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Nissan Maxima

Price $41,440 – $46,100
Fuel consumption 7.9 – 11.6 L/100km
The Car Guide rating 64%(view ratings)
The Nissan Maxima full-size sedan is now in its eighth generation. Under the hood is the familiar 3.5-litre V6 engine that produces 300 horsepower along with 261 pound-feet of torque. A continuously variable transmission sends power to the front wheels. Unlike the Altima, there is no all-wheel drive option. The Maxima comes in three trim levels including SL, SR and Platinum. Some of the highlights in the cabin are the “Zero Gravity” front seats and dual-pane panoramic roof.

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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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NewsChevrolet, BMW Have the Best Car Seats, Study Finds
Chevrolet and BMW top J.D. Power’s 2020 Seat Quality and Satisfaction Study released a few days ago. Surprised? The former leads all mainstream car brands with four award-winning vehicles. The Sonic, Impala and Equinox are segment winners, while the Silverado is among the three best pickups/vans. On the luxury side, …
NewsThe End Could be Near for Nissan Maxima
The extinction of traditional cars is not about to end anytime soon. While American manufacturers have generated the most headlines in recent years (think Ford and Chevrolet ), their Asian rivals are now doing the same. Nissan , which killed the Versa Note (before bringing back the Versa sedan for …
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 …

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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 …