2016 Nissan Maxima  -  $35,355


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $35,355
Base Invoice: $33,064
Destination Charge: $865
Options: $0
Trim: 4dr Sdn 3.5 SV
Doors: 4
Drive train: Front Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: 25 | City: 22 | Hwy: 30
Body Style: 4dr Sdn 3.5 SV
Transmission: Transmission: Continuously Variable (CVT)
Engine: Engine: 3.5L DOHC 24-Valve V6

Pros

Striking styling; powerful engine; efficient CVT transmission; sporty driving experience; upscale luxury features


Model Highlights

The 2016 Nissan Maxima has some of the most unique styling seen on a full sized sedan in today's marketplace. Styling is swoopy, futuristic and undeniably sporty. Blacked out A and B pillars along with a black strip on the rear C-pillar makes the roof appear to float and gives the whole car a very unique look.

Underneath the hood rests a 3.5L V6, a revised version of the engine that powered last year's Maxima. Here, it makes an even 300 hp, 10 more than in 2015. That power is sent to the front wheels via a continuously variable transmission (CVT.) Rather than having set gears, CVT transmissions are able to choose any ratio, essentially adapting on the go to whatever the driver is demanding, be it smooth fuel efficient cruising on the highway or hard acceleration up an onramp. This combination leaves the Maxima capable of out-accelerating several modern sports cars, such as the Subaru BRZ or the Mazda Miata. Not bad for a car with not just usable, but spacious back seats.

While the outside of the Maxima is unmistakably brand new, the interior has received equal attention. The new interior design is clean and functional, but not without its little flourishes. Keeping with the sport sedan theme, the cockpit is now more focused on the driver and features hand stitching on several of the trim pieces.

The Maxima is offered in five different trim levels, S, SV, SL, SR and Platinum. Standard equipment on the base S model is still somewhat comprehensive. The S includes an 8-inch color screen housing the standard navigation system, an 8-way power adjustable driver's seat and 4-way power adjustable front passenger seat, dual-zone automatic temperature control, a rearview camera, a 7-inch advanced driver assist display, HD radio with a subscription to SiriusXM, 18-inch wheels, LED daytime running lamps, LED taillights and dual exhaust tips.

The SV trim improves upon the interior of the S by adding leather seating surfaces, heated front seats, front and rear parking sensors and additional movement settings for the power front seats.

The SL trim adds several safety features, a massive moonroof and a Bose premium sound system. Included safety features on the SL include a predictive front collision warning system and a blind spot monitoring system. The front sensors on the car also enable intelligent cruise control, which will automatically speed up and slow down the Maxima in order to maintain a set distance to the car ahead of it on the highway.

The SR trim is for buyers who are a bit more serious about using the Maxima as a four-door sports car. Nissan's integrated dynamic-control module allows for active changes to the suspension and engine, allowing drivers to tune their car for better handling or more engine braking at the push of a button. The SR also gets 19-inch wheels and Alcantara, diamond stitched seats and though it comes with most of the features on the SL trim, it does not include the moonroof.

Platinum models of course, offer the most of everything. In addition to getting the trick interior seating from the SR trim, the Platinum trim also includes the huge dual-pane moonroof from the SL trim. Other goodies on the Platinum trim include an around view monitoring system, fully climate controlled front seats, a motorized tilting and telescoping steering wheel, rain sensing wipers and wood accents for the interior.


Model News

The Nissan Maxima has gotten a top to bottom redesign for the 2016 model year. With the Altima covering the more mundane mid-sized car segment, Nissan have decided up the performance quotient on the Maxima and position the car as a true sports sedan. With styling that undeniably looks the part, the new Nissan is bold, extroverted and much more confident in its place in the market than the previous generation of Maxima.


Value Writeup

The Nissan Maxima starts at a little below $33,000, so while it would never be accused of being an economy car, it is also priced below most luxury vehicles on the marketplace. The Maxima offers more space than the equivalently priced Audi, BMW or Mercedes but it also offers more pace than a high end Camry or Accord. The Maxima tries to let buyers get their cake and eat it too, reproducing the fun driving experience offered by European sports sedans, without reproducing their higher prices and smaller cabins.


Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.1

EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
30 MPG

Cruising Range - City
396.00 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
22 MPG

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
25 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
540.00 mi

Engine Type
Premium Unleaded V-6

Displacement
3.5 L/213

Fuel System
Sequential MPI

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
300 @ 6400

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
261 @ 4400

Trans Type
1

Trans Description Cont.
CVT w/OD

First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.41 - 0.38

Reverse Ratio (:1)
1.77

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
5.25

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150

Passenger Capacity
5

Passenger Volume
98.6 ft³

Front Head Room
39.4 in

Front Leg Room
45 in

Front Shoulder Room
56.7 in

Front Hip Room
54.2 in

Second Head Room
36.7 in

Second Leg Room
34.2 in

Second Shoulder Room
55.7 in

Second Hip Room
53.5 in

Wheelbase
109.3 in

Length, Overall
192.8 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
73.2 in

Height, Overall
56.5 in

Track Width, Front
62.4 in

Track Width, Rear
62.4 in

Trunk Volume
14.3 ft³

Base Curb Weight
3488 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
Strut

Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link

Front Tire Size
P245/45VR18

Rear Tire Size
P245/45VR18

Spare Tire Size
Compact

Front Wheel Size
18 X 8 in

Rear Wheel Size
18 X 8 in

Spare Wheel Size
Compact in

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material
Steel

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
12.6 in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
12.1 in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
18 gal

Basic Years
3

Basic Miles/km
36,000

Drivetrain Years
5

Drivetrain Miles/km
60,000

Corrosion Years
5

Corrosion Miles/km
Unlimited

Roadside Assistance Years
3

Roadside Assistance Miles/km
36,000

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
15V733000

Mfg's Report Date
NOV 04, 2015

Component
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DISC:CALIPER

Potential Number of Units Affected
119

Summary
Nissan North America, Inc. (Nissan) is recalling certain model year 2015 Altima and 2016 Maxima vehicles manufactured October 6, 2015, to October 7, 2015. The affected vehicles have front brake calipers whose mounting bolts may not be properly tightened.

Consequence
If the bolts were not properly tightened, the caliper may detach and reduce braking ability, increasing the risk of a crash.

Nissan will notify owners, and dealers will check the brake caliper mounting bolts, tightening them as necessary, free of charge. The recall began on December 14, 2015. Owners may contact Nissan customer service at 1-800-647-7261.

Dates of Manufacture
OCT 05, 2015 to OCT 06, 2015

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
16V244000

Mfg's Report Date
APR 25, 2016

Component
AIR BAGS: PASSENGER OCCUPANT CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM

Potential Number of Units Affected
3296947

Summary
Nissan North America, Inc. (Nissan) is recalling certain model year 2016-2017 Nissan Maxima, 2013-2016 Nissan Altima, NV200, LEAF, Sentra, and Pathfinder, 2014-2016 Nissan NV200 Taxi, INFINITI QX60, QX60 Hybrid, and Q50 Hybrid, 2014-2017 Nissan Rogue and INFINITI Q50, 2015-2016 Nissan Murano, Murano Hybrid, and Chevrolet City Express, 2014-2015 Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid, and 2013 INFINITI JX35 vehicles. In these vehicles, the front seat passenger Occupant Classification System (OCS) may incorrectly classify an adult passenger as a child or classify the seat as empty despite it being occupied. As a result, the passenger frontal air bag may be turned off and not deploy in the event of a crash.

Consequence
If the passenger frontal air bag does not deploy as intended in the event of a crash, the passenger is at an increased risk of injury.

Nissan will notify their owners. Chevrolet City Express owners will be notified by General Motors. Dealers will reprogram the Air Bag Control Unit (ACU) and OCS Electronic Control Unit (ECU) in Altima, Maxima, Murano, Rogue, and Sentra vehicles, and replace the OCS ECU in LEAF, NV200, NV200 Taxi, Pathfinder, INFINITI Q50, JX35, and QX60 and Chevrolet City Express vehicles, free of charge. Interim notices were sent to owners on May 31, 2016. Owners will receive a second notice when remedy parts become available. Owners may contact Nissan customer service at 1-800-867-7669, INFINITI customer service at 1-888-833-3216 or Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020.

Dates of Manufacture
FEB 09, 2015 to APR 06, 2016

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
16V636000

Mfg's Report Date
SEP 01, 2016

Component
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:ANTILOCK

Potential Number of Units Affected
120329

Summary
Nissan North America, Inc. (Nissan) is recalling certain model year 2016-2017 Nissan Maxima vehicles manufactured February 10, 2015, to August 19, 2016 and equipped with Intelligent Cruise Control, 2015-2017 Murano vehicles manufactured August 22, 2014, to August 19, 2016 and equipped with Intelligent Cruise Control, and 2015-2016 Murano Hybrid vehicles manufactured August 22, 2014, to July 19, 2016. The affected vehicles have Anti-Lock Brake (ABS) actuator pumps that may allow brake fluid to leak onto an internal electrical circuit board.

Consequence
A brake fluid leak onto the circuit board may result in an electrical short, increasing the risk of a fire.

Nissan will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the ABS Actuator, replacing it as necessary, free of charge. The recall began on December 12, 2016. Owners may contact Nissan customer service at 1-800-647-7261. Note: When brake fluid has leaked onto the circuit board, the ABS warning lamp will remain illuminated for more than 10 seconds after engine start up. If this occurs, owners are advised to park the vehicle outdoors away from other vehicles or structures and to not drive the vehicle.

Dates of Manufacture
FEB 09, 2015 to AUG 18, 2016

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
16V911000

Mfg's Report Date
DEC 18, 2016

Component
AIR BAGS: PASSENGER OCCUPANT CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM

Potential Number of Units Affected
757

Summary
Nissan North America, Inc. (Nissan) is recalling certain model year 2013-2015 Altima vehicles manufactured January 3, 2013, to July 29, 2013, 2015-2016 Rogue vehicles manufactured October 14, 2014, to August 12, 2016, and 2016 Maxima vehicles manufactured June 4, 2015, to August 19, 2015. An incorrect Occupant Classification System (OCS) Electronic Control Unit (ECU) may have been installed in the front passenger seat. The incorrect ECU and seat combination may misclassify the front passenger seat occupant.

Consequence
If the front passenger seat occupant is misclassified, the air bag may deploy incorrectly in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of injury.

Nissan will notify owners, and dealers will replace the ECU and update the OCS software free of charge. The recall began February 13, 2017. Owners may contact Nissan customer service at 1-800-647-7261.

Dates of Manufacture
JUN 03, 2015 to AUG 18, 2015

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
15V486000

Mfg's Report Date
AUG 03, 2015

Component
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

Potential Number of Units Affected
46846

Summary
Nissan North America, Inc. (Nissan) notified the agency on July 31, 2015, that they are recalling certain model year 2016 Nissan Maxima vehicles manufactured February 10, 2015, to August 18, 2015. On October 14, 2015, Nissan expanded the recall to cover an additional 41,388 vehicles, including certain model year 2013-2015 Altima 3.5 vehicles equipped with a V6 engine manufactured March 30, 2012, to August 18, 2015 as well as the vehicles covered by the July 31, 2015 notification. In the affected vehicles, due to an improperly installed o-ring that may not have been seated correctly at the time of assembly, fuel may leak during a crash from the area where the fuel sending unit attaches to the fuel tank.

Consequence
If fuel leaks from between the fuel sending unit and the tank, it may increase the risk of a fire in the event of a crash.

Nissan will notify owners, and dealers will install a retainer ring between the fuel tank and the fuel sending unit. The recall began on September 28, 2015. Owners may contact Nissan customer service at 1-800-647-7261.

Dates of Manufacture
FEB 09, 2015 to AUG 17, 2015

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
16V193000

Mfg's Report Date
APR 06, 2016

Component
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:ANTILOCK

Potential Number of Units Affected
12616

Summary
Nissan North America, Inc. (Nissan) is recalling certain model year 2016 Murano vehicles manufactured December 17, 2015, to February 11, 2016, and 2016 Maxima vehicles manufactured November 25, 2015, to February 12, 2016 and equipped with an antilock braking system (ABS) and Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC). The ABS actuator may have a damaged O-ring that may result in a lack of brake fluid pressure.

Consequence
Insufficient brake fluid pressure may lengthen the distance needed to stop the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.

Nissan will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and replace the ABS actuator, as necessary, free of charge. The recall began on May 16, 2016. Owners may contact Nissan customer service at 1-800-647-7261.

Dates of Manufacture
NOV 24, 2015 to FEB 11, 2016

Overall Rating

Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating

Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver

Overall Side Crash Rating

Side Barrier Rating

Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat

Male/Female Dummy Note
Male: Average sized adult male dummy in 35-MPH crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs. Female: Small-sized adult female dummy in 35-mph crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs.

Combined Side Rating Rear Seat

Rollover Rating

Rollover Rating Dynamic Test Result
No Tip

Risk of Rollover
9.5%

Side Barrier Rating Driver

Rollover Note
Dynamic (moving) test results (Tip or No Tip) and measured rollover-related properties determine vehicle's risk of rollover in single vehicle crash and its rollover rating. 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.

Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger

Combined Side Rating Front Seat

Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat

Engine: 3.5L DOHC 24-Valve V6

Transmission: Continuously Variable (CVT)

Transmission w/Driver Selectable Mode and Sequential Shift Control

Front-Wheel Drive

5.25 Axle Ratio

Block Heater

60-Amp/Hr Maintenance-Free Battery w/Run Down Protection

150 Amp Alternator

4641# Gvwr

Gas-Pressurized Shock Absorbers

Front And Rear Anti-Roll Bars

Electro-Hydraulic Power Assist Speed-Sensing Steering

18 Gal. Fuel Tank

Quasi-Dual Stainless Steel Exhaust w/Chrome Tailpipe Finisher

Strut Front Suspension w/Coil Springs

Multi-Link Rear Suspension w/Coil Springs

4-Wheel Disc Brakes w/4-Wheel ABS, Front And Rear Vented Discs and Brake Assist

Wheels: 18" Machined Aluminum Alloy

Tires: P245/45R18 V-Rated AS BSW

Steel Spare Wheel

Compact Spare Tire Mounted Inside Under Cargo

Clearcoat Paint

Body-Colored Front Bumper

Body-Colored Rear Bumper

Chrome Side Windows Trim and Black Front Windshield Trim

Chrome Door Handles

Black Power Heated Side Mirrors w/Manual Folding and Turn Signal Indicator

Fixed Rear Window w/Defroster

Light Tinted Glass

Speed Sensitive Variable Intermittent Wipers

Front Windshield -inc: Sun Visor Strip

Galvanized Steel/Aluminum Panels

Black Grille w/Chrome Accents

Trunk Rear Cargo Access

Programmable Projector Beam Halogen Daytime Running Headlamps w/Delay-Off

Front Fog Lamps

Perimeter/Approach Lights

LED Brakelights

Laminated Glass

Radio: AM/FM/HD/CD Audio System -inc: MP3/WMA reader, 8 speakers, SiriusXM satellite radio and auxiliary audio input jack

Radio w/Seek-Scan, Clock, External Memory Control and Internal Memory

Bluetooth Wireless Phone Connectivity

2 LCD Monitors In The Front

Real-Time Traffic Display

Front Zero Gravity Heated Seats -inc: 8-way power driver's and 4-way power front passenger's seat, driver's seat power lumbar support and driver's seat manual thigh support extension

60-40 Folding Bench Front Facing Fold Forward Seatback Rear Seat

Manual Tilt/Telescoping Steering Column

Gauges -inc: Speedometer, Odometer, Oil Pressure, Engine Coolant Temp, Tachometer, Transmission Fluid Temp, Trip Odometer and Trip Computer

Power Rear Windows

Leather/Metal-Look Steering Wheel

Front Cupholder

Rear Cupholder

Compass

Proximity Key For Doors And Push Button Start

Valet Function

Power Fuel Flap Locking Type

Remote Keyless Entry w/Integrated Key Transmitter, 4 Door Curb/Courtesy, Illuminated Entry, Illuminated Ignition Switch and Panic Button

Remote Releases -Inc: Power Cargo Access

HomeLink Garage Door Transmitter

Cruise Control w/Steering Wheel Controls

Dual Zone Front Automatic Air Conditioning

HVAC -inc: Underseat Ducts and Console Ducts

Illuminated Locking Glove Box

Driver Foot Rest

Interior Trim -inc: Metal-Look Instrument Panel Insert, Metal-Look Door Panel Insert, Metal-Look Console Insert, Chrome And Metal-Look Interior Accents

Full Cloth Headliner

Vinyl Door Trim Insert

Leather/Piano Black Gear Shift Knob

Leather-Appointed Seat Trim

Day-Night Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror

Driver And Passenger Visor Vanity Mirrors w/Driver And Passenger Illumination, Driver And Passenger Auxiliary Mirror

Full Floor Console w/Covered Storage, Mini Overhead Console w/Storage and 1 12V DC Power Outlet

Front And Rear Map Lights

Fade-To-Off Interior Lighting

Full Carpet Floor Covering

Carpet Floor Trim and Carpet Trunk Lid/Rear Cargo Door Trim

Cargo Space Lights

FOB Controls -inc: Trunk/Hatch/Tailgate, Windows and Remote Engine Start

Integrated Navigation System w/Voice Activation

Driver And Passenger Door Bins

Power 1st Row Windows w/Driver And Passenger 1-Touch Up/Down

Delayed Accessory Power

Power Door Locks w/Autolock Feature

Trip Computer

Outside Temp Gauge

Analog Display

Seats w/Leatherette Back Material

Manual Anti-Whiplash Adjustable Front Head Restraints and Manual Adjustable Rear Head Restraints

Front Center Armrest and Rear Center Armrest

2 Seatback Storage Pockets

Perimeter Alarm

Engine Immobilizer

1 12V DC Power Outlet

Air Filtration

Electronic Stability Control (ESC)

ABS And Driveline Traction Control

Side Impact Beams

Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags

Front And Rear Parking Sensors

Tire Specific Low Tire Pressure Warning

Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags

Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags

Airbag Occupancy Sensor

Rear Child Safety Locks

Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Rear Center 3 Point, Height Adjusters and Pretensioners

RearView Monitor Back-Up Camera

 
FORGED BRONZE
$0

 
BORDEAUX BLACK
$0

 
BRILLIANT SILVER
$0

 
GUN METALLIC
$0

 
SUPER BLACK
$0

 
COULIS RED
$0

 
DEEP BLUE PEARL
$0

 
STORM BLUE
$0

 
PEARL WHITE
$0

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
CASHMERE, LEATHER-APPOINTED SEAT TRIM
$0

 
CHARCOAL, LEATHER-APPOINTED SEAT TRIM
$0

 
[C03] 50 STATE EMISSIONS
$0

 
[W10] WHEELS: 18" ALLOY
$900

 
[B10] SPLASH GUARDS
$190

 
[R09] PREMIUM SPOILER
$405

 
[E10] PREMIUM PAINT - PEARL WHITE
$395

 
[N10] ILLUMINATED KICK PLATES
$350

 
[L92] FLOOR MATS/TRUNK MAT & TRUNK NET
$220

 
[B92] ROCKER PANEL MOLDINGS
$420

 
[R92] REAR DIFFUSER
$365

 
[N92] EXTERNAL GROUND LIGHTING
$240

 
[N93] INTERIOR LIGHTING PACKAGE
$250

 
[N11] ILLUMINATED KICK PLATES (N11)
$0

 
[Z66] ACTIVATION DISCLAIMER
$0


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