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2013 Nissan Maxima

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2013 3.5 S 4dr Sedan
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Inside, the Maxima is loaded with features which easily surpass what the competition is doing. While this assault on what is considered “standard” for entry-level sedans isn’t overt, Nissan is quietly raising the bar in a field where options and features have become an expensive commodity. The interior uses premium materials, offers an attractive layout, and presents tons of options found mostly on luxury sedans. This includes an impressive iPod interface which blows away the competition, an easy to use (but optional) navigation system, and a comfortable rear seating experience.

Some might disregard this vehicle because its exterior is somewhat bland and nondescript, but behind the wheel it’s easy to see where Nissan overachieved. The engine is fast and accelerates at a pace more akin to luxury sedans. Handling is a dream and the steering is exact and precise. The suspension is adaptable, giving the Maxima a smooth ride. Most impressive however is the drivetrain. The CVT handles the quick shifts and acceleration with ease – a vast improvement over some of Nissan’s previous vehicles featuring the CVT.

Safety is another area the Maxima seems to handle well. Standard safety features include: antilock brakes, front and side curtain airbags, front seat head-restraints, and stability and traction control. Safety ratings ranged from “Good” to “Acceptable” according to the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety.

The 2013 Nissan Maxima might not look much more than a blasé sedan your father might drive, but inside it has the heart of a lion and a well-appointed interior more commonly found in a higher class of vehicles.

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Specs & Features

Overall Crash Safety Rating
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
3.5L V-6 / 290 HP / 261 ft.lbs.
Xtronic 2-spd sequential shift control CVT w/OD
Drive Type
Fuel Economy - City/Highway/Combined
19 / 26 / 22 Mpg
Passenger Capacity
Bumper to Bumper Warranty
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Mechanical Specs
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
3.5L V-6 / 290 HP / 261 ft.lbs.
Drive Type
Fuel Economy - City/Hwy/Combined
19 / 26 / 22 Mpg
4-wheel Disc
Front Suspension
Rear Suspension
Independent Multi-link
Spare Tire And Wheel
Compact Steel
Fuel Tank
20.0 Gal.
Recommended Fuel Type
Premium Unleaded
Average Cost To Fill Tank
Dimensions & Capabilities
Maximum Cargo Volume
14.2 Cu.ft.
Passenger Volume
96 Cu.ft.
Exterior Length
190.6 "
Exterior Width
73.2 "
Exterior Height
57.8 "
Front Headroom
38.5 "
Rear Headroom
36.4 "
Front Legroom
43.8 "
Rear Legroom
34.6 "
Front Shoulder Room
56.3 "
Rear Shoulder Room
55.1 "
Front Hip Room
Rear Hip Room
Curb Weight
3,551 Lbs.
Wheel Base
109 "
Turning Radius
18.7 '
Exterior Features
Door Count
4 Doors
18.0 " Silver Aluminum
Clearcoat Monotone
Exterior Mirrors
Dual Power Remote
Grille Moldings
Rear Spoiler
Stainless Steel With Chrome Tailpipe Finish
Interior Features
Passenger Capacity
Seat Trim
Front Seat Type
Heated Front Seats
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
(8-way Power)
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
(4-way Power)
Front Armrests
(8-way Power)
Rear Armrests
Rear Seats
60-40 Bench
Radio & Infotainment
Am/fm, Clock, Seek-scan
Radio Steering Wheel Controls
Apple Car Play
Android Auto
Bluetooth w/ Hands-Free Connectivity
Convenience Features
Steering Wheel Type
Telescopic Tilt
Climate Control
Automatic Air Conditioning
Cruise Control
With Steering Wheel Controls
Sun Roof
Express Open/close
Rearview Mirror
Auto-dimming Day-night
One Touch Open Window
Driver And Passenger
Tinted Windows
Vanity Mirrors
Dual Illuminated
Remote Keyless Entry
Keyfob (all Doors)
Power Outlets
Safety Features
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Overall Front Crash Safety Rating
Overall Side Crash Safety Rating
Rollover Crash Safety Rating
Front Impact Airbags
Driver And Passenger
Driver Side Impact Airbags
Seat Mounted
Knee Airbag
Passenger Side Impact Airbag
Seat Mounted
Rear Side Airbag
Seatbelt Pretensioners
Anti-Lock Brakes
4-wheel Anti-lock Brakes (abs)
Forward Collision Warning
Blind Spot Sensor
Lane Departure Warning
Autonomous Cruise Control
Pedestrian Detection
Driver Attention Alert
Daytime Running Lights
Auto High Beams
Adaptive Headlights
Parking Sensors
Security Systems
Security System
Panic Alarm
Ignition Disable
Bumper To Bumper Months Miles
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Major Components Months
60 Months / 60,000 Miles
Included Maintenance Months
Roadside Assistance Months
Corrosion Perforation
60 Months / Unlimited Miles
Accessories Months
36 Months / 36,000 Miles

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