2016 Nissan Maxima
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Best Maxima Yet

by from Roswell, GA on August 26, 2016

This is my 6th Maxima and the best one yet. The revised engine is an absolute rocketship and the CVT provides seamless, effortless and immediate power delivery. It is vastly improved over the previous...
This is my 6th Maxima and the best one yet. The revised engine is an absolute rocketship and the CVT provides seamless, effortless and immediate power delivery. It is vastly improved over the previous generation Maxima. The interior quality rivals that of a luxury car costing thousands more, and the new exterior styling is very attractive. Fuel consumption is particularly low for such a powerful car. On the negative side, I find the driver's seat to be not as comfortable as my 2012 Maxima. I have the SV and the sound system could also be a lot better. Had I realized that the sound system was so mediocre, I would have probably spent a couple thousand more for the SL. Nissan Connect doesn't work, and I have tried just about everything, but that is not a major concern for me. Lastly, the Continental tires were horribly noisy so I replaced them with Yokohama YK740's which ride a lot smoother and are very quiet. I don't know why Nissan put such horrible tires on their premium vehicle. In summary, this is an excellent vehicle for the money, although there is some room for minor improvement in the areas I described. Overall, a commendable job by Nissan.
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Great car

by from Pennsylvania on September 14, 2015

I have a 2016 Nissan platinum wit 1,000 miles on it. I traded in my 2009 Nissan Maxima SV. The interior styling is much better and the car is loaded with new technology. You get all around camera with...
I have a 2016 Nissan platinum wit 1,000 miles on it. I traded in my 2009 Nissan Maxima SV. The interior styling is much better and the car is loaded with new technology. You get all around camera with motion detection, a little more front leg room and a multi information screen. It is too early to tell u about the reliability but I had no problems on my 2009 soil don't expect any problems on the 2016. The car had good pick up power for any situation and handles nice in the sports mode.the platinum comes with every option. I love the look of the new body style. Once you get adjusted to all the technology in this car you will begin to see that there is no reason to spend more money on another top end car.
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Maximus Prime

by from Midwest, IL on May 13, 2016

The 2016 Nissan Maxima is a intermediate level sports sedan which some serious attitude. This new Maxima sports a V6 mated to a CVT that produces 300 horsepower and a SR trim level which is performa...
The 2016 Nissan Maxima is a intermediate level sports sedan which some serious attitude. This new Maxima sports a V6 mated to a CVT that produces 300 horsepower and a SR trim level which is performance based and offers some great driving excitement. Styling is really a departure from the norm. The exterior is bold and has a presence. That ending roofline to back window does look at bit odd when the car is equipped with other colors other than black or grey but, its livable. Interior design is driving focused and the infotainment system is easy to use. Maxima also, offers a nifty sport mode to get your heart pumping when on the go. Overall, this Maxima is stand out in its class and deserves high praises for the bold presence it has and for the quality of vehicle it brings to its segment.
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Love this car.

by from Wilmington, Mass on January 2, 2017

This vehicle is unbelievable. I bought a 2016 Nissan Maxima Platinum used. This vehicle has everything. The diamond cut leather seats look amazing, bose stereo sounds great, the remote car starter whi...
This vehicle is unbelievable. I bought a 2016 Nissan Maxima Platinum used. This vehicle has everything. The diamond cut leather seats look amazing, bose stereo sounds great, the remote car starter which is standard, love the lights that go on under the car when you unlock the doors and so much more.
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Surprisingly stylish and handles well

by from Elizabethtown on March 14, 2017

The Nissan Maxima has more power and style than previous years. What used to be a Toyota Camry or Honda Accord of cars as stepped up their game to BMW or Lexus. I am not disappointed by its handling...
The Nissan Maxima has more power and style than previous years. What used to be a Toyota Camry or Honda Accord of cars as stepped up their game to BMW or Lexus. I am not disappointed by its handling.
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LOVE THIS CAR

by from Brandon,FL on April 11, 2017

This car is by far one of the best cars I have ever had. I prefer it to my Mercedes I had a few years ago and chose it over BMW when car shopping a few months ago.
This car is by far one of the best cars I have ever had. I prefer it to my Mercedes I had a few years ago and chose it over BMW when car shopping a few months ago.
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2016 Nissan Maxima SR is the best

by from Des Moines Iowa on January 18, 2017

I purchased a brand new 2016 Nissan Maxima SR. Had it for one month and already have 1200 miles on the cae . The car is awesome , some would say its a rocket when you hit the sport button and use padd...
I purchased a brand new 2016 Nissan Maxima SR. Had it for one month and already have 1200 miles on the cae . The car is awesome , some would say its a rocket when you hit the sport button and use paddle shifters, i love the way it handles around tight cornors and grips the road and the engine keeping it high in the rpms so you have Instant power ,although i think Nissan needs to bump up the hp on this car to maybe 330hp , yes this car has a CVT and its my first car with CVT and i honestly dont mind it . I have full power whenever i step on gas and dont have annoying gear hunting like other car makers .its fully loaded but the SR doesnt come with sunroof because they get sportier suspension which is fine by me . Its got all the bells and whistles on the car , foward collision alert ,blind spot mointering , adapetive cruise control . so far ive been getting decent gas millege 22city havent done much highway, interior is 10 out of 10 seats are comfy My only compliment would be the foglights are not led and the headlights are bright white hid which make fogs look cheap , ive driven it in snow storm and got around fine with it , tire size is kinda weird on SR so makes finding tires hard or you have to wait for most places to order. Love the remote start heated seats and cooled and also heated steering wheel. Overall i would give this car a 8 out of 10 just because its got some stuff that could be changed . Bigger engine led fogs , resale value on these cars are horrible but i bought it brand new and plan on keeping it for long time , local nissan dealer was amazing to deal with . If you plan on buying test drive it for me then hour so youll see if you like it.
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My Fourth Maxima

by from Bethany, CT on January 18, 2016

Smooth, fast, comfortable, great handling and looks great inside and out. This is the best Maxima out of four that I have owned. Gas mileage actually beat the window sticker estimate on the highway. P...
Smooth, fast, comfortable, great handling and looks great inside and out. This is the best Maxima out of four that I have owned. Gas mileage actually beat the window sticker estimate on the highway. Purchase car in July 2015 and not one thing to complain about.
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Most dependabile,fast, fun to drive.

by from Crown Nissan St Petersburg, FL on August 9, 2015

The car is great. The dealership was not a good experience for me and they only gave me one free oil change. Will not be going back.
The car is great. The dealership was not a good experience for me and they only gave me one free oil change. Will not be going back.
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Family rocketship

by from Waukesha, WI on August 25, 2015

Perfect car for a mom/dad that still enjoys the thrill of a sports car. Plenty of room for everyone with plenty of power behind it. Interior is beautiful, although the navigation/settings UI is a lit...
Perfect car for a mom/dad that still enjoys the thrill of a sports car. Plenty of room for everyone with plenty of power behind it. Interior is beautiful, although the navigation/settings UI is a little bit laggy. Good experience at Boucher Nissan in Waukesha.
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