Despite the fact that Nissan markets the Maxima as a four-door sports car, its true identity lies closer to that of a luxury sedan. Its spacious front and rear seats, eight-inch touch screen, standard navigation combined with front-wheel drive give it a luxury feel at a very affordable price.
The Maxima underwent a dramatic update in 2016, with a brand new body design, a sporty SR trim level and upgrades throughout, which mean that the Maxima will stay mostly the same for 2017.
What's New for 2017
After the complete revision of the Maxima in 2016, very little is changing for this year. Apple CarPlay will now come standard on all trim levels and a couple of new option packages will be introduced. Called the Medallion on the Platinum trim level and Dynamic on the SV trim, they both trick out the look of the Maxima by adding a spoiler, illuminated kick plates, 18-inch wheels and side rocker molding
The entire 2017 Maxima lineup is equipped with a 300-horsepower 3.5-liter V6 and performance-oriented Xtronic transmission. Prices start at $32,560 for the S trim, and go all the way up to $39,990 for the top-of-the-line Platinum.
Choosing Your Nissan Maxima
The Maxima comes in a variety of trim levels. While option packages are basically non-existent, there are a number of accessories such as a spoiler, floor mats and body molding that can be added to any model.
Regardless of the model you choose, a 3.5-liter V6 will be nestled under the hood and paired with an Xtronic transmission, ensuring high performance in a luxury package.
The Maxima is available in five trim levels: S, SV, SL, SR and range-topping Platinum.
The SL offers luxury features at an excellent price, making it possibly the best value in the Maxima line-up. If your heart lies with a more sports car feel, the SR is probably the best bet. For a true luxury car experience without the price tag of a BMW or Mercedes, consider the Platinum trim.
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