If you are looking for a 3.5-liter engine capable of 300 horsepower, the 2016 Nissan Maxima is a wise choice. While offering several different trims to choose from, the Maxima delivers power plus fuel economy with 30 mpg highway which is close to what the Altima offers with a similar engine and for around the same price. If you are looking for a sedan with a sports car experience thrown in for good measure, the Maxima will provide this and more. Front and rear parking sensors are available in the Maxima's base model, as is voice activated audio control, integrated navigation system, speed sensitive volume, and Intelligent Brake Assist. For interior space, your legroom and headroom is about identical with the Altima. Available SiriusXM Satellite Radio, leather seats, 10-way driver's seat, and heated seats makes the Maxima a car that truly maximizes your entertainment and comfort.
If you aren't interested in a 3.5-liter engine but want a car that is affordable with lots of features, the 2016 Nissan Altima is your car, offering up to 39 mpg highway on the base trim. The base trim is also significantly lower priced than the Maxima, though it doesn't offer quite as many of the bells and whistles that some St. Louis, Alton, Edwardsville, O'Fallon, and Wood River customers may be looking for. A 182 horsepower engine is enough if you are planning to use the Altima as your daily commuter vehicle, to drop the kids off to school, or to get around to your classes since the Altima is affordable enough for a student to drive. Plus, since this model is so affordable, you can have the highest trim level without breaking the bank for features like blind spot warning, heated steering wheel, heated seats, and eight-way driver seat. Come in for a test drive of the Altima and Maxima to compare them side by side to give you an idea of which is truly right for you.