Fashionable interior; high-end luxury features for an affordable price.
Nissan has always promoted the Maxima as a car that straddles the performance/luxury line, and the 2008 model continues to fill this role. A four-wheel independent suspension design allows a supple ride but also responsive handling, while four-wheel, four-channel anti-lock disc brakes with electronic brake force distribution and brake assist provide strong, stable braking.
One year off a cosmetic redesign, the Maxima's interior continues to be refined. It now features better ergonomics, fewer buttons, and a Fine Vision Meter display to make the gauges more readable. Nissan's stylish interior continues, providing plenty of aluminum and wood trim throughout.
A 3.5L V6 is the only available engine, making 255 horsepower and 252 lb-ft of torque and incorporating continuously variable valve timing and variable induction. It is now paired with the Xtronic CVT, which simulates the feel of gears for sporty driving.
The Maxima is available in two trims, SE and SL, and the SL has almost all of the common luxury amenities standard; however, the options list brings many features usually reserved for more expensive luxury-brand vehicles. Options include a Sensory Package that includes leather seats (heated in front), heated mirrors, a power passenger seat, and a digital compass. The new Platinum Edition includes power driver's seat lumbar, HID bi-xenon headlights, Bluetooth, and a heated steering wheel. There's also a DVD navigation system with a seven-inch display available.
A SkyView glass-paneled roof is standard on both Maxima models. It stretches nearly the entire length of the roof and comes with sliding sunshades. A conventional, smaller opening sunroof can be substituted.
The advanced air bag system on all Maximas comes with front seat side-impact air bags and roof-mounted side-curtain air bags. Active head restraints are also standard. The vehicle dynamic control system is optional.
For 2008, Nissan's flagship Maxima sedan gets the SkyView panoramic roof standard, which provides a fixed-glass window down the center of the vehicle roof. A new Platinum Edition Package adds HID headlights, Bluetooth, reverse parking sonar, and a heated steering wheel. XM satellite radio is now standard on the uplevel SL model.
Nissan's 2008 Maxima sedan straddles the line between luxurious and sporty, and makes a strong design statement with its chiseled appearance and showy wheels. The Maxima offers many luxury features not found on other vehicles in its price range, and its powerful V6 engine, which is shared with the 350Z, makes the Maxima feel sportier than other upscale sedans in the same segment.
Vehicle Price: 29,325.00
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