2012 Nissan Maxima 3.5 SV 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl CVT)
My 2010 Maxima lease was almost up so I turned it in and leased a 2012 Maxima SV with Premium package.
I immediately noticed a huge advance in refinement over the 2010, and a dramatic improvement in the performance of the CVT. The drivetrain as a whole is far more responsive and much smoother. The CVT no longer bogs down the tremendously powerful engine. Kudos to Nissan for continuous improvement.
The two-tone interior is sumptuous and the materials appear to be of improved quality. Everything has a very substantial quality about it. This feels like a much more expensive car.
On the road, the dynamics have been improved, and a feeling of solid build and substance is imparted.
I love it!
Powerful and smooth engine.
Beautiful and distinctive exterior.
Interior aesthetics, ergonomics and assembly quality.
Very attractive and luxurious interior.
Very comfortable seats.
Exceptionally smooth and quiet ride.
Great handling and responsive, linear brakes.
The solid feel on the road.
Perception of quality.
Many interior features.
Fun to drive.
Smooth, smooth, smooth.
Feels like I am driving a much more expensive car.
Nissan did a great job!
Rear seating area is rather on the small side for a car of this size.
Be able to increase the font size on the color display monitor for presbyopics like me!
Front door armrests have awkward door pulls, and should have a recess in the armrest area for better leverage when pulling the doors closed.
Option for 17" wheels. Replacing 4 tires on these 18" wheels costs over $1,000 and the large wheels are vulnerable to damage.
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