Nissan Maxima

2013 Nissan Maxima

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  • (4.6) 28 reviews
  • MSRP: $9,803$20,315
  • Body Style: Sedan
  • Combined MPG: 22
  • Engine: 290-hp, 3.5-liter V-6 (premium)
  • Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
  • Transmission: 2-speed CVT w/OD and auto-manual
2013 Nissan Maxima

Our Take on the 2013 Nissan Maxima

The Maxima is offered in two trim levels, 3.5 S and 3.5 SV, both of which have a 290-horsepower, 3.5-liter V-6 engine. The five-seat Maxima serves as Nissan's flagship sedan and competes with cars like the Dodge Charger and Ford Taurus.New for 2013A number of new option packages are offered... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Some aging cabin details
  • Recommends premium gas
  • Modest backseat room
  • Smallish trunk
  • Somewhat firm ride

Notable Features

  • 290-hp V-6
  • CVT automatic, FWD
  • Optional panoramic moonroof
  • Slots above Altima

2013 Nissan Maxima Reviews Expert Reviews

The aging Nissan Maxima needs a makeover, but Nissan would do well to preserve the car's driving fun — a strength that could lure a few shoppers to the current car even in its twilight years. The seventh-generation Maxima has been in showrooms since mid-2008, slotting above the Altima as Nissan's flagship sedan. That's more of a reference to the car's premium amenities... Read full review for the 2013 Nissan Maxima

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Consumer Reviews


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Great Sporty Sedan

by Former Acura Driver from Austin TX on August 15, 2013

Having driven two Acura's over past 17 years, I was due for a new car. Looked at Infiniti, Acura, Lexus and Audi for 4-door adult sedan with style, performance and quality. Overall, the 2013 Maxima SV... Read Full Review

2 Trim Levels Available

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2013 Nissan Maxima Safety Ratings

Crash-Test Reports


Great news! There are currently no known recalls on 2013 Nissan Maxima.

Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $3,000 per year.

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Warranty Coverage





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Warranties Explained


Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.


Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.


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