"This car is everything a 4-door sedan should be and a bit more! The ergonomics are great, everything is where it should be. The Nav system is hands down the easiest to use on the market today as is it's iPod adapter in the center armrest. The performance isn't anything to rave about, as there are other cars in this segment that are just as sporty and quick, but it's striaght line acceleration and 40mph to 60mph passing times are exactly what anyone needs! I've had zero issues with the Maxima and the dealership network has been great to deal with. Only oil changes so far. Highly recommended!!"
"I have driven many vehicles but this one has everything a person could ever want or need. I have three kids and we all have more then enough room. I looked at so many different cars and suv and decided this was the best choice. I sleep better at night with the choice i made"
"I couldn't be happier with this vehicle!! This is the 4th Nissan that I've owned and 2nd Maxima, and they just keep getting better. Styling is second to none and well appointed with serious power under the hood and fantastic gas mileage (onboard system averages 25+ on highway). Will consider nothing other than Nissan for any future car purchase!"
"This car has it all, even at the base model. I just bought the S about a week ago and I can't be any happier with the car. If you haven't bought one yet you need to hurry up and get one, it's truly a 4DSC (4-door sports car)."
"I have the 2009 Nissan Maxima. I have to say that there is nothing on this car that upsets me. There's comfort and the sporty feel at the same time. The technology is upscale from the previous model. All this makes up for the smaller interior from the previous model."
"Initially was shopping for new Accord until we drove the '09 Maxima. The Accord is solid transportation that you need to get around. (My mother loves Hondas.) The '09 Maxima is a car you can't wait to drive. Great performance and comfort as well as sporty looks. Love the keyless entry and ignition. Unbelievable power and handling. Very solid and comfortable over rough pavement. Took the car on vacation in the mountains and this car just loved the inclines and curves. Cruises smoothly on the interstate."
"I bought the 2009 Nissan Maxima SV after trading in my 2004 Jaguar X-Type. I love the Maxima. I have owned it for 2 months now. The CVT transmission is very smooth and the car really has a lot of get up and go. The interior has high quality materials and the seats are very comfortable. The trunk is huge as well. It is a really nice looking car but being a Nissan it doesn't have that WOW factor driving a car like a Jag has. My only complaint would be that the tire presure monitor light stays on during cold days, it seems to be really sensitive. Also the gas milage is not that great and it takes premimum gas. I have never owned a Nissan and for a first time Nissan owner, I would reccommend this car over a Jag anyday!"
"This is a wonderful car, but it as it flaws!
cons: (1) it requires premium gas because of performance. (2) handling is kinda rocky (3) MPG i'm getting about 17mpg (4) resale value is below compared vehicles.
pro: (1) smooth and powerful engine (2) great interior style and quality (3) loads of features for a great price (4) excellent ride with a limited amount of road noise. I picked 4 of each, but honestly I knew all of the cons before I purchased the car. Just drive one an see the difference! This is the best car that I have ever owned."
"Gotta love it...the pick up, the interior space. Sound quality of the BOSE speaker system is crazy. Whenever I pull up people are asking me what kind of speakers i put in and when i say that those are the stock speakers they're listening too they are amazed. Just a real sporty car while still being luxury."
"Love the car. I have had issues with the drivers seat lumbar. It came out of the track. Also found the rocker panels and front bumpers are plastic / fiberglass? and damage easily. Found the directional switch is to tight, stays on after I turn."
Pros: "Luxury, Style, and Performance for the money."
Cons: "Recommended Premium gas."
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"I bought my first Nissan Maxima in 2000 and LOVED THAT CAR!! In an attempt to get more car for my money I traded in 2005 for an Audi A6 Turbo... and then traded the Audi in for a Mercedes CLK in 2007. While both the Audi and the Mercedes were both nice cars, because of maintenance costs and reliability.... in 2008 I traded and went into a lease of a 2009 Max when the new body style came out. My lease came to an end this year and i chose to purchase my third Max in 2011, and submitted to the fact that pound for pound the Max is the biggest bang for my bucks!! Luxury, Performance, Reliability, and Style are the bases for my choice. You can't get more car for the money!! Believe me... I've tried."
Cons: "No remote start, paddle shift option is pointless"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9
"I really like my 2011 Maxima SV, mainly because of it's comfort and power. The CVT is wildly miss understood by "professionals and or car enthusiast". The paddle shifters were added for these people so they can "shift through the gears", pointless! There are no gears in a CVT, but there is a near infinite number of effective gear ratios available. Near infinite would be way more than 6 gears by the way (that's for the professional reviewers/car enthusiast out there that give this car a poor review, because they don't understand how a CVT works). When you want to pass, this car responds faster than any car I have ever driven (*). It will hold you in a optimal power band and keep the car accelerating with a nice powerful sound coming from under the hood. Electronics are slightly dated but very functional. Heated steering wheel is really nice on a cold Wisconsin night. For summer the cooled drivers seat is very nice also. It's a very comfortable 4 - 5 passenger car with a sports car feel. Don't get me wrong people there are plenty of cars out there with more speed and power, but not for the price.
* Cars I have driven; 2012 Ford Taurus SHO, 2011 Audi A4, Volvo S60, and a 2012 Mercedes C300."