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Nissan Maxima:Review the specs, features and pros & cons

Nissan Maxima side view
Nissan Maxima angular front perspective
Nissan Maxima angular rear perspective

Overview of the Nissan Maxima

Learn about the Nissan Maxima

Nissan Maxima Summary

In its five generations of production for North America, the Nissan Maxima has built a reputation as a sedan with a perfect blend of luxury, solid engineering and performance. The latest generation’s 3.5 L V6 engine, combined with a luxurious interior and long list of easy-to-use tech features, will keep it at the top of its class. Starting in 1989, Nissan promoted the Maxima as a four-door sports car, and its superior handling and well-designed exterior back up that claim. With over three decades of models to choose from, there is a Nissan Maxima for sale to suit everyone’s taste.

Pros and cons of the Nissan Maxima

  • Powerful V6 engine
  • User-friendly tech controls
  • High-quality interior finishing
  • All-wheel drive not available
  • Limited space in rear seats
  • Safety Shield system only for upper trim levels
This is general information and should not be relied on as purchasing advice.

Safety ratings of the Nissan Maxima

Safety ratings provided by NHTSA

  • Number of airbags6

Specifications of the Nissan Maxima

Key specifications available across all trim levels
  • Seats4 - 5
  • Doors4
  • Fuel typeGas
  • TransmissionAutomatic
  • City consumption11.6 L/100km
  • Highway consumption7.9 L/100km
  • Width1860 mm
  • Length4897 mm
  • Trunk space405 L
  • Cargo space405 L
Exact values depend on trim and engine choice.

Trims available with the Nissan Maxima

What is a trim? Trims are different options of the same car with different features and equipment. The specs depend on the trim you choose.This variant of the Nissan Maxima 2004 - present is available in 3 trims:

SL trim features and specs

Frequently asked questions about the Nissan Maxima

Dimensions of the Nissan Maxima

Vehicle dimensions
YearHeight fromWidth fromLength from
Exact values depend on trim choices.
20211436 mm1860 mm4897 mm