Nissan Maxima

Nissan Maxima

About Nissan Maxima

The 2017 Maxima is Nissan's flagship sedan, just one year into an all-new generation that brought drastically different styling inside and out. Nissan calls the Maxima a "4-Door Sports Car," but we think of it as an even more interesting proposition. Yes, with its standard 300-horsepower V6 and taut chassis, the Maxima is quick and nimble. But its long list of standard features and premium amenities makes this Nissan feel more like an upscale vehicle. As a whole, the 2017 Nissan Maxima boasts enjoyable road manners, head-turning looks and high value. But it's conflicted in interior space, with less rear-seat legroom than the Chevrolet Impala, Toyota Avalon and its own sibling the Nissan Altima. Its front-drive layout, meanwhile, won't appeal to sports-sedan purists.

2017 Nissan Maxima
What's new for 2017?
2017 Nissan Maxima

Still fresh off an all-new model that arrived last year, the 2017 Maxima is further improved with the addition of Apple CarPlay integration as standard. Also new are two accessory packages -- Medallion and Dynamic.

2016 Nissan Maxima
What's new for 2016?
2016 Nissan Maxima

The 2016 Nissan Maxima is all-new this year. As Nissan's flagship sedan, it offers a lot of premium features even in base models, and such advanced options as predictive forward-collision mitigation, which "looks" two cars ahead for signs of impending trouble.

2014 Nissan Maxima
What's new for 2014?
2014 Nissan Maxima

For 2014, the Nissan Maxima SV gains a rearview monitor, a USB port and a 7-inch color display. A new S Value Package adds smoked-lens HID headlights, 18-inch Dark Hyper Silver aluminum-alloy wheels, a rear spoiler and fog lights.

2013 Nissan Maxima
What's new for 2013?
2013 Nissan Maxima

The SV Value Package and Bose Audio Package bundle features, and the Sport Package adds components such as 7-inch monitor and climate-controlled driver's seat. Pearl White joins the exterior color choices.

2012 Nissan Maxima
What's new for 2012?
2012 Nissan Maxima

Nissan gives the 2012 Maxima Sport Sedan a mild makeover, with new front and rear fascias, new wheel designs and some interior trim and lighting enhancements. Also new for 2012 is the Limited Edition Package, which features such highlights as smoked front headlight lenses, 18-inch Dark Hyper Silver alloy wheels and dark metallic trim.

2011 Nissan Maxima
What's new for 2011?
2011 Nissan Maxima

Changes for 2011 are limited to the Sport model, which receives smoked headlamps, a dark chrome grille and shiny gray interior stitching.

2010 Nissan Maxima
What's new for 2010?
2010 Nissan Maxima

New for the 2010 model year include standard Bluetooth hands-free phone connectivity and the choice of two new wheel finishes. Also, the available navigation system has been enhanced to include streaming audio, DVD playback and XM NavTraffic real-time traffic updates.

2009 Nissan Maxima
What's new for 2009?
2009 Nissan Maxima

The all-new 2009 Nissan Maxima is a completely different car, boasting new sheetmetal, a revised powertrain and new standard and available features.

2008 Nissan Maxima
What's new for 2008?
2008 Nissan Maxima

Sole changes of note for 2008 are the elimination of the four-seat Elite Package and the addition of a new Platinum Edition Package. Offered on both trim levels, it includes bi-xenon High Intensity Discharge (HID) headlamps, multi-function memory features, Bluetooth wireless connectivity and numerous other comfort and convenience items.

2007 Nissan Maxima
What's new for 2007?
2007 Nissan Maxima

The Maxima receives a major makeover, with a new front and rear fascia, new interior and a new Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) as standard equipment on all trim levels.

Consumer Reviews

love my new Maxima

By on Sunday, May 14, 2017

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 500

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "superb styling, great fun to drive, great price"

Cons: "premium fuel recommended"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I purchased a new Maxima SL last month after wavering a lot between getting this car or another Honda Accord. The car has been a lot of fun to drive. The engine is very powerful and the CVT transmission is extremely smooth. The engine sounds different from a regular automatic transmission when accelerating hard, but in day-to-day driving it has not been much different -- it is predictable and smooth. I read some reviews that complained about the steering, but in my experience, steering is fine---precise and predictable. Inside, the car really feels like a luxury car with high-quality materials throughout, nicely detailed stitching, extremely comfortable leather seats, a large moon roof, heated seats, a heated steering wheel, and many many other features. The large display in the center of the dashboard works well (its angled slightly towards the driver) and is intuitive and easy to use (much more so than the system in the Accord, in my opinion). The navigation system works well (voice-operated control optional) with detailed instructions on the screen in the center of the dashboard and I like it that it also gives directions in the small display behind the steering wheel, so there is no need to take your eyes off the road. I got the car for a superb price after learning about current incentives from Nissans site and soliciting some quotes from an automotive internet site. The one downside that I can think of so far is that premium fuel is recommended for this car, which is around 0.40/gallon more than regular in my area. That said, I have been getting excellent mileage on the interstate---up to 33MPG if I drive carefully. Im surprised that I dont see more Maximas on the road given how much value it has to offer. If youre in the market for a sporty/luxury sedan, take the Maxima for a test drive.."

22 people out of 22 found this review helpful

Maxima, in its own class, sports luxury for less

By on Tuesday, November 7, 2017

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 1,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
Not Rated
Quality
10/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "V6, comfort, styling, one of a kind"

Cons: "Prem unlead, yet I knew that going in"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"Is it a family sedan, entry level luxury vehicle or a sports car! Yes to all of these. This car is really in a class of its own. Nothing else on the road looks like it, which I like. Get tired of all those BMW 3s running around, so common. It feels like a luxury sedan worth thousands more. The seats are wonderful. Most comfortable Ive ever own. Very attractive upscale cabin with lots to play with. While not a true sports car, it certainly has sporty abilities. The V6 is strong and smooth. Dont realize how fast your going til you look at the speedometer. Lots of helpful settings for the dashboard info center, you can tailor it to your liking. Mine is the digital speedometer that shows how much horsepower is being used. Long term value is hard to predict for a car like this in its own class. All I can say is try to find a luxury sports sedan with a 3oo HP V6 for under 30K, after rebates and discounts, with all the standard equipment you get even on the S model. Current value is there big time, just enjoy it as you smile on down the road."

5 people out of 5 found this review helpful

Affordable high-tech sports sedan

By on Monday, January 8, 2018

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 1,200

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Style, power, handling, luxury, and technology"

Cons: "Premium fuel and couple of buttons not illuminated"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"The 2018 Maxima Platinum is the perfect luxury sports sedan. It is comfortable, luxurious, and powerful. It is comfortable to ride and fun to drive."

3 people out of 3 found this review helpful

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