2019 LEXUS ES 350 VS. 2019 NISSAN MAXIMA

Performance

If you are craving a vehicle with both power and performance, you will find what you are looking for in cars like the Lexus ES 350 and the Nissan Maxima. The 2019 Nissan Maxima boasts:

  • A 3.5-liter, V6, engine that outputs up to 300 horsepower.
  • A 2-speed continuous variable timing w/OD and auto-manual transmission.
  • A front-wheel drivetrain.

The Lexus ES 350 has a slight edge over the Maxima in terms of power and is known for significantly smoother handling. Features of the Lexus include:

  • A 3.5-liter, V6 engine that outputs 302 horsepower.
  • An 8-speed automatic with OD and auto-manual transmission.
  • Front-wheel drive.
Luxury and Convenience

Both the ES 350 and the Maxima provide buyers with a number of conveniences and luxury features. Some of the most popular features available on the Nissan Maxima include:

  • Leather-trimmed gear shaft.
  • USB ports.
  • Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.
  • Available Nissan connect services with Amazon Alexa integration.
  • Remote start.
  • Available climate-controlled front seats.
  • Active sound enhancement system.

The Lexus also offers a number of interior, upscale accents and technology convenience upgrades that you would expect from a luxury brand. Some of the features you can enjoy on the ES 350 include:

  • Aluminum accents along the dashboard and steering column.
  • Apple CarPlay with Smart Access.
  • Available heated and ventilated front seats.
  • Mark Levinson Pure Play audio experience.
  • Panorama glass roof.
  • Dynamic voice command.
  • Amazon Alexa integration.
  • Heads-up display.
  • On-board Wi-Fi
  • Destination assist.

Safety and Security

Both Nissan and Lexus bring their buyers some of the latest advancements in safety for protection both in the event that an accident occurs, as well as safety features that help reduce the risk of an accident occurring. The Maxima includes safety features such as:

  • An advanced airbag system that features seat classification sensors and roof-mounted curtain bags.
  • Brake assist with electronic brake force distribution to help you apply maximum braking force.
  • Vehicle dynamic control and traction control system to help you stay on the road even in poor weather conditions.
  • A zoned body construction which provides for better impact absorption in a crash. 

Lexus also features an advanced airbag system as well as a number of safety technology and drivers assistance features including:

  • Blindspot monitor with rear cross-traffic alert to allow you to backup and change lanes with ease.
  • Intuitive parking assist with auto braking to allow you to navigate into the most difficult parking spots.
  • Panoramic view monitor to provide a full view of the area around your car.
  • Adaptive front lighting system to help you see on darkened or curved roads.  

If you want to know if the 2019 Lexus ES is the right car for you, feel free to schedule a test drive.