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Used 2016 Nissan Maxima for Sale

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About the 2016 Nissan Maxima

Vehicle Summary

Is it a spirited sedan with the heart of a runner and a wealth of executive upgrades that you see yourself driving? The 2016 Nissan Maxima rolls into town with 300 hp ready to turn your sedate commute into a fun jaunt to the office parking lot. These Maximas come loaded with automatic climate control, voice-activated Bluetooth® functions, remote start, and an integrated garage door remote. If you desire heated and ventilated leather seats with driver memory, simply look for the Platinum trim level that is loaded with amenities that cater to your comfort. You will find room to seat the family of up to five, and if you are bringing home an oversized purchase, fold down the split rear seat to expand your cargo capacity.

The Maxima first appeared on showroom floors back in 1981 under the Datsun brand and is now in its eighth generation that began in 2015. With 18-inch aluminum alloy wheels, LED daytime running lights, and a timeless silhouette, it will create a stir parked in your driveway or while picking up the kids on your way home.

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Q: Is the 2016 Nissan Maxima all-wheel drive?

A: No, all trims are available only with front-wheel drive. However, the SR sport trim includes active ride control, trace control, and engine brake that deliver improved confidence when attacking the turns.

Q: Does the 2016 Nissan Maxima have NissanConnect?

A: Yes, all trim levels include the voice-activated navigation, Google® search, Bluetooth®, and access to your iPod® playlists.

Q: What kind of mileage does the 2016 Nissan Maxima get?

A: Its 3.5L V6 engine with continuously variable transmission earns an estimated 22 mpg city/30 mpg highway.1

Q: What trim levels does the 2016 Nissan Maxima have?

A: There are five trims, starting with the S that offers power seats, navigation, and 300 hp. The SV adds heated seats and park assist. Enjoy a power moonroof and active driver assist features on the SL. The SR includes sport suspension, paddle shifters, and 19-inch alloy wheels. Driver memory, premium leather, and power sunshades highlight the Maxima’s Platinum trim.

1 Fuel economy figures are based on EPA estimates when vehicles sold as new. Fuel economy may vary for reasons like driving conditions and vehicle history. Unless specified, figures are for vehicles equipped with an automatic transmission. See for details.

2016 Nissan Maxima vs Other Sedans

  • 2016 Nissan Maxima vs. 2016 Honda Accord
    If you want the roomy mid-size sport sedan but don’t need 300 horses, the Honda Accord offers a 185 hp 2.4L four-cylinder engine that achieves an estimated 31 mpg with its automatic transmission.1 However, you may not find the navigation apps or remote start with climate control that is included on every Maxima unless you choose a higher trim Accord such as the EX or EX-L. The Accord’s trunk offers an extra cubic foot of cargo space and over three extra inches of leg room in the back when compared to the Maxima.
  • 2016 Nissan Maxima vs. 2016 Volkswagen Passat
    The VW Passat looks beautiful inside with leather-feel seats on every trim, plus extended trunk and legroom over the Maxima. However, the base 1.8L four-cylinder turbocharged TSI engine only manages 170 hp even if it ups the fuel mileage to an estimated 29 mpg combined compared to the 300 hp and 24 mpg found on the Nissan.1 You will give up almost all the tech and comfort upgrades if you opt for the smaller VW engine while the Maxima includes the conveniences even on the base trim. The available 3.6L V6 trim includes navigation and remote start with climate control while pumping out 280 hp for a fun and athletic ride.
  • 2016 Nissan Maxima vs. 2016 Toyota Avalon
    You still won't reach that 300 hp mark in the Toyota Avalon, but its standard 3.5L V6 engine with sportmatic transmission provides a respectable 268 horses while achieving a comparable estimated 24 mpg combined.1 The navigation app is included on every trim level just like the Maxima, but remote start was not included on any of the trim packages for this year. The Avalon was also offered as a Hybrid reaching an estimated 40 mpg combined1, but you give up 100 hp to its electric motor and four-cylinder gas engine combination. The gas version gives you the largest trunk at 16 cubic feet and offers five extra inches for rear legroom over the Maxima. If you opt for the Hybrid Avalon, you give up two cubic feet to the battery system and then you nearly match the cargo space of the Maxima.

1 Fuel economy figures are based on EPA estimates when vehicles sold as new. Fuel economy may vary for reasons like driving conditions and vehicle history. Unless specified, figures are for vehicles equipped with an automatic transmission. See for details.

Safety Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration's independent crash tests help you make informed decisions about vehicle safety. NHTSA's 5-Star Safety Ratings give consumers insights into how vehicles perform in crash tests, with more stars equaling higher safety ratings. Here are the ratings for the 2016 Nissan Maxima. Certain vehicles may have unrepaired safety recalls. Visit to look up a specific vehicle.

NHTSA Overall Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Test: A head-on collision between two similar vehicles traveling at 35 mph.
Front Driver Side
Front Passenger Side
Side Barrier Crash Rating Test: A vehicle standing in an intersection sustains driver side impact from a vehicle moving at 38.5 mph.
Rear Passenger
Side Pole Crash Rating Test: A vehicle slides sideways at 20 mph and impacts a tree or telephone pole.
Combined Side Barrier and Pole Crash Ratings: Test data is combined to indicate overall safety by passenger location.
Front Seat
Back Seat
Rollover Resistance Test: A single vehicle moving at 55 mph loses control on a curve, leaves the road, and rolls over.
Rollover Rating
Dynamic Test Result
No Tip
Risk of Rollover

Reviews for 2016 Nissan Maxima

Overall Rating

4.5 out of 5 (16 reviews)

love the car, hate the transmission.

I can't recommend this car due to its Jerky transmission. After researching online this seems to be a know issue. wish I would have done my research before purchasing this car.


  • Power: The car has decent power.
  • Styling: The car looks good
  • Technology and Entertainment: Sound system is pretty good for this price point.


  • Ride and Handling: I hate this cars Jerky transmission. After researching online this seems to be a known issue. I wish I would have done my research before purchasing this car.
  • Fuel Economy: The fuel economy sucks in this car. My 2016 Mercedes GLE had better fuel economy and it's much heavier.
  • Seat Comfort: seats look good but they're not comfortable. Butt hurts after 1hr of driving.

- Roy Whitt, 2016 Nissan Maxima

great ride.

Love driving this car. I looked at the 2014 but the 2016 was a sportier car. Now with that said, if you are looking for more room..... the 2016 is not your car. It is more of a sports car than a sedan. The room in the back seat is less than the room in the 2014. The features that come with the a Maxima are a great value for the price.


  • Power: will get up and go
  • Styling: love the new body style
  • Value: a lot of features for less price


  • Ride and Handling: just have to keep in mind it sits low to the road. going down a steep hill, nose may rub on the ground.

- kenneth black, 2016 Nissan Maxima

Everything I wanted

I drove a Toyota Camry XLT for 10 years, and I have driven Toyotas for 20 years, but I was ready to try something different yet comparable. The Nissan Maxima Platinum does not disappoint. At 300hp with the highest trim level available, this car is fast, the performance is excellent, but Nissan didn't skimp on comfort. The interior is luxurious with heated and air conditioned seats, heated steering wheel, top stitching on the dash, wood-like trim, tan leather in a black car, moon roof, blind spot alert, Bose stereo...and I could go on for pages! I had to read the manual to make sure I didn’t miss any features. I wanted a luxury sedan with speed and that is exactly what you get with this car.


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- Judy Hartman, 2016 Nissan Maxima

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