• (4.1) 43 reviews
  • MSRP: $1,874$8,174
  • Body Style: Sedan
  • Combined MPG: 23-24
  • Engine: 265-hp, 3.5-liter V-6 (premium)
  • Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
  • Transmission: 5-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual
2004 Nissan Maxima

Our Take on the 2004 Nissan Maxima

For its sixth generation in the U.S. marketplace, Nissan's front-wheel-drive flagship gets a stronger VQ engine and a new Skyview roof that features a narrow glass panel running lengthwise between the front and rear seats. A new Elite Package includes a fixed, full center console that allows... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Road noise

Notable Features

  • 265-hp V-6
  • Automatic or manual transmission
  • Optional four-passenger version
  • New Skyview roof

2004 Nissan Maxima Reviews

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Consumer Reviews


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My Second Max

by Maxima Fan from Waynesville, MO on December 22, 2010

I bought my 95' Maxima with 171,000 miles on it. 5 spd of course. I like the manual shifts because the engines last longer. Now I just bought an 04 with 67,736 miles on it. It has all the creature com... Read Full Review

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2004 Nissan Maxima Safety Ratings

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There are currently 2 recalls for this car.

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Estimated Service & Repair cost: $4,800 per year.

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