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Key specs of the base trim
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- Cabin materials
- Ride quality
- Handling with Sport Package
- Luxurious options
- Responsive but ill-suited CVT
- Steering without Sport Package
- Trunk volume
- Smallish cabin
- Requires premium gas
Optional panoramic moonroof
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What Is the 2014 Nissan Maxima?
The 2014 Nissan Maxima is a five-seat sedan that competes with the Dodge Charger, Chevrolet Impala, Toyota Avalon and Ford Taurus. Trim levels include the 3.5 S and 3.5 SV. All 2014 Maxima models come equipped with front-wheel drive and require premium gas.
What's New on the 2014 Nissan Maxima?
The most notable update to the 2014 Maxima is the new S Value Package, which includes 18-inch dark silver alloy wheels, foglights, a rear spoiler, xenon high-intensity-discharge headlights, a compass in the inside mirror and integrated turn signals on the outside mirrors, among other features. The SV trim also now features USB connectivity, a rear camera and a 7-inch color monitor as standard equipment.
How Does the 2014 Nissan Maxima Compare to Other Sedans?
Though the Maxima is smaller than many traditional full-size models in its price range, it makes up for its lack of size to an extent with its impressive 3.5-liter V-6 engine. That said, its cargo space is noticeably smaller than others in its class. The 2014 Maxima's trunk offers just 14.2 cubic feet of cargo space, less than those of the Ford Taurus (20.1), Chevrolet Impala (18.8), Dodge Charger (16.5), Hyundai Azera (16.3) and Toyota Avalon (16). The Maxima can be thrilling to drive, but its practicality doesn't quite meet the same standard.
What Features in the 2014 Nissan Maxima Are Most Important?
Every 2014 Maxima comes with a 290-horsepower, 3.5-liter V-6 engine paired with a continuously variable automatic transmission with sport and manual modes. Front-wheel drive is standard, and shift paddles and a sport suspension are optional.
Significant standard features include 18-inch alloy wheels, power front seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, a power moonroof and a 60/40-split, folding backseat. Significant available features include 19-inch alloy wheels, a Bose premium audio system, a rear spoiler, a heated steering wheel, xenon high-intensity-discharge headlights, heated and ventilated front seats, a navigation system and a dual-pane panoramic moonroof.
Standard safety features include side-impact and side curtain airbags, four-wheel-disc antilock brakes, active front head restraints and an electronic stability system with traction control. A backup camera is optional.
Should I Buy the 2014 Nissan Maxima?
The 2014 Nissan Maxima is a good choice for those who value good ride quality, sporty handling and high-end interior materials. In terms of practicality, though, the Maxima doesn't quite live up to the standards of other models in its price class. If you're looking for a larger trunk, more cabin space and a vehicle that doesn't require premium gas, the Maxima is likely not for you.
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The 2014 Nissan Maxima currently has 0 recalls
Crash and Rollover Test Ratings
New Car Program Benefits
36 months / 36,000 miles
60 months / 60,000 miles
Certified Pre-Owned Program Benefits
6 years/less than 80,000 miles
Basic Warranty Terms
84 months/100,000 miles (includes LEAF electric vehicle system and powertrain)
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