Used Nissan Maxima, Phoenix, AZ


Used Nissan Maxima

The Maxima is Nissan‘s flagship sedan. Nissan calls the Maxima a “4-Door Sports Car.” It offers a standard 300-horsepower V6 and taut chassis, making the Maxima is quick and nimble. Its long list of standard features and premium amenities makes the Maxima feel more like an upscale vehicle. Its front-drive layout, may not appeal to sports-sedan purists but its very sporty car. The 3.5-liter V6 engine puts all of its 300 horsepower to the front wheels through a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT.) The sportiest Nissan Maxima SR takes it a step further, using paddle shifters on the steering wheel to select different fixed settings in the CVT. The Maxima does a commendable job quelling torque steer on all vigorous takeoffs. This Nissan’s suspension is comfortably firm, and combined with the accurate steering, the Maxima is enjoyable in brisk driving.

Used Nissan Maxima Interior

Despite its flagship status, the 5-passenger Nissan Maxima offers an upscale atmosphere. The diamond pattern on the accent trim extends to the seats and door panels on upper-level models. The stitched and soft-touch dash and doors impart a premium feel, as does the 8-inch infotainment system with its console-mounted multifunction knob. The driver and front passenger easily get comfortable thanks to power seats and tilt-telescope steering.

Used Nissan Maxima Exterior

Nissan has packed a lot of styling onto the Maxima sedan. Nissan’s V-Motion grille treatment dominates the front end. Similarly, there’s a lot of styling on the sides. The Maxima’s roof, for example, appears to float over the rest of the body. The sides are sculpted with intersecting character lines, and even the rear of the car, normally a weak point in styling, gets highlighted with sculpted taillights, twin chrome exhausts and a chrome lip over the license plate.

Used Nissan Maxima Standard Equipment

All Maximas sport a 3.5-liter V6 engine with 300 horsepower and a CVT automatic transmission. Also standard are LED headlight and taillight accents. The base-model Maxima S sedans come with NissanConnect, Google search, Bluetooth, and two USB ports. Also standard are an 8-way-power driver’s seat, cruise control, push-button ignition and keyless entry, and a rearview camera. Safety equipment includes six airbags, plus stability and traction control.

Used Nissan Maxima Optional Equipment

Nissan adds features through Maxima’s four higher trim levels instead of options packages. The Maxima SV offers leather upholstery, heated front seats and heated outside mirrors with LED turn signals. The SL and Platinum models get a dual-panel panoramic moonroof, upgraded audio systems, blind-spot warning with rear cross-traffic alert, and the predictive forward-collision warning. The sporty SR loses the panoramic roof but gains bigger wheels/tires, while the luxury-like Platinum also gets moving-object detection, a driver-attention alert system and surround-view camera.

Used Nissan Maxima Engine

There’s only one engine choice available for the Nissan Maxima: a 300-horsepower, 3.5-liter V6 connected to an Xtronic continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT). A Sport mode livens the feel by adjusting throttle response, steering effort and transmission tuning.

The 2017 Nissan Maxima sedan has a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) starting at $33,395 for a base S model. If you want leather seating and a more supportive driver’s seat, spend the roughly $2,000 more for a Maxima SV. The rest of the lineup climbs into the high $30,000s, and the top-line Maxima Platinum starts over $40,000.