2009 Nissan Maxima Consumer Review: The Best Maxima Yet

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The Best Maxima Yet
By moondan1 on


2009 Nissan Maxima 3.5 SV 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl CVT)


I have been leasing new Maximas every 3 years since 1996 (except for 2006 when I opted for the V6 Altima) and the 2009 SV is the best one yet. For the money, it is the best FWD sports sedan available. It is extremely powerful, the CVT is very smooth (although opting to drive in the "S" or "Manual" modes allows you to feel as though the engine is shifting gears), and provides a nice balance between sporty handling and comfort. Based on Edmunds' review (which I am in complete agreement with), I did not get the Sport package and am perfectly happy without it. I have been disappointed with Nissan's treatment of the Maxima these past few years, but am thrilled that for 2009 they nailed it!

Best Features

Exterior styling (it's a head turner), powerful engine, handling, and interior comfort.

Worst Features

The parking brake should be less prominent as it tends to get in my way.
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