As a luxury car from a non-luxury brand, the Nissan Maxima occupies an unusual position in the market. And that has been working in the buyer's favor. Nissan routinely offers exceptional rebates and incentives for the Maxima, placing its price within punching distance of people with Altima budgets.
We expect a new Maxima for the 2015 model year, which should make dealers even more open to discounts on outgoing 2014 Maximas.
What's New for 2014
The Maxima rolls into 2014 with just a few minor changes.
Choosing your Maxima
The Maxima is powered by a 290-horsepower 3.5-liter V6 linked to a continuously variable transmission with available paddle shifters. The big front-wheel drive sedan delivers 19 mpg city and 26 mpg highway—numbers that aren't bad for a five-passenger vehicle with a sporty attitude.
The process of choosing your Maxima is relatively simple—there are two models: