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Nissan Maxima Model Years


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In the early 1980s, long before Infiniti was even a glimmer in Nissan’s eye, the Japanese automaker unveiled its upmarket Maxima. The sedan might have taken over 12 seconds to reach 60 mph, but in an era of horsepower-robbing emissions controls the Maxima’s performance capabilities made it an attractively priced alternative to more expensive cars like the BMW 320i.

Over 30 years later, the Maxima still tops Nissan’s lineup—and the 2013 model can hit 60 mph in half the time.

Nissan Maxima Generations

2009 - 2014 Nissan Maxima

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Major changes included: The 2009 Maxima received a complete redesign and features more interior space and power than its predecessor. The new Maxima features a sport-tuned suspension that gives the driver a sportier impression than that of other family sedans in this segment.

See Year: 2009 - 2010 - 2011 - 2012 - 2013 - 2014

2004 - 2008 Nissan Maxima

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Major changes included: A 3.5 liter V6 powers the sixth generation Maxima. It features a freshened front fascia and headlights with squared-off corners. A Platinum Edition package of convenience features is added for 2008 on both SE and SL trim levels.

See Year: 2004 - 2005 - 2006 - 2007 - 2008

2000 - 2003 Nissan Maxima

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Major changes included: The complete 2000 redesign adds more interior room and amenities to the Maxima and boosts horsepower from the standard V6 engine to 222. A 20th Anniversary edition with a 227-horsepower engine and cosmetic enhancements bowed in '01. In 2002 a 255-horsepower V6 engine became standard on all trims.

See Year: 2000 - 2001 - 2002 - 2003

1995 - 1999 Nissan Maxima

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Major changes included: The Maxima was redesigned to offer more interior room in 1995. Available in base GXE, sporty SE and luxurious GLE, with a 190-horsepower V6 standard on all trims. 1997 saw several exterior modifications, including a new grille, bumpers, headlights and taillights. Side airbags become available in '98 and traction control becomes optional in '99.

See Year: 1995 - 1996 - 1997 - 1998 - 1999

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