2010 Nissan Maxima 3.5 SV 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl CVT)
I leased the 2010 Maxima SV in March. It was the best lease deal I could find after looking at many different cars, including the Buick Lacrosse and Acura TL. After three years in a Cadillac CTS I'm overall pleased with the Maxima, but have a few peeves. There is wind noise at highway speeds I assume from the sunroof. The CVT seems to lock in a tall gear around town and causes the drive train to lug. This sends a vibration through the car. With that said, the car is quick when you want to accelerate, and the toys are great. The voice activated navigation and blue tooth blows away the system in the CTS. The Maxima is a well built car that is mostly an enjoyable ride.
Firm and comfortable seats. The voice activation for both the Bluetooth and navigation are easy to use and work nearly flawlessly
Can the CVT! For a sporty car I would much rather have a normal 5 or 6 speed automatic transmission.