Used 2009 Nissan Maxima

2009 Nissan Maxima
2009 Nissan Maxima

Pros

  • Delicately precise steering, strong powertrain, high-quality interior craftsmanship, tons of high-tech features, best iPod integration presently available.

Cons

  • Luxury and Sport models lack the brand cachet their price tags imply, mostly useless middle rear seat with Sport or Premium Packages, equipment stuffed into expensive packages.
Nissan Maxima years

Used 2009 Nissan Maxima for Sale

Nissan Maxima 2009 3.5 SV 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl CVT)
123,822 miles
Used 2009
Nissan Maxima
3.5 SV
(5)
Jerry's Ford of Leesburg
5.6 mi away
List$8,326
Est.Loan: $170/mo
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$229 Below Market
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Nissan Maxima 2009 3.5 SV 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl CVT)
91,737 miles
Used 2009
Nissan Maxima
3.5 SV
(6)
Maximum Auto Outlet
18.2 mi away
List$9,995
Est.Loan: $204/mo
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$275 Below Market
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***ONE OWNER, NAVIGATION, LEATHER.............................2009 NISSAN MAXIMA 3.5 SV SPORTS SEDAN, GRAY WITH A BLACK LEATHER INTERIOR, TIPTRONIC AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION, REAR BACK UP CAMERA, POWER SUNROOF, DUAL HEATED POWER SEATS, ALL POWER, LEATHER WRAPPED STEERING WHEEL, REAR SPOILER, DUAL EXHAUST, PREMIUM ALLOY WHEELS, CLEAN CARFAX***MUST PRINT AND PRESENT INTERNET AD FOR SPECIAL INTERNET PRICING BEFORE YOUR SCHEDULED APPOINTMENT. PLEASE CALL MAXIMUM AUTO OUTLET AT 703.822.7998. GUARANTEED CREDIT APPROVALS FOR EVERYONE. FINANCE RATES AS LOW AS 2.99 APR. WE ARE LOCATED AT 8503-O EUCLID AVE, MANASSAS PARK, VA 20111. OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK.PRICE EXCLUDES TAXES, TITLE, LICENSE, $595 DEALER PROCESSING FEE, & FINANCE CHARGES. ALL VEHICLES SOLD AS-IS, SEE BUYERS GUIDE FOR WARRANTY OPTIONS.
Nissan Maxima 2009 3.5 S 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl CVT)
72,644 miles
Used 2009
Nissan Maxima
3.5 S
CarMax
40 mi away
List$11,998
Est.Loan: $245/mo
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CarMax makes car buying easy and hassle-free. Our upfront prices are the same online and on our lot. All our used cars come with a 7-Day Money-Back Guarantee, a 30-Day Limited Warranty (60-Day in CT, MN, and RI; 90-Day in GA, MA, NC, NJ, and NY) and a free vehicle history and safety recall report. Price assumes final used vehicle purchase will be made in MD, and excludes tax, title and tags but includes $99 dealer processing charge (not required by law). Some fees are location specific and may change if you transfer this vehicle to a different CarMax store. Certain vehicles may have unrepaired safety recalls. Check nhtsa.gov/recalls to learn if this vehicle has an unrepaired safety recall. Inventory shown here is updated every 24 hours.Prior Use:Fleet,Short Term Rental
Nissan Maxima 2009 3.5 SV 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl CVT)
141,021 miles
Used 2009
Nissan Maxima
3.5 SV
(15)
Leckner Nissan of Ellicott City
40.2 mi away
List$6,500
Est.Loan: $133/mo
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$179 Below Market
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Nissan Maxima 2009 3.5 SV 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl CVT)
123,049 miles
Used 2009
Nissan Maxima
3.5 SV
Ten Point Preowned Auto Sales
41.6 mi away
List$8,995
Est.Loan: $184/mo
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Nissan Maxima 2009 3.5 SV 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl CVT)
89,256 miles
Used 2009
Nissan Maxima
3.5 SV
(5)
Car Web
47 mi away
List$9,997
Est.Loan: $204/mo
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GOOD CLEAN CAR FAX REPORT AND 17 DOCUMENTED SERVICE RECORDS.......2009 Nissan Maxima SV Premium with ***89000*** miles just arrived......Factory options include, panoramic moon roof, back up camera, blue tooth, XM radio, Bose Sound, aluminum wheels, traction control, ABS brakes and so much more....... Please visit our web site at www.carwebinc.com for more detailed information and free carfax report available on this vehicle. To set up an appointment for test drive feel free to contact our sales team at 540-371-1515 ext 1. Vehicle sold with 1 month or 1000 miles power train warranty. Prices exclude, tax, tag, title and processing fee of $649.
Nissan Maxima 2009 3.5 S 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl CVT)
174,390 miles
Used 2009
Nissan Maxima
3.5 S
Elite Auto Group
47 mi away
List$5,287
Est.Loan: $108/mo
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Nissan Maxima 2009 3.5 S 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl CVT)
135,926 miles
Used 2009
Nissan Maxima
3.5 S
(8)
Ellas Auto Outlet Inc
62.4 mi away
List$6,996
Est.Loan: $143/mo
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$192 Below Market
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WARRANTY......PRICE BELOW KBB VALUE.....ASK FOR MILITARY SPECIAL.....WE BUY CARS....BRING IN YOUR CAR FOR AN APPRAISAL...LEATHER INTERIOR..........BLACK  exterior and BLACK interior .Features include............6 disk cd changer...power seats........power sunroof..power window power doorlock keyless entry alarm AC Heat ready to go price includes 6 month6000 mile warranty please give us a call at 703-629-9371 or  540-582-8151
Nissan Maxima 2009 3.5 SV 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl CVT)
110,963 miles
Used 2009
Nissan Maxima
3.5 SV
(1)
Clear Choice Auto Sales
85.8 mi away
List$8,995
Est.Loan: $184/mo
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Nissan Maxima 2009 3.5 S 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl CVT)
100,608 miles
Used 2009
Nissan Maxima
3.5 S
Bobby Rahal Acura
86.6 mi away
List$8,998
Est.Loan: $184/mo
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Nissan Maxima 2009 3.5 SV 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl CVT)
114,505 miles
Used 2009
Nissan Maxima
3.5 SV
INFINITI of Suitland
33.6 mi away
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Nissan Maxima 2009 3.5 SV 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl CVT)
131,283 miles
Used 2009
Nissan Maxima
3.5 SV
(5)
Heritage Toyota Catonsville
42.9 mi away
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Nissan Maxima 2009 3.5 SV 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl CVT)
199,118 miles
Used 2009
Nissan Maxima
3.5 SV
JBA Mitsubishi
47.4 mi away
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Nissan Maxima 2009 3.5 SV 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl CVT)
121,694 miles
Used 2009
Nissan Maxima
3.5 SV
(9)
Brown's Toyota of Glen Burnie
47.7 mi away
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Nissan Maxima 2009 3.5 SV 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl CVT)
125,367 miles
Used 2009
Nissan Maxima
3.5 SV
(1)
Bob Bell Hyundai
47.8 mi away
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Nissan Maxima 2009 3.5 SV 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl CVT)
85,459 miles
Used 2009
Nissan Maxima
3.5 SV
Bobby Rahal Acura
86.6 mi away
List$9,988
Est.Loan: $204/mo
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Nissan Maxima 2009 3.5 SV 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl CVT)
111,139 miles
Used 2009
Nissan Maxima
3.5 SV
(9)
Brown's Toyota of Glen Burnie
47.7 mi away
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Nissan Maxima 2009 3.5 SV 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl CVT)
79,332 miles
Used 2009
Nissan Maxima
3.5 SV
Bobby Rahal Acura
86.6 mi away
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Edmunds' Expert Review

The 2009 Nissan Maxima is a high-quality, well-stocked entry-level luxury sedan with an everyday badge. Snobs need not apply, but those with a keen eye for value should take note.

vehicle overview

We can already hear the complaints: "I am not paying $36,000 for a Nissan sedan." We understand. For that kind of money, you could be driving an Infiniti, a BMW or even a Mercedes. They must be smokin' something interesting at Nissan's Tennessee headquarters, right? Well, they're not as nutty as you may think, as the all-new 2009 Nissan Maxima is a high-quality entry-level luxury sedan that is well worth the fair amount of cash Nissan's charging for it. In fact, when fully loaded, it undercuts similarly equipped luxury-badged sedans by thousands, while in some cases being dynamically superior.

While wrapped in sharp, unique styling, the '09 Maxima was put together using the best bits and pieces found in the Nissan and Infiniti warehouses. The basic front-wheel-drive architecture comes from the sporty Altima midsize sedan; however, its length was reduced and width increased to improve handling. Nissan's ubiquitous 3.5-liter V6 shows up yet again, in this case with an ample 290 horsepower on tap. The Altima's excellent continuously variable transmission (CVT) is the lone transmission choice, but in the Maxima's SV trim, it comes with metal paddle shifters that control artificial transmission "gear" ratios. The low-friction, high-feel power steering is similar to the Altima too, but once again, it was upgraded to provide a more driver-focused feel.

Inside, the Maxima is an analog clock and fancier gauges away from being 100 percent Infiniti. Materials and construction are thus as good as or better than those on a G35, while the same sort of high-tech and high-lux equipment is available -- from one of the best iPod integration systems available to a cooled driver seat. Interior space is actually a smidgen less than the Altima, so don't expect the range-topping Maxima to be some sort of full-size Avalon competitor.

As long as you can live without "oohs" and "ahs" from the neighbors, the 2009 Nissan Maxima should be on the must-look list of any luxury-car buyer searching for something in the 30-grand range -- particularly something that offers foul-weather-friendly front-wheel drive. Vehicles that offer a similar amount of high-tech equipment for a low price include the Acura TSX and TL, Hyundai Genesis and Volkswagen Passat. Vehicles that offer less equipment when similarly priced, but feature more driving fun and/or brand cachet, include the Audi A4, Infiniti G35 and Lexus IS. We think the Maxima stacks up well with any of these choices, but where it ultimately stands depends on your definition of a luxury car -- or in other words, how much you're willing to throw down for a Nissan sedan.

2009 Nissan Maxima configurations

The 2009 Nissan Maxima is a midsize entry-level luxury sedan available in S and SV trim levels. The base model S comes standard with 18-inch alloy wheels, automatic headlights, cruise control, a sunroof, keyless ignition/entry, dual-zone automatic climate control, a tilt/telescoping steering column, eight-way driver and four-way passenger power front seats, a 60/40-split rear seat, cloth upholstery, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a trip computer, an auto-dimming inside mirror and an in-dash six-CD changer with an auxiliary audio jack.

The Maxima SV adds foglamps, a driver seat manual thigh-support extender and power lumbar support, leather upholstery, a compass, a Homelink universal garage remote and a nine-speaker Bose stereo upgrade.

The SV can be equipped with either the Premium or Sport packages, which offer much of the same equipment but differ in key areas. Both add transmission paddle shifters, xenon headlights (available separately, but curiously, this requires adding Bluetooth, too), a driver-side auto-dimming outside mirror, heated front seats, driver memory functions with automatic entry/exit, a power tilt/telescoping steering column, a heated steering wheel, rear bucket seats with a center trunk pass-through (60/40-split feature deleted), upgraded leather upholstery and trim, Bluetooth (available as a stand-alone option) and satellite radio.

The Premium Package is differentiated by a dual-panel sunroof, a rearview camera, a seven-inch LCD screen, a cooled driver seat, rear-seat audio and HVAC controls, automatic up/down rear windows, a power rear window shade, wood trim, an audio-visual auxiliary audio jack and a dedicated iPod interface. The Sport Package features a sport-tuned suspension, 19-inch wheels, a rear spoiler and metallic-look interior trim. High-performance summer tires are an added option with the Sport Package.

The Technology Package available on the Maxima SV adds a voice-activated navigation system with real-time traffic, a rearview camera, an auxiliary audio-video jack, a dedicated iPod interface, satellite radio, a single in-dash CD player (which replaces the six-disc version) and 9.3GB of digital music storage. This package is cheaper when combined with the Premium Package, since several features overlap. The heated front seats, steering wheel and outside mirrors can also be had in the Cold Package.

2009 Highlights

The Nissan Maxima is completely redesigned for 2009, with an added focus on performance and luxury.

Performance & mpg

Every 2009 Nissan Maxima comes with a 3.5-liter V6 producing 290 hp and 261 pound-feet of torque. Power is sent to the front wheels via a CVT that can be overridden by six artificial "gear" ratios selected by the driver with steering-column-mounted paddle shifters (SV trim only).

At our test track, the Maxima SV went from zero to 60 mph in 6.3 seconds. Its fuel economy is an EPA-estimated 19 mpg city/26 mpg highway and 22 mpg combined.

Safety

Every 2009 Nissan Maxima comes standard with antilock disc brakes, stability and traction control, front-seat side airbags, full-length side curtain airbags and front and rear outboard active head restraints. A rearview camera is optional.

Driving

The Maxima's potent V6 feels very strong, and unlike other CVTs, the Maxima's is well-suited to the engine. Still, those who've never driven a CVT-equipped car may initially feel like the Maxima is stuck in a hopelessly tall 1st gear.

While the 2009 Nissan Maxima may not be the "four-door sports car" it's marketed to be, it can be quite a lot of fun to drive, with a competent chassis and well-sorted suspension. Although the Sport Package offers a tauter suspension and bigger wheels, we found that it offers no dynamic advantage and ruins the Maxima's otherwise nice balance between adept handling and a comfortable ride. Steering on all Maximas is excellent, exhibiting a nice blend of low-friction weighting and a high level of road feel that should satisfy both comfort-minded and enthusiastic drivers alike.

Interior

The 2009 Nissan Maxima features design and craftsmanship worthy of its luxury-car price. In fact, the Maxima's cabin -- in Premium and Sport guise -- is probably a tad nicer than that of Infiniti's G35. Buttons and knobs move with well-damped precision, while the dash and door sill tops are covered in a soft-touch material. The many buttons and knobs for audio controls, climate controls and the available navigation system are well-placed and well-spaced so each function is easy to find, whether you've gotten into the car for the first or 101st time.

The dual-zone automatic climate controls are a model of simplicity, while the stereo can be controlled via dedicated buttons or (with the Technology Package) a multipurpose control knob placed below the 7-inch display screen. With that package also comes the best solution for in-car iPod control we've seen to date. Plugged into the USB port beneath the center console bin, an iPod is completely controlled via the multipurpose knob, steering-wheel-mounted toggle switch and LCD screen menus that nicely mimic the iPod's actual controls.

Space inside the Maxima is quite good, with a comfy driver seat that provides an excellent range of adjustment. The available rear bucket seats make the middle seat practically useless, but they are very comfortable. The trunk can hold 14.3 cubic feet of stuff that enters through a wide opening.


Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2009 Nissan Maxima.

Overall Consumer Rating

Most helpful consumer reviews

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johnnyboy8,03/14/2011
I was looking for a fun, sporty, pre-driven sedan. I looked at a number of cars including the Acura TL and Cadillac CTS. This was a gorgeous car, but after reading the reviews, it appeared that buying it would be like having a beautiful blonde with STD's. Every review spoke of how often the car was in the shop. I was done then with the GM flagship. So I took a trip to the my local Nissan dealer and found the color I wanted. After 10 minutes of test driving the Maxima, I was hooked. It was smooth, roomy, powerful, comfrotable, and cornered like it was on rails. The technology in the premium package was as good as any Lexus or Mercedes. Best value and best decision I ever made!
4 door Sports Car
miles316,03/28/2011
The 4 door spots car indeed; My Nissan Maxima SV sport package, loaded. Your evaluation of this car will depend on your definition of driving. If you like hard cornering and accelerating adrenaline junky of a car, this is for you. If you want to drive in acute boredom, void of road feel with high speed cornering avoidance, look to Lexus and Cadillac DTS. You need to take this car by the scruffs; tame it like a bull, and you’d be laughing. I got my wife an Acura TL SH-AWD 2010; great car. The Acura tells you when you are going too fast. My Maxima says “is that all you’ve got” seducing you into losing your license. What a machine.
Best Car Ever Owned
ksp2trader,03/25/2013
Without a doubt, the best car I have ever owned, and I have owned plenty. Hottest looking car on the road with its sexy lines, accelerates like it has a supercharged V8 with endless power (thanks CVT) and handles like a RWD sports car yet is still a awesome family car if need be. I own a White on Black with the Sport/Tech package SV (awesome Navi system), have 115k on the odometer and never had any major problems with the car. Looks, performance, reliability, I think I summed up the perfect car.
Good for the money...just good
bigeandkenna,02/14/2012
I have a base model with cloth seats. Basically a rental car. But you would never know it from 10 feet away. Same good looks, same wheels, same growl from the exhaust. This car has great power and handling for $31G. Average 19MPG of premium. 27 on long trips. This car has long legs and you find yourself driving too fast. Interior quality has been disappointing. Rocking drivers seat- replaced once and still rocks and at 28K miles the interior rattles. The CVT drops the RPM's to early on slow driving and it groans. Steering column locked up and needed replacement. Back seat is hard to get in and out of for taller persons but ok once inside.
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Features & Specs

MPG
19 city / 26 hwy
Seats 5
Continuously variable-speed automatic
Gas
290 hp @ 6400 rpm
MPG
19 city / 26 hwy
Seats 5
Continuously variable-speed automatic
Gas
290 hp @ 6400 rpm
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Safety

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Barrier Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front SeatNot Rated
    Back SeatNot Rated
  • Rollover
    Rollover5 / 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
    Not Tested
  • Roof Strength Test
    Not Tested
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Marginal
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Good

More about the 2009 Nissan Maxima
Used 2009 Nissan Maxima Overview

The Used 2009 Nissan Maxima is offered in the following submodels: Maxima Sedan. Available styles include 3.5 S 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl CVT), and 3.5 SV 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl CVT).

What's a good price on a Used 2009 Nissan Maxima?

Save up to $275 on one of 11 Used 2009 Nissan Maxima for sale at dealerships within 25 miles of Ashburn, VA with prices as low as $5,287 as of12/10/2018, based on data from dealers and consumer-driven dealer ratings ranging from1 to 4.2 out of 5 stars.

Price comparisons for Used 2009 Nissan Maxima trim styles:

  • The Used 2009 Nissan Maxima 3.5 SV is priced between $6,500 and$9,997 with odometer readings between 85459 and141021 miles.
  • The Used 2009 Nissan Maxima 3.5 S is priced between $5,287 and$11,998 with odometer readings between 72644 and174390 miles.

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Should I lease or buy a 2009 Nissan Maxima?

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