2017 Chevrolet Impala vs. 2017 Nissan Maxima


The 2017 Chevrolet Impala is a force to be reckoned with in the midsize sedan segment, given its vast dimensions, excellent performance ratings, and competitive price. However, there are many competitors in the class, including the 2017 Nissan Maxima, which gives the Impala a run for its money. See how the two compare, and if you agree that the 2017 Chevrolet Impala is the better option, make your way to Tom Gill Chevrolet to take it for a spin.

Performance and Fuel Economy

When you want more performance options and, ultimately, more power, you can’t go wrong with the 2017 Impala. It comes with two engine choices: a 2.5L four-cylinder that makes a balanced 196 hp and 186 lb-ft of torque, and a 3.6L V6 machine that generated a whopping 305 hp and 264 lb-ft of torque. The former achieves an EPA-estimated 22 mpg city and 31 mpg highway with the standard six-speed automatic transmission.

Meanwhile, the 2017 Maxima has just one engine on offer: a 3.5L V6 that manages 300 hp and 261 lb-ft of torque. That’s close to what the secondary Impala engine produces, but still shies away in comparison. Also noteworthy is that the Maxima’s powertrain limits fuel economy numbers to 21 mpg city and 30 mpg highway, according to EPA estimates. On all fronts here, the 2017 Chevrolet Impala comes out ahead, solidifying its position as the better choice in a midsize sedan.


Just because you choose to drive a midsize sedan over a crossover SUV doesn’t mean that you need to compromise on storage space, and the Impala is proof. This model boasts a cavernous 18.8 cubic feet in the trunk, as well as a standard 60/40-split folding rear seat to add even more room for cargo if needed. The Maxima, on the other hand, allows for only 14.3 cubic feet in the trunk. As such, the latest Impala stands as your best bet when you need a vehicle that can transport passengers and gear alike.


Despite these clear advantages, the 2017 Chevrolet Impala still has a significantly lower starting price than the 2017 Nissan Maxima:

  • Chevrolet Impala: MSRP from $27,300
  • Nissan Maxima: MSRP from $32,560

Get the 2017 Chevrolet Impala at Tom Gill Chevrolet

The 2017 Chevrolet Impala is clearly a winner in the midsize sedan segment, but deciding whether it’s right for you comes down to your driving demands. Get behind the wheel at our dealership, located near Cincinnati at 7830 Commerce Drive in Florence, KY. We’re easy to reach if you’d like more information before visiting!