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2019 Nissan Maxima

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2019 3.5 S 4dr Sedan
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Price:   -  From $34,050
2019 3.5 SV 4dr Sedan Price:   -  From $36,060
2019 3.5 SL 4dr Sedan Price:   -  From $38,540
2019 3.5 SR 4dr Sedan Price:   -  From $39,630
2019 3.5 Platinum 4dr Sedan Price:   -  From $41,540

Overview

The 2019 Nissan Maxima, the brand's flagship sedan, gets a mid-cycle refresh with emphasis on style and safety technology. The Maxima retains the sophisticated character that has always defined it as a premium offering.

What's New for 2019

The Maxima receives styling updates to the front and rear, standard LED exterior lighting, new wheel designs, and rear seat-mounted side airbags. Surround-view cameras and rear automatic braking are available for the first time. The sporty SR model gains an optional Premium Package, and the Platinum Reserve serves as the new top trim.

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Choosing Your Nissan Maxima

Every Maxima runs with a 3.5-liter V6 engine that puts out 300 horsepower and 261 pound-feet of torque. A continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT) delivers power to the front wheels. The Sport driving mode heightens throttle, transmission, and steering response. The Maxima is EPA-rated at 20 miles per gallon city, 30 mpg highway, and 24 combined.

Buyers now have a choice of six trim levels:

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S

Priced at $34,845 (all prices include the $895 destination fee), the S comes thoroughly equipped with features like power front seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, LED running lights, push-button start with remote activation, a seven-inch driver information display, and 18-inch aluminum wheels. The infotainment system features satellite radio, an eight-inch touchscreen, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. There are no packages available on the S trim.

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SV

The $36,855 SV adds leather seats with front heat and driver lumbar adjustments, navigation, automatic high beams, heated side mirrors with integrated turn signals, and blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert. Once again, there are no packages available.

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SL

For $39,335, the SL furnishes an array of extras: a panoramic sunroof, an 11-speaker Bose sound system, a heated steering wheel, a universal garage door opener, expanded passenger seat adjustments, LED interior accent lighting, and active noise cancellation for a higher level of quietness. The SL also gets no package options.

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SR

The $40,425 SR takes the Maxima in a sporty direction with specially tuned suspension and exhaust systems, 19-inch gloss black wheels, a gloss black rear spoiler, and body-color door handles. The inside gets paddle shifters, diamond-quilted leather upholstery, ventilated front seats, dark chrome trim, aluminum pedals, and a charcoal headliner. Safety gets a boost from automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection. The panoramic sunroof reverts to option status. It's available in the $1,820 Premium Package, which also includes a surround-view camera system, rear automatic emergency braking, driver seat memory, and auto-tilting side mirrors with automatic dimming on the driver side.

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Platinum

The $42,335 Platinum comes standard everything available on the SR, minus the sportier suspension and trim. Exclusive upgrades include a power-adjustable steering wheel, expanded driver memory functions, wood-tone interior trim, a rear power sunshade, and 19-inch aluminum wheels.



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Platinum Reserve

Topping off the Maxima line, the Platinum Reserve trim starts at $43,475. It gets adds 19-inch dark silver aluminum-alloy wheels, semi-aniline leather seating with unique inserts, heated rear seats, a two-tone leather-wrapped steering wheel, Satin Bronze interior trim, and a charcoal headliner.



CarsDirect Tip

If you can live without a sunroof, the 2019 Nissan Maxima SV provides the feel of a luxury car for the price of a loaded family sedan. Whether to upgrade from there is a matter of how much you're willing to spend on better trim and assorted high-end features.

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Our expert ratings are based on seven comprehensive criteria: quality, safety, comfort, performance, fuel economy, reliability history and value.

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: Good vehicle. Decent, but not quite the best. Often affordable, but lacking key features found in vehicles of the same class.

: Below average vehicle. Not recommended, and lacking attributes a car buyer would come to expect for the price.

: Poor vehicle. Simply does not deserve to be on the road.

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Styling updates. Having gone through its last redesign back in 2016, the Nissan Maxima was due for a refresh, and that’s exactly what the 2019 model delivers. The 2019 Nissan Maxima rolls in with the same basic design it’s had since 2016, but it gets a new front end that includes a bolder grille, a larger V-Motion grille insert, and new jewel-like LED headlights. Around back, the Maxima gets all-new LED taillights with squared-off outer edges and a new, more squared-off bumper with new quad-tip exhaust outlets.

The interior has a few updates too, including new seat-insert pattern, and charcoal-colored headliner and A-pillars in the SR and Platinum Reserve Package. There's also a new Rakuda Tan semi-aniline leather treatment in the Platinum Reserve Package.

Class-disrupting style. The Nissan Maxima has never been one to bow to the masses and deliver the same ol’ vanilla sedan you see crowding the streets. This theme continued into its fifth generation and receives a shot in the arm with the 2019 refresh. Some may not appreciate this bold take on the family car segment, but that's obviously not the 2019 Nissan Maxima’s target market.

Inside, the Maxima’s refresh made its already sporty cabin feel just a touch more upscale – not that it needed the boost, as it already featured a sporty flat-bottomed steering wheel, a thick center console that creates a cockpit-like feeling, a stubby gear shifter, and just enough seat bolstering.

Not-so-family sedan. The 2019 Nissan Maxima falls short of pampering its front-seat occupants, but it does treat them to plenty of comfort. These seats also have a handful of material options, but the grippy synthetic suede inserts are our favorite for tackling a curvy country road. Plus, the front seats come standard with power adjustment, which isn't common in this class.

In the rear, your thoughts of this being a family sedan may fall apart. With just 34.2 inches of rear leg room, this space is tolerable for adults but not ideal. For larger families, the Toyota Camry and Chevrolet Malibu each offer 38 inches of rear leg room, while the Honda Accord delivers 40 inches.


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Fully loaded with price tag to match. There's no stripped-down, econo-box version of the 2019 Nissan Maxima – every level comes loaded with all the goodies buyers want. In its base S trim, it includes a 300-horsepower, 3.5-liter V6 engine, 18-inch wheels, power seats, Bluetooth, automatic emergency braking, and more.

The Maxima also has the latest in tech with a standard 8-inch touchscreen, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The 2019 Malibu matches these features, but the Camry and Accord come up one inch short in screen size and lack the standard smartphone connectivity.

While all these premium standard features are great, they come with a serious price tag. The base 2019 Maxima starts at $34,845 (all prices include destination fees). The base Accord, Camry, and Malibu are all cheaper with starting prices of $24,615, $24,765, and $22,965, respectively.

Final thoughts. Tired of the plain family sedans you see every day on your commute? The 2019 Nissan Maxima is a way to stand out from the crowd in looks and performance. Plus, its sportier interior makes you feel like you’re driving a more premium sedan.

If you need room for adults in the rear seats, you can throw a dart at a list of mid-size sedans and hit one that has more leg room. If you're looking for serious fuel economy, the Camry and Accord excel beyond the Maxima.

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Specs & Features

Highlights
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Not Available
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
20 / 30 / 25 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
20 / 30 / 25 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
3,552 Lbs.
Wheel Base
109 "
Turning Radius
Exterior Features
Door Count
4 Doors
Wheels
18.0 " Machined W/painted Accents Aluminum
Paint
Clearcoat Monotone / Pearlcoat Monotone / Metallic Monotone / Tri-coat 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 Style
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
Not Yet Available
Overall Front Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Overall Side Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Rollover Crash Safety Rating
Front Impact Airbags
Driver And Passenger
Driver Side Impact Airbags
Seat Mounted
Knee Airbag
Driver And Passenger
Passenger Side Impact Airbag
Seat Mounted
Rear Side Airbag
Rear Side-impact Airbag
Seatbelt Pretensioners
Front
Anti-Lock Brakes
4-wheel Anti-lock Brakes (abs)
Forward Collision Warning
Automatic Emergency Braking (aeb) Forward Collision Mitigation
Blind Spot Sensor
Lane Departure Warning
Autonomous Cruise Control
Pedestrian Detection
Driver Attention Alert
Driver Attention Alert (daa) Driver Attention
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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