Nissan Maxima Review

21/30  CITY/HWY
EPA-Estimated MPG
5.9  Sec.
0-60 MPH
14.3  cu ft
Cargo Space

What's New for the 2018 Nissan Maxima?

The Maxima always had a lot going for it, but, this year, it's better than ever. You can keep your full attention on the road, because Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are now standard equipment. There's no need to look down at your phone, because you can use your phone's voice controls and access smartphone apps directly from the central touchscreen. Later in the model year, the SR Midnight Edition - with its eye-catching exterior styling and blacked-out wheels - is set to drop. And, in case you missed it, you'll be pleased to know that forward collision mitigation technology became standard equipment last year, helping you pull up short of danger with automatic emergency braking.

2018 Nissan Maxima Interior

2018 Nissan Maxima Trims & Features

With five trims to choose from, there's a Nissan Maxima for every kind of driver - and every kind of budget. Test-drive the base S, mid-level SV, classy SL, sporty SR, and the top-of-the-line Platinum to find out which Maxima is perfect for you. In the Maxima S, you'll save the most on up-front costs, but you'll never feel like you're missing out, thanks to worldly comfort features, like the leather-wrapped steering wheel and dual-zone automatic climate control. The S also includes complete smartphone integration with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, so you can stay connected without every lifting a finger from the wheel. With the Maxima SV and up, you'll enjoy a certain level of luxury with leather upholstery and cozy heated front seats. Upgrade to the Maxima SL for modern flourishes like a dual-panel sunroof and ambient interior lighting. The SL's 12-speaker Bose premium audio system is audiophile-approved, putting a new spin on all your favorite records. The Maxima SR is the best choice for driving enthusiasts, adding to the SL's comfort features with a number of performance upgrades. These include an active engine braking feature that slows the Maxima as you aggressively go through corners. The SR's column-mounted paddle shifters let you downshift at will, making it easy to merge into traffic or pass slower vehicles. Finally, there's the Platinum. It combines many of the SR's performance upgrades with a richly equipped cabin. It gives you a true European luxury car vibe with its upgrade leather upholstery and rear power sunshade.

2018 Nissan Maxima Horsepower

2018 Nissan Maxima ExteriorUnder the hood, the 2018 Nissan Maxima features a 3.5-liter V6 engine designed to provide both ample speed and a smooth, quiet ride. As you cruise into fast-flowing highway traffic, you'll have 300 horsepower and 261 pound-feet of torque at your command. The continuously variable transmission sends power to the front wheels, and it plays a major role in the Maxima's impressive fuel economy. In addition to delivering sports-car-like power and performance, the Maxima is EPA-rated to earn 21 city/30 highway mpg.

2018 Nissan Maxima Safety

2018 Nissan Maxima RearWith its world-class crash-test scores and high-tech safety aids, the new Maxima is ready to put your mind at ease. In government crash tests, the 2018 Nissan Maxima earned a perfect five-star rating for overall protection. And, now that all models come standard with forward collision mitigation, the Maxima automatically applies the brakes when it senses an oncoming crash. You'll also find a rearview camera on every single model. This is a big help as you pull out of parking spaces and unfamiliar driveways, giving you the power to spot any stray cats or bicyclists in your path. With the Maxima SL and up, you'll enjoy blind-spot monitoring, a technology that helps you switch lanes without any nasty sideswipes. The Platinum's 360-degree camera system helps you make short work of parallel parking, because it gives you a top-down view of the Maxima and your surroundings.

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