2009 Nissan Maxima  -  $30,880


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $30,880
Base Invoice: $28,348
Destination Charge: $720
Options: $0
Trim: 4dr Sdn V6 CVT 3.5 S
Doors: 4
Drive train: Front Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: 22 | City: 19 | Hwy: 26
Body Style: 4dr Sdn V6 CVT 3.5 S
Transmission: Continuously variable transmission (CVT) w/manual shift mode
Engine: 3.5L DOHC 24-valve V6 engine

Pros

New, bolder look; more powerful 3.5L V6, excellent standard equipment list, sporty performance, good interior room


Model Highlights

The Maxima has long been billed as the "four door sports car," and nowhere is that more apparent than in the restyled model available for 2009.

The Maxima comes in two trim levels: S and SV. Both are powered by Nissan's 3.5L V6, which now makes 290 hp (up 35 hp over last year) and 261 ft-lb of torque. Fuel efficiency has increased, too, up to 19 mpg city and 26 mpg highway. The engine is mated to a Nissan's Xtronic CVT (continuously variable transmission), which features both Drive Sport and manual modes, with steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters, and power is put to the ground through the front wheels.

Suspension is independent all around, and four-wheel antilock brakes with electronic brake force distribution and brake assist are standard, as is speed-sensitive steering.

The base S model comes nicely equipped and features power mirrors, windows, and locks, dual zone automatic climate control, cruise control, and 8-way and 4-way front seat controls for driver and passenger, respectively. Also included is a power sunroof, leather-wrapped shift knob, aluminum door sill plates and an 8-speaker, 6-disc CD changer with MP3 playback.

The SV adds fog lamps, Homelink garage door opener, digital compass, leather seating with driver's thigh support, and a 9-speaker Bose digital stereo with speed sensitive volume control.

Several options packages are available for the Maxima SV. The Premium Package includes a dual panel moonroof, heated and cooled driver's seat, rear window power sunshade, rear seat climate control, an Infotainment Center with 7-inch screen, heated seats, rear bucket seats, Bluetooth hands-free technology, and much more.

The Sport Package features a specially tuned suspension, 19-inch alloy wheels, chassis reinforcement, and several goodies from the Premium Package. A Technology Package adds Nissan Hard Drive Navigation, a 9.3 gigabyte music storage system, and XM satellite radio.

All Maximas feature adaptive, dual-stage front airbags, roof-mount side-impact airbags, and rear passenger head protection, as well as traction control, stability control, a tire-pressure monitor, and ABS.


Model News

Nissan's popular Maxima sedan gets a fresh new look for 2009, plus plenty of other notable changes. The "four-door sports car" sports a shorter wheelbase, wraparound headlights, and LED taillights. The interior appears a bit more upscale and refined, and the Maxima is available in two trim levels: S and SV.

The tried and true 3.5L V6 returns, though it has now been retuned to churn out 290 hp, a 35 hp bump over previous models. Fuel economy has gained as well with 19 mpg city / 26 mpg highway.


Value Writeup

Since its 1982 introduction, the flagship Maxima has always been a sporting sedan at heart, and the restyled 2009 model furthers that trend. With sharp, attractive exterior styling, a classy cabin, plenty of power on tap, and a smart price tag, the Maxima is a sure contender in the midsize performance sedan category.


Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
26 MPG

Cruising Range - City
380.00 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
19 MPG

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
22 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
520.00 mi

Engine Type
Gas V6

Displacement
3.5L/-TBD-

Fuel System
SMPI

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
290 @ 6400

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
261 @ 4400

Trans Type
1

Trans Description Cont.
Continuously Variable

First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.37 - 0.44

Reverse Ratio (:1)
1.77

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
5.17

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
550

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130

Total Cooling System Capacity
9.6 qts

EPA Classification
Mid-Size

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6

Passenger Capacity
5

Passenger Volume
96.2 ft³

Front Head Room
38.5 in

Front Leg Room
43.8 in

Front Shoulder Room
56.3 in

Front Hip Room
53.4 in

Second Head Room
36.4 in

Second Leg Room
34.6 in

Second Shoulder Room
55.1 in

Second Hip Room
53.9 in

Wheelbase
109.3 in

Length, Overall
190.6 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
73.2 in

Height, Overall
57.8 in

Track Width, Front
62.4 in

Track Width, Rear
62.4 in

Min Ground Clearance
5.6 in

Liftover Height
27.2 in

Trunk Volume
14.2 ft³

Base Curb Weight
3557 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
1000 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
100 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
Independent strut

Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-link

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front
1.00 in

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear
0.83 in

Front Tire Size
P245/45VR18

Rear Tire Size
P245/45VR18

Spare Tire Size
Compact

Front Wheel Size
18 x 8.0 in

Rear Wheel Size
18 x 8.0 in

Spare Wheel Size
Compact in

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material
Steel

Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.2

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.6

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
37.4 ft

Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall
40.0 ft

Brake Type
Pwr

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
12.60 x 1.10 in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
12.13 x 0.63 in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
20.0 gal

Basic Years
3

Basic Miles/km
36,000

Drivetrain Years
5

Drivetrain Miles/km
60,000

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
09V358000

Mfg's Report Date
SEP 10, 2009

Component
SUSPENSION

Potential Number of Units Affected
26398

Summary
NISSAN IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2009 AND 2010 ALTIMA AND MAXIMA PASSENGER CARS. THE UPPER FRONT STRUT INSULATORS MAY HAVE BEEN MANUFACTURED OUT OF SPECIFICATION RESULTING IN A POTENTIAL FOR THE STRUT INSULATOR TO CRACK.

Consequence
IF THE STRUT INSULATOR IS CRACKED, THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR THE STRUT ROD TO COME OUT OF ITS MOUNTING POSITION, WHICH COULD AFFECT VEHICLE STABILITY AND INCREASE THE RISK OF A CRASH.

NISSAN WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND DEALERS WILL REPLACE BOTH LEFT AND RIGHT SIDE FRONT STRUT INSULATORS FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR ABOUT OCTOBER 5, 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT NISSAN AT 1-615-725-1000.

OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .

Frontal Driver

Frontal Passenger

Side Driver

Side Rear Passenger

Crash Test Note
Results based on a 35 MPH frontal crash and 38.5 MPH side crash. Results are reported in a range of one to five stars, with five stars indicating the best crash protection for vehicles within the same weight class. This test used driver and passenger belts and airbags.

NHTSA Rollover Rating

Rollover Note
The Rollover Resistance Rating is an estimate of your risk of rolling over if you have a single vehicle crash. It does not predict the likelihood of that crash. The Rollover Resistance Rating utilizes a "fishhook" maneuver which is a series of abrupt turns at varying speeds to see how "top-heavy" a vehicle is. The more "top-heavy" the vehicle, the more likely it is to roll over. The lowest rated vehicles (1-star) are at least four times more likely to roll over than the highest rated vehicles (5-stars).

3.5L DOHC 24-valve V6 engine

Continuous Variable Valve Timing Control (CVVTS)

Electronically controlled "drive-by-wire" throttle

Continuously variable transmission (CVT) w/manual shift mode

Battery saver

Front wheel drive

Independent strut front suspension

Independent multi-link rear suspension

Speed-sensitive variable-assist pwr rack & pinion steering

Pwr 4-wheel disc brakes, front vented

Dual chrome exhaust finishers

18" x 8.0" alloy wheels

P245/45VR18 all-season tires

Compact spare tire

Pwr tilt/sliding moonroof w/sliding sunshade

Chrome door handles

Body color bumpers

Auto on/off halogen headlamps w/ambient light sensor

Body color folding pwr mirrors

UV reducing solar glass w/dark upper windshield band

Variable intermittent speed-sensitive flat-blade windshield wipers w/mist function

AM/FM audio system -inc: 6-disc in-dash CD-changer, (8) speakers, auxiliary input, illuminated steering wheel mounted audio controls, MP3/WMA playback

In-glass diversity antenna

Front & rear stabilizer bars

Cloth seat trim

8-way pwr driver seat w/manual lumbar support

4-way pwr passenger seat

Front bucket seats

60/40 split fold-down rear bench seat w/center armrest

Front/rear adjustable head restraints

Lower c-stack storage w/lid

Center console w/coin holder, cellular phone compartment

Full floor & trunk carpeting

Tilt & telescopic steering column

Leather wrapped steering wheel

Multi function trip computer -inc: digital clock, outside temp display, distance to empty, average fuel consumption/speed, driving time, maintenance intervals

Dual LCD trip odometers

Pwr windows w/driver & passenger auto up/down feature, key cylinder up/down, anti-pinch

Retained accessory pwr

Pwr door locks w/auto-lock

Illuminated pwr accessory switches

Remote keyless entry w/trunk release & window down

Vehicle security system

Intelligent Key push-button ignition

Illuminated ignition keyhole

Immobilizer system

Vehicle information system

Cruise control w/steering wheel mounted illuminated controls

Remote hood/trunk/fuel-filler door releases

Dual zone automatic temp control w/in-cabin microfilter

Rear air conditioning vents

Rear window defroster w/timer

Lockable illuminated glove box w/damper & pen holder

Front & rear dual cup holders

(2) 12V pwr outlets

Vinyl door trim inserts

Front door map pockets/bottle holders

Overhead console w/sunglass holder

Illuminated entry system w/fade-out

Lighting -inc: front/rear step lamps, foot well lamps, front floor lamp, trunk, mood light

Front/rear reading lights

Dual illuminated visor vanity mirrors

Sunvisor extensions

Auto-dimming rearview mirror

Leather wrapped shift knob

Driver/front passenger seatback pockets

Front/rear passenger assist grips

Dual rear coat hooks

Trunk mounted side cargo nets & hooks

4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS)

Brake assist & electronic brake force distribution (EBD)

Traction Control System (TCS)

Vehicle dynamic control

Steel side-door guard beams

Front & rear crumple zones

Zone body construction

Driver & front passenger dual-stage airbags w/seat belt sensors

Driver & front passenger side-impact airbags

Front & rear roof mounted curtain side-impact airbags

Active front head restraints

Front seat belts w/pretensioners/load limiters/adjustable anchors

ELR seat belt system for driver

ALR/ELR seat belt system for all passengers

All position 3-point seat belts

Passenger window lockout

Child safety rear door locks

Lower anchor & tethers for children (LATCH)

Energy absorbing steering column

Emergency inside trunk release

Tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS)

 
[C02] FEDERAL EMISSIONS
$0

 
[C03] 50 STATE EMISSIONS
$0

 
TUSCAN SUN METALLIC
$0

 
NAVY BLUE METALLIC
$0

 
PRECISION GRAY METALLIC
$0

 
SUPER BLACK
$0

 
DARK SLATE METALLIC
$0

 
RADIANT SILVER METALLIC
$0

 
WINTER FROST PEARL
$0

 
MYSTIC JADE METALLIC
$0

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
CAFE LATTE, CLOTH SEAT TRIM
$0

 
CHARCOAL, CLOTH SEAT TRIM
$0

 
[L92] FLOOR MATS/TRUNK MAT
$180

 
[B94] SPLASH GUARDS
$170

 
[K92] TRUNK SUB-FLOOR ORGANIZER W/FIRST AID/EMERGENCY KIT
$150

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