Used 2012 Nissan Maxima

2012 Nissan Maxima
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2012 Nissan Maxima

Pros

  • Precise steering
  • strong acceleration
  • high-quality interior with high-tech features
  • excellent iPod integration
  • more features than similarly priced luxury sedans.

Cons

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

Used 2012 Nissan Maxima for Sale

Nissan Maxima 2012 3.5 SV 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl CVT)
80,707 miles
Used 2012
Nissan Maxima
3.5 SV
List$11,816
Est.Loan: $221/mo
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$300 Below Market
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Nissan Maxima 2012 3.5 S 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl CVT)
106,757 miles
Used 2012
Nissan Maxima
3.5 S
List$12,999
Est.Loan: $243/mo
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Nissan Maxima 2012 3.5 SV 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl CVT)
56,147 miles
Used 2012
Nissan Maxima
3.5 SV
List$12,995
Est.Loan: $243/mo
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2012 Nissan Maxima with Leather Seats, Heated Seats, Sun Roof, Backup Camera, and many more options. Extended Warranty Available
Nissan Maxima 2012 3.5 SV 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl CVT)
66,682 miles
Used 2012
Nissan Maxima
3.5 SV
(3)
SMH Auto Sales
27.1 mi away
List$13,386
Est.Loan: $250/mo
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Nissan Maxima 2012 3.5 SV 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl CVT)
40,838 miles
Used 2012
Nissan Maxima
3.5 SV
List$14,800
Est.Loan: $276/mo
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Nissan Maxima 2012 3.5 SV 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl CVT)
86,538 miles
Used 2012
Nissan Maxima
3.5 SV
List$8,995
Est.Loan: $168/mo
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$247 Below Market
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Capitol Motors of Stafford3316 Jefferson Davis Hwy, STAFFORD, VA 22554540-659-1000capitolmotorsdmv.comWarranty: Extended warranties available on most vehicles.DISCLAIMER: NEITHER THE DEALERSHIP NOR DEALERSCLOUD.COM IS RESPONSIBLE FOR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS, MISPRINTS ON PRICES OR EQUIPMENT. TOTAL PRICES ON VEHICLES FINANCED MAY VARY. WE FINANCE PEOPLE WITH ALL TYPES OF CREDIT.
Nissan Maxima 2012 3.5 SV 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl CVT)
98,351 miles
Used 2012
Nissan Maxima
3.5 SV
List$11,995
Est.Loan: $224/mo
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Calling all enthusiasts for this dominant and seductive 2012 Nissan Maxima 3.5 SV wPremium Pkg. Take pleasure in the buttery smooth shifting from the Variable transmission paired with this high performance Gas V6 3.5L engine. Delivering a mind-blowing amount of torque, this vehicle begs for someone to love it! It is stocked with these options: SUPER BLACK, CAFE LATTE, LEATHER SEAT TRIM, [U02] PREMIUM TECH PKG -inc: HDD navigation system wvoice recognition, XM NavTraffic, XM NavWeather, 7 touch-screen color monitor, Bluetooth streaming audio, Zagat restaurant reviews, [P01] PREMIUM PKG -inc: dual panel moonroof wpwr retractable sunshades, pwr rear sunshade, xenon HID headlights, heated exterior mirrors, auto-dimming driver exterior mirror, exterior mirrors wreverse tilt-down & memory, auto entryexit system wdual-driver memory, premium leather wrapped heated steering wheel wcharacteristic stitch, paddle shifters, pwr tilttelescopic steering column, premium leather seat trim, heated front seats, climate controlled driver seat wmemory, rear bucket seats wtrunk pass-through, large rear seat fold-down center armrest, Atlantic cherry wood-tone trim, premium mood lighting, 7 color monitor, RearView monitor, USB input, iPod net in center console, shift knob wcharacteristic stitch, [M92] TRUNK SUB-FLOOR ORGANIZER WFIRST AIDEMERGENCY KIT, Zone body construction, XM satellite radio *NA in AK or HI*, Warning lights -inc: fuel level, door ajar, oil pressure, windshield washer fluid, and Vinyl door trim inserts. Drive for days in this lively and whimsical Nissan Maxima. Test drive this must-see, must-drive, must-own beauty and get a hassle-free deal today at Fast Lane Car Sales, 1901 Dual Highway, Hagerstown, MD 21740.
Nissan Maxima 2012 3.5 SV 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl CVT)
75,060 miles
Used 2012
Nissan Maxima
3.5 SV
List$12,995
Est.Loan: $243/mo
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Nissan Maxima 2012 3.5 SV 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl CVT)
129,570 miles
Used 2012
Nissan Maxima
3.5 SV
Star Cars
47.3 mi away
List$9,999
Est.Loan: $187/mo
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$275 Below Market
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Premium Package, Navigation, Backup Camera, Sunroof, Black leather interior, Alloy wheels
Nissan Maxima 2012 3.5 S 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl CVT)
49,343 miles
Used 2012
Nissan Maxima
3.5 S
(1)
CarMax
60.3 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 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 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 2012 3.5 S 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl CVT)
133,084 miles
Used 2012
Nissan Maxima
3.5 S
List$11,995
Est.Loan: $224/mo
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Nissan Maxima 2012 3.5 SV 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl CVT)
73,261 miles
Used 2012
Nissan Maxima
3.5 SV
List$20,750
Est.Loan: $378/mo
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Nissan Maxima 2012 3.5 S 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl CVT)
60,191 miles
Used 2012
Nissan Maxima
3.5 S
Lancaster Hyundai
94.9 mi away
List$9,887
Est.Loan: $185/mo
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Nissan Maxima 2012
115,877 miles
Used 2012
Nissan Maxima
Damas Auto
8.2 mi away
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Nissan Maxima 2012 3.5 SV 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl CVT)
124,142 miles
Used 2012
Nissan Maxima
3.5 SV
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Nissan Maxima 2012 3.5 SV 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl CVT)
64,403 miles
Used 2012
Nissan Maxima
3.5 SV
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This 2012 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 21921 miles below market average! 26/19 Highway/City MPG 19/26mpg 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 2012 3.5 S 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl CVT)
87,729 miles
Used 2012
Nissan Maxima
3.5 S
List$14,989
Est.Loan: $280/mo
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Nissan Maxima 2012 3.5 SV 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl CVT)
100,830 miles
Used 2012
Nissan Maxima
3.5 SV
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Edmunds' Expert Review

The 2012 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

In these economic times, showing up to work in a new car with a fancy luxury badge may raise some eyebrows around the water cooler. Perception counts for a lot, so finding a new car that straddles the tricky divide between practical family cars and upscale luxury models would seem to be a good way to enjoy your success without flaunting it. The 2012 Nissan Maxima is one way to do so.

To put it simply, Nissan's flagship sedan offers much of the same performance, luxury and features as the company's upscale Infiniti brand, but with a less flashy badge and better value. Topping the Maxima's list of strong points is a very likable driving experience. The 290-horsepower V6 gives the Maxima enough acceleration to outsprint almost all competitors, while a well-tuned suspension manages to deliver a nice balance between athletic handling and a plush ride. An attractive passenger cabin featuring top-quality materials and the availability of many luxury features is another plus. In a way, the Maxima is an analog clock and some fancier gauges away from being an Infiniti.

However, the Maxima isn't the only stealthy luxury model. The Chrysler 300, Hyundai Genesis and Volkswagen CC are all essentially luxury cars without a traditional luxury badge. The Chrysler and Hyundai, in particular, offer significantly more interior room than the Maxima.

Of course, if you're actually looking for the cachet that comes along with a luxury brand, the Maxima obviously can't deliver. Even though you won't be getting as much equipment for your money, the Audi A4, BMW 3 Series, Infiniti G Sedan, Mercedes-Benz C-Class and Volvo S60 are all in the same pricing ballpark. They also offer a greater degree of driving and interior refinement.

That makes the 2012 Nissan Maxima an intriguing alternative for two types of luxury cars. If you're OK with that Nissan badge, or are even seeking out something less ostentatious, it's definitely worth a close look.

Trim levels & features

The 2012 Nissan Maxima is a midsize entry-level luxury sedan available in S and SV trim levels.

The standard equipment list for the base S model includes 18-inch alloy wheels, automatic headlights, a sunroof, keyless ignition/entry, cruise control, dual-zone automatic climate control, cloth upholstery, power front seats (eight-way driver and four-way passenger), 60/40-split-folding rear seat and a leather-wrapped tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel. Also included are an auto-dimming rearview mirror, trip computer, Bluetooth phone capability and an eight-speaker stereo with a six-CD changer and an auxiliary audio jack. The new Limited Edition option package for S models includes a unique grille and 18-inch dark silver alloy wheels, HID xenon headlights with smoke-tinted lenses, foglights and a rear spoiler.

Moving up to the SV adds to the base S equipment foglights, leather upholstery, a driver-seat manual thigh-support extender and power lumbar support, and a nine-speaker Bose audio system with satellite radio. The Monitor package adds a 7-inch touchscreen electronics interface, 2GB of digital music storage, an RCA auxiliary audio-video jack, a rearview camera and an iPod/USB audio interface. The Cold package adds heated front seats, a heated steering wheel and heated mirrors. Xenon headlights are also available separately.

The SV can also be equipped with either the Premium or Sport packages. Both add the xenon headlights, heated mirrors with driver-side auto-dimming, upgraded leather upholstery, the heated front seats and steering wheel, driver seat memory functions, and a power tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel with paddle shifters. Rear bucket seats with a center trunk pass-through also replace the 60/40-split rear seatbacks.

The Premium package goes on to include a dual-panel sunroof, a rearview camera, the 7-inch touchscreen, a ventilated driver seat, rear-seat audio and climate controls, automatic up/down rear windows, a power rear sunshade, wood trim, RCA auxiliary audio-video jacks (replaces standard aux jack) and an iPod interface. The Sport package adds instead a sport-tuned suspension, 19-inch alloy 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 can be added to either of the above option packages. It adds a voice-activated navigation system with real-time traffic and weather, DVD playback and a single in-dash CD player (which replaces the six-disc version), Bluetooth streaming audio and 9.3GB of digital music storage.

2012 Highlights

The 2012 Nissan Maxima gains a Limited Edition package that adds some of the SV Sport's features and flashier styling to the base model. This year's model also has freshened styling (grille and taillights) and updated interior trim.

Performance & mpg

Under the hood of every 2012 Nissan Maxima is a 3.5-liter V6 that puts out 290 hp and 261 pound-feet of torque. Power is sent to the front wheels though a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT).

In Edmunds performance testing, the Maxima SV accelerated from zero to 60 mph in 6.2 seconds, which is quicker than almost every other entry-level luxury sedan (with a base engine). The EPA estimates fuel economy at 19 mpg city/26 mpg highway and 22 mpg combined.

Safety

Standard safety equipment for every 2012 Nissan Maxima includes antilock disc brakes, stability and traction control, front-seat side-impact airbags, side curtain airbags that cover both rows and active front-seat head restraints. A rearview camera is an option on SV models. In Edmunds brake testing, a Maxima SV with the Sport package came to a stop from 60 mph in 122 feet -- an average distance for both entry-level luxury cars and family sedans.

In terms of crash tests, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety awarded the Maxima its highest score of "Good" for frontal-offset and side crash protection and a second-best rating of "Acceptable" in the roof strength test.

Driving

It doesn't take a lot of time behind the steering wheel of the 2012 Nissan Maxima to realize this is a very competent sport sedan. In its standard form, precise steering and a well-tuned suspension make it a good bit of fun to drive. With that in mind, we'd recommend skipping the Sport package, as the firmer suspension makes for a harsh ride with no appreciable improvement to the car's handling.

The Maxima's powertrain is a good one, with strong acceleration from the 3.5-liter V6. Even the CVT is a positive -- something we can't say for a lot of CVTs we've driven -- with good performance in automatic mode and an entertaining manual shift feature that allows you to run up and down through six simulated "gear ratios" for a sportier feel.

Interior

Inside, the 2012 Nissan Maxima features a decidedly upscale cabin with a sleek design and top-quality materials. Add an assortment of available luxury features and you have an interior that looks as if it was lifted out of a more expensive automobile. Really, there's very little separating the Maxima's cabin from that of an Infiniti.

Front and rear seats offer a nice blend of comfort and support, though the more supportive bucket-style backseats found in the SV Premium and Sport make the center section all but unusable. Out back the Maxima's trunk offers a healthy 14.2 cubic feet of cargo room. Base S models gain some added cargo-carrying flexibility by virtue of their 60/40-split-folding rear seatbacks, while the top-of-the-line SV makes do with a pass-through that allows longer items like skis to extend into the passenger compartment.


Consumer reviews

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Overall Consumer Rating

Most helpful consumer reviews

My Wife wants to drive my Maxima, I don't want to driver her Lexus ES 350! :-)
sunsonshaan07,11/02/2012
So I just traded up for the 2012 Nissan Maxima here recently at the end of October. I went with a Black/Black 3.5 SV w/. Premium, Premium Tech and Cold Pkgs as well as the Spoiler, Window Tints, Pin Striping, Wheel Locks and Nitrogen filled Tires (I'm in the Dallas, TX area). I traded in my previous car, a 2007 Hyundai Sonata Limited V6 w/. about 75k miles (got around $8k back for it) and let me tell you I'm not regretting it one bit. I regretted getting a Korean Car more as with the age, the ESC light started to periodically light up and everytime it did, the evergreen Microsoft methodology came to the rescue (i.e, LOL, Shutdown and reboot). I got sick of it after a while.
So far I am loving it!
maxmus12,01/08/2012
Purchased premium model 6 weeks ago and loving it. Choice was between Maxima, Avalon, ES350, and BMW 3 series. After driving all 4 I had to go with Maxima. For the $ you get allot of options plus I decided to go for something sporty. BMW was close but Max is a little bigger and offers more. The Maxima drives smooth, feels comfortable, the car wants to go fast even when you dont want it to. When driving, the car has a nice pur that gives you that sporty feeling. Throttle response is great. Handles great for sedan. Paddle shifters are fun. Gas however..horrible. I average around 23mpg, 320mi to a tank. If you have fun with the car..you're looking at mid 200mi a tank. Worth it though.
Impressive Maxima
alan_s,12/14/2011
My 2010 Maxima lease was almost up so I turned it in and leased a 2012 Maxima SV with Premium package. I immediately noticed a huge advance in refinement over the 2010, and a dramatic improvement in the performance of the CVT. The drivetrain as a whole is far more responsive and much smoother. The CVT no longer bogs down the tremendously powerful engine. Kudos to Nissan for continuous improvement. The two-tone interior is sumptuous and the materials appear to be of improved quality. Everything has a very substantial quality about it. This feels like a much more expensive car. On the road, the dynamics have been improved, and a feeling of solid build and substance is imparted. I love it!
Couldn't be happier!
kc16,01/01/2012
My husband and I looked at and test drove many high-end sedans from Lexus ES 350, Audi A4, Infinity to C Class Mercedes Benz. The designer cars didn't impress us. Seriously. It all came down to personal preference and what would work best for our family. We did narrow it down to the ES and Maxima, but the ES has really short head space. We are tall people. My hubby is over 6 ft. and I'm 5 ft. 7. And each time we test drove an ES, I kept thinking "old man car". Plus the breaking wasn't smooth and it was downright boring to drive and we were worried about the Toyota/Lexus recalls. We purchased a black 2012 Maxima with gray interior with red stitching and couldn't be happier. We got a great deal on a SV Premium Package with rear spoiler. With its ample headspace, heated steering wheel, heated and air conditioned seats, Bose stereo, nav system, and double moon roof, we got all the perks we wanted and then some. It's a good-looking car that's a blast to drive. Looks and drives like a sports car. The manufacturer recommends premium gas, but the dealership said we could use regular with no problem. The only thing we don't like is the effortless acceleration. If we’re not careful, we’ll be racking up some serious speeding tickets, y'all. This is our favorite car we've owned yet. LOVE LOVE LOVE 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
    Overall3 / 5
    Driver4 / 5
    Passenger2 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    Overall5 / 5
  • Side Barrier Rating
    Overall5 / 5
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front Seat4 / 5
    Back Seat5 / 5
  • Rollover
    Rollover5 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of Rollover10.1%
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 2012 Nissan Maxima Overview

The Used 2012 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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  • The Used 2012 Nissan Maxima 3.5 SV is priced between $8,995 and$20,750 with odometer readings between 40838 and129570 miles.
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Should I lease or buy a 2012 Nissan Maxima?

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