The Nissan Maxima is a four-door sedan with sports car influences. Nissan has primed the Maxima to be an excellent option for anyone seeking a sedan that provides a good mix of both performance and luxury.
The Maxima has been a staple to the Nissan lineup for over 30 years. Originally, the Maxima was a sporty, rear-drive four-door and has settled into a more conventionally-styled family sedan. The Maxima received dramatic changes in its two most recent iterations. The seventh-generation sedan, sold from 2004 to 2008, was updated to better match its sporty performance. Now in its eighth generation, the Maxima prioritized interior designs to further accentuate the stellar performance.
As a sporty four-door sedan, performance is its biggest asset, seconded only by its smooth acceleration. Handling is responsive and suspension ensures a firm ride. The interior space prioritizes the front row, with the back seats feeling constrained in comparison.
With almost eight generations of Nissan Maximas, this vehicle line has seen a lot of change over the years. Recently, significant updates to design and performance to reaffirms its sporty reputation. The Maxima receives praise for its powerful engine, well-tuned suspension, and high-quality interior.
The most recent Nissan Maximas come equipped with a 3.5L V6 engine paired with a continuously variable transmission (CVT). It comes with a sporty suspension and front-wheel drive. A pair of packages available on the SV trim enables drivers looking for more customization to either enhance the more luxurious aspect of the base model or its sporty performance. Additionally, a number of high-tech features are available for any Maxima as well.