Used 2005 Nissan Maxima

2005 Nissan Maxima
List price range


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


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

Used 2005 Nissan Maxima for Sale

Nissan Maxima 2005 3.5 SE 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
193,593 miles
Used 2005
Nissan Maxima
3.5 SE
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Nissan Maxima 2005 3.5 SL 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
94,405 miles
Used 2005
Nissan Maxima
3.5 SL
Toyota of York
78.3 mi away
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Edmunds' Expert Review

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.

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Transmission problems
cardenasj2038, 5/24/2012
I bought a new 2005 Nissan Maxima and recently I have had some transmission issues. The gears have been sticking and slipping and so I took it to the dealership and was informed that I need a new transmission and that my warranty expired 890 miles before I took it in (my warranty on the transmission was until the car reached 60,000 miles). The dealership then informed me that it would cost $5300 to replace this. I did some research on the internet and found out that I am no the only person with this issue, and I also noticed that it is a widespread issue for the model year I have.
Avoid this 2005 Maxima
rcs26, 4/24/2014
I have bought all new cars Malibu(150k), Camry(225K) & donated both cars while running good. Then I bought new Toyota sienna ( 252K & running good), I decided to buy new & different car & I bought brand new design Maxima "Nissan's Flagship Car" with so much hope. It ran good for 2 yrs & then started breaking down. Dealer fixed whatever was under warranty. After all warranties expired major things started breaking. I replaced all Camshaft sensors. A/C was fixed twice still leaking. Struts and tie-rods were replaced. Within last year timing chain guides & transmission broke, estimate ~$7000. Now I was told it leaks oil. Haven't decide whether to repair/resale. I still love to buy new Nissan.
Good car for Transmission Repair Shops
gregsandiego, 6/3/2012
Add me to the list of people with a Nissan Maxima and a bad transmission. Mine had only 52,000 miles when the thing started slipping and lurching in the low gears. A trip to my local transmission specialist confirms the worst, at a cost of $3100 to $4000 to repair.
Cam Crank Sensors 200K+miles 2005 Nissan Max
margiea4, 2/19/2014
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.
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Features & Specs

18 city / 26 hwy
Seats 5
5-speed shiftable automatic
265 hp @ 5800 rpm
18 city / 26 hwy
Seats 5
5-speed shiftable automatic
265 hp @ 5800 rpm
18 city / 27 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed manual
265 hp @ 5800 rpm
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NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger4 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Barrier Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver4 / 5
    Passenger4 / 5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front SeatNot Rated
    Back SeatNot Rated
  • Rollover
    Rollover4 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of RolloverNot Rated
IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
  • Roof Strength Test
    Not Tested
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test

More about the 2005 Nissan Maxima
Used 2005 Nissan Maxima Overview

The Used 2005 Nissan Maxima is offered in the following submodels: . Available styles include 3.5 SE 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 5A), 3.5 SL 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 5A), and 3.5 SE 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6M).

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