I'm curious as to comparisons between these two, which I am cross-shopping (Accord EX-L V6 vs. Maxima SL). Both seem very nice. From what I can tell, Maxima has more features (memory, heated steering wheel, xenon lights, etc.), is a little larger (could be a pro or con), and feels like it has a little more oomph (though the numbers are very close), while the Accord seems (to me) to have better build quality / fit and finish (both the Maximas I test drove made some strange, different sounds) and is probably about $3,000 less (after taking into account current market pricing, including rebates on the Maxima).
Anyway, I'm interested in the reactions of people who've owned or driven both, not only in terms of short term gratification but long term satisfaction.