2017 Nissan Maxima


$32,610 - $40,340
2017 Nissan Maxima
Save up to $8,573

Pros

  • Well-made and attractive cabin rivals those of luxury-branded sedans
  • Easy-to-use tech controls
  • Abundant features for the money
  • Sharp driving dynamics for a midsize sedan

Cons

  • SR trim level's firm ride
  • All-wheel drive is not available
  • High price given the car's size and Nissan badge
  • Backseat and trunk aren't very spacious

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Features & Specs

3.5 SL 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl CVT)Platinum 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl CVT)3.5 S w/Prod. End 04/17 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl CVT)3.5 SV w/Prod. End 04/17 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl CVT)3.5 SR 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl CVT)3.5 SV 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl CVT)3.5 S 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl CVT)
Starting MSRP$37,250$40,340$32,610$34,590$38,030$34,890$32,910
MPG25252525252525
Seating5555555
Transmissioncontinuously variable-speed automaticcontinuously variable-speed automaticcontinuously variable-speed automaticcontinuously variable-speed automaticcontinuously variable-speed automaticcontinuously variable-speed automaticcontinuously variable-speed automatic
Fuelgasgasgasgasgasgasgas
Horsepower300 hp @ 6400 rpm300 hp @ 6400 rpm300 hp @ 6400 rpm300 hp @ 6400 rpm300 hp @ 6400 rpm300 hp @ 6400 rpm300 hp @ 6400 rpm

Safety

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating

    Overall5/5
    Driver5/5
    Passenger4/5
  • Side Crash Rating

    Overall5/5
  • Side Barrier Rating

    Overall5/5
    Driver5/5
    Passenger5/5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings

    Front Seat5/5
    Back Seat5/5
  • Rollover

    Rollover5/5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of Rollover9.5%

IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    G
    Good
  • Roof Strength Test
    G
    Good
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    G
    Good
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    G
    Good
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    G
    Good

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Professional Critics: Stop saying the same things
You will notice the professionals who review cars say the same things over and over! Here is a different view to them where I agree and disagree. First, I love the Xtronic (CVT) Transmission. After driving the Maxima for a while, and then driving other cars with a regular transmission, I love the CVT!! It is smooth and sounds so much better - so relax "car pros" - you think you are sooooo smart to shake your head at the CVT, but I LIKE IT!! The interior is amazing and the looks suite me just fine. The handling is good, but I will agree with the pros that front wheel drive can be a negative for some (until you drive in the snow) - and all wheel drive would be nice as well (but would add cost). It is a FUN CAR TO DRIVE, so sorry "Pros," I am good with the 4DSC moniker. (so there!)
Dream Empty Nester Cruiser
This sweet girl is turning out to be everything I had hoped for. Having owned a Nissan Altima SL for the past 9 years convinced me to look hard at Nissan again. By the way, the Altima has proved to be the most trouble-free car I have ever owned. At 125K miles she is tight, uses no oil (synthetic) between 10K mile oil/filter changes, absolutely no rust here in the rest belt. Our previous Accords all rusted sooner or later! Well, I digress. Back to the Maxima. Once I decided to start looking for a newer, more sporty car my eyes fell on the 2017 Maxima and I was bitten before a test drive. I love everything about the exterior design: special likes are the front V-motion grill, front bottom spoiler (designed like the '17 Corvette, it has a kinda stingray shape), the fantastic "lighted boomerang" style headlights, and the all glass top (the SL has 2 huge panoramic sun roofs, or is that moon roofs?... always confused by that terminology). Finally, as for the exterior, those 18" aggressively-styled polished aluminum rims trimmed in black are the bomb. One little gripe here is that those wheels are not tucked inside the tire sidewalls offering almost no protection from curb rash so be real careful with your parallel parking. I'm still in the break-in period so I have not put my foot into it yet although I did hone-out a few demo's and was very impressed with the off-the line and running 30mph acceleration. Some writers complain about the torque steer with full-pedal launches but I did not notice a problem with that. The V-6 engine is Nissan quality so I expect zero problems with seeps, leeks, oil consumption and the like. As for the CVT transmission, well as I said I've owned one for 9 years now and I just love this tranny. Some writers complain about rubber band launches on hard and continuous acceleration. I agree that the old 4-banger CVT exhibits that a bit but the very good "immediate" acceleration, lack of shift "bumps" experienced with non-CVT transmissions, and better gas mileage more than make up for basic CVT characteristics. Now I was just talking about my old 4-cylinder, 182HP Altima. The new Maxima CVT is a no-shifting dream and once you push the "Sport" button on the console, the transmission mimics a standard automatic to a high degree. If you want to feel "shift points" then that is what she mimics and the seemingly endless rush of "pushing you back in your seat" acceleration is amazing from this 300HP V-6! Now about the interior: This is the most "sport esthetic" sedan I have owned and for comparison I also own a '95 and'07 Vettes so I know what a sport interior is all about. As soon as you open the door you are greeted with miles of beautifully contrast-stitched leather seating everywhere and as I sink my 5'9", 170lb. frame down into (but not much) what Nissan calls "Zero Gravity" seats I feel the seats were custom designed for me. There is a pull-out seat extension on the front of the driver's seat which tends to distribute my weight over more of my butt and lower thighs. I'm sure this is going to be a very comfortable long-distance cruiser because the feel is similar to the Vette and I can drive all day without cramping up in that. As I said leather is everywhere and just about all major "touch points" down to the bottom of the door arms rests are all stitched soft-touch materials. Nissan has done a wonderful job with the interior design and quality fit and finish. The Bose audio system is great for my ears and the surround sound and extended bass is perfect to me. The cockpit is very well laid out and reminds me of some fighter jets I've been in. The cockpit reminds me of my Vette, without the poured-in feel, due in part to the upper part of the instrument panel being angled in toward "me", and not everyone else in the car. It gives the impression that the cockpit was designed around the driver. The infotainment system in this thing sealed the deal. It has a huge and colorful 8" audio/GPS in the upper part of the center console and that is supplemented with a huge 7" engine/car management screen in front of the driver. With the 8" screen showing a GPS map you can even take your finger and "swipe" the map from there to the 7" screen in front of you! Amazing. I could go on-and-on about the dash layout and infotainment goodies but you'll have to try that yourself because I am getting tired of typing and I really want to get out and drive my new Maxima anyway! One final word: the front and rear seating is plenty roomy for my family and friends. Many have remarked how comfortable and spacious the interior is for a "sport luxury" sedan. As for the trunk it is just fine for me and my family. I can easily load my large RC planes in the trunk plus I can pull the two rear seats down to near flat for hauling TV's, bikes, lumber, sleds, etc. Out for now.............
Best sedan I've ever driven
Incredible car for the price. Quiet and super comfortable. CVT transmission took a bit to get used to but car is fun to drive! UPDATE after 7 months ownership: The Maxima is in the "full size/large car" category along with Toyota Avalons, Kia Credenzas, Chevy Impalas, etc. The outside dimensions are about equivalent to those other cars, but the interior is at most the size of a midsize car. Having had an Avalon before my Maxima, it has been an adjustment to get used to the reduced cabin and trunk space. Fortunately, I knew when buying that I no longer needed such a big interior. In return for less space you get very thick doors which I believe is one reason the car rates so highly on safety. Such thick doors makes it a little hard to get into the vehicle. But once inside, the Maxima is beautiful, incredibly comfortable (except for people taller than about 5'11 in the back seats), super easy to use and understand. The interior (Platinum level) is nicer and better laid out than many cars I have been in costing tens of thousands of dollars more. I have never heard a better sound system in a car than the Bose sound system in my car. I am now used to the CVT; when "flooring it" the car simulates a regular transmission and with 300 hp has a few times scared me a bit with its pickup. I regularly get 33 mpg on the highway even at 75 mph. The Maxima Platinum is a luxury car with fun performance and very minor faults. By far the best sedan I have ever driven and an incredible car for the price I paid. UPDATE AFTER A YEAR OF OWNERSHIP: Still the best car I have ever owned. Heated steering wheel is an incredible luxury during winter and warms really fast. Entire car heats up very quickly.

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BRYN MACKINNON: I'm Bryn MacKinnon, and this is an Edmunds Expert Rundown of the 2017 Nissan Maxima. One thing we'll say for the latest Maxima is that there's nothing else quite like it on the road. The styling is guaranteed to stand out, especially in the large sedan segment, which isn't exactly known for adventurous design. On the road, the Maxima does its darndest to live up to Nissan's four door sports car label. The driving feel is certainly sportier than the norm, and the big v6 engine's got plenty in reserve. We just wish there was a little less torque steer, which is when the wheel tugs this way and that when you really slam on the gas. It's pronounced in the Maxima, but for some that's a fair trade off for all that power on tap. The back seat is a bit of a disappointment, as large sedans usually have copious room back there, and the Maxima just doesn't. But the real story is up front, where Nissan has created a sports car-like environment for the driver. The center console rises high, and the controls wrap around, making for a cockpit-like feel. There's a great place for your smartphone ahead of the shifter, and the zero gravity front seats are super comfortable. Really nicely done. The bottom line with the Maxima is that it's not for everyone. Many large sedan shoppers will gravitate toward traditional models, like the Buick Lacrosse and Toyota Avalon-- but if you're looking for some uniquely sporty character in this class, this Maxima could be the only test drive you'll need. For more Edmunds Expert Rundowns, click the link to subscribe.

2017 Nissan Maxima Expert Rundown Review

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People everywhere will love the way this 2017 Nissan Maxima 3.5 S drives with features like a push button start, remote starter, backup camera, Bluetooth, a navigation system, braking assist, dual climate control, stability control, traction control, and premium sound system. It comes with a 3.5 liter 6 Cylinder engine. We've got it for $33,915. Be sure of your safety with a crash test rating of 5 out of 5 stars. Rocking a charming dp blue prl exterior and a char cloth interior, this car is a sight to see from the inside out. It has the best mileage with 21 MPG in the city and 30 MPG on the highway. Call today to schedule your test drive! Please ask about our DRIVER PLUS PROGRAM. Contact Information: Timbrook Automotive, 10385 Mount Savage Rd, Cumberland, MD, 21501, Phone: (301) 722-8300, E-mail: lwilson@timbrook.com.

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2017 Nissan Maxima Overview

The 2017 Nissan Maxima is offered in the following submodels: . Available styles include 3.5 SL 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl CVT), Platinum 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl CVT), 3.5 S w/Prod. End 04/17 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl CVT), 3.5 SV w/Prod. End 04/17 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl CVT), 3.5 SR 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl CVT), 3.5 SV 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl CVT), and 3.5 S 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl CVT).

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2017 Nissan Maxima 3.5 SL 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl CVT)

The 2017 Nissan Maxima 3.5 SL 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl CVT) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $38,970. The average price paid for a new 2017 Nissan Maxima 3.5 SL 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl CVT) is trending $8,573 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

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