Shift Maxima’s Drive Mode Selector into Sport and it’s like kicking in the afterburners. Throttle response gets sharper, steering gets heavier, shifts get quicker, and the engine growl becomes a roar. Switch back to Normal Mode and super-sonic gives way to super-smooth, super-refined, and surprisingly fuel-efficient.
Under the hood lies the beating heart: Nissan's legendary VQ V6 engine. From sodium-filled exhaust valves and anodized pistons, to the high-flow tuned induction system, more than 60% of the engine's components have been re-designed for the new Maxima. It even borrows some performance technology from the mighty GT-R®. This 300HP powerhouse exhilarates from idle to redline.
Lower, lighter, and tighter, Maxima is engineered to not only take corners, but own them. An all-new rear suspension features monotube dampers—the kind of component you'd usually only find in high-end sports cars. And Maxima SR takes handling to another level, with higher torsional rigidity than the Porsche Cayman®.
Up front, the boomerang-shaped headlights feature a captivating LED signature line that stays illuminated at all times. In back, LEDs also accent the wraparound taillights, and "4DSC" is embossed in the lamp housings, front and rear—a subtle reminder of what the new Maxima is all about.
18” Aluminum alloy wheels are aggressively styled, exclusively for Maxima, and Maxima SR's 19" aluminum-alloy wheels get their mirror-effect from a unique diamond-cut finish. That uniqueness is carried over to the tires—specially developed Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric tires that help give you razor-sharp steering response and outstanding grip.
Dual mufflers with rolled, chrome-tipped finishers.
Maxima's cutting-edge technology connects you to your ride, and the road, like no other sports sedan. The standard 8" multi-touch screen and the 7" Advanced Drive Assist Display keep key information as close as a glance. A standard Navigation System guides you to where you want to go, and with navigation "Swipe to Meter", you can even send map directions from one screen to the other with just a touch. Standard NissanConnectSM, standard Bluetooth® hands-free communications, a Bose® audio system, turn-by-turn navigation—the list goes on. And of course, the Display Commander is there, letting you dial it all in from a single, central location.
Inspired by the layout of a modern fighter jet, Maxima surrounds you in its luxurious, yet functional cockpit. A deeply bolstered sport seat helps keep you in place, the tall, angled center stack envelopes you and delivers all necessary information clearly and concisely, and every button, switch, and dial is exactly where you need it.
NissanConnectSM Services is a suite of high-tech, vehicle-centric features designed to connect your world to your car. Debuting on the new Maxima, this navigation/infotainment system works through your smartphone and the embedded telematics control unit to make your life easier in ways you might never have thought possible.
They also take advantage of Nissan's innovative Zero Gravity design, which provides a natural, neutral seating position that helps to both take pressure off your lower back and reduce fatigue.
TPMS lets you know when a tire is low. And Easy-Fill Tire Alert takes the guesswork out of filling your tires, with a beep of the horn when you’ve reached the correct pressure.
PFCW can alert you to potential risks up ahead by not only monitoring the speed and distance of the vehicle in front of you, but the vehicle in front of that one as well. Although that vehicle may be obscured from your view, PFCW’s sensors can detect if it suddenly and unexpectedly slows, giving you time to react to the situation.
Nissan safety engineers have dedicated thousands of hours to evaluating hundreds of child restraints in Nissans. The result: an industry first, The Snug Kids® Child Safety Seat Fit Guide. This guide lists child seats that fit the rear seats of Nissan vehicles, as well as offers invaluable tips on correct installation.
Nissan Advanced Air Bag System has front air bags with seat belt and occupant-classification sensors. In addition, Maxima® features front seat-mounted side-impact supplemental air bags, and roof-mounted curtain side-impact supplemental air bags with rollover sensors.