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Nissan Maxima Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 3.5 L V 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 265 hp @ 5800 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 18/26 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats Yes
 

Review of the 2005 Nissan Maxima

  • Although it's more upscale than before, the Maxima remains one of the best combinations of performance, luxury and value in the midsize sedan segment.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Roomy interior, lots of upscale options, sweet V6, available with a manual transmission.

  • Cons

    So-so center stack ergonomics, premium price without the premium nameplate.

  • What's New for 2005

    Improved manual transmission shift feel (thanks to a shorter shift stroke), black-tone brake calipers, additional chrome accents inside…

 
What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (257 total reviews)


Cam crank sensors 200k+miles 2005

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Vehicle: 2005 Nissan Maxima 3.5 SE 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)

I purchased my 2005 with 13K miles - not perfect on the maintenance, but I do take care of it. This car has surpassed 200K miles (do a lot of driving). Problem with transmission and dash warnings with TCS with car stalling not shifting into gear. Transmission shop wanted 3800.00 :-(. Got second opinion and got computer analysis. Spent $160.00 on sensors and hubby did the work. Hubby automatic Hero Status :-). Car runs like a baby again. Thank you YouTube.




At 150k and still going

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Vehicle: 2005 Nissan Maxima 3.5 SE 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)

Bought my 2005 new and have had very few problems. Check engine light recently came on but mechanic told me it's a misfire and will likely be fixed with a tuneup...which the car has never had, ashamed to say. Have never owned a car this long...nor wanted to. But looking to hand it down to my son




Mone pit

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Vehicle: 2005 Nissan Maxima 3.5 SE 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)

This has been the best and worst I have ever owned. The car handles great. Gets 30 mpg at 70mph. Wasnt expensive. Beautiful to look at. But it has been the most un reliable piece I have ever had the displease of owning. Bought the car with 100k. Two weeks after buying it transmision rebuild($4400). Then broke the cv joints because the transmission stressed them slamming into gear before the rebuild. Them a complete suspension rebuild. Now it need timing chain guides. Memory seats never worked. I have had over $8000 in repairs to this car and now..... The transmission is goin out again at 160k. Cant wait to get me an american car. FIrst and last Jap car I will own.



 
 
 
Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 18
  • cty
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  • 26
  • highway
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Full 2005 Nissan Maxima Review

What's New for 2005

Improved manual transmission shift feel (thanks to a shorter shift stroke), black-tone brake calipers, additional chrome accents inside and new softer leather upholstery. Auto-dimming outside mirrors are now available, and a new 12-volt power point resides at the base of the center stack.

Talk About The 2005 Maxima

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papisces
papisces
12-26-2008
Are those prices correct? My Mom said she paid about $30, installed to have hers replaced when she owned her '05 Maxima....


txjay
txjay
09-28-2004
Last Saturday I had a test drive on 2005 Maxima, 2005 Lexus ES330, 2004 Accura TL and 2004 Infiniti G35rwd. I like the performance and the roominess of the maxima, and the smooth,quiet ride and interi...


warrior_pr
warrior_pr
07-26-2006
Finally the nightmare with my Maxima 2005 end this July when I could negotiate my Nissan Maxima 2005 in a Volvo dealer. After 21 months with my SL auto transmissions, certainly not a smooth one, 33,00...