2020 Nissan Maxima

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Nissan Maxima highlights

Customer rating


  • Standard leatherette seats
  • Comfortable front seats
  • Driver-assist features


  • Limited space in back seat
  • Firm ride
  • Cargo space is small

Mileage (EPA estimate)

20 city, 30 highway, 24 combined

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Sports-car handling, luxury sedan comfort.

This generation of Nissan's much-loved sedan, the Maxima, was launched in 2015. For the 2020 model, a plethora of driver-assistance tech has been added as standard. Oozing with high-quality touches throughout the cabin, the Maxima will not disappoint if you're seeking the comfort and style of a luxury sedan.

All Nissan Maxima years

What is new for the 2020 Nissan Maxima?

  • Maxima trims have been upgraded with Leatherette Seats as standard equipment this year.
  • Rear Seat Heaters features are now available as options on select trims.
  • The SV trim now comes with Parking Sensors and Lane Departure Warning as standard equipment.
  • The SL trim now comes with Lane Departure Warning as standard equipment.
  • The S trim now comes with Parking Sensors, Lane Departure Warning, and Blind Spot Monitor as standard equipment.
  • The SR trim now comes with Sunroof(s), Panoramic Sunroof, and Memory Seat(s) as standard equipment.

2020 Nissan Maxima trims

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  • 300-hp, 261-lb-ft of torque 3.5L
  • Power Seats
  • Cloth Seats
  • Remote Start
  • Smart Key
  • Parking Sensors
  • Rear View Camera
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Power Mirrors
  • View our Nissan Maxima S inventory


  • Includes all features available on the S
  • Sunroofs
  • Leather Seats
  • Leatherette Seats
  • Panoramic Sunroof
  • Memory Seats
  • A/C Seats
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Leather & Suede Seats
  • View our Nissan Maxima SR inventory




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5 reasons to buy the 2020 Nissan Maxima

1. Driver-Assistance technologies

Nissan Maxima: Tech Dash | CarMax

The 2020 Nissan Maxima boasts a variety of standard driver-assistance technologies, including cruise control, intelligent forward-collision warning, automatic braking with pedestrian detection, rear automatic braking, lane departure warning, blind spot warning, rear cross-traffic alert, rearview monitor, intelligent driver alertness, and much more. These technologies can increase your driving confidence. If you drift a little toward the line, the driver-assistance controls are designed to nudge you back toward the center of your lane.

2. A stellar standard package

The base S model of the 2020 Nissan Maxima includes an incredible array of standard features. From a drive mode selector with both Normal and Sport modes to high-beam assistance to convenient USB and USB-C ports in every Maxima, you'll know that no matter which trim you select, you're getting terrific value. Available in seven brilliant colors and seven coordinated interior options, the 2020 Nissan Maxima will stand out in a crowd.

3. Zero gravity seats

Nissan Maxima: Front Seat | CarMax

Whether you drive down the street or across the highway, comfortable seats are a must. The seating cradles you gently, with a thoughtful design that keeps your body in a neutral position to reduce stress and fatigue. With touchpoints all the way up and down the back of your seat and beneath you, you can enjoy maximum comfort and minimum fatigue.

4. Moves like a sports car

Your 2020 Nissan Maxima may purr like a content house cat on the outside, but inside lurks the heart of a lion. With premium ascot leather appointments, microfiber suede-like trim steering wheel and on the seats, and more as standard, the interior is sleek and luxurious. The 2020 Nissan Maxima SR—the sportiest trim of this model—includes 19-inch gloss black wheels; an expansive moonroof with two panes; and an upgraded, tuned suspension that gives the sedan its roar.

5. Smart infotainment system

The eight-inch touchscreen is delightful and easy to use; paired with smart buttons located in logical places on the dashboard, you and your co-pilot in the passenger seat have quick access to all the controls. Plus, the steering wheel integrates more one-touch controls designed to ensure you keep your eyes on the road. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are standard, and with eight smartly located speakers, the sound system sounds terrific.

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The newly-redesigned for 2019 Nissan Altima offers two engines: a 2.5L four-cylinder that outputs up to 188 hp and 180 lb.-ft. of torque, and a 2.0L VCT four-cylinder with 248 hp and 273 lb.-ft. of torque. The VCT engine is also shared with the Infiniti QX50 crossover, with unique adaptation abilities depending on driving conditions. For the 2019 model year, the Altima was offered with all-wheel drive for the first time. With a comfortable cabin and steering refinements, you'll find the 2019 Altima a sporty, fun ride. Seating five, this sedan is available in five trim levels: S, SR, SV, SL and Platinum. The base model includes automatic headlights, keyless entry, push-button ignition, remote engine start, rear view camera, forward collision warning, power-adjustable driver seat, 60/40 split-folding rear seat, eight-inch touchscreen display, Bluetooth phone and audio streaming, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto, and four USB ports, plus more.

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Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

4.7 out of 5

3 customer reviews
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

SL 2WD 4D Sedan

Standard Features

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

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"

Front tires


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More about the 2020 Nissan Maxima

Color options

Exterior colors

  • Brilliant Silver Metallic

  • Carnelian Red Tintcoat

  • Deep Blue Pearl

  • Gun Metallic

  • Pearl White Tricoat

  • Sunset Drift Chromaflair

  • Super Black

Interior details

  • 14.3 cubic feet of cargo space

  • Seating capacity for five

  • Eight-inch touchscreen display

  • Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and Bluetooth connectivity

  • Speed-sensitive volume control

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