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2011 Nissan Maxima 4dr Sdn V6 CVT 3.5 S

4dr Sdn V6 CVT 3.5 S

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Price with options: $31,750

MSRP: $31,750

Base Invoice: $29,081

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City: 19 - Hwy: 26

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2018 Nissan Maxima Pros

The 2018 Nissan Maxima carries over mostly unchanged this year adding Android Auto smartphone integration to all trim levels. The SR Midnight Edition now includes Intelligent Driver Awareness previously exclusive to the Platinum trim level.

2018 Nissan Maxima Model Highlights

The 2018 Nissan Maxima has some of the most unique styling seen on a full-sized sedan in today's marketplace. Styling is swoopy, futuristic and undeniably sporty. Blacked-out A- and B-pillars, along with a black strip on the rear C-pillar, make the roof appear to float and gives the whole car a unique look.

Underneath the hood rests a 3.5L V6, a revised version of the engine that powered the previous Maxima generation. Here, it makes an even 300 horsepower. That power is sent to the front wheels via a continuously variable transmission (CVT.) Rather than having set gears, CVT transmissions are able to choose any ratio, essentially adapting on the go to whatever the driver is demanding, be it smooth fuel-efficient cruising on the highway or hard acceleration up an onramp.

While the outside of the Maxima is striking, the interior has received equal attention. The new interior design is clean and functional, but not without its little flourishes. Keeping with the sport sedan theme, the cockpit is now more focused on the driver and features hand-stitching on several of the trim pieces.

The Maxima is offered in five different trim levels: S, SV, SL, SR and Platinum. Standard equipment on the base S model is still somewhat comprehensive. The S includes an eight-inch color screen that houses the standard navigation system, an 8-way power adjustable driver's seat and 4-way power adjustable front passenger seat, dual-zone automatic temperature control, a rearview camera, a 7-inch advanced driver assist display, HD radio with a subscription to SiriusXM, 18-inch wheels, LED daytime running lamps, LED taillights and dual exhaust tips.

The SV trim improves upon the interior of the S by adding leather seating surfaces, heated front seats, front and rear parking sensors and additional movement settings for the power front seats.

The SL trim adds several safety features, a massive moonroof and a Bose premium sound system. Included safety features on the SL include a predictive front collision warning system and a blind-spot monitoring system. The front sensors on the car also enable intelligent cruise control, which automatically speeds up and slows down the Maxima to maintain a set distance to the car ahead of it on the highway.

The SR trim is for buyers who are a bit more serious about using the Maxima as a 4-door sports car. Nissan's integrated dynamic-control module allows for active changes to the suspension and engine, allowing drivers to tune their car for better handling or more engine braking at the push of a button. The SR also gets 19-inch wheels and Alcantara, diamond-stitched seats, and though it comes with most of the features on the SL trim, it does not include the moonroof.

Platinum models, of course, offer the most of everything. In addition to getting the trick interior seating from the SR trim, the Platinum trim also includes the huge dual-pane moonroof from the SL trim. Other goodies on the Platinum trim include an around-view monitoring system, fully climate-controlled front seats, a motorized tilting and telescoping steering wheel, rain sensing wipers and wood accents for the interior.

2018 Nissan Maxima Model News

The Nissan Maxima starts at a little over $33,000, so while it would never be accused of being an economy car, it is also priced below most luxury vehicles in the marketplace. The Maxima offers more space than an equivalently priced Audi, BMW or Mercedes, and it also offers more pace than a high-end Camry or Accord. The Maxima tries to let buyers have their cake and eat it too, reproducing the fun driving experience offered by European sports sedans, without reproducing their higher prices and smaller cabins.

2018 Nissan Maxima Value Writeup

Striking styling; powerful engine; efficient CVT transmission; sporty driving experience; upscale luxury features

Brakes
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel
Brake Type Pwr
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )  
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.60 x 1.10
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.13 x 0.63
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)  
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 9.6
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0? F (Primary) 550
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 130
Engine
Displacement 3.5L/- TBD -
Engine Order Code  
Engine Type Gas V6
Fuel System SMPI
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 290 @ 6400
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 261 @ 4400
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 26
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (N/A) 22
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.00
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.83
Suspension Type - Front Independent Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)  
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)  
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 5.17
First Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)  
Reverse Ratio (:1) 1.77
Second Gear Ratio (:1)  
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)  
Third Gear Ratio (:1)  
Trans Description Cont. Continuously Variable
Trans Description Cont. Again  
Trans Order Code  
Trans Type 1
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3540
ENTERTAINMENT
AM/FM/MP3/WMA audio system w/in-dash 6-disc CD changer -inc: (8) speakers, aux input, illuminated steering wheel mounted controls
Bluetooth hands-free phone system
In-glass diversity antenna
EXTERIOR
18" x 8.0" fine silver alloy wheels
Auto on/off headlights
Body color bumpers
Body color folding pwr mirrors
Chrome door handles
Compact spare tire
Front tow hooks
Halogen headlights w/ambient light sensor
P245/45VR18 all-season tires
Pwr tilt/sliding moonroof w/sliding sunshade
UV reducing solar glass w/dark upper windshield band
Variable intermittent speed-sensitive flat-blade windshield wipers w/mist function
INTERIOR
(2) 12V pwr outlets
4-way pwr passenger seat
60/40 split fold-down rear bench seat -inc: center armrest
8-way pwr driver seat -inc: manual lumbar support
Auto-dimming rearview mirror
Center console w/coin holder, cellular phone compartment
Chrome interior door handles
Cloth seat trim
Cruise control w/steering wheel mounted illuminated controls
Daytime illumination meters -inc: speedometer, tachometer, water temp
Driver/front passenger seatback pockets
Dual illuminated visor vanity mirrors
Dual LCD trip odometers
Dual zone automatic temp control w/in-cabin microfilter
Front & rear dual cup holders
Front bucket seats
Front door map pockets/bottle holders
Front map lights
Front/rear adjustable head restraints
Front/rear passenger assist grips
Full floor & trunk carpeting
Illuminated entry system w/fade-out
Illuminated ignition keyhole
Illuminated pwr accessory switches
Immobilizer system
Intelligent Key push-button ignition
Leather wrapped shift knob
Leather wrapped steering wheel
Lighting -inc: front/rear step lamps, foot well lamps, front floor lamp, trunk, mood light
Lockable illuminated glove box w/damper & pen holder
Multi function trip computer -inc: 2.7" dot matrix display, digital clock, outside temp display, distance to empty, average fuel consumption/speed, driving time, maintenance intervals, warning indicator, illumination control, instantaneous fuel consumption
Overhead console -inc: sunglass holder
Piano dot interior trim
Pwr door locks w/auto-lock
Pwr windows -inc: driver & passenger auto up/down feature, key cylinder up/down, anti-pinch
Rear air conditioning vents
Rear reading lights
Rear seat coat hanger
Rear window defroster w/timer
Remote hood/trunk/fuel-filler door releases
Remote keyless entry w/trunk release & window down
Retained accessory pwr
Sun visor extensions
Tilt/telescopic steering column
Vehicle information system
Vehicle security system
Vinyl door trim inserts
Warning lights -inc: fuel level, door ajar, oil pressure, windshield washer fluid
MECHANICAL
3.5L DOHC 24-valve SMPI V6 engine
Battery saver
Continuous Variable Valve Timing Control (CVVTS)
Continuously variable transmission (CVT)
Dual chrome exhaust finishers
Electronically controlled "drive-by-wire" throttle
Engine mounts -inc: (2) solid w/anti-torque rod, (2) electronically controlled
Front & rear stabilizer bars
Front wheel drive
Independent multi-link rear suspension w/coil springs
Independent strut front suspension w/coil springs
Pwr 4-wheel vented disc brakes
Speed-sensitive variable-assist pwr rack & pinion steering
SAFETY
4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS)
Active front head restraints
All position 3-point seat belts
ALR/ELR seat belt system for all passengers
Brake assist & electronic brake force distribution (EBD)
Child safety rear door locks
Driver & front passenger dual-stage airbags w/seat belt sensors
Driver & front passenger side-impact airbags
ELR seat belt system for driver
Emergency inside trunk release
Energy absorbing steering column
Front & rear crumple zones
Front & rear roof mounted curtain side-impact airbags
Front seat belts w/pretensioners/load limiters/adjustable anchors
Lower anchor & tethers for children (LATCH)
Passenger window lockout
Steel side-door guard beams
Tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS)
Traction Control System (TCS)
Vehicle dynamic control
Zone body construction