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2016 - 2025 Nissan Maxima

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For Nissan, the Maxima nameplate is a legendary one. Maxima has been in Nissan's history back to when Nissan was Datsun and was used as early as 1982. Rumors and reports have indicated that Nissan is looking to discontinue the gas-powered Maxima and introduce an all-electric successor. Here's what we know and don't know about the upcoming electric Maxima. Based on initial reports, Maxima's electric successor is expected to be an ?elevated sports sedan.? That makes it sound like Nissan is eithe... Read more

2009 - 2014 Nissan Maxima

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As a luxury car from a non-luxury brand, the Nissan Maxima occupies an unusual position in the market. And that has been working in the buyer's favor. Nissan routinely offers exceptional rebates and incentives for the Maxima, placing its price within punching distance of people with Altima budgets. We expect a new Maxima for the 2015 model year, which should make dealers even more open to discounts on outgoing 2014 Maximas. The Maxima rolls into 2014 with just a few minor changes. The process... Read more

2004 - 2008 Nissan Maxima

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The Maxima is a mid-size four-door sedan with a 255-hp 3.5-liter V6 engine and front-wheel drive. The only transmission available is a continuously variable automatic (CVT). The Maxima is offered in two distinct trims: the sporty 3.5 SE and the more luxuriously equipped 3.5 SL. Safety features that come standard include the Advanced Air Bag System with dual-stage front air bags, front-seat side-impact air bags, and curtain side-impact air bags for front and rear outboard occupants; and front-seat active head restraints. A sophisticated traction control system and a tire-pressure monitor also c... Read more

2000 - 2003 Nissan Maxima

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With its free-revving V6 engine, the Nissan Maxima has always been the mid-size sedan of choice for those who place driving enjoyment high on their priority list. In fact, the Maxima outsells the V6 versions of the Toyota Camry and Honda Accord. The 2002 Nissan Maxima is more luxurious, more powerful, and a little sportier than last year's model. The Maxima is moving upscale as it makes room below for the Altima, Nissan's other mid-size sedan. This trend toward luxury and power can be seen in numerous enhancements to this year's model. An all-new 3.5-liter V6 engine delivers 255 horsepower to ... Read more

1995 - 1999 Nissan Maxima


The Maxima maintains two unique personalities: sporty and plush, depending upon which model you drive. The SE is the sporty sedan, while the base GXE and loaded GLE are softer-riding. The differences are not Jekyl and Hyde, but they are noticeable when you pick up the pace on a fun road. We think the soul of this capable, good-handling mid-size sedan is best displayed by the SE, which we tested. The SE has a firmer suspension, and its larger tires stick to the road better. It is available with a refined manual transmission (as is the budget GXE model), a feature that's gradually disappearing f... Read more