2018 Audi A5 vs. 2018 Nissan Maxima

Every car lover knows what his choices are when it comes to luxury cars. In his search for one that will suit his needs, he will surely have to trim down the list to only a few ones. Given the chance to own luxury sports cars, you must have considered some car models coming from Audi and Nissan. Battling it head to head when it comes to these two automakers are the 2018 Audi A5 and the 2018 Nissan Maxima, both appealing and spectacular but with this comparison, you will learn why the Audi remains to be a standout.

Design & Style

Looking at the 2018 Nissan Maxima from the outside, you will find that it has been designed in a very simple and straightforward manner. Nonetheless, it can still pass as a luxury car from its exterior. Inside it, you will find a large storage and cargo space. However, as it worked to provide this space to its buyers, it failed to work up a lot of space to accommodate more passengers, thus making space feel tight for people riding one.

Meanwhile, the solid exterior of the 2018 Audi A5 is one of its formidable selling points. No one can deny the fact that it has been designed to match or even surpass what other luxury car brands offer. This is done without sacrificing the ergonomics inside as well as the quality of materials expected from an Audi. Its well-designed cabin provides more space not just for valuables and belongings but for passengers as well.

Technology & Safety

For technology and safety, there are a lot of great things to expect from the 2018 Nissan Maxima. Topping the list is its standard remote vehicle starting system, which sadly the A5 does not have at the moment. This allows the driver to prepare the car as it warms up before he hits the road. Great marks are given to all other features along this line especially that they are easy to use.

While the A5 does not have the remote vehicle starting system, it does not mean you will not get your money's worth along this aspect. Known as one of the best car models from the car maker, you will surely find pleasure using the control buttons to put the user-friendly infotainment system to work. Adaptive cruise control is also available as one of the more advanced safety features for the Audi.


The 2018 Audi A5 relies on the power given off by its four-cylinder, 2.0-liter capacity engine which can produce up to a maximum of 252 horsepower and 273lb-ft of torque. When compared to the 2018 Nissan Maxima's V6 engine, 3.5-liter capacity, Audi's performance fairs well even when figures of 300 horsepower and 261lb-ft of torque show up for the Nissan.

The Bottom Line

While the 2018 Nissan Maxima seems to impress in a lot of aspects, most especially on the technology and safety side, it cannot be denied that the 2018 Audi A5 is a better choice. After all, the Audi is not just a car filled with ergonomics and design features that car lovers will take note of but also has tech and safety features that are very much usable and dependable.

Ready to Schedule an Audi A5 Test Drive Today?

If you want to find out why we are so proud of the 2018 Audi A5, why not come and test drive this outstanding car with us at Classic Audi. You will find us at Eastchester New York serving the needs of car buyers in the Tri-State area. Drop by our showroom today or you may also book your A5 test drive appointment in advance.


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