• (4.5) 38 reviews
  • Inventory Prices: N/A
  • Body Style: Sedan
  • Combined MPG: 24
  • Engine: 222-hp, 3.0-liter V-6 (premium)
  • Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
  • Transmission: 4-speed automatic w/OD
2000 Nissan Maxima

Our Take on the Latest Model 2000 Nissan Maxima

2000 Nissan Maxima Reviews

Vehicle Overview
A larger Maxima arrived in the summer wearing new American-designed sheet metal and powered by a stronger V-6 engine.

The front-wheel-drive Maxima is built from the same design as the Infiniti I30, the most popular model in Nissan's luxury division. The two cars share mechanical components but have different styling.

This year's longer wheelbase pays off in a larger interior, and the extra space is most noticeable in the rear seat, which has ample legroom and adequate headroom for six footers in the outboard positions. The center position is hard and cramped. A split rear seatback that folds for additional cargo space is a new standard feature.

Controls for the climate and stereo systems are large and well marked. The power front windows have new, one-touch up and down operation.

The wheelbase has grown 2 inches to 108 and overall length is up about an inch to 189. The previous Maxima and I30 shared much of their styling, but the only body panel the new models share is the roof.

Maxima's new styling, done at

Reported by Rick Popely  for cars.com
From the cars.com 2000 Buying Guide

Consumer Reviews


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Very Reliable

by Tmccallister2513 from Loganville,ga on August 25, 2017

This car is great on gas and great for the money . Very cheap to keep up, would own nothing else. You will not find better car for the money and reliability.

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There are currently 3 recalls for this car.

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Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $5,000 per year.

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