Childre Nissan Compares 2019 Nissan Maxima VS 2019 Jaguar XE Near Gray, GA

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2019 Nissan Maxima

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2019 Jaguar XE

Safety Comparison

For enhanced safety, the front seat shoulder belts of the Nissan Maxima are height-adjustable to accommodate a wide variety of driver and passenger heights. A better fit can prevent injuries and the increased comfort also encourages passengers to buckle up. The Jaguar XE doesn’t offer height-adjustable seat belts.

In the past twenty years hundreds of infants and young children have died after being left in vehicles, usually by accident. When turning the vehicle off, drivers of the Maxima are reminded to check the back seat if they opened the rear door before starting out. The XE doesn’t offer a back seat reminder.

Over 200 people are killed each year when backed over by motor vehicles. The Maxima (except S/SV/SL) offers optional Rear Automatic Braking which use rear sensors to monitor and automatically apply the brakes to prevent a rear collision. The XE doesn’t offer backup collision prevention brakes.

Both the Maxima and the XE have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, plastic fuel tanks, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, daytime running lights, rearview cameras, available lane departure warning systems, blind spot warning systems, around view monitors and rear cross-path warning.

For its top level performance in all IIHS frontal, side, rear impact and roof-crush tests, with its optional front crash prevention system, and its available headlight’s “Acceptable” rating, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety grants the Maxima the rating of “Top Pick” for 2018, a rating granted to only 85 vehicles tested by the IIHS. The XE has not been tested, yet.

Warranty Comparison

There are almost 7 times as many Nissan dealers as there are Jaguar dealers, which makes it much easier should you ever need service under the Maxima’s warranty.

Reliability Comparison

A reliable vehicle saves its owner time, money and trouble. Nobody wants to be stranded or have to be without a vehicle while it’s being repaired. Consumer Reports rates the Maxima’s reliability 44 points higher than the XE.

J.D. Power and Associates rated the Maxima first among large cars in their 2018 Initial Quality Study. The XE isn’t in the top three in its category.

J.D. Power and Associates’ 2018 Initial Quality Study of new car owners surveyed provide the statistics that show that Nissan vehicles are better in initial quality than Jaguar vehicles. J.D. Power ranks Nissan 10th in initial quality, above the industry average. With 63 more problems per 100 vehicles, Jaguar is ranked 30th, below the industry average.

J.D. Power and Associates’ 2018 survey of the owners of three-year-old vehicles provides the long-term dependability statistics that show that Nissan vehicles are more reliable than Jaguar vehicles. J.D. Power ranks Nissan 10th in reliability, above the industry average. With 26 more problems per 100 vehicles, Jaguar is ranked 20th.

Engine Comparison

The Maxima’s 3.5 DOHC V6 produces 53 more horsepower (300 vs. 247) than the XE 25t’s standard 2.0 turbo 4 cyl. The Maxima’s 3.5 DOHC V6 produces 4 more horsepower (300 vs. 296) than the XE 30t’s standard 2.0 turbo 4 cyl.

As tested in Consumer Reports the Nissan Maxima is faster than the XE 25t 2.0 turbo 4 cyl.:

 

Maxima

XE

Zero to 30 MPH

2.8 sec

3 sec

Zero to 60 MPH

6.5 sec

7.7 sec

45 to 65 MPH Passing

4.3 sec

4.8 sec

Quarter Mile

14.9 sec

16 sec

Speed in 1/4 Mile

99.1 MPH

93 MPH

Fuel Economy and Range Comparison

The Maxima has 3.2 gallons more fuel capacity than the XE Diesel’s standard fuel tank (18 vs. 14.8 gallons), for longer range between fill-ups. The Maxima has 1.4 gallons more fuel capacity than the XE 25t/35t/S’ standard fuel tank (18 vs. 16.6 gallons).

Brakes and Stopping Comparison

For better stopping power the Maxima’s standard brake rotors are larger than those on the XE:

 

Maxima

XE

Front Rotors

12.6 inches

12.4 inches

Rear Rotors

12.13 inches

11.8 inches

The Maxima’s standard front and rear disc brakes are vented to help dissipate heat for shorter stops with less fading. The rear discs standard on the XE are solid, not vented.

The Maxima stops much shorter than the XE:

 

Maxima

XE

 

70 to 0 MPH

168 feet

181 feet

Car and Driver

60 to 0 MPH

132 feet

133 feet

Consumer Reports

60 to 0 MPH (Wet)

141 feet

145 feet

Consumer Reports

Tires and Wheels Comparison

For better traction, the Maxima has larger tires than the XE (245/45R18 vs. 225/45R18). The Maxima’s tires are larger than the largest tires available on the XE (245/45R18 vs. 235/35R20).

The Maxima’s standard tires provide better handling because they have a lower 45 series profile (height to width ratio) that provides a stiffer sidewall than the XE’s standard 50 series tires.

For better ride, handling and brake cooling the Maxima has standard 18-inch wheels. Smaller 17-inch wheels are standard on the XE.

The Maxima has a standard easy tire fill system. When inflating the tires, the vehicle’s integrated tire pressure sensors keep track of the pressure as the tires fill and tell the driver when the tires are inflated to the proper pressure. The XE doesn’t offer vehicle monitored tire inflation.

Suspension and Handling Comparison

The Maxima SR handles at .86 G’s, while the XE AWD pulls only .83 G’s of cornering force in a Motor Trend skidpad test.

The Maxima SR executes Motor Trend’s “Figure Eight” maneuver quicker than the XE AWD (26.6 seconds @ .69 average G’s vs. 27.2 seconds @ .62 average G’s).

Chassis Comparison

The Maxima SL/SR/Platinum uses computer-generated active noise cancellation to help remove annoying noise and vibration from the passenger compartment, especially at low frequencies. The XE doesn’t offer active noise cancellation.

Passenger Space Comparison

Because it has more passenger and cargo room, the EPA rates the Maxima a Mid-size car, while the XE is rated a Compact.

The Maxima has 7.5 cubic feet more passenger volume than the XE (98.5 vs. 91).

The Maxima has 2.4 inches more front headroom, 3.5 inches more front legroom and 1 inch more rear shoulder room than the XE.

Cargo Capacity Comparison

The Maxima’s standard rear seats fold to accommodate long and bulky cargo. The XE Base doesn’t offer folding rear seats, only a ski pass-through.

Ergonomics Comparison

The Maxima’s instruments include an oil pressure gauge and a temperature gauge – which could save your engine! Often ‘idiot lights’ don’t warn you until damage has been done. The XE does not have an oil pressure gauge.

The Maxima has a standard locking fuel door with a remote release located convenient to the driver. A locking fuel door helps prevent vandalism, such as sugar in the tank and fuel theft. The XE doesn’t offer a locking fuel door.

To shield the driver and front passenger’s vision over a larger portion of the windshield and side windows, the Maxima has standard extendable sun visors. The XE doesn’t offer extendable visors.

Recommendations Comparison

Consumer Reports® recommends the Nissan Maxima, based on reliability, safety and performance. The Jaguar XE isn't recommended.

J.D. Power and Associates rated the Maxima second among large cars in owner reported satisfaction. This includes how well the vehicle performs and satisfies its owner’s expectations. The XE isn’t in the top three.

The Nissan Maxima outsold the Jaguar XE by over 9 to one during the 2018 model year.

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