotainment system that has a Bose premium audio system with 11 speakers, and it adds a dual-panel power panoramic moonroof, Intelligent cruise control (ICC), a Blind Spot Warning System, and adjustable ambient LED interior lighting.
  • SR – For style and luxury, choose the SR, which starts at $41,100 and displays 19-inch diamond-cut machine-finished alloy wheels, Ascot leather seats with diamond-quilted Alcantara seat inserts, and an Ascot leather-wrapped steering wheel with Alcantara insert.
  • Platinum – The top-of-the-line Platinum trim starts at $43,300. It includes outside mirrors with reverse tilt-down, an auto-dimming driver-side outside mirror, an Around View Monitor with Moving Object Detection, and Nissan Connect SM Services powered by SiriusXM.

The 2016 Hyundai Genesis starts at $43,000 for its 3.8 Premium trim and goes up to $62,000 with its 5.0 Ultimate trim – over $18,000 more than the 2016 Maxima Platinum! The entry-level 3.8 Premium trim, which is about the same price as the Maxima Platinum, won’t come with many of the features found on Nissan’s sedan, such as the reverse tilt-down feature, auto-dimming driver-side outside mirror feature, and the Around View Monitor with Moving Object Detection. You also won’t find a Bose audio system on any Genesis trim, and advanced features like Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) can only be found on over-priced upper level trims.

Find Your 2016 Nissan Maxima in Swift Current, SK

It’s clear that the 2016 Nissan Maxima outclasses the 2016 Hyundai Genesis, so don’t delay: come see us soon. We’re ready to put our Regina and Swift Current customers behind the wheel of this classy sedan!