The radically styled 2018 Nissan Maxima definitely has what it takes to turn heads. A 300-horsepower V6 is standard, as is a long list of comfort and safety features that make the Maxima feel more like an entry-level luxury car. Modest rear-seat room is one drawback, while enthusiasts will likely shun the Maxima’s front-drive layout.
New Features and Revisions
For 2018, Nissan adds Android Auto to the Maxima’s suite of connectivity options, joining Apple CarPlay and NissanConnect. The Maxima SR Midnight Edition carries over this year, as do forward-collision warning and automatic emergency braking, two features made standard late in the 2017 model run.