2016 Maxima

Consumer Reviews

2016 Nissan Maxima

$13,306 - $23,198  MSRP Range
2016 Nissan Maxima

Review Score

4.7 out of 5 stars

4.7

112 Reviews
91% of drivers recommend this car
Score Breakdown
4.8 out of 5 stars Comfort
4.5 out of 5 stars Value for the Money
4.7 out of 5 stars Interior Design
4.8 out of 5 stars Reliability
4.8 out of 5 stars Performance
4.8 out of 5 stars Exterior Styling

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4 out of 5 stars

Surprisingly Fun Car

by MaximaOwner from Riverside, CA on Fri Jul 19 2019

After doing a ton of research, I bought a 2016 Maxima for my wife. We love the car. It isn't the most fuel-efficient commuter a person can buy, averaging about 26 mpg in her regular commute, which involves a lot of stop & go traffic in Southern California; however, the Maxima is a very comfortable car to daily drive. We bought the car with 34k miles on the odometer, and it's pushing past 50k miles. That's 16k miles in under a year of ownership. We haven't had any major issues pop up (knock on wood it stays that way!). Besides a couple of oil changes, the Maxima has been perfectly fine. The Maxima's performance is awesome, too. It feels like the car has power no matter when the gas pedal is mashed. It picks up speed very quickly. No, it won't suck you into the seat like a BMW M-car or Mercedes AMG, but for a ~3600 lb FWD car with 300 hp, the Maxima is really fun to drive. The interior is also decent looking. The car offers many creature comforts, including dual air conditioning, backup camera, power seats, etc. I hear horror stories about the CVT the Maxima comes with, but we haven't suffered any issues with the transmission so far. I intend to follow the service plan for the CVT anyway, so hopefully, it lasts us the lifetime of the car. The car also looks unique. Some might not like the styling too much, but I think the Maxima is a very attractive car. If you're on the fence about buying one, test drive it. That's all we needed. One test drive and we were sold.

5 out of 5 starsComfort
4 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
5 out of 5 starsInterior Design
5 out of 5 starsReliability
4 out of 5 starsPerformance
5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

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5 out of 5 stars

best car ever and i daily love this car. reliable

by RICHARD PEREZ from CORONA NY on Fri Apr 06 2018

super powerfull best car ever and i daily love this car. reliable IS ONE OF THE 2016 BEST CAR MONEY CAN BUY. THIS CAR CAN TAKE HIGH MILEAGE DRIVES WITH NOOOO PROBLEMS

5 out of 5 starsComfort
5 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
5 out of 5 starsInterior Design
5 out of 5 starsReliability
5 out of 5 starsPerformance
5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

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Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car!!

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Our Take on the 2016 Nissan Maxima

The redesigned 2016 Nissan Maxima is a powerful, good-handling sedan that stays true to the nameplate’s performance-oriented heritage and features an upscale interior that befits its price.

“Maxima” is Nissan’s longest continually-in-use nameplate, and the eighth-generation car is a boldly styled sedan that draws heavily from the Nissan Sport Sedan Concept.

Ever since the Nissan Altima grew into a midsize family sedan in the early 2000s, the Maxima hasn’t fit neatly into a segment. Nissan says the 2016 Maxima is designed to compete with larger, traditional full-size sedans like the Chevrolet Impala and Toyota Avalon, as well as appeal to buyers looking to move up... Read More