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Despite the fact that Nissan markets the Maxima as a four-door sports car, its true identity lies closer to that of a luxury sedan. Its spacious front and rear seats, eight-inch touch screen, standard navigation... Read more »

Expert Review: Our Take

The Nissan Maxima, once called the four-door sports car, received a much-needed redesign in 2016. This ushered in a sharp, new look that was a tad polarizing. Can this sedan take hold of the competitive... Read more »

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Despite the fact that Nissan markets the Maxima as a four-door sports car, its true identity lies closer to that of a luxury sedan. Its spacious front and rear seats, eight-inch touch screen, standard navigation combined with front-wheel drive give it a luxury feel at a very affordable price.
2009 - 2017 Nissan Maxima
3/4 Front Glamour 2017 Nissan MaximaMajor changes included:

The Maxima is offered in two trims: 3.5 S and 3.5 SV. The 3.5-liter V6 engine now features 290-hp. All that power is fed to the front wheels via a continuously variable automatic (CVT) transmission with traction control. Standard safety fare includes; dual-stage front air bags, front-seat side-impact air bags, curtain side-impact air bags for...

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2004 - 2008 Nissan Maxima
3/4 Front Glamour 2008 Nissan MaximaMajor changes included:

The all-new 2004 Nissan Maxima is quick and stylish. With the Altima assuming the role of a bigger, more powerful car, the Maxima has moved up market to a pricier position. The latest Maxima is intended to dazzle its driver with refinement and available equipment, and it will likely sell to a fraction of the...

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2000 - 2003 Nissan Maxima
3/4 Front Glamour 2003 Nissan MaximaMajor changes included:

The complete 2000 redesign adds more interior room and amenities to the Maxima and boosts horsepower from the standard V6 engine to 222. A 20th Anniversary edition with a 227-horsepower engine and cosmetic enhancements bowed in '01. In 2002 a 255-horsepower V6 engine became standard on all trims.

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1995 - 1999 Nissan Maxima
GE 1999 Nissan MaximaMajor changes included:

During its 14-year production life, the Nissan Maxima has survived four evolutions. The last version, which went out of production at the end of the 1994 model year, is perhaps the most familiar. Its distinctive appearance and sporty character - emphasized by an advertising campaign that stressed performance - made it reasonably popular with the...

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