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Nissan Maxima Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 3.5 L V 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 4-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 255 hp @ 5800 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 17/24 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 2002 Nissan Maxima

  • Not so much a family sedan anymore, the Maxima aims for the Acura TL and Lexus ES 300.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Impressively powerful V6 engine, sports car moves, plenty of room for five adults.

  • Cons

    Odd styling details, high price, rough ride quality with SE suspension.

  • What's New for 2002

    The Maxima receives updates this year that make it less of a family sedan and more of an entry-level luxury sport sedan. Headlining this year's upgrades is a 3.5-liter V6 that produces a stunning 255 horsepower. For maximum performance, sport-tuned SE models now combine this engine with a standard six-speed manual transmission. Other changes include revised exterior styling, additional feature content and an optional GPS navigation system.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 17
  • cty
/
  • 24
  • highway
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What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews



Great car!

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Vehicle: 2002 Nissan Maxima GXE 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 4A)

I have owned my Maxima for 3 years. Purchased with 184 000 Kilometers on it and now has over 245k. It has awesome power, comfortable ride, great features. Really no complaints. Only issue I had was an engine light that was related to an oil pressure sensor. Engine light would stay out for 3 months and then come on everytime i changed the oil. didn't hinder the performance at all.




The perfect car

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Vehicle: 2002 Nissan Maxima GXE 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 4A)

This car is extremely nice and fun to drive. It has everything and I love it!!!




Once you go japanese you

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Vehicle: 2002 Nissan Maxima GXE 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 4A)

This one has get up and go. Interior and exterior styling excellent. Ride is good, front hood shakes a bit on hwy. I like the ride and the look of the vehicle. The v 6 is great however it does det 21 mpg, which relly isnt that bad considering the size and power of vehicle. I will buy again. Plus dealer service is great. Never will I buy an american car again.




Stabbin''

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Vehicle: 2002 Nissan Maxima GXE 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 4A)

I love this car. The horsepower is great. It gets to 100 in no time at all.




2002 nissan maxima gxe

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Vehicle: 2002 Nissan Maxima GXE 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 4A)

Excellent value. One of the best engines I've seen, very powerful, yet quiet and refined. I like the ext. styling and the interior is comfortable. It was between this and the Toyota Camry V6-I felt the Camry was more comfy inside, yet I like the Maxima's performance and ext. styling. I would also consider the 2003 Accord. The only complaints are wind noise at highway speeds (sounds like the rear passenger window is slightly rolled down), having to turn on the cruise control every time the car is started, and the beep of the horn when locking the vehicle. I highly recommend this car.




Its a great car

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Vehicle: 2002 Nissan Maxima GXE 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 4A)

its has a very powerfull v6 and verry comfortable its fuel economy is great. nissans build quality cars that last forever



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Full 2002 Nissan Maxima Review

What's New for 2002

The Maxima receives updates this year that make it less of a family sedan and more of an entry-level luxury sport sedan. Headlining this year's upgrades is a 3.5-liter V6 that produces a stunning 255 horsepower. For maximum performance, sport-tuned SE models now combine this engine with a standard six-speed manual transmission. Other changes include revised exterior styling, additional feature content and an optional GPS navigation system.

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Talk About The 2002 Maxima

2002 Nissan Maxima Discussions See all Started By

joeyg1
joeyg1
10-31-2001
Hi, I was intending on purchasing the 2002 Maxima SE in Icelandic Pearl in the next few months & have been researching the car as compared with others. The Maxima on all accounts except one, appea...


larryls92
larryls92
09-12-2001
FOR THE FUEL CUT PROBLEM.I HAVEN'T SEEN ANY NEW POSTS ON THE FUEL CUT SINCE JUL.26,2001.HAS NISSAN REALLY FIXED THE PROBLEM THIS TIME.I DON'T HAVE A 5TH GEN.MAX BUT WOULD LIKE TO LOOK INTO THE 2002.I?...


maximacrap
maximacrap
07-24-2006
The Maxima 2002 fix is get the nose,brackets,grill,foglights,head lights,wire harnesses from the 2001 and put it on your 2002.The 2001 headlights from the AE version look the best(also get the clips)N...



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