Used 2011 Nissan Maxima

2011 Nissan Maxima
2011 Nissan Maxima

Pros

  • Precise steering
  • strong V6
  • high-quality interior with high-tech features
  • excellent iPod integration.

Cons

  • Lacks the brand cachet its price tag implies
  • optional equipment stuffed into expensive packages.
Nissan Maxima years

Used 2011 Nissan Maxima for Sale

Nissan Maxima 2011 3.5 S 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl CVT)
86,889 miles
Used 2011
Nissan Maxima
3.5 S
Ted Britt Chevrolet
6.2 mi away
List$10,287
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Nissan Maxima 2011 3.5 SV 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl CVT)
112,321 miles
Used 2011
Nissan Maxima
3.5 SV
Ammoury Auto
18.8 mi away
List$7,745
Est.Loan: $145/mo
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Nissan Maxima 2011 3.5 SV 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl CVT)
95,653 miles
Used 2011
Nissan Maxima
3.5 SV
CarMax
36.1 mi away
List$12,998
Est.Loan: $243/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
Nissan Maxima 2011 3.5 S 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl CVT)
103,491 miles
Used 2011
Nissan Maxima
3.5 S
Ten Point Preowned Auto Sales
41.6 mi away
List$9,995
Est.Loan: $187/mo
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Nissan Maxima 2011 3.5 SV 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl CVT)
141,374 miles
Used 2011
Nissan Maxima
3.5 SV
American Auto Mall
49.4 mi away
List$7,499
Est.Loan: $140/mo
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Nissan Maxima 2011 3.5 SV 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl CVT)
84,343 miles
Used 2011
Nissan Maxima
3.5 SV
(5)
MaxKar Motors
51.8 mi away
List$11,598
Est.Loan: $217/mo
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Dealer Notes
THIS 2011 NISSAN MAXIMA IS A GREAT SEDAN WITH AMPLE AMOUNTS OF INTERIOR SPACE WITH TOP OF THE LINE TECH FEATURES!!!!**LEATHER SEATS**PANORAMIC SUN ROOF** BACK UP CAMERA**BLUETOOTH CONNECTION**VOICE RECOGNITION**STEERING WHEEL CONTROLS AUDIO/PHONE**HEATED STEERING WHEEL**HEATED & COOL DRIVER SEAT**HEATED PASSENGER SEAT**PUSH BUTTON START**UNIVERSAL GARAGE DOOR OPENER**TILTED STEERING WHEEL**PADDLE SHIFTERS**KEYLESS ENTRY**FRONT POWER SEATS**DRIVER SIDE MEMORY SEATING**WOOD GRAIN INTERIOR TRIM**DUAL CLIMATE CONTROL**PRIVACY SUN SHADING**PROJECTOR HEADLAMPS**POWER WINDOWS**POWER MIRRORS**POWER LOCKS**AM/FM/CD/XM/AUX**2011 NISSAN MAXIMA Front with powerful 3.5L DOHC 24-valve SMPI V6 engine and driven only 84343 miles! Fully loaded and much more! CARFAX CERTIFIED**FINANCING AVAILABLE** Contact our Sales at 540-370-8888The electronic components on this vehicle are in working order. There are no defects present on this vehicle. There is not a door ding present on this vehicle. There is a properly functioning engine in this vehicle. This vehicle has a clean exterior. The interior was well maintained. The mileage is accurate. There is no trouble shifting this transmission. It is priced to sell quickly, CALL NOW. We have custom financing plans for most budgets. Stop by today or schedule an appointment with one of our qualified sales associates. Also, our entire inventory selection is available online at: www.maxkarmotors.com. PLEASE PRESENT THIS AD TO HONOR SPECIAL PRICING. Here At Maxkar Motors We Emphasize On Providing All Customers With Quality Customer Service, As Well As Quality Vehicles At Unbeatable Prices. We Have Over 30 Banks And Lenders Working By Our Side. *Let Our Dedicated And Professional Sales Associates Help You On Your Next Purchase.* TAKE 5 minutes and submit an online credit application for a guaranteed approval!!!!!When others say no we say Yes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Are you ready to Save money on the purchase of your next CAR? If you are call us at 540-370-8888 Today. All WAL-MART AND COSTCO CUSTOMERS WELCOME!!!!!!
Nissan Maxima 2011 3.5 S 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl CVT)
83,887 miles
Used 2011
Nissan Maxima
3.5 S
(1)
Sheehy Toyota of Fredericksburg
52.7 mi away
List$10,500
Est.Loan: $196/mo
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Nissan Maxima 2011 3.5 SV 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl CVT)
49,790 miles
Used 2011
Nissan Maxima
3.5 SV
CarMax
54.5 mi away
List$14,998
Est.Loan: $280/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 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.
Nissan Maxima 2011 3.5 S 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl CVT)
148,710 miles
Used 2011
Nissan Maxima
3.5 S
Universal Auto Sales
62.1 mi away
List$6,995
Est.Loan: $131/mo
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2011 NISSAN MAXIMA SEDAN 148K MILES FRESHLY INSPECTED RUNS AND DRIVES EXCELLENT!~~~~~~~~~~~~LOOKS RUNS AND DRIVES EXCELLENT~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~FIRST SERIOUS BUYER WITH CASH IN HAND WILL DRIVE IT HOME!~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Nissan Maxima 2011 3.5 S 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl CVT)
187,593 miles
Used 2011
Nissan Maxima
3.5 S
The Car Man Company
98.1 mi away
List$7,788
Est.Loan: $146/mo
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Nissan Maxima 2011 3.5 S 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl CVT)
115,674 miles
Used 2011
Nissan Maxima
3.5 S
Premier Auto Imports
32.4 mi away
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Nissan Maxima 2011 3.5 SV 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl CVT)
95,833 miles
Used 2011
Nissan Maxima
3.5 SV
(50)
National Motors of Waldorf
41.8 mi away
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Recent Arrival! This 2011 Nissan Maxima 3.5 SV will not make it to the weekend!! Please call now to reserve your test drive appointment!! (240) 585-7300. Odometer is 3023 miles below market average! 19/26 City/Highway MPG 19/26 City/Highway MPG Prices subject to change without notice and do not include Title, License, Registration Fees, State or Local Taxes or Processing Fees, if any. Please contact seller first for vehicle availability
Nissan Maxima 2011 3.5 SV 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl CVT)
63,268 miles
Used 2011
Nissan Maxima
3.5 SV
(2)
Sheehy Lexus of Annapolis
54.1 mi away
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Nissan Maxima 2011 3.5 SV 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl CVT)
151,016 miles
Used 2011
Nissan Maxima
3.5 SV
(1)
Jones Junction Used Cars
67.6 mi away
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Nissan Maxima 2011 3.5 SV 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl CVT)
119,982 miles
Used 2011
Nissan Maxima
3.5 SV
(2)
Nissan of Richmond
95.8 mi away
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Nissan Maxima 2011 3.5 SV 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl CVT)
160,000 miles
Used 2011
Nissan Maxima
3.5 SV
(1)
Jones Junction Used Cars
67.6 mi away
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Edmunds' Expert Review

The 2011 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

The 2011 Nissan Maxima has a difficult task, as it's meant to be a premium luxury sedan at the same time that it offers affordable family-sedan utility. It's no wonder that this car is a good-news, not-much-bad-news proposition.

First the good news. This is a very nice car with powerful, refined performance, a well-trimmed cabin and plenty of high-tech luxury features. Sporting nearly 300 horsepower, the Maxima can show its taillights to pricier, entry-level luxury cars while its well-developed chassis offers a nice balance between sporty handling and a nice ride.

Within the cabin, you'll find a well-designed interior with excellent materials. The optional, easily mastered navigation system is virtually identical to what you'll find within various models offered by Nissan's upscale Infiniti division, and the iPod integration is one of the best ones out there. With pricing in the mid-$30,000 range for a fairly loaded example, the Maxima gets you a lot of car -- in some cases, more than you'd get from luxury sedans costing thousands more.

The semi-bad news? You're not going to get the prestige that some people want when they're spending $30-40K on a car, even if it's just a base model of a premium brand nameplate. Other choices you might want to consider include the 2011 Acura TSX and TL, 2011 Hyundai Genesis and 2011 Volkswagen CC, which are all in the Maxima's price range. Like the Maxima, they have nice interiors and a good value proposition, yet they mostly lack the Maxima's fun-to-drive nature. And of course you could also look at base versions of models like the 2011 Audi A4, BMW 3 Series, Infiniti G37 and 2011 Lexus IS 350. They deliver the performance and prestige expected, yet lack the Maxima's long list of features.

2011 Nissan Maxima configurations

The 2011 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 headlamps, cruise control, a sunroof, keyless ignition/entry, dual-zone automatic climate control and a tilt-and-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-folding 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-disc 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 shift paddles on the steering wheel, 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 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 sunshade, wood trim, an RCA auxiliary audio-video jack, a 2GB music server (replacing the six-disc CD changer) and an iPod interface. The Sport package features a sport-tuned suspension, 19-inch wheels, smoked headlights, dark chrome grille, gray metallic stitching accents, 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 Monitor package includes the color monitor, 2GB music server, auxiliary audio-video jack, rearview camera and USB port. Finally, the Cold package adds heated front seats, a heated steering wheel and heated outside mirrors.

2011 Highlights

For 2011, the Nissan Maxima sees only a handful of minor changes. Among them, the exhaust tips are different and the available Sport package gets smoked headlights, a dark chrome grille and gray stitching for the upholstery.

Performance & mpg

Powering every 2011 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 automatic transmission (CVT) that can be overridden by six simulated "gear" ratios selected via shift paddles on the steering wheel (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 every 2011 Nissan Maxima includes antilock disc brakes, stability and traction control, front-seat side airbags, side curtain airbags and front active head restraints. A rearview camera is optional on SV models. In Edmunds brake testing, Maximas with both the Premium and Sport packages came to a stop from 60 mph in 128 feet -- a bit longer than average for this price range.

In government crash tests, the Maxima scored a perfect five out of five stars sweep 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 and side crash protection, but got the second-best rating of "Acceptable" in the roof strength test.

Driving

Nissan calls the 2011 Maxima a "four-door sports car," but no one is going to mistake this large sedan for a 370Z. Yet it's still a very good sport sedan and it should please the vast majority of drivers. The Maxima's steering is exceptionally nice, boasting light effort, plenty of communication and spot-on precision. For the money, though, we would forgo the optional Sport package, which stiffens the compliant ride without any appreciable performance gains.

It used to be that when we'd encounter a vehicle fitted with a CVT, we were filled with a combination of dread and loathing. But that's not the case with the 2011 Nissan Maxima, as its CVT is well-suited to the strong V6.

Interior

The 2011 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 especially fond of the Maxima's optional iPod interface, which is one of the best.

Within the ample, adult-size cabin, the front seats blend support and soft cushioning. The executive-style rear bucket seats are comfortable and stylish just like those in the Mercedes-Benz CLS and Volkswagen CC, but the small center position is understandably all but unusable. The standard 60/40-split rear seats can fold down for bulkier items, but the optional bucket rear seats offer just a center pass-through for longer objects.


Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2011 Nissan Maxima.

Overall Consumer Rating

Most helpful consumer reviews

Not perfect, but is still Nissans 4DSC
stracer82,09/17/2012
I bought my 2011 SV Sport right as the 2012s were coming out so I got a decent deal. I was really looking at Infiniti G37s but those dealers werent negotiating. The sport package is the best looking version, IMO due to the 19 inch wheels and smoked headlights, and its equipped with some of the extra goodies I would have wanted anyways. As of 9/17/12, I am just shy of 7000 miles on the odo.
Don't compare to Camry & Accord
uga91,02/25/2011
I recently bought a 2011 Maxima S and could not be happier with the car at the price I paid. I took the 0% NMAC financing, so I didn't get all the rebates; but, at about $26.5k, you have to compare this Maxima to cars like Acura TL and Lexus ES350. The 290HP, keyless ignition, all the safety features, the power seats, 6-disc changer and other features make this car very formidable against higher priced competitors. I know I don't have leather, but that's about all I don't have versus cars like that.
CVT Technology and the 2011 Maxima SV
labower,06/17/2015
The 2011 Maxima SV is an overall great car. Not only is the sports sedan great for people with kids who just can't bring themselves to travel around in a minivan, but it handles well, gets great gas mileage, and makes driving less of a chore and more of an adventure. Really, I love to find an excuse, any excuse, to drive this car. And it has plenty of room in the trunk for groceries, and for my large dog (who has not quite gotten used to the fact that we no longer have a hatchback vehicle and she can't just ride in there). I don't know how I survived without a dual sunroof, heated and cooled seats, or a heated steering wheel. And the pickup...when you press the gas, it GOES.
Passenger airbag light malfunction
gdoucet,03/12/2012
I purchased my '11 Maxima new on 03/31/2011 and have had an issue with the passenger side airbag light coming on with an adult passenger in the seat. When the light is on, it reflects that the airbag is in the 'off' position. I have brought the problem to my dealer's attention, Giles Nissan, Lafayette, LA ever since my first 3,750 oil change service, and was given a variety of reasons. At first the dealer could not locate the trouble then I was told that it was normal. I finally brought my wife with me and rode with a service tech who witnessed the problem. Since then, different techs at different times have experienced the light on, however the issue has not yet been resolved.
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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

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

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Used 2011 Nissan Maxima Overview

The Used 2011 Nissan Maxima is offered in the following submodels: Maxima Sedan. Available styles include 3.5 SV 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl CVT), and 3.5 S 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl CVT).

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Price comparisons for Used 2011 Nissan Maxima trim styles:

  • The Used 2011 Nissan Maxima 3.5 SV is priced between $7,499 and$14,998 with odometer readings between 49790 and141374 miles.
  • The Used 2011 Nissan Maxima 3.5 S is priced between $6,995 and$10,500 with odometer readings between 83887 and187593 miles.

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