2019 Volkswagen Arteon vs 2019 Nissan Maxima

2019 VW Arteon exterior front fascia and driver side in city vs 2019 Nissan Maxima exterior front fascia and passenger side in dark tunnel with lights

The 2019 Volkswagen Arteon stirred things up here in Summit, NJ! Now, we see how this model holds up against the popular 2019 Nissan Maxima. Which sedan will come out victorious? Let’s find out!

We are going to take a look at the base trims of both these models. That means you’ll see the specifications and features for the VW Arteon SE and the Nissan Maxima 3.5 S. If you take a look at the table below, you’ll be able to see the 2019 Maxima actually has more horsepower than the Arteon. However, they are both very close when it comes to torque, so that evens things out a bit in terms of power and force behind the acceleration. The 8-speed automatic transmission on the VW Arteon can either be a selling point or something negative, depending on which kind of driver you are. We’ve come across many people who do not like the CVT transmission, and we’ve seen those who do.

2019 VW Arteon


2019 Nissan Maxima

268 lb & 258 lb.-ft. Horsepower & Torque 300 hp & 261 lb.-ft.
8-speed automatic Transmission CVT
Standard Turbocharged Engine? n/a
AWD Drivetrain FWD
Standard Rear Traffic Alert N/A
Optional Universal Garage Door Opener N/A
Standard Front Heated Seats N/A
Standard Heated Exterior Mirror N/A

Advantages of the 2019 Volkswagen Arteon

While you might think about abandoning the VW Arteon for the Maxima just based on the power of the two, we encourage you to look a bit deeper into these two models. You can find some great features standard and optional in the VW Arteon that you may not find in the Nissan Maxima. This include standard features like the Rear Traffic Alert safety feature, the front heated seats, and the heated exterior mirror, all of which are standard on the Arteon but not available on the base trim of the Maxima. Likewise, you can find convenient optional features like the universal garage door opener on the Arteon, which again isn’t standard on the Maxima.

Do you still have more questions? Contact us here at Douglas Volkswagen of Summit to learn more about your future vehicle! You can take the 2019 Volkswagen Arteon for a test drive to see all the cool features for yourself.