I test drove 11 different cars while looking for a car and the Maxima stood out above all others. Thia car has the perfect amount of trunk space for my photography gear and comfortably seats 4 people. The features such as the paddle shifters, premium seats, heated steering wheel and seats all make this car a great value compared to similarly equipped vehicles such as the Lexus IS250, Audi A4 and Hyundai Genesis and Honda Accord Sport. The Maxima falls in the middle as far as gas mileage but when you look at the power output and performance it ends up being a fair trade off.
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.
Very enjoyable ride. Lots to love. I like it better than the 2013 Infiniti G37 that I leased new, though there are pros and cons to each. My only reservations with the Maxima are that the CVT transmission is kind of plodding until the accelerator is pretty far down, and the tires for the 19-inch wheels on the Sport Package are quick to lose tread and expensive to replace. Overall I would recommend enthusiastically to anyone who wants something sporty in a sedan without being completely over the top with engine power, and doesn't mind a little road noise a stiff drive that comes with a sportier vehicle.