2017 Nissan Maxima review

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Nissan Maxima highlights

Customer rating


  • Comfortable interior
  • Standard remote start
  • Powerful V6 engine


  • Steering sometimes feels too light
  • Small rear seat
  • No Android Auto™ connectivity

Mileage (EPA estimate)

21 city, 30 highway, 25 combined

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All Nissan Maxima years

What is new for the 2017 Nissan Maxima?

  • Maxima trims have been upgraded with Leatherette Seats, Rear Spoiler, and Apple CarPlay as standard equipment this year.
  • The S trim now comes with Satellite Radio Ready as standard equipment.
  • The SV trim now comes with Satellite Radio Ready as standard equipment.
  • The SL trim now comes with Satellite Radio Ready as standard equipment.
  • The SR trim now comes with Memory Seat(s) and Satellite Radio Ready as standard equipment.

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5 reasons to buy the 2017 Nissan Maxima

1. Powerful engine

If you like to hear the engine roar while you're commuting to work or taking a Sunday drive up the coast, you'll love the 2017 Nissan Maxima's powerful engine. The 2017 Maxima comes standard with a 3.5L V6 that produces 300 hp. That's enough to thrust the Maxima from zero to 60 mph in 5.7 seconds (according to the manufacturer, when new)—fast enough to give your morning commute a little extra thrill, especially when you switch on the standard sport driving mode. For even more excitement, opt for the SL trim, which has paddle shifters and a sport-tuned suspension for more hands-on performance.

2. Upscale cabin

The 2017 Nissan Maxima will make you feel like you're stepping into business class when you climb into your car. The base trim comes standard with "razor steel" interior accents, while the Platinum trim has mahogany accents. A leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob are standard, while leather upholstery is standard on all but the base trim.

3. Remote start

If you live in a chilly climate, you'll appreciate the remote start that comes standard on the 2017 Nissan Maxima. Just press your key fob to start the car without setting foot into the elements. Once you slide into a toasty warm car all winter long, you'll never want to be without remote start again.

4. Tech connectivity

Whether you want to listen to your favorite playlist or take a business call on the road, the 2017 Nissan Maxima makes it easy to stay connected. The 2017 Maxima comes standard with the NissanConnect® infotainment system, offering Apple CarPlay® and Bluetooth® integration. All of this technology is easy to manage with the standard eight-inch touchscreen.

5. Comfortable and customizable seats

Do you deal with aches and pains after driving, or need more comfortable seating for long rides? If so, the 2017 Nissan Maxima may prevent you from feeling sore. The Maxima comes standard with zero-gravity front seats, with optional heating and ventilation. If you need more support, choose the SV trim or higher to get driver's seat thigh support extension and lumbar support.

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Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

The 2017 Nissan Maxima is a beautiful, sporty, comfortable car. It has a 300 horsepower engine and is very fast. Customers like the leather upholstery and zero gravity seats. The car has good gas mileage for a full size sedan.
Above Average

RepairPal gave the Nissan Maxima an overall reliability rating of 4 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Above Average. This rating ranks Nissan Maxima 8th out of 13 among Fullsize Cars.

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Nissan Maxima features and specs

Platinum 2WD 4D Sedan

Standard Features

  • A/C Seat(s)
  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Automated Cruise Control
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • BOSE Sound System
  • CD Audio
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Leather Seats
  • Leatherette Seats
  • Memory Seat(s)
  • Navigation System
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Panoramic Sunroof
  • Parking Sensors
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear Spoiler
  • Rear Sunshade
  • Rear View Camera
  • Remote Start
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Side Airbags
  • Smart Key
  • Sunroof(s)
  • Traction Control
  • Alloy Wheels
  • Rear Spoiler

Drive Wheels

Front Wheel Drive (2WD)

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Leg room

F 45"/R 34.2"

Head room

F 38.9"/R 35.8"

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