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2018 Nissan Maxima S 3.5L

S 3.5L

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Price with options: $33,420

MSRP: $33,420

Base Invoice: $31,202

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City: 21 - Hwy: 30

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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 4-Wheel Disc
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )  
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.6
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.1
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)  
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0? F (Primary) 550
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 150
Engine
Displacement 3.5 L/213
Engine Order Code  
Engine Type Premium Unleaded V-6
Fuel System Sequential MPI
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 300 @ 6400
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 261 @ 4400
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 30
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (N/A) 25
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link
Transmission
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 5.25
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.41 - 0.38
Reverse Ratio (:1) 1.77
Trans Description Cont. CVT w/OD
Trans Description Cont. Again  
Trans Order Code  
Trans Type 1
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Cars
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3478
ENTERTAINMENT
2 LCD Monitors In The Front
Bluetooth Wireless Phone Connectivity
Radio w/Seek-Scan, Clock, Speed Compensated Volume Control, Steering Wheel Controls, Voice Activation and Radio Data System
Radio: AM/FM/HD/CD Audio System -inc: MP3/WMA reader, 8 speakers, NissanConnect w/Navigation featuring Apple CarPlay, Bluetooth hands free phone system and Bluetooth streaming audio, SiriusXM satellite radio and auxiliary audio input jack
Siriusxm Traffic Real-Time Traffic Display
Streaming Audio
Window Grid Diversity Antenna
EXTERIOR
Black Grille w/Chrome Accents
Black Power Side Mirrors w/Manual Folding
Body-Colored Front Bumper
Body-Colored Rear Bumper
Chrome Door Handles
Chrome Side Windows Trim and Black Front Windshield Trim
Clearcoat Paint
Compact Spare Tire Mounted Inside Under Cargo
Fixed Rear Window w/Defroster
Front Fog Lamps
Galvanized Steel/Aluminum Panels
LED Brakelights
Light Tinted Glass
Perimeter/Approach Lights
Programmable Projector Beam Halogen Daytime Running Headlamps w/Delay-Off
Speed Sensitive Variable Intermittent Wipers
Steel Spare Wheel
Tires: P245/45R18 V-Rated AS BSW
Trunk Rear Cargo Access
Wheels: 18" Machined Aluminum Alloy
INTERIOR
1 12V DC Power Outlet
2 Seatback Storage Pockets
2-Way Power Driver Seat -inc: Power 2-Way Lumbar Support
60-40 Folding Bench Front Facing Fold Forward Seatback Rear Seat
Air Filtration
Analog Display
Bucket Front Seats w/Cloth Back Material and Power 2-Way Driver Lumbar
Cargo Space Lights
Carpet Floor Trim and Carpet Trunk Lid/Rear Cargo Door Trim
Cloth Seat Trim
Compass
Cruise Control w/Steering Wheel Controls
Day-Night Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror
Delayed Accessory Power
Driver And Passenger Visor Vanity Mirrors w/Driver And Passenger Illumination, Driver And Passenger Auxiliary Mirror
Driver Foot Rest
Dual Zone Front Automatic Air Conditioning
Engine Immobilizer
Fade-To-Off Interior Lighting
FOB Controls -inc: Trunk/Hatch/Tailgate, Windows and Remote Engine Start
Front And Rear Map Lights
Front Center Armrest and Rear Center Armrest w/Storage
Front Cupholder
Front Zero Gravity Seats -inc: 8-way power driver's and 4-way power front passenger's seat
Full Carpet Floor Covering
Full Cloth Headliner
Full Floor Console w/Covered Storage, Mini Overhead Console w/Storage and 1 12V DC Power Outlet
Gauges -inc: Speedometer, Odometer, Engine Coolant Temp, Tachometer, Trip Odometer and Trip Computer
HomeLink Garage Door Transmitter
HVAC -inc: Underseat Ducts and Console Ducts
Instrument Panel Covered Bin, Driver / Passenger And Rear Door Bins
Interior Trim -inc: Metal-Look/Piano Black Instrument Panel Insert, Metal-Look/Piano Black Door Panel Insert, Metal-Look/Piano Black Console Insert and Chrome/Metal-Look Interior Accents
Leather/Piano Black Gear Shift Knob
Locking Glove Box
Manual Anti-Whiplash Adjustable Front Head Restraints and Manual Adjustable Rear Head Restraints
Manual Tilt/Telescoping Steering Column
Outside Temp Gauge
Passenger Seat
Perimeter Alarm
Power 1st Row Windows w/Driver And Passenger 1-Touch Up/Down
Power Door Locks w/Autolock Feature
Power Fuel Flap Locking Type
Power Rear Windows
Proximity Key For Doors And Push Button Start
Rear Cupholder
Remote Keyless Entry w/Integrated Key Transmitter, 2 Door Curb/Courtesy, Illuminated Entry, Illuminated Ignition Switch and Panic Button
Remote Releases -Inc: Power Cargo Access
Sport Leather/Metal-Look Steering Wheel
Systems Monitor
Trip Computer
Valet Function
Vinyl Door Trim Insert
MECHANICAL
150 Amp Alternator
18 Gal. Fuel Tank
4-Wheel Disc Brakes w/4-Wheel ABS, Front And Rear Vented Discs and Brake Assist
5.25 Axle Ratio
63-Amp/Hr 550CCA Maintenance-Free Battery w/Run Down Protection
Electro-Hydraulic Power Assist Speed-Sensing Steering
Engine: 3.5L DOHC 24-Valve V6
Front And Rear Anti-Roll Bars
Front-Wheel Drive
Gas-Pressurized Shock Absorbers
Multi-Link Rear Suspension w/Coil Springs
Quasi-Dual Stainless Steel Exhaust w/Chrome Tailpipe Finisher
Strut Front Suspension w/Coil Springs
Transmission w/Driver Selectable Mode and Sequential Shift Control
Transmission: Continuously Variable (CVT)
SAFETY
ABS And Driveline Traction Control
Airbag Occupancy Sensor
Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags
Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags
Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Rear Center 3 Point, Height Adjusters and Pretensioners
Rear Child Safety Locks
RearView Monitor Back-Up Camera
Side Impact Beams
Tire Specific Low Tire Pressure Warning