2017 Nissan Maxima vs 2017 BMW 3 Series near Worcester, MA

The Maxima Will Pamper You On Every Drive!

We’d like to empirically prove that a luxurious vehicle doesn’t require a luxury-name badge. If you visit us at Marlboro Nissan, we think you’ll be pleasantly, ecstatically surprised at how comfortable, well-equipped, and powerful the 2017 Nissan Maxima is. We’re not just saying that, either! To prove our point, we’re going to pit the Maxima against a rival sedan in the luxury segment, the 2017 BMW 3 Series. If you think we have our work cut out for us, be ready to have us change your mind! If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to give us a call at 508-573-5392 to speak with a knowledgeable member of our staff. You can also utilize the chat function to the bottom, right-hand side of your screen!

The first aspect of the vehicle we all think about when it comes to luxury is the interior. How comfortable is the cabin? What amenities does it provide? How integrated will it be to my phone? The Maxima really went no-holds-bar with its standard trim, providing a Remote Engine Start System1, as well as NissanConnect with Navigation featuring Apple CarPlayTM2. It’s beautifully displayed on the 8-inch multi-touch control color monitor in the center stack, where you’ll also access features such as the RearView Monitor3. While the BMW 3 Series does come standard with a rear-view camera, it just can’t claim the same level of lavishness that the Maxima can. The center stack screen on the standard 3 Series is only 6.5 inches and it can’t host anything quite comparable to Apple CarPlayTM2. It doesn’t have an automatic start function as is featured in the Maxima, either, only an Engine Start/Stop button, making it way less friendly come winter time when a warm cabin is crucial to a comfortable ride!

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2017 Nissan Maxima vs 2017 BMW 3 Series near Worcester, MA

2017 Nissan Maxima SR in Coulis Red with optional features

There’s a good chunk of a luxurious ride that has to do with the responsive power inciting when you depress the accelerator pedal, and the Maxima comes prepared to deliver. The standard 3.5-liter V6 engine is nothing short of unwaveringly confident. Pumping out 300 horsepower and 261 lb.-ft. of torque, it uses a Nissan Direct Ignition System and electronic drive-by-wire throttle for that immediacy you want when merging onto I-290. The BMW 3 Series performance levels may shock you — and not in the pleasant way the Maxima’s has. Its standard 2.0-liter BMW TwinPower Turbo inline-4 engine provides considerably less oomph, clocking in at a meager 180 horsepower. What fun is that? Despite also using Direct Injection paired with an 8-speed STEPTRONIC® automatic transmission, it doesn’t feature as much power as it feels like it should. You’ll have to dole out more cash for a higher trim if you want that V6 strength at your disposal.

When you visit us at Marlboro Nissan, you can get behind the wheel of a luxurious vehicle without paying that brand-name price — and we all know that it can be quite hefty! We hope that this comparison between the 2017 Nissan Maxima vs the 2017 BMW 3 Series near Worcester, MA, has helped you see the light, the reality behind these two sedans. Pay us a visit at 740 Boston Post Road East in Marlborough, MA, today!

  • Features
  • Specs

Features

Features

  • Interior
  • Safety
  • Technology
  • Mechanical
  • Exterior
  • Comfort

Interior

Steering

Steering ratio 15.3
Turns lock-to-lock 2.6

Seats

Driver seat power adjustments height, 8, reclining
Rear headrests 3, adjustable
Rear seat folding split
Front headrests 2, adjustable
Passenger seat power adjustments 4, reclining
Front seat type bucket
Upholstery cloth
Rear seat type 60-40 split bench

Seatbelts

Seatbelt pretensioners front
Seatbelt force limiters front
Emergency locking retractors rear, front
Seatbelt warning sensor front
Rear seatbelts 3-point
Front seatbelts 3-point

Safety

Safety

Rearview monitor in dash
Autonomous braking
Pre-collision warning system audible warning, visual warning
Automatic emergency braking front
Child safety door locks
Child seat anchors LATCH system
Hood buckling creases
Energy absorbing steering column
Body side reinforcements side impact door beams
Emergency interior trunk release
Camera system rearview
Crumple zones front, rear

Airbags

Airbag deactivation occupant sensing passenger
Side airbags front
Front airbags dual
Side curtain airbags front, rear
Side-curtain airbag rollover sensor

Security

Power door locks anti-lockout, auto-locking
Anti-theft system engine immobilizer, alarm with remote
2-stage unlocking doors

Mirrors

Side mirror adjustments power, manual folding

Technology

Audio System

Radio voice operated, touch screen display, AM/FM, HD radio
Auxiliary audio input Bluetooth, jack, USB, iPod/iPhone
Antenna type diversity, element
In-Dash CD 6 disc, MP3 Playback
Total speakers 8
Radio data system
Digital Sound Processing
Speed sensitive volume control
Satellite radio SiriusXM

Telematics

Electronic messaging assistance with read function, voice operated
Navigation app Traffic Data
Wireless data link Bluetooth
Phone voice operated
Navigation system touch screen display, voice operated

In Car Entertainment

Connected in-car apps SiriusXM Travel Link
Infotainment NissanConnect, Apple CarPlay ready

Instrumentation

Trip computer
Clock
Gauge tachometer
Compass
Digital odometer
External temperature display
Multi-function display
Fuel economy display MPG, range
Warnings and reminders low oil level, low fuel level, low washer fluid, tire fill alert
Trip odometer 2

Mechanical

Drivetrain

Drive mode selector
Axle ratio 5.25

Suspension

Rear shock type monotube
Rear stabilizer bar diameter 27 mm
Front suspension classification independent
Rear suspension classification independent
Rear suspension type multi-link
Rear spring type coil
Front spring type coil
Front suspension type lower control arms
Front strut tower bar
Front struts
Front stabilizer bar diameter 24 mm
Front shock type twin-tube gas

Brakes

Rear brake type ventilated disc
Front brake width 1.1
Rear brake diameter 12.1
Front brake diameter 12.6
Front brake type ventilated disc
Braking assist
Rear brake width .63
Electronic brakeforce distribution
ABS 4-wheel
Power brakes

Stability and Traction

Stability control
Traction control

Engine

Spark plugs iridium tipped
Battery saver
Alternator 150 amps
Battery maintenance-free

Exterior

Lights

Daytime running lights LED
Front fog lights
Taillights LED, LED rear center
Headlights wiper activated, auto delay off, auto on/off, halogen

Tires and Rims

Wheels aluminum alloy
Spare tire size temporary
Tire type all season
Spare tire mount location inside
Spare wheel type steel
Tire Pressure Monitoring System

Windows

Window defogger rear
Front wipers speed sensitive, variable intermittent
Power windows safety reverse, remotely operated

Exterior Features

Mirror color black
Front bumper color body-color
Door handle color chrome
Exhaust tip color chrome
Grille color chrome surround, black with chrome accents
Rear bumper color body-color
Exhaust dual tip
Window trim chrome

Comfort

Convenience Features

Cupholders front, rear
Steering wheel tilt and telescopic
One-touch windows 2
Reading lights front, rear
Power steering variable/speed-proportional
Multi-function remote illuminated entry, panic alarm, proximity entry system, trunk release
Cargo area light
Cruise control
Retained accessory power
Power windows lockout button
Overhead console front
Steering wheel mounted controls audio, cruise control, phone, multi-function, voice control
Push-button start
Vanity mirrors dual illuminating
Power outlet(s) 12V front
Assist handle rear, front
Remote engine start
Center console front console with armrest and storage
Rearview mirror auto-dimming
Universal remote transmitter Homelink - garage door opener
Storage front seatback, sunglasses holder, door pockets

Air Conditioning

Front air conditioning automatic climate control
Front air conditioning zones dual
Rear vents second row
Air filtration

Comfort Features

Shift knob trim leather
Armrests rear center with pass-thru, rear folding, rear center with cupholders
Steering wheel trim leather
Interior accents chrome
Floor material carpet

Specs

Specs

Drive Type

Drive Type FWD

Seating

Standard Seating 5
Max Seating 5
Head Room (front) 39.4 in
Head Room (rear) 36.7 in
Hip Room (front) 54.2 in
Hip Room (rear) 53.5 in
Shoulder Room (front) 56.7 in
Shoulder Room (rear) 55.7 in
Leg Room (front) 45 in
Leg Room (rear) 34.2 in
Seating Rows 2

Measurements of Size & Shape

Length 192.8 in
Width 73.2 in
Width (without mirrors) 73.2 in
Height 56.5 in
Wheelbase 109.3 in
Ground Clearance 5.3 in
Track Width (front) 62.4 in
Track Width (rear) 62.4 in

Measurements of Weight

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating 4641 lbs
Gross Vehicle Weight Range 4001-5000 lbs
Curb Weight 3478 lbs

Interior Dimensions

Cargo Volume 14.3 cu ft
Interior Volume 112.9 cu ft
Passenger Volume 98.6 cu ft

Performance Specifications

Aerodynamic Drag 0.29 Cd
Turning Circle 38.1 ft

Fuel Tanks

Fuel Capacity 18 Gallons

Wheels and Tires

Front Tire Type 245/45R18
Front Wheel Diameter 18.0 x 8.0 in
Rear Tire Type 245/45R18
Rear Wheel Diameter 18.0 x 8.0 in

Testimonials

Danielle Dunn
Danielle Dunn
GOOGLE
6-28-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Good experience.

Richie Bellows
Richie Bellows
GOOGLE
6-23-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

The salesman was very busy, but he got my car to me when I wanted it. When I pulled up to the dealership,he was driving my car to get it inspected.

alesia ventura
alesia ventura
GOOGLE
6-22-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

great service , great waiting room , employee Justin was very friendly and helpful

Laurie Gobeil
Laurie Gobeil
GOOGLE
6-22-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

This was my first visit to Marlboro Nissan and I was impressed with their customer service! Mark was personable and seemed genuinely interested in what I was looking for, he worked with me to make financing work, and the entire process was painless and pleasant! They were also mindful of the COVID precautions and have set up their space to ensure safety of customers and employees. I would recommend them to anyone looking for a new or used Nissan.

Emily DeBoer
Emily DeBoer
GOOGLE
6-20-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I am beyond greatful for Mike (Manager) and Danny (GM) help. They dropped what they were doing to help me out. Mike literally walked out and worked on my car himself for me and got it done so quickly. I will forever love everyone at Marlborough Nissan and will always recommend!

Bill Poznik
Bill Poznik
GOOGLE
6-15-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

quick, easy, no problems...all good

Margaret Ayres
Margaret Ayres
GOOGLE
6-15-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I booked an appointment. Was told how long it take and what it would cost. Explained everything done it great detail. Done when promised.

Curtis Mathews
Curtis Mathews
GOOGLE
6-10-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

The staff was friendly, courteous, light hearted and very knowledgeable. They really took all the stress out of the car buying experience. I will definitely be recommending them to my friends

Wilfredo Perez
Wilfredo Perez
GOOGLE
6-9-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

John and Morgana are very kind and they care about the customers.

Meg Bartolini
Meg Bartolini
GOOGLE
6-9-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

This is my 2nd time purchasing from Nissan Marlboro. They truly make it easy and efficient. I never feel like I am being pressured or not getting what I want, instead it is always informative and pressure free!

Debbie Munley
Debbie Munley
GOOGLE
6-5-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

This is the fourth Nissan I bought from Mark, it will be my last because it is my DREAM car. They made it happen and they take the best care of it when it's in for service. I highly recommend them. They don't haggle and the service is always prompt

Doug Peck
Doug Peck
GOOGLE
6-5-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Car was done sooner than expected. Friendly, helpful staff

GuruCGMTL
CARGURUS
6-3-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Empty Star Empty Star

The car I was scheduled to look at was sold and I was never emailed or contacted to let know

Monica McGinty
Monica McGinty
GOOGLE
6-3-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Linda
CARGURUS
5-22-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Friendly and responded quickly

Jessica Scesny-Delashmit
Jessica Scesny-Delashmit
GOOGLE
5-18-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I love Marlboro Nissan they always been so kind and caring

Shawn Champagne
Shawn Champagne
GOOGLE
5-18-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Marlborough Nissan was most helpful in handling my recall. Chris who dealt with me in person, was professional, polite, and efficient. I also very much appreciate that the staff took covid precautions.

Amy Sault
Amy Sault
GOOGLE
5-16-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

We had a great experience from the moment of contact over text with Josh and his team, especially during this difficult time with Covid19. By far this was the smoothest dealership experience I have had. We were in and out in 1 hour and pick up our new car a few days later. I highly recommend👍🏼

B
B
GOOGLE
5-14-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Josh and Mike were exceptionally helpful in the process of buying a vehicle during the COVID-19 pandemic. They were a pleasure to work with and I would not hesitate to recomend them to friends and family if they were interested in a Nissan. They made the experience of buying a new car very low stress and helpful.

Omayra Valle
Omayra Valle
GOOGLE
5-8-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Only issue was with covid no one was wearing mask and there was no guarantee that the workers would at least wipe down the steering wheel area. It’s not that I don’t trust people it’s just you can’t do business right now without following recommended guidelines. I don’t like wearing a mask either but you should at least wipe down the steering wheel.

Carrie Grasso
Carrie Grasso
GOOGLE
5-6-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

The professionalism displayed at this dealership (especially during this pandemic) was simply fantastic. Dan Hedin is as good a GM as anyone I have ever dealt with in the past. Josh in Finance was equally impressive. The preparedness and safe environment this transaction was executed in will bring me back here for all my automotive needs....and others in my circle of friends will also hear about my experience. Marlboro Nissan Management is top shelf. Thank You! I WILL be back........Michalina Grasso

Sam Finn
Sam Finn
GOOGLE
5-5-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Easy and friendly service as always. Fewer people in the service area, as expected, but Paul noticed I had walked in and came right over and took Care of me. Keep in contact w me about the status of the car, and got it back to me in a timely manner

M p
M p
GOOGLE
5-5-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Josh and the entire staff are miracle workers.. My 2020 Rogue purchase was seamless in this tough time we are all in... I had a trade in and he made the numbers work and he was very informative. The experience was surprisingly low stress and efficient. When I had returned to pick up my registration and get my inspection I dealt with Paul in service. He is a very professional and a welcoming person.

Catherine Borella
Catherine Borella
GOOGLE
5-5-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Josh was super responsive and helpful during these especially trying times. I really felt acknowledged and Josh wanted to help me find the best car for my budget and lifestyle.

Kathleen Hursen
Kathleen Hursen
GOOGLE
5-1-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Very courteous and helpful staff and managers. it was the first pleasant experience I have had in all the 50 years that I have purchased cars. I definitely would recommend this dealership to my friends.

Jack Moran
Jack Moran
GOOGLE
4-30-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Buying a car from Marlboro Nissan was an easy and efficient process.

Edgar Huaynoca
Edgar Huaynoca
GOOGLE
4-28-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Customer Service Nice Person.Full Attention Tanks.

Wilmarie Robles
Wilmarie Robles
GOOGLE
4-28-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Excellent customer service

Doug Peck, CDP
Doug Peck, CDP
GOOGLE
4-24-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Doug
CARGURUS
4-19-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Empty Star

Received a prompt response. Have not had opportunity to move forward with a visit as of yet.

Samyra Gill
Samyra Gill
GOOGLE
4-19-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

As usual, we receive the best service!

George Diemer
George Diemer
GOOGLE
4-18-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Performed inspection and oil change quickly, discovered bad brakes, and had them fixed very quickly. Performed quality service during very difficult public health crisis. Clearly doing their part as an essential business.

Jessica Adams
Jessica Adams
GOOGLE
4-17-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Exceptional service as always. Thank you.

Guru6NSWD
Guru6NSWD
CARGURUS
4-15-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Very responsive even with all this crazy quarantine stuff going on.

Sierra Currie
Sierra Currie
GOOGLE
4-9-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

My most recent experience at Marlboro Nissan was amazing. I was able to get the car I wanted at the price I wanted. Fantastic customer service and I will definitely recommend to a friend.

Scott Bell
Scott Bell
GOOGLE
3-30-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

The staff and management have always go above and beyond to do what I needed to take care of next time I buy a car I will definitely go to Marlborough Nissan

Sarah Pinkerton
Sarah Pinkerton
GOOGLE
3-30-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
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Additional Vehicle Information

Green Score

EPA Green Score ( Federal Tier 3 Bin 125 ?
EPA and California-required standards. The names refer to tables of numerical limits for the various air pollutants allowed by the standards.
)

Fuel Type Gasoline
Air Pollution Score ?
The Air Pollution Score is based on the government emission standards for which the vehicle was certified to comply with and reflects vehicle tailpipe emissions that contribute to local and regional air pollution, creating problems such as haze, and health issues.
6
1
6
10
Greenhouse Gas Score ?
This score reflects fuel emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gases.
5
1
5
10
Smartway ?
SmartWay is a designation earned by those vehicles that have combined Air Pollution and Greenhouse Gas Scores that place them in the top tier (approximately the top 20%) of environmental performers. SmartWay Elite is reserved for the best of the best.
N/A

EPA Green Score ( LEV-III ULEV125 ?
EPA and California-required standards. The names refer to tables of numerical limits for the various air pollutants allowed by the standards.
)

Fuel Type Gasoline
Air Pollution Score ?
The Air Pollution Score is based on the government emission standards for which the vehicle was certified to comply with and reflects vehicle tailpipe emissions that contribute to local and regional air pollution, creating problems such as haze, and health issues.
6
1
6
10
Greenhouse Gas Score ?
This score reflects fuel emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gases.
5
1
5
10
Smartway ?
SmartWay is a designation earned by those vehicles that have combined Air Pollution and Greenhouse Gas Scores that place them in the top tier (approximately the top 20%) of environmental performers. SmartWay Elite is reserved for the best of the best.
N/A

Dealership Information

Sales Hours

508-573-5392

Crash-Test Ratings

2017 Nissan Maxima 4 DR FWD

Overall
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull Star
Front Crash Overall
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull Star
Front Crash Driver
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull Star
Front Crash Passenger
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarEmpty Star
Side Crash Overall
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull Star
Side Barrier Overall
N/A
Side Barrier Driver
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull Star
Side Barrier Passenger
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull Star
Side Pole Driver
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarEmpty Star
Side Combined Front
N/A
Side Combined Rear
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull Star
Rollover
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull Star

The Interior of the 2017 Maxima

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Awards

Award
Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) Study: Top Models in Segment (2017 Model)
- J.D. Power and Associates

Award
Best Affordable Large Cars (2017 Model)
- US News

Award
Best Cars for the Money: Finalist (2017 Model)
- US News

Award
Best Environmental Performance Brand (2017 Model)
- Automotive Science Group

Award
Best Resale Value: Full-Size Car (2017 Model)
- Kelley Blue Book

Award
Best-Performing Cars: Safety (2017 Model)
- The Car Connection

Award
Initial Quality Study (IQS): Top Models (2017 Model)
- J.D. Power and Associates

Award
Top 10 Sedans (2017 Model)
- Autobytel

Award
Top Safety Pick+ - Midsize Cars (2017 Model)
- Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

Award
Vehicle Satisfaction Award: Luxury Mid-Size Car (2017 Model)
- Auto Pacific

Current Inventory

There are currently no 2017 Nissan Maxima 3.5 S 4dr Sedan (midyear release) for Sale in inventory

Disclaimer

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2. Never program while driving. GPS mapping may not be detailed in all areas or reflect current road status. Driving is serious business. Only use features when safe to do so. App availability is dependent upon vehicle model, trim level, packaging, and/or options. See NissanUSA.com/connect for complete app availability details. Never program while driving. GPS mapping may not be detailed in all areas or reflect current road status. Compatible smartphone required. Cellular network and GPS signals not available in all areas and/or at all times. Technology is evolving, and changes by independent companies are not within Nissan’s control. Nissan is not responsible for associated costs that may be required for continued operation due to cellular network termination (including equipment upgrades, if available, or roaming charges on alternative networks) or other third party changes. Should a third party provider terminate/restrict service, service may be terminated without notice and with no liability to Nissan and its agents or affiliates. Subscription Agreement required and terms and conditions of Subscription Agreement apply. See NissanUSA.com/connect for details. Thirty-six (36) month trial period begins on your date of vehicle purchase or lease of a new Nissan; subsequently a paid subscription is required (excluding Pandora®, if Pandora® app via NissanConnect℠ is equipped on vehicle) at the then current rate to continue to receive services. Text rates and/or data usage may apply. Available feature. Driving is serious business and requires your full attention. Only use feature when safe to do so. Compatible iPhone required. Availability of specific feature is dependent upon the phone’s Bluetooth® support. Please refer to your phone owner’s manual for details. Bluetooth word mark and logos are owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc., and any use of such marks by Nissan is under license. See http://www.nissanusa.com/bluetooth for details. Text rates and/or data usage may apply. Services/features are provided by independent companies not within Nissan’s control. Should service provider terminate/restrict service/feature, service/feature may be suspended or terminated without notice or liability to Nissan and/or its agents. Nissan not responsible for any equipment replacement or upgrades, or associated costs, that may be required for continued operation due to service/feature changes. Apple’s terms and privacy statements apply. Apple CarPlay is a registered trademark of Apple, Inc. iPhone® is a registered trademark of Apple, Inc. All rights reserved. iPhone® or other external device not included. Availability of specific features is dependent upon the phone’s Bluetooth® support. Please refer to your phone Owner’s Manual for details. Bluetooth® word mark and logos are owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc., and any use of such marks by Nissan is under license. See NissanUSA.com/bluetooth for details. Use the text messaging feature after stopping your vehicle in a safe location. If you have to use the feature while driving, exercise extreme caution at all times so full attention may be given to vehicle operation. Compatible smartphone required. Text rates and/or data usage may apply.

3. Parking aid/convenience feature. Cannot completely eliminate blind spots. May not detect every object and does not warn of moving objects. Always check surroundings and turn to look behind you before moving vehicle.