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2017 Nissan Maxima

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Nissan Maxima highlights

Customer reviews

4.2 out of 5

RepairPal reliability rating

4 out of 5

Mileage (EPA estimate)

21 city, 30 highway, 25 combined

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All Nissan Maxima years

New for 2017

  • 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.

Explore Nissan Maxima details

S 2WD 4D Sedan

Standard Features

  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • CD Audio
  • Cloth Seats
  • Cruise Control
  • Navigation System
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear View Camera
  • Remote Start
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Side Airbags
  • Smart Key
  • Traction Control

Optional Features

  • Cloth Seats
  • Rear Spoiler

Drive type


Engine size




Torque (ft-lbs)


Engine type


Fuel capacity




Overall length






Leg room

F 45"/R 34.2"

Head room

F 39.4"/R 36.7"

Front tires


Rear tires


Seating capacity




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.

Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

RepairPal reliability rating


RepairPal gave the Nissan Maxima an overall reliability rating of 4 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Excellent. This rating ranks Nissan Maxima 11th out of 14 among Fullsize Cars.

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2017 Nissan Maxima trims

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