(4.2) 27 reviews
MSRP: $2,553$8,781
Body Style: Sedan
Combined MPG: 24
Engine: 265-hp, 3.5-liter V-6 (premium)
Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
Transmission: 5-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual
2005 Nissan Maxima

Our Take on the 2005 Nissan Maxima

Our Take

Redesigned for 2004, Nissan's front-wheel-drive flagship sedan received a stronger V-6 and a new Skyview roof that features a narrow glass panel running lengthwise between the front and rear seats. An Elite Package included a fixed, full center console that provides four-passenger seating, w... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Road noise

Notable Features

  • 265-hp, 3.5-liter V-6
  • Automatic or manual
  • Optional four-passenger version
  • Skyview roof
  • Shapely styling


Our Expert Reviews

Take the sporty Altima sedan, stretch it a bit, give it its own special exterior styling, boost the power a bit, and fill it with premium amenities.The result: Nissan's flagship sedan, the Maxima, which appeared last year in its newest generation and continues this year with no major changes. Not that it needed any changes, mind you. This is arguably the best sedan you can buy for under $3... Read full review for the 2005 Nissan Maxima

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Consumer Reviews


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Hot and just OMG the best car ever.

by ~maxima lover~ from Chambersburg, PA on February 29, 2008

Well for a car that you just plain down want to be the talk of the town in..the maxima is perfect for you. With mine, I have gotten countless comments at the gas station you wouldn't even believe. As ... Read Full Review

2 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 2 recalls for this car.

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