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Nissan Maxima vs. Nissan Sentra Price Comparison (MSRP)

The sticker prices, before adjusting for remaining feature differences. Usually these are the numbers you will see on the window stickers.

Models in short supply often sell at or even above these prices.

Nissan Maxima vs. Nissan Sentra Invoice Comparison

Lowest Total Price: $25,595

Nissan Sentra SR   
Difference: $16,205

Lowest Total Invoice: $24,026

Nissan Sentra SR   
Difference: $14,912

The configured Nissan Maxima 4dr Sedan

The configured Nissan Sentra 4dr Sedan

Even when the Nissan Maxima and Nissan Sentra are comparably equipped, each includes features not on the other car. The base sticker price of the Nissan Maxima Platinum trim is $39,990. The features would cost an additional $975. Including the destination charge of $835, the total price of this trim is $41,800.

The base sticker price of the Nissan Sentra SR trim is $20,410. The features would cost an additional $4,350. Including the destination charge of $835, the total price of this trim is $25,595.

The base sticker price of the Nissan Sentra SL trim is $22,170. The features would cost an additional $3,230. Including the destination charge of $835, the total price of this trim is $26,235.

For full details about the differences among the trims, see the Trim Comparison table.

For an apples-to-apples comparison of these trims, we subtract the value of the additional features from the total price of the trim. The feature adjusted price of the Nissan Maxima trims is 3. The feature adjusted price of the Nissan Sentra trims is 5. Based on this adjustment, the Nissan Sentra SR appears to be the best value.

You can change the body, engine, audio, and tires on the body configuration page. Want different features? Head over to the feature section page to choose your own features.

The configured Nissan Maxima 4dr Sedan

The configured Nissan Sentra 4dr Sedan

Even when the Nissan Maxima and Nissan Sentra are comparably equipped, each includes features not on the other car. The invoice of the Nissan Maxima Platinum trim is $37,326. The features would cost an additional $777. Including the destination charge of $835, the total price of this trim is $38,938.

The invoice of the Nissan Sentra SR trim is $19,395. The features would cost an additional $3,796. Including the destination charge of $835, the total price of this trim is $24,026.

The invoice of the Nissan Sentra SL trim is $21,063. The features would cost an additional $2,773. Including the destination charge of $835, the total price of this trim is $24,671.

For full details about the differences among the trims, see the Trim Comparison table.

For an apples-to-apples comparison of these trims, we subtract the value of the additional features from the total price of the trim. The feature adjusted price of the Nissan Maxima trims is 3. The feature adjusted price of the Nissan Sentra trims is 4. Based on this adjustment, the Nissan Sentra SR appears to be the best value.

You can change the body, engine, audio, and tires on the body configuration page. Want different features? Head over to the feature section page to choose your own features.

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  Down Payment Interest Rate Term
Model Year201720162016
ModelMaximaSentraSentra
TrimPlatinumSRSL
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Base Price $39,990 $20,410 $22,170
Base Invoice $37,326 $19,395 $21,063
Floor mats 220 180 180
Rear spoiler 405   340
Illuminated door sill trim plates 350 350 350
Premium Package   2,590 1,130
Technology Package   1,230 1,230
Floor mats 167 148 148
Rear spoiler 344   270
Illuminated door sill trim plates 266 266 266
Premium Package   2,293 1,000
Technology Package   1,089 1,089
Options (show) (change) 975 4,350 3,230
Options (show) (change) 777 3,796 2,773
Destination 835 835 835
Total Price $41,800 $25,595 $26,235
Total Invoice $38,938 $24,026 $24,671

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TrueDelta Value Comparison: Nissan Maxima vs. Nissan Sentra

Lowest Adjusted Price and Invoice: Nissan Sentra SR
TrueDelta Adjusted Price Difference: $11,725
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: $10,739
Model Year201720162016
ModelMaximaSentraSentra
TrimPlatinumSRSL
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Engine300hp V6130hp I4130hp I4
TransmissionCVT-7CVTCVT
DrivetrainFWDFWDFWD
EPA Fuel Economy (city/highway)/ MPG/ MPG/ MPG
Audio (watts, speakers)?, 11?, 8?, 8
Tire (rear if not all the same)245/45-18205/50-17205/50-17
Total Price$41,800$25,595$26,235
Adjustments for Features-4,4800-275
Feature-Adjusted Total Price$37,320$25,595$25,960
Cost Above Minimum$0$0$365
Total Invoice$38,938$24,026$24,671
Adjustments for Features-4,1730-259
Feature-Adjusted Total Invoice$34,765$24,026$24,412
Cost Above Minimum$0$0$386

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Features Comparison: Nissan Maxima vs. Nissan Sentra

Model Year201720162016
ModelMaximaSentraSentra
TrimPlatinumSRSL
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Transmission and Drivetrain 
7-speed manually-shiftable CVT$1100  
CVT $1000$1000
FWD$0$0$0
Accessories 
Active noise reduction$0  
Heated steering wheel$100  
Remote app$25  
Remote start$150  
Remote window/roof operation$15  
Sunshade, rear, power$225  
Tilt/telescoping steering wheel, manual $250$250
Tilt/telescoping steering wheel, power$350  
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety 
Around view cameras$500  
Driver drowsiness monitor$150  
Forward collision warning $200$200
Moving object detection, front$25  
Moving object detection, rear$25  
Obstacle detection, front$200  
Obstacle detection, rear$300  
Predictive forward collision warning$250  
Rearview camera $200$200
Rollover sensor$50  
Torque vectoring / active trace control $100$100
Cargo Management 
Cargo net$40  
Climate Control and Infotainment 
Apple CarPlay support$0  
Automatic climate control, front$200 $200
Dual-zone climate control$125 $125
HD radio$50  
Rain-sensing wipers$175  
Rear air vents$100  
Siri Eyes Free support $0$0
Surround sound$250  
Variable intermittent wipers $75$75
Exterior 
Body kit $0 
Bright-finished exhaust tip(s)$50$50 
Laminated front side windows$200  
Panoramic sunroof$1200  
Sunroof $900$900
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors 
Auto-dimming driver-side mirror$75  
Large color reconfigurable instrument cluster display$250  
Mirror tilt-down in reverse$25  
Seats and Interior Trim 
Cooled or ventilated front seats$300  
Manual thigh support length adjuster, driver seat$50  
Memory system, driver seat$200  
Power fore-aft adjuster, passenger seat$100  
Power recliner, passenger seat$100  
Power tilt adjuster, driver seat$100  
Suspension, Wheels, and Tires 
Electronic systems calibration selector$200  
Total Value of Features$7,255$2,775$3,050
Value of Feature Adjustments$4,480$0$275
Value of Feature Adjustments-4,1730-259

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Specifications Comparison: Nissan Maxima vs. Nissan Sentra

Model Year20172016
ModelMaximaSentra
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Wheelbase109.3 in106.3 in
Length192.8 in182.1 in
Width73.2 in69.3 in
Height56.5 in58.9 in
Curb Weight3,472 lb.2,849 lb.
Fuel Capacity18.0 gal.13.2 gal.
Row 1 Headroom39.4 in39.4 in
Row 1 Shoulder Room56.7 in54.7 in
Row 1 Hip Room54.2 in50.9 in
Row 1 Legroom45.0 in42.5 in
Row 2 Headroom36.7 in36.7 in
Row 2 Shoulder Room55.7 in53.9 in
Row 2 Hip Room53.5 in50.1 in
Row 2 Legroom34.2 in37.4 in
Cargo Volume14.3 ft315.1 ft3

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Option Package Details
Nissan Sentra SR

Floor mats
FeatureValueRequested?
Floor mats75Yes
Cargo mat40Yes
Total Requested115100%
Total Not Requested00%
Premium Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Bose, 8 speakers (with subwoofer)350No
Sunroof900Yes
Illuminated visor mirror, driver40Yes
Illuminated visor mirror, passenger40Yes
Interior ambient lighting150Yes
Leather seating surfaces900Yes
Power fore-aft adjuster, driver seat100Yes
Power height adjuster, driver seat50Yes
Power recliner, driver seat100Yes
Power lumbar adjuster, driver seat100Yes
Universal garage door opener100Yes
Auto-dimming rearview mirror150Yes
Navigation system600Yes
Voice control for nav and audio100Yes
Blind spot warning system200Yes
Traffic + travel information25Yes
Rear cross-traffic detection100Yes
Total Requested365591%
Total Not Requested3509%
Technology Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Adaptive cruise control500Yes
Telematics service, such as OnStar300Yes
Automatic braking, high-speed or partial200Yes
Forward collision warning200Yes
Total Requested1200100%
Total Not Requested00%

Option Package Details
Nissan Sentra SL

Floor mats
FeatureValueRequested?
Floor mats75Yes
Cargo mat40Yes
Total Requested115100%
Total Not Requested00%
Premium Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Bose, 8 speakers (with subwoofer)350No
Sunroof900Yes
Illuminated visor mirror, driver40Yes
Illuminated visor mirror, passenger40Yes
Interior ambient lighting150Yes
Total Requested113076%
Total Not Requested35024%
Technology Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Adaptive cruise control500Yes
Telematics service, such as OnStar300Yes
Automatic braking, high-speed or partial200Yes
Forward collision warning200Yes
Total Requested1200100%
Total Not Requested00%

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