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2018 Nissan Maxima: Preview, Pricing, Release Date

, Automotive Editor - March 29, 2017
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Model Preview

After its last jaw-dropping redesign, little has changed for the Maxima except the addition of Apple CarPlay in 2017. For 2018, we expect no major changes to this full-size sedan.

We expect the 2018 Maxima to carry over visually. This means it’ll carry the same sharp design it took on following its redesign. This lack of change will carry into the cabin, where the occupants are treated to plenty of high-end materials and attractive styling.

With the looks remaining unchanged, we also expect the standard features to remain the same. If this is true, look for the new Maxima to come standard with 18-inch alloy wheels, automatic headlights, keyless entry and ignition, dual-zone climate control, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, an 8-inch touchscreen, and Apple CarPlay.

Powering the new Maxima, we expect the same 3.5-liter V6 with 300 horsepower and 261 pound-feet of torque at its disposal. This engine will continue to pair with a continuously variable transmission that ships power only to the front wheels.

Nissan Maxima

Safety is no issue for the current Maxima, which boasts an IIHS Top Safety Pick Plus designation. We expect much of the same in the new model year. This rating is all thanks to the Maxima’s rigid platform and collision mitigation that comes standard on the SL trim.

Expect a full review closer to launch.

Pricing & Release Date

Current production estimates put the arrival of the 2018 Nissan Maxima in November 2017.

With it being a carryover, we expect pricing to remain close to the current model. For reference, the 2017 Maxima starts from $33,475 and tops out at $40,905 (destination fees included).

In terms of deals, Nissan tends to offer attractive cashback and finance incentives on the Maxima. Leasing is another strong point thanks to large factory discounts. Expect this to continue to be the case with the 2018 model.

The key competitors to the Maxima include the Toyota Avalon, Kia Cadenza, and the Acura TLX.

See pricing & deals for the current Maxima »

Pictured: 2017 Maxima

Nissan Maxima

Nissan Maxima

Nissan Maxima

Nissan Maxima

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