Nissan Maxima Review

21/30  CITY/HWY
EPA-Estimated MPG
5.9  Sec.
0-60 MPH
14.3  cu ft
Cargo Space

What's New for the 2018 Nissan Maxima?

The full-size sedan includes a few minor changes to the 2018 model. The most notable change is the 2018 Maxima will now feature Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as standard amenities on every trim. In addition, every trim level will also include new black accents that are featured on the grille.

2018 Nissan Maxima Interior

Nissan Maxima Trims and Configurations

There 2018 Maxima is offered in five available trim levels. These levels include the S, SV, SL, SR, and Platinum. The model comes with standard features that include LED daytime running lights, 18-inch wheels, fog lights, keyless entry, automatic climate control, a navigation system, an 8-inch touchscreen and remote engine start. The SV trim includes front and rear parking sensors, leather upholstery, a two-way power lumbar adjustment and heated front seats and mirrors. The SL includes a wide range of features such as active noise reduction, adaptive cruise control, blind spot monitoring and more. The SR comes with the same additional features as the SL, but the SR also comes with 19-inch wheels, active ride control, active trace control, active engine braking and a sport-tuned suspension. Although the SR doesn't come with a panoramic sunroof, it does come with ventilated front seats, upgraded leather and a unique interior trim. The SR and the Midnight Edition offer an optional rear spoiler, black wheels, driver seat memory foam, a parking camera and an automatic dimming mirror on the driver's side. The Platinum is the top-trim and doesn't offer a few of the SR's additional features, which include LED running lights and ventilated front seats. However, the Platinum trim comes with a rear power sunshade, remote start, emergency calling, automatic collection warning notification, and a luxurious interior trim.

Exceptional Engine and Powertrain Specs

2018 Nissan Maxima ExteriorThe new model comes with a 300-horsepower, 3.5-liter V6 engine that is combined with an Xtronic variable automatic transmission (CVT). The engine has good fuel economy and delivers quiet and smooth power to the wheels. The engine was designed with Nissan's D-Step shift logic, which allows the revs to fluctuate when the engine is at full throttle. The Sport mode engine has a different feel because the throttle response, transmission, and steering were all adjusted. The 2018 Maxima has ample horsepower, but it doesn't produce an aggressive torque steer, which is when the steering wheel shakes slightly. The engine can produce 300-horsepower at 6,400 rpm, 261 pounds-per-feet of torque at 4,400 rpm, and has a city/highway fuel economy of 21/30 mpg.

Advanced Safety Options

2018 Nissan Maxima RearThe 2018 model has earned superior safety ratings and is noted for its innovative safety features. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave the vehicle a Top Safety Pick rating. A few notable safety features include rear cross traffic alert, front and rear sonar sensors, and a forward collision warning system. The sonar feature provides drivers with assistance while parking with sensors on every corner of the vehicle that have the ability to detect objects. If an object is detected, an audible alert will let the driver know he or she is close to an object. The forward collision warning system monitors two vehicles ahead and will alert the driver if deceleration is detected.

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