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2016 Nissan Maxima

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2016 3.5 S 4dr Sedan
most popular
Price:   -  From $32,510
2016 3.5 SV 4dr Sedan Price:   -  From $34,490
2016 3.5 SL 4dr Sedan Price:   -  From $36,990
2016 3.5 SR 4dr Sedan Price:   -  From $37,770
2016 3.5 Platinum 4dr Sedan Price:   -  From $39,960

Overview

The Nissan Maxima brands itself as a four-door sports car, but with front-wheel drive, an automated continuously variable transmission (CVT) and options to rival the big name luxury brands, it’s a practical and affordable alternative to European sport sedans.

What's New For 2016

The Maxima has been completely redesigned.

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Choosing Your Nissan Maxima

All Maximas have a 3.5-liter V6 and a CVT with a sport mode for faster throttle response, improved steering feel and transmission programming. There are no options. Rather, buyers choose from five trim levels that add features progressively as they graduate from the base S to the range-topping Platinum.

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S

Starting at $32,410, the entry-level S is far from entry-level. You get the NissanConnect Infotainment system with an 8-inch touchscreen display in the dash, and a 7-inch display in the gauge cluster. This system has Bluetooth connectivity, navigation and a backup camera. Also included are 18-inch aluminum-alloy wheels, and LED signature lighting.

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SV

Priced at $34,390, the SV adds key features like leather seating, heated in front and with power adjustment for the driver. It also includes front and rear parking assistance and LED turn signals on the rearview mirrors.

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SL

With an MSRP of $36,890, the SL is notable for a dramatic panoramic moonroof, an updated sound system from the experts at Bose, and a heated steering wheel. Safety features include a host of driver aids like forward collision emergency braking and warning systems for both blind spots and rear cross traffic.

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SR

The $37,670 SR is the sportiest model and the only one to get athletic 19-inch wheels, a sport suspension and a Dynamics-Control Module that constantly adjusts the chassis, engine, brakes and transmission for fully optimized performance driving. The sportiness continues with Ascot Leather and Alcantara on seating surfaces, and a steering wheel with paddle shifters.

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Platinum

At $39,860, the Platinum is geared more toward luxury than the Sport. Buyers still get the supple Ascot leather, but have the choice of diamond-quilted leather or Alcantara inserts. The front seats are heated and cooled for maximum comfort. The Platinum also comes with an AroundView Monitor that gives the driver an unobstructed 360-degree perspective.

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Most buyers will find what they're looking for in the mid-range SV and SL. The performance-oriented SR is still a good value, though, as is the Platinum, which is a luxury car without a luxury car's price tag or pretense.

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Nissan has moved away from the a la carte options pricing of previous generations of Maxima to offer five trim levels designed to provide owners with the best features at the lowest pricing. By prepackaging the options, Nissan can take advantage of the same type of savings that we get from the big box stores when we buy 24-packs of paper towels.

The entry-level Maxima S starts at $32,410 and tops out with the Platinum’s $39,860 price tag. In between those two poles you will find the SV, SL, and SR models. Every 2016 Maxima employs the same powertrain, keeping the basic formula alive while allowing the buyer to decide how many toppings they want. In a time when options can almost double the price of a vehicle, the small difference in price between the S and the Platinum reveals just how well equipped even the base Maxima really is.

Even at first glance, it is clear that Nissan has created the boldest Maxima yet with fighter jet styling adapted straight from a concept vehicle. From the no-nonsense grille to the floating roof lines, the Maxima looks fast and, perhaps for the first time, has exterior styling that truly lives up to the “four door sports car” marketing.

It's an excellent car that rivals many mid-size luxury sedans at a lower price point.

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Specs & Features

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Overall Crash Safety Rating
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
3.5L V-6 / 300 HP / 261 ft.lbs.
Transmission
Xtronic 2-spd sequential shift control CVT w/OD
Drive Type
Front-wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Highway/Combined
22 / 30 / 26 Mpg
Passenger Capacity
5
Bumper to Bumper Warranty
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Mechanical Specs
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
3.5L V-6 / 300 HP / 261 ft.lbs.
Drive Type
Front-wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Hwy/Combined
22 / 30 / 26 Mpg
Brakes
4-wheel Disc
Front Suspension
Strut
Rear Suspension
Independent Multi-link
Spare Tire And Wheel
Compact Steel
Fuel Tank
18.0 Gal.
Recommended Fuel Type
Premium Unleaded
Average Cost To Fill Tank
$69
Dimensions & Capabilities
Maximum Cargo Volume
14.3 Cu.ft.
Passenger Volume
99 Cu.ft.
Exterior Length
192.8 "
Exterior Width
73.2 "
Exterior Height
56.5 "
Front Headroom
39.4 "
Rear Headroom
36.7 "
Front Legroom
45.0 "
Rear Legroom
34.2 "
Front Shoulder Room
56.7 "
Rear Shoulder Room
55.7 "
Front Hip Room
Rear Hip Room
Curb Weight
3,471 Lbs.
Wheel Base
109 "
Turning Radius
Exterior Features
Door Count
4 Doors
Wheels
18.0 " Machined W/painted Accents Aluminum
Paint
Clearcoat Monotone / Metallic Monotone
Exterior Mirrors
Dual Power Remote
Bumpers
Body-colored
Grille Moldings
Black W/chrome Accents
Rear Spoiler
Lip
Exhaust
Stainless Steel With Chrome Tailpipe Finish
Interior Features
Seating
Passenger Capacity
5
Seat Trim
Cloth
Front Seat Type
Bucket
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
Center
Rear Seats
60-40 Bench
Radio & Infotainment
Radio
Siriusxm Am/fm/hd/satellite, Clock, Seek-scan
Speakers
8
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
Rearview Mirror
Auto-dimming Day-night
One Touch Open Window
Driver And Passenger
Tinted Windows
Light
Vanity Mirrors
Dual Illuminated
Remote Keyless Entry
Keyfob (all Doors)
Power Outlets
1
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
Front
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
Immobilizer
Warranty
Bumper To Bumper Months Miles
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Major Components Months
60 Months / 60,000 Miles
Included Maintenance Months
Roadside Assistance Months
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Corrosion Perforation
60 Months / Unlimited Miles
Accessories Months
36 Months / 36,000 Miles

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