Engine: 3.5-liter VQ V6 engine
Transmission/drive: Xtronic transmission
Fuel economy: 7.8 liters when driving in mixed mode
Alternative: BMW 5 Series, Toyota Camry, Mazda 6, Audi A6
The beauty of the new Nissan Maxima immediately catches the eye. However, it has retained many of the features of its predecessors. But at the same time there is no sense of routine restyling.
Among the nice features of the exterior of a new car, the modernized front part with a grille consisting of several lanes is of particular interest.
The bright hood is slightly tilted, and its surface is decorated with numerous undulating protrusions improving aerodynamics of the vehicle.
Xenon headlights bring bold, aggressive notes to the car’s look. The air intake extends to the bumper.
On the sides of the car there are small grooves in which fog lamps are installed. All this looks very stylish.
The windows have a chrome frame, designed in harmony with the shiny door handles and rear-view mirrors, that have an ergonomic shape.
On the short luggage compartment lid there is a small ledge. The parking lights are located on the center of the rear bumper. The recess for the license plate is decorated with a chrome strip.
The decor of the cabin is just great. Nissan Maxima proudly demonstrates the interior composition, made of high quality plastic, natural leather, beautiful fabrics.
The controls of the multimedia system and the comfort functions are assembled in the center console. The central tunnel also has a lot of useful elements, such as a gearbox switch, ride mode selector switches, gadget connectors, seat adjustment buttons, as well as cup holders and pockets for various things that need to be kept close at hand. Inside the armrest is also a compartment for things.
The steering wheel is trimmed with soft leather. The control buttons for the most important functions are located right on the steering wheel. The dashboard includes a round displays and a large screen of on-board computer, on which you can display a variety of information.
The front seats are equipped with a heating and cooling system, and they can also be adjusted in different directions. In the backseat can fit three adults. The seat has a reclining armrest, backrest tilt system and heating system.
The car is equipped with an excellent gasoline engine VQ V6 with a volume of 3.5 liters and a capacity of 300 horsepower. It also has variable automatic transmission (CVT) and front-wheel drive. This design allows the car to accelerate to a speed of 100 km / h in just 5.2 seconds.
Designers reduced fuel consumption to 7.8 liters when driving in mixed mode
The car is equipped with the latest active safety complex Nissan Safety Shield 360, which includes several electronic assistants. As part of a single complex, the driver is assisted by the Automatic Emergency Braking system, which is able to detect pedestrians, the Rear Cross Traffic Alert system, the Rear Automatic Braking, the Blind Spot Warning, the Lane Departure Warning and others.
A very useful innovation is the Rear Door Alert. Thanks to it, you cannot forget a child or a pet in the back seat. If the rear door was opened before the trip, but after stopping it was not opened, the car will emit a warning beep.
Also, the Nissan Maxima is able to recognize the status of the driver, and if a person becomes sleepy, the car turns on sound signals to help shake off a drowsiness.
A compact-looking luggage compartment actually has a lot of volume. It can hold up to 400 liters of cargo. This is a great result for any sedan. But it can not be expanded, because the rear seats do not fold.
The new Nissan Maxima is recognized as one of the most beautiful cars of the new season. It has an elegant design, excellent driving performance, high-quality cabin, enhanced safety and unconditional practicality. The car has all the qualities to become one of the best-selling. Experts believe that the running properties of the new sedan can put it on a par with premium cars belonging to a higher price category.