Used 2010 Nissan Maxima

2010 Nissan Maxima
List price range
$6,981 - $12,499

2010 Highlights

After a full redesign last year, the Nissan Maxima heads into 2010 pretty much unchanged. Nissan has simplified the sedan's options packaging by offering one unified Technology package rather than three. Also debuting is a Monitor package, which allows customers to enjoy a 7-inch color monitor without having to first purchase the Technology package. Bluetooth is now standard across all models.

Pros

  • Precise steering, strong V6, high-quality interior craftsmanship, plenty of high-tech features, excellent iPod integration.

Cons

  • Lacks the brand cachet its price tag might imply, compromised middle rear seat with Sport or Premium packages, equipment stuffed into expensive packages.

Used 2010 Nissan Maxima for Sale

Nissan Maxima 2010 3.5 SV 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl CVT)
77,800 miles
Used 2010
Nissan Maxima
3.5 SV
List$12,400
Est.Loan: $253/mo
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Nissan Maxima 2010 3.5 SV 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl CVT)
125,280 miles
Used 2010
Nissan Maxima
3.5 SV
List$9,995
Est.Loan: $204/mo
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Nissan Maxima 2010 3.5 S 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl CVT)
128,801 miles
Used 2010
Nissan Maxima
3.5 S
H&R Auto
23.6 mi away
List$6,981
Est.Loan: $143/mo
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YES 2010 MAXIMA S CARFAX CERTIFIED NEW OIL CHANGE NEW VA INSPECTION BACKED BY 5000 MILES POWER TRAIN WARRANTY AND PRICED TO SELL %25246981%2B%2524295 PROCESSING FEE %3D%25247276 CASH PRICE... PLEASE CALL 1ST 7032434467. THANKSVisit H&R Auto online at handrauto.net to see more pictures of this vehicle or call us at 703-243-4467 today to schedule your test drive. 3.5L DOHC 24-valve SMPI V6 engine,Continuous Variable Valve Timing Control %28CVVTS%29,Engine mounts -inc%3A %282%29 solid w/anti-torque rod%2524COMMA %282%29 electronically controlled,Electronically controlled %2522drive-by-wire%2522 throttle,Continuously variable transmission %28CVT%29,Battery saver,Front wheel drive,Independent strut front suspension w/coil springs,Independent multi-link rear suspension w/coil springs,Front & rear stabilizer bars,Speed-sensitive variable-assist pwr rack & pinion steering,Pwr 4-wheel disc brakes%2524COMMA front vented,Dual chrome exhaust finishers,18%2522 x 8.0%2522 fine silver alloy wheels,P245/45VR18 all-season tires,Compact spare tire,Pwr tilt/sliding moonroof w/sliding sunshade,Chrome door handles,Body color bumpers,Auto on/off halogen headlamps w/ambient light sensor,Body color folding pwr mirrors,UV reducing solar glass w/dark upper windshield band,Variable intermittent speed-sensitive flat-blade windshield wipers w/mist function,AM/FM audio system -inc%3A 6-disc in-dash CD-changer%2524COMMA %288%29 speakers%2524COMMA auxiliary input%2524COMMA MP3 playback%2524COMMA illuminated steering wheel audio controls,In-glass diversity antenna,Bluetooth hands-free phone system,8-way pwr driver seat w/manual lumbar support,4-way pwr passenger seat,Front bucket seats,60/40 split fold-down rear bench seat w/center armrest,Front/rear adjustable head restraints,Lower c-stack storage w/lid,Center console w/coin holder%2524COMMA cellular phone compartment,Full floor & trunk carpeting,Tilt/telescopic steering column,Leather wrapped steering wheel,Daytime illumination meters -inc%3A speedometer%2524COMMA tachometer%2524COMMA water temp,Warning lights -inc%3A fuel level%2524COMMA door ajar%2524COMMA oil pressure%2524COMMA windshield washer fluid,Multi function trip computer -inc%3A 2.7%2522 dot matrix display%2524COMMA digital clock%2524COMMA outside temp display%2524COMMA distance to empty%2524COMMA average fuel consumption/speed%2524COMMA driving time%2524COMMA maintenance intervals%2524COMMA warning indicator%2524COMMA illumination control%2524COMMA instantaneous fuel consumption,Dual LCD trip odometers,Retained accessory pwr,Illuminated pwr accessory switches,Vehicle security system,Illuminated ignition keyhole,Vehicle information system,Cruise control w/steering wheel mounted illuminated controls,Rear window defroster w/timer,Lockable illuminated glove box w/damper & pen holder,Front & rear dual cup holders,%282%29 12V pwr outlets,Cloth door trim inserts,Piano dot interior trim,Front door map pockets/bottle holders,Overhead console w/sunglass holder,Illuminated entry system w/fade-out,Lighting -inc%3A front/rear step lamps%2524COMMA foot well lamps%2524COMMA front floor lamp%2524COMMA trunk%2524COMMA mood light,Dual illuminated visor vanity mirrors,Sunvisor extensions,Auto-dimming rearview mirror,Leather wrapped shift knob,Driver/front passenger seatback pockets,Front/rear passenger assist grips,Rear seat coat hanger,4-wheel anti-lock braking system %28ABS%29,Brake assist & electronic brake force distribution %28EBD%29,Steel side-door guard beams,Front & rear crumple zones,Zone body construction,Driver & front passenger dual-stage airbags w/seat belt sensors,Driver & front passenger side-impact airbags,Front & rear roof mounted curtain side-impact airbags,Active front head restraints,Front seat belts w/pretensioners/load limiters/adjustable anchors,ELR seat belt system for driver,ALR/ELR seat belt system for all passengers,All position 3-point seat belts,Passenger window lockout,Child safety rear door locks,Lower anchor & tethers for children %28LATCH%29,Energy absorbing steering column,Emergency inside trunk release,Tire pressure monitoring system %28TPMS%29
Nissan Maxima 2010 3.5 S 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl CVT)
80,357 miles
Used 2010
Nissan Maxima
3.5 S
List$9,490
Est.Loan: $194/mo
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Nissan Maxima 2010 3.5 SV 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl CVT)
120,407 miles
Used 2010
Nissan Maxima
3.5 SV
Motor World
26.4 mi away
List$7,995
Est.Loan: $164/mo
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Nissan Maxima 2010 3.5 S 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl CVT)
106,593 miles
Used 2010
Nissan Maxima
3.5 S
List$8,977
Est.Loan: $184/mo
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Nissan Maxima 2010 3.5 SV 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl CVT)
136,980 miles
Used 2010
Nissan Maxima
3.5 SV
Star Cars
47.3 mi away
List$7,999
Est.Loan: $164/mo
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$220 Below Market
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Nissan Maxima 2010 3.5 SV 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl CVT)
110,200 miles
Used 2010
Nissan Maxima
3.5 SV
4Autosales
47.6 mi away
List$8,999
Est.Loan: $184/mo
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Nissan Maxima 2010 3.5 S 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl CVT)
34,196 miles
Used 2010
Nissan Maxima
3.5 S
List$10,976
Est.Loan: $224/mo
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Dealer Notes
2010 Nissan Maxima 3.5 S Ocean Gray ABS brakes, Electronic Stability Control, Front dual zone A/C, Illuminated entry, Low tire pressure warning, Power moonroof, Remote keyless entry, Traction control. Recent Arrival! CARFAX One-Owner. Odometer is 92041 miles below market average! BUY WITH CONFIDENCE: - Lowest Prices Every Day: Our market based WOW pricing utilizes competitive market pricing guides, no games. So it is easy to make an educated, hassle -free purchase from us. Many of our competitors add freight, reconditioning or certification fees to their price quotes. Your WOW price has no hidden charges. Just add tags, taxes and processing fee. - Complimentary CARFAX Vehicle History Report - 7 Day Exchange Policy: This policy simply states if you are not completely satisfied with your vehicle purchase, bring it back to us for a full credit towards your next vehicle, no questions asked! RECALL NOTICE: Some vehicles may be subject to manufacturer safety recalls that for various reasons may not be repaired prior to sale. You may also check for open recalls at www.safercar.gov
Nissan Maxima 2010 3.5 S 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl CVT)
114,188 miles
Used 2010
Nissan Maxima
3.5 S
List$8,990
Est.Loan: $184/mo
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Nissan Maxima 2010 3.5 SV 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl CVT)
92,293 miles
Used 2010
Nissan Maxima
3.5 SV
List$9,471
Est.Loan: $194/mo
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$260 Below Market
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Dealer Notes
This 2010 Nissan Maxima 4dr 4dr Sedan V6 CVT 3.5 SV features a 3.5L V6 Cylinder 6cyl Gasoline engine. It is equipped with a Automatic transmission. The vehicle is Radiant Silver Metallic with a Other interior. - **Shop where the dealers shop, No dealer license necessary** All Vehicles subject to prior sale. Prices exclude taxes, tags, MSI, Processing and freight charges, and most aftermarket rims. *Some exclusions apply. See store for details. -
Nissan Maxima 2010 3.5 SV 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl CVT)
137,502 miles
Used 2010
Nissan Maxima
3.5 SV
List$7,711
Est.Loan: $158/mo
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Gray 2010 Nissan Maxima 3.5 SV FWD CVT 3.5L V6 DOHC 24V Recent Arrival%2521 26/19 Highway/City MPG %2A%2A%2A%2APrice Includes %2524750 Finance Coupon%2A%2A%2A%2AAt Umansky Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram of Charlottesville, we strive to provide outstanding professional service in all areas of our dealership. For your next used or new car, truck or SUV visit us at www.umanskycdjr.com. 9 Speakers,AM/FM radio,CD player,Radio data system,Radio%3A AM/FM In-Dash 6-CD w/Bose Audio System,Air Conditioning,Automatic temperature control,Front dual zone A/C,Rear window defroster,Power driver seat,Power steering,Power windows,Remote keyless entry,Steering wheel mounted audio controls,Four wheel independent suspension,Speed-sensing steering,Traction control,4-Wheel Disc Brakes,ABS brakes,Anti-whiplash front head restraints,Dual front impact airbags,Dual front side impact airbags,Front anti-roll bar,Low tire pressure warning,Occupant sensing airbag,Overhead airbag,Rear anti-roll bar,Power moonroof,Brake assist,Electronic Stability Control,Delay-off headlights,Front fog lights,Fully automatic headlights,Panic alarm,Security system,Speed control,Bumpers%3A body-color,Power door mirrors,Turn signal indicator mirrors,Auto-dimming Rear-View mirror,Compass,Driver door bin,Driver vanity mirror,Front reading lights,Garage door transmitter%3A HomeLink,Illuminated entry,Leather Shift Knob,Leather steering wheel,Outside temperature display,Overhead console,Passenger vanity mirror,Rear reading lights,Rear seat center armrest,Tachometer,Telescoping steering wheel,Tilt steering wheel,Trip computer,Front Bucket Seats,Leather Seat Trim,Power passenger seat,Split folding rear seat,Front Center Armrest w/Storage,Passenger door bin,18%2522 Aluminum Alloy Wheels,Speed-Sensitive Wipers,Variably intermittent wipers
Nissan Maxima 2010 3.5 SV 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl CVT)
89,349 miles
Used 2010
Nissan Maxima
3.5 SV
List$9,990
Est.Loan: $204/mo
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Nissan Maxima 2010 3.5 SV 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl CVT)
89,935 miles
Used 2010
Nissan Maxima
3.5 SV
CarMax
95.7 mi away
List$12,499
Est.Loan: $255/mo
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Dealer Notes
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 5-Day Money-Back Guarantee, a 30-Day Limited Warranty (60-Day in CT, MN, and RI; 90-Day in GA, MA, NJ, and NY) and a free vehicle history and safety recall report. Price assumes final purchase will be made in VA, and excludes tax, title, tags and $299 CarMax processing fee (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
Nissan Maxima 2010 3.5 SV 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl CVT)
75,000 miles
Used 2010
Nissan Maxima
3.5 SV
List$9,995
Est.Loan: $204/mo
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Nissan Maxima 2010 3.5 SV 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl CVT)
144,995 miles
Used 2010
Nissan Maxima
3.5 SV
H&R Auto
23.6 mi away
List$7,481
Est.Loan: $153/mo
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Dealer Notes
YES SV MAXIMA WITH LEATHER SUN ROOF NAVIGATION NEW TIRES NEW OIL CHANGE NEW VA INSPECTION BACKED BY 5000 MILES POWER TRAIN WARRANTY AND PRICED TO SELL %25247481%2B%2524295 PROCESSING FEE %3D%25247776 CASH PRICE..... PLEASE CALL 1ST 703244467. THANKSVisit H&R Auto online at handrauto.net to see more pictures of this vehicle or call us at 703-243-4467 today to schedule your test drive. Cargo Net,3.5L DOHC 24-valve SMPI V6 engine,Continuous Variable Valve Timing Control %28CVVTS%29,Engine mounts -inc%3A %282%29 solid w/anti-torque rod%2524COMMA %282%29 electronically controlled,Electronically controlled %2522drive-by-wire%2522 throttle,Continuously variable transmission %28CVT%29,Battery saver,Front wheel drive,Independent strut front suspension w/coil springs,Independent multi-link rear suspension w/coil springs,Front & rear stabilizer bars,Speed-sensitive variable-assist pwr rack & pinion steering,Pwr 4-wheel disc brakes%2524COMMA front vented,Dual chrome exhaust finishers,18%2522 x 8.0%2522 fine silver alloy wheels,P245/45VR18 all-season tires,Compact spare tire,Pwr rear sunshade,Chrome door handles,Body color bumpers,Front fog lamps,UV reducing solar glass w/dark upper windshield band,Variable intermittent speed-sensitive flat-blade windshield wipers w/mist function,iPod interface system w/net in center console,XM Satellite radio %28N/A in AK or HI%29,In-glass diversity antenna,Bluetooth hands-free phone system,8-way pwr driver seat w/pwr lumbar support%2524COMMA manual thigh support,4-way pwr passenger seat,Front/rear adjustable head restraints,Lower c-stack storage w/lid,Center console w/coin holder%2524COMMA cellular phone compartment,Full floor & trunk carpeting,Steering column mounted paddle shifters,Auto entry/exit system w/dual-driver memory,Daytime illumination meters -inc%3A speedometer%2524COMMA tachometer%2524COMMA water temp,Warning lights -inc%3A fuel level%2524COMMA door ajar%2524COMMA oil pressure%2524COMMA windshield washer fluid,Multi function trip computer -inc%3A 2.7%2522 dot matrix display%2524COMMA digital clock%2524COMMA outside temp display%2524COMMA distance to empty%2524COMMA average fuel consumption/speed%2524COMMA driving time%2524COMMA maintenance intervals%2524COMMA warning indicator%2524COMMA illumination control%2524COMMA instantaneous fuel consumption,Dual LCD trip odometers,7%2522 color monitor,Retained accessory pwr,Illuminated pwr accessory switches,Vehicle security system,Illuminated ignition keyhole,HomeLink universal transceiver,Vehicle information system,Cruise control w/steering wheel mounted illuminated controls,Rear window defroster w/timer,Lockable illuminated glove box w/damper & pen holder,Front & rear dual cup holders,%282%29 12V pwr outlets,Cloth door trim inserts,Front door map pockets/bottle holders,Overhead console w/sunglass holder,Illuminated entry system w/fade-out,Premium mood lighting,Lighting -inc%3A front/rear step lamps%2524COMMA foot well lamps%2524COMMA front floor lamp%2524COMMA trunk%2524COMMA mood light,Dual illuminated visor vanity mirrors,Sunvisor extensions,Auto-dimming rearview mirror w/compass,Leather wrapped shift knob,Driver/front passenger seatback pockets,Front/rear passenger assist grips,Rear seat coat hanger,Cargo net,4-wheel anti-lock braking system %28ABS%29,Brake assist & electronic brake force distribution %28EBD%29,Steel side-door guard beams,Front & rear crumple zones,Zone body construction,Driver & front passenger dual-stage airbags w/seat belt sensors,Driver & front passenger side-impact airbags,Front & rear roof mounted curtain side-impact airbags,Active front head restraints,Front seat belts w/pretensioners/load limiters/adjustable anchors,ELR seat belt system for driver,ALR/ELR seat belt system for all passengers,All position 3-point seat belts,Passenger window lockout,Child safety rear door locks,Lower anchor & tethers for children %28LATCH%29,Energy absorbing steering column,Emergency inside trunk release,Tire pressure monitoring system %28TPMS%29
Nissan Maxima 2010 3.5 SV 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl CVT)
121,549 miles
Used 2010
Nissan Maxima
3.5 SV
ListNot Listed
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Dealer Notes
This 2010 Nissan Maxima 4dr 4dr Sedan V6 CVT 3.5 SV features a 3.5L V6 Cylinder 6cyl Gasoline engine. It is equipped with a Automatic transmission. The vehicle is Winter Frost Pearl with a Other interior. - **Shop where the dealers shop, No dealer license necessary** All Vehicles subject to prior sale. Prices exclude taxes, tags, MSI, Processing and freight charges, and most aftermarket rims. *Some exclusions apply. See store for details. -

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Edmunds' Expert Review

The 2010 Nissan Maxima serves as an appealing alternative to many entry-level luxury sedans thanks to its engaging driving dynamics and high-quality construction.

vehicle overview

As you move from one automotive segment to the next, you'll no doubt encounter some gray areas in which one segment overlaps another. These gray areas are not unlike those alluded to in real estate, when wise buyers suggest buying the crummiest house in a nice neighborhood, rather than the nicest home in a less-desirable area.

The 2010 Nissan Maxima is the automotive equivalent of a nice home in a middling neighborhood. With fully loaded models priced in the mid-$30,000 range, this mainstream Nissan sedan encroaches on luxury-brand territory. The "neighborhood" isn't that great -- the Nissan brand lacks the glamour of others in the luxury class. Still, we're here to tell you that $35 large gets you a lot of car -- in some cases, more than you'd get from luxury sedans costing thousands more.

Redesigned just last year, the newest Maxima shares its basic front-wheel-drive architecture with the sporty Altima midsize sedan; however, its length has been reduced and width increased to improve handling. Underneath the sharply styled exterior is Nissan's ubiquitous 3.5-liter V6, though in this case it's been massaged to crank out an ample 290 horsepower.

Inside, you'll find a well-designed interior with excellent materials. The optional navigation system is pretty much the same as you'll find in an upscale Infiniti product like the G37, and it's a good one thanks to an easy-to-use interface; there's also an iPod integration setup that works as well as any we've seen. Nissan has even simplified the options structure for 2010, addressing one of our gripes regarding last year's model.

As long as you don't feel the need to impress others with a status-oriented nameplate, the 2010 Nissan Maxima is definitely worth a look. Other choices like the Acura TSX and TL, Hyundai Genesis V6 and Volkswagen CC are in the Maxima's price range and have equally nice interiors, but most lack the Maxima's fun-to-drive nature.

Of course, using that real-estate maxim, you should also look at base versions of models like the Audi A4, Infiniti G37 and Lexus IS. These choices will deliver more dynamic performance and prestige, but they lack the Maxima's long list of features. Among all these sedans, there's really not a bad one in the bunch. The decision, then, comes down to whether you'd be happy living in the Maxima's zip code.

trim levels & features

The 2010 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 and a tilt/telescoping steering column, along with eight-way driver and four-way passenger power front seats. Also standard in the S are a 60/40-split rear seat, cloth upholstery, a leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio controls, a trip computer, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, Bluetooth and an in-dash six-CD changer with an auxiliary audio jack.

The Maxima SV adds integrated turn signals located in the exterior mirrors, foglamps, a driver-seat manual thigh-support extender, power lumbar support, leather upholstery and a nine-speaker Bose stereo upgrade with satellite radio.

The SV can be optioned with either the Premium or Sport packages -- both of which add paddle shifters, xenon headlights, a driver-side auto-dimming outside mirror, heated front seats, heated outside mirrors, driver memory functions and a power tilt-and-telescoping steering column. These packages also include a heated steering wheel, upgraded leather upholstery and trim, and rear bucket seats with a center trunk pass-through in lieu of the 60/40-split seats.

The Premium package differs by adding a dual-panel sunroof, a rearview camera, a 7-inch LCD screen, a ventilated 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, a 2GB music server (replacing the six-CD changer) 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 adds a voice-activated navigation system with real-time traffic, a 7-inch LCD screen with DVD playback, a single in-dash CD player (which replaces the six-disc version), streaming Bluetooth audio and 9.3GB of digital music storage. The new Monitor package includes the color monitor, 2GB music server, auxiliary audio/video inputs, rearview camera and USB port. Finally, the Cold package adds heated front seats, a heated steering wheel and heated outside mirrors.

performance & mpg

Powering every 2010 Nissan Maxima is a 3.5-liter V6 producing 290 hp and 261 pound-feet of torque. Power is sent to the front wheels via a continuously variable transmission (CVT) that can be overridden by six simulated "gear" ratios selected via steering-column-mounted paddle shifters (if optioned on SV models).

In testing, the Maxima SV accelerated from zero to 60 mph in 6.3 seconds, which is in line with the acceleration times of many entry-level luxury cars. The EPA estimates fuel economy at 19 mpg city/26 mpg highway and 22 mpg combined.

safety

Standard safety equipment for all 2010 Nissan Maximas includes antilock disc brakes, stability and traction control, front-seat side airbags, full-length side curtain airbags and front active head restraints. A rearview camera is optional on SV models.

In government crash tests, the Maxima scored a perfect five out of five stars for frontal- and side-impact protection for all occupants. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety awarded the Maxima its highest score of "Good" for frontal-offset crash protection.

driving

Though Nissan's marketing would have you believe that the 2010 Maxima is a "four-door sports car," that's not really the case. This sedan is just too big and heavy to be kin to the 370Z. But it's still a very good sport sedan and it should please the vast majority of drivers. Further helping its case is the Maxima's exceptional steering, which boasts light weighting, plenty of communication and spot-on precision. For the money, though, we would forgo the optional Sport package, which over-stiffens the compliant ride without any appreciable performance gains.

It used to be that when we'd encounter a Nissan fitted with a CVT, we were filled with a combination of dread and loathing. But that's not the case with the 2010 Nissan Maxima, as its CVT is well-suited to the strong V6.

interior

The 2010 Maxima's interior is as upscale as you'll find in the Nissan lineup. The cabin is understated and surrounds passengers with high-quality materials worthy of the sedan's luxury-car price tag. When combined with the Premium or Sport packages, the cabin is on even footing with its pricier Infiniti G37 cousin. We're fond of the Maxima's optional iPod interface – it's one of the best out there.

Interior space is also praiseworthy, providing ample, adult-sized room. The front seats are a pleasant blend of firm support and soft cushioning, but lateral support may be lacking for those who enjoy serpentine back roads. Buyers should be aware that the optional rear bucket seats render the center position all but unusable because of the narrow and elevated seat cushion.

The trunk easily accommodates a pair of golf bags thanks to its wide opening, and the 14.3 cubic feet of luggage space will also accept larger suitcases. The standard 60/40-split rear seats can be stowed for bulkier items, but the optional bucket rear seats offer just a center pass-through for longer objects.


Top consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2010 Nissan Maxima.

Superb vehicle and value
cme4brain, 12/30/2010
This is my wife's car but I drive it mostly. I have owned 2 Benzes, 2 BMW's, 2 Volvo's, and this is the best of all them. This car has the style and horsepower that betters all of those vehicles. The interior quality and transmission are excellent. Its driving feel is just a tick below the Germans, but its reliability is head and shoulders above them- all my German cars cost me $$$$ to keep on the road. And watch for $300 M-B oil changes! Nope, this is a wonderful car.
great car
ahr2, 11/6/2010
This is my second max I still own my 1995.This 2010 is the feel of a sports car with a little more room. The features on this model are great. The heated seats and steering wheel are my favorite.
A well built machine
TexasDriver, 5/7/2016
I bought mine with 81000 miles and I used to drive it about 25k per year. Very well built car, has alot of nice options and everything seems to work rather well. Bluetooth kind of sucks, people would complain they can't hear me well. I had heated/cooled seat, yes singular... Nissan decided it was too much to give the passenger a cooled seat too even though it has perforated leather like the driver's seat.... Anyway, heated seat for the passenger. Heated steering wheel was really nice. Leather held up really nice all the way to 150k miles(I just sold it). You don't need Nissan's 'ester oil' just use mobile1 fully synthetic every 7k miles. Dealership charged me $40 to do so in Houston. Bought some OEM recommended Goodyear Eagle RS-1 tires which gave me about 50k miles (mostly highway) and held up really well in terms of traction in the crazy rains in Houston. Relpairs: Replaced the belt at 145k miles, it was getting very dry and cracking, pretty cheap ~$80. Resurfaced rotors (never bought new ones idk if the guy before me did), and ofcourse breakpads. Changed spark plugs at 100k, pay a few more dollars and use OEM spark plugs, it's the most optimum option for your engine. Had to replace shocks and struts at 100k, this one is due to a leak. It would've ate up my new tires and vibration is never good for a mechanical equipment, alot of people cut corners and pay for other problems. This one however is on Nissan, appearantly its a known issue, and nissan recalled for it. I didn't know... My loss. ($1000) for all 4 OEM shocks and struts + labor. I took off a star for reliability for this one.
Fast and fun
Chris, 9/28/2010
I compared the Maxima to an Audi, Mercedez, Cadillac and Lexus. By far, none can compete with the price or the luxury you get with the Maxima. I opted for the luxury package instead of the Sport package, added the spoiler and bought aftermarket rims. Lets just say that no one believes it's a Maxima. This car is responsive, fast and very comfortable. Bluetooth and voice recognition work great. I average 28 miles on the highway, those that complain about the fuel economy need to understand that this car has 290 hp, get a 4 cylinder Corolla if you need to save on gas. I added a high flow air intake and the car roars. If you are looking for a comfortable, luxurious ride, this is it.
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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
    Good
  • Roof Strength Test
    Acceptable
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Marginal
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Good

More about the 2010 Nissan Maxima
Used 2010 Nissan Maxima Overview

The Used 2010 Nissan Maxima is offered in the following submodels: . Available styles include 3.5 SV 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl CVT), and 3.5 S 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl CVT).

What's a good price on a Used 2010 Nissan Maxima?

Save up to $300 on one of 16 Used 2010 Nissan Maxima for sale at dealerships within 25 miles of Ashburn, VA with prices as low as $6,981 as of08/14/2018, based on data from dealers and consumer-driven dealer ratings ranging from1 to 5 out of 5 stars.

Price comparisons for Used 2010 Nissan Maxima trim styles:

  • The Used 2010 Nissan Maxima 3.5 SV is priced between $7,481 and$12,499 with odometer readings between 75000 and144995 miles.
  • The Used 2010 Nissan Maxima 3.5 S is priced between $6,981 and$10,976 with odometer readings between 34196 and128801 miles.

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