Competes with: Kia Cadenza, Chevrolet Impala, Toyota Avalon
Looks like: 2018 Maxima with sharper-edged face and behind
Drivetrain: 300-horsepower, 3.5-liter V-6; continuously variable automatic transmission; front-wheel drive
Hits dealerships: December
Full-size sedans might be a shrinking breed in the SUV world, but Nissan is aiming to make its Maxima stand out as the sportier and near-premium full-size choice with a light refresh of the exterior styling and interior, as well as some new feature choices and safety technology. The 2019 edition of the Maxima will be unveiled this week at the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show and go on sale in mid-December to compete against strongest rival and the big dog of the class sales-wise, the redesigned 2019 Toyota Avalon.
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