The 2022 Nissan Maxima vs. The 2022 Kia Stinger Post


It’s Saturday night. Dressed to the nines, you’re heading out to have a fabulous night. You grab your car keys and turn the music up, but it was all a dream. It’s actually 2022, and the only place you’re going is to pick up takeout before you start a new tv binge. Reality may bite but you can still have a killer car. Should you go with the 2022 Nissan Maxima or Kia Stinger? Maus Nissan of Crystal River can help you with that.

Both speedy in their own way, these two sedans offer a lot of similarities when it comes to performance. With its 3.5L VQ V6 engine that produces 300 horsepower and 261lb/ft torque, the Maxima’s smooth demeanor is all thanks to Nissan’s XTRONIC CVT transmission. If you want the “4 DOOR SPORTS CAR” to live up to its name, try out Sport Mode to sharpen throttle response, steering feel and transmission. Even cooler, the system will pump a more powerful engine note into the cabin through the available Active Sound Enhancement. The Kia Stinger will take you for a bumpier ride with its 3.3L twin-turbocharged V6 engine. Producing 368 horsepower and 376lb/ft torque, a distinctive punch is felt with its AWD and 8-speed automatic transmission.

Bells and whistles abound on both models, but which one will suit your personality best? The sleek look of the Maxima’s square body complemented with the V-motion grille, LED headlights and a panoramic moonroof give a solid sportscar aesthetic. Inside the newly added Midnight Edition trim, drivers will love the bold orange stitching on the Zero Gravity seats in the cockpit-style cabin. Fast but not too furious to enjoy the USB plugs and the 8” touchscreen with NissanConnect, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Drivers will see much of the same tech in the Kia Stinger but at a slightly higher price (~$52k to the Maxima SR’s ~$44k). Last but certainly not least is safety. For both car manufacturers, it is at the heart of what they do. Both trims come with standard driver assistance technologies like lane assist, rear cross-traffic alert and bird’s eye camera views.

Sporty and a bit spicy, the Stinger and Maxima have a lot going for them. Though, when it comes to a pros and cons list, the Maxima has price, dependability and fuel economy stacked. Want to take it for a spin? Give the Maus Nissan of Crystal River team a call at (352) 592-6287 to schedule an appointment or stop by the showroom today.

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