• (4.5) 33 reviews
  • MSRP: $2,520$9,932
  • 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
2006 Nissan Maxima

Our Take on the 2006 Nissan Maxima

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 sunroof
  • Shapely styling

2006 Nissan Maxima Reviews

Cars.com Expert Reviews

We hit the highway for this review with extreme prejudice. No, that's not spy lingo for the elimination of a foe. Just an admission that I climbed into the 2006 Nissan Maxima 3.5 SE knowing that it is powered by what I consider to be the best V-6 engine on the planet. It's superbly smooth and plenty powerful at 265 horsepower, and ready toannounce its presence through quad-tipped du... Read full review for the 2006 Nissan Maxima

Consumer Reviews


Average based on 33 reviews

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Stylish and Fun, but beware of ABS problems

by Brent from Appleton, WI on January 10, 2009

I bought the 2006 Maxima with all of the options two weeks ago and love the design and how it handles. I am really glad I made this purchase, but a week after I bought it, one of the sensors for the A... Read Full Review

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2006 Nissan Maxima Safety Ratings

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There are currently 2 recalls for this car.

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Estimated Service & Repair cost: $4,400 per year.

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