Nissan Maxima

Price $35,900 – $43,300
Fuel consumption 7.8 – 10.9 L/100km
The Car Guide rating 80%(view ratings)
The Maxima is Nissan's most luxurious sedan and has undergone a complete makeover this year. Its silhouette is much more dynamic and exclusive than before, which gives it a personality that clearly distinguishes it from the Altima, Nissan’s other big sedan. Its 3.5-litre 300-horsepower V6 engine is paired with a continuously variable transmission. The Maxima is a front-wheel drive.

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Test Drives2019 Nissan Maxima: The Salesman’s Luxury Car
It’s starting to get dusty up in the full-size sedan segment, as North American consumers are deserting their cars for SUVs. While the automotive manufacturers don’t seem too depressed about it, people who still prefer cars than trucks have less choice than before, and it’s only going to get worse.
First DrivesFirst Drive: 2016 Nissan Maxima
Full disclosure: I've never been sold on the "four-door sports car" title the marketing folks at Nissan have bestowed upon the Maxima. It's nothing against the Maxima, but when I think of a four-door sports car my mind's eye tends to focus on the likes of the Mercedes-AMG C 63 …
First Drives2016 Nissan Maxima: Ignore The Hype, Enjoy The Car
The 2016 Nissan Maxima is out to right a few wrongs. For starters, it's a crime that the brand's flagship sedan sold less than a thousand examples last year in Canada, a mere tenth of what its mid-size Altima stable-mate managed to move in the same timeframe. Then there's the …
Spotlight on2016 Nissan Maxima: We're Driving It This Week
This week The Car Guide is in Nashville, Tennessee - not to sample the local country music flavour, but to drive the all-new 2016 Nissan Maxima. The largest sedan in the Nissan line-up, the Maxima has a reputation for offering an above-average driving experience and a respectable level of luxury.
First Drives2012 Nissan Maxima: Good car seeks owner
It doesn’t seem like long ago that conversations about Nissan products naturally turned to the Maxima and Pathfinder. Although the company’s other vehicles sold, these two dominated the family. But over the years, Nissan’s product line has evolved, as have buyers’ preferences. As a result, these two former stars have …
Test Drives2012 Nissan Maxima: Maximizing its potential
If you closely examine the outside of a newer Nissan Maxima, you'll find a single solitary sticker on the rear driver's side window proclaiming that Nissan's biggest family sedan is, in fact, a four door sports car. And although it's a claim that is too easy to scoff at, the …


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Toronto2019 Nissan Maxima and Pathfinder Rock Creek Edition Debut in Toronto
Japanese automaker Nissan presented an updated Maxima and a new variant of the Pathfinder at the Toronto Auto Show. The 2019 Nissan Maxima received styling revisions front and rear, standard LED headlights and taillights as well as new alloy wheel designs. The Nissan Safety Shield 360 suite of advanced safety …
Los Angeles2019 Nissan Maxima: Sharper Design
In the current context, we’re wondering what the future holds for a car such as the Maxima. Not that it isn’t interesting, but simply because it’s part of a vehicle segment that’s in a downward spiral. It’s far from being the brand’s flagship, sitting in a class of its own …
Technology/Autonomous VehiclesWardsAuto Announce 10 Best Engines Of 2016
Each year, WardsAuto compiles its list of 10 significant engines; the 2016 selection has just been unveiled. To be part of the candidates, there were a few criteria: the engine had to be new or significantly improved for 2016 OR have received a nomination from WardsAuto last year. The vehicle …
NewsNissan Begins 2016 Maxima Production
If you were thinking about trading in your older full-size sedan for something more modern, you will be happy to learn that the 2016 Nissan Maxima has just started rolling off of the assembly lines. The production car was launched at the New York Auto Show, and the Smyrna, Tennessee …
New YorkThe 2016 Nissan Maxima: The Four Door Sports Car Is Back!
One year after the unveiling of the Nissan Sport Sedan Concept, the Japanese brand has chosen the New York Auto Show to unveil the 2016 Maxima. You know, the one that made a brief appearance in the manufacturer's Super Bowl ad. The 2016 model year represents the Maxima’s eighth generation …
New YorkNissan Will Unveil The 2016 Maxima In New York
We briefly saw it in an ad during Sunday's Super Bowl and Nissan just confirmed the news: this is the 2016 Nissan Maxima, and it will be presented at the upcoming New York Auto Show. While some of us doubted that the model would survive, it seems that Nissan believes …


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Review: 2016 Nissan Maxima
If the Nissan Maxima isn't the first name that comes to mind when you think of family sedans then you're not alone. The 2016 Maxima may change that, though. From its sporty styling to a sporty drivetrain, the 2016 Maxima is a driver's car that just so happens to have …