The updated 2019 Nissan Maxima is a survivor in a dying breed: the full-size, non-luxury sedan. With the market for these cars constricting, competitors in the class are either digging in, as with the redesigned 2019 Toyota Avalon, or dying off, like the Ford Taurus and Chevrolet Impala.
Fewer shoppers means it’s more important than ever to stand out from the crowd — something the refreshed Maxima does with its styling. But how does the rest of the car hold up? After a week with the Maxima and its changes, I found, as Shania Twain might say, “That don’t impress me much.”