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.