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.

Detailed ratings

The Car Guide rating 64%
Fuel economy 6/10
Reliability 6/10
Safety 9/10
Infotainment 6/10
Driving 5/10
Overall 6/10

What's new in 2021

SR model comes standard with Premium Package which includes a chrome grille and black wheels.


  • Powerful V6 engine
  • Good looking vehicle
  • Exclusivity guaranteed


  • Strong depreciation
  • No all-wheel drive
  • Uncertain future in Canada