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Test Drives2019 Nissan Maxima: The Salesman’s Luxury Car3.5/5
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 Car4.5/5
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 owner3.5/5
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 potential4.0/5
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 …
Test Drives2011 Nissan Maxima: Z DNA?3.5/5
It sure is entertaining, that Nissan Maxima commercial in which a 370Z is stretched out, gets two more doors and morphs into a Maxima while a voice tells you that the Maxima is really a sedan version of the Z. Right. In my opinion, the Maxima would need a lot …
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