2022 Nissan Maxima: Preview, Pricing, Photos, Release Date

Justin Cupler
Automotive Editor - November 18, 2021

Model Preview

Since the eighth-generation Maxima arrived in 2016, there’s been very little change to the Nissan-proclaimed four-door sports car. For 2022, the biggest Maxima changes involve heated rear seats in the Platinum trim and a new color called Scarlet Ember Tintcoat. Otherwise, the car is a carryover.

The Nissan Maxima has featured a sharp, sports-car-like body since 2016, which sets it well apart from the crowded family sedan segment. Few vehicles can match its style and still handle daily carpooling duties. We expect this sleek and sporty look to remain the same in the 2022 Maxima.

Inside, the Maxima continues its sporty ways with its loads of dark hues with metallic accents, flat-bottom steering wheel, swoopy dash, and cockpit-like feel upfront. The Maxima is also well-equipped with its standard eight-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, power seats, leather upholstery, and more. These looks and the features will likely remain unchanged in the 2022 Maxima.

Nissan Maxima

Powering the current Maxima is a 3.5-liter V6 engine that delivers 300 horsepower and 261 pound-feet of torque. This engine pairs with a continuously variable transmission that delivers power to the front wheels. Though it could use an update in the powertrain department, we anticipate the 2022 Maxima to have the same setup.

In 2020, the Maxima gained the Safety Shield 360 package as standard, and we expect it to remain in 2022. This package includes automatic emergency braking, active lane control, blind-spot monitors, and adaptive cruise control. Buyers can also opt for a surround-view camera. This advanced equipment and a slew of good crash-test results landed the current Maxima as an IIHS Top Safety Pick+. We expect these features and ratings to remain the same in the 2022 Maxima.

Pricing & Release Date

According to a production schedule, the estimated release date set for the 2022 Maxima is December 2021.

Official 2022 Maxima pricing will start at $38,215 including destination, only slightly more expensive compared to the current model’s $38,040 to $43,270 price range.

This sedan will compete with the Honda Accord and Volkswagen Arteon.

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