2006 Nissan Maxima

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24 reviews
Available Price Range $3,548-$10,268 Trims2 Combined MPG 24 Seats 4-5

Our Take on the 2006 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 s... 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


Our 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 dual... Read Full Review

Consumer Reviews

4.6 out of 5

Based on 24 reviews

Very nice car

by COOL from on June 8, 2010

this car handles surprisingly well. great acceleration and braking, little bit of road noise but that was because of the continental tire, switch to michelin and this car is equivalent to BMW 3 series... 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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