2002 Nissan Maxima

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27 reviews
Available Price Range $895-$6,755 Trims3 Combined MPG 23-24 Seats 5

Our Take on the 2002 Nissan Maxima

Our Take

Plenty of extra power goes into the 2002 edition of Nissan’s top front-drive Maxima sedan, which isn’t much bigger than the Altima. The two models are now the same length, and though the... Read Full Report


Our Expert Reviews

The Maxima used to be Nissan's only four-door sports car, but that role has changed with the advent of the feisty Altima 3.5 SE. The Maxima maintains its station at the top of the product totem, offering a higher level of comfort and performance. Key to the Maxima's performance is the 255-horsepower, 3.5-liter V-6 engine that is as sweet and powerful as any in production. This engine,... Read Full Review

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Consumer Reviews

4.5 out of 5

Based on 27 reviews

Don't Hesitate to Buy an '02

by Two Maximas from Maryland on April 2, 2010

I bought my '02 Maxima SE new. Eight years later and 155,000 miles, it drives like day one. Unbelievable performance car. I've never had any engine/transmission problems. Only regular oil changes, tir... Read Full Review

3 Trims Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up. It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.


Crash-Test Reports


There are currently 10 recalls for this car.

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