+1Since they're both Nissan products, I can't say it is apples vs. oranges. But definitely oranges vs. grapefruit - or something like that.
FWD/RWD, Long warranty/short warranty, loaner cars/no loaners, infiniti connection/nothing...the list is too long.
Having driven the latest Maxima, Altima, and comparing it to my own Infiniti...+1
Different ownership experience.
Drive both and see.
If you don't notice a different then go for the Maxima.
Whatever makes you happy! There are features on the Maxima that the Q50 doesn't even have.
They'll never dump the altima! It's too good a car and I'm sure they sell a tonI remember driving a rental Maxima. I couldn't stand the CVT at all. The rest of the car was great.
I really think Nissan should dump the Altima and make the Maxima the midsize competitor to Camry and Accord like it used to be.
I agree.Having driven the latest Maxima, Altima, and comparing it to my own Infiniti...
The Maxima is basically a souped up and more aggressive Altima more or less.
As I remember, it has tighter steering than the Altima and its CVT is a bit smoother, but I'm still not the biggest fan of it, but I digress. Although the Maxima has a few more options, the G/Q50 is a very different animal altogether. Where the Maxima is much more of a premium midsize sedan, Infiniti feels more like a performance sedan, focusing more on performance and quality in general.