2020 Nissan Maxima vs. 2019 Buick LaCrosse

Nissan continues to improve its full-size sedan platform at a time when other automakers are moving in other directions. A comparison of the 2020 Nissan Maxima vs. 2019 Buick LaCrosse will provide potential buyers with a strong list of reasons they should be visiting the Charlie Clark Nissan Brownsville showroom today. The 2020 Maxima joins the rest of Nissan lineup in making the automaker’s suite of active safety systems standard equipment across the entire trim ladder, something that cannot be said about the sedan’s Buick competitor. Additionally, the 2020 Maxima offers more standard performance than what the Buick LaCrosse offers on its base level sedan. Customers can schedule a test drive with the 2020 Nissan Maxima today when they make an appointment with a Charlie Clark Nissan product expert by calling 956-295-3028 today.

The 2020 Nissan Maxima is outfitted with the Nissan Safety Shield 360 on all five of its trim grades, S, SV, SL, SR and Platinum. Drivers and passengers will be protected by Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection, Blind Spot Warning, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Lane Departure Warning, High Beam Assist and Rear Automatic Braking. Buyers who choose the 2019 Buick LaCrosse will have some similar features available on all models. However, the Buick sedan only begins to approach what the Nissan Maxima makes standard on its highest trim grades. There are a few areas where the 2020 Maxima and 2019 LaCrosse stand on equal footing. Both vehicles offer a smartphone-compatible infotainment system than is able to use both the Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ suites. Finally, both sedans have the same cargo dimensions.


2020 Nissan Maxima Vs. 2019 Buick LaCrosse
3.5-L, V-6 Engine 2.5-L, 4-Cyl.
300/261 Horsepower/Torque 194/187
CVT Transmission Six-speed Automatic
14.3 cu.-ft. Trunk Volume 14.3 cu.-ft.


Performance Specs

Nissan has positioned the Maxima has a sport sedan for the last few years. This designation is supported by its incredible standard performance specifications. The 2020 Nissan Maxima has a naturally aspirated 3.5-liter, V-6 engine under the hood that is attached to the Nissan Xtronic continuously variable transmission. It will produce 300 horsepower and 261 pound-feet of torque. Owners of the 2019 LaCrosse will start with a naturally aspirated 2.5-liter, four-cylinder engine attached to a six-speed automatic transmission. This powertrain will produce 194 horsepower and 187 pound-feet of torque. Buick also makes a V-6 engine available that offers competitive performance output compared to the standard engine employed by the 2020 Maxima.


A photo of the infotainment system in the 2020 Nissan Maxima.
A photo of the gear-shift in the 2020 Nissan Maxima.
A left front quarter photo of the 2020 Nissan Maxima.
A head-on photo of the 2020 Nissan Maxima.