2017 Maxima

Consumer Reviews

2017 Nissan Maxima

#8 Most Popular Sedan
$16,236 - $26,036  MSRP Range
2017 Nissan Maxima

Review Score

4.8 out of 5 stars

4.8

182 Reviews
93% of drivers recommend this car
Score Breakdown
4.8 out of 5 stars Comfort
4.6 out of 5 stars Value for the Money
4.9 out of 5 stars Interior Design
4.9 out of 5 stars Reliability
4.8 out of 5 stars Performance
4.9 out of 5 stars Exterior Styling

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5 out of 5 stars

Awesome in Every REspect

by Paul C. from Covington, LA on Mon Dec 17 2018

The Gen 8 Maxima is pure pleasure, whether the mission is a Classy Date Nite or a Fun Sporty Drive in the Country side on Twisty roads. Handles like a dream with Plenty Power and instant pickup at the wheels as the throttle is opened up. Luxury and sporty with Awesome Head Turning till your neck twists off look... The CVT glides the car down the road with no jerky choppy gear changes - its like floating on a cloud when in normal driving, and Sporty Driving is very aggressive but smoother than butter when shifting in Sport Mode.

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5 out of 5 stars

Fun car to drive

by Victor from Phoenix on Mon Jul 15 2019

This car has alot of power great and fun to drive it's very luxurious with the leather seat great car. Overall very satisfied with the vehicle.

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5 out of 5 stars

Amazing Car Inside and Out

by MaximaGuy from Memphis TN on Wed Dec 06 2017

My previous car was an 05 Altima SE which I still own and Iove. I wanted an upgrade so I looked at the Maxima and I fell in love on the first test drive. It drives great and the interior is very nice as well as the exterior. It gets good gas mileage as well I get about 25 city and 32 highway which is good for a V6. This car is also extremely comfortable and fun to drive. Overall this is a great car.

5 out of 5 starsComfort
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5 out of 5 stars

Amazing car for the money

by Black Tiger from North Richland Hills, TX on Sun Feb 24 2019

My 2017 Nissan Maxima SL has everything I ever wanted in a car I’m very surprised it is not rated higher. The Nissan Maxima is an excellent choice, it’s one of the safest and most reliable car in the class and is a lot of fun to drive thanks to the V6 engine

5 out of 5 starsComfort
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5 out of 5 stars

This is a great car

by Blackie from Binbrook on Sun Apr 02 2017

Best ride I ever owned, if you have any doubts, take it for a test drive. You will not be dissapointed. Tons of power and a great style

5 out of 5 starsComfort
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5 out of 5 stars

I've owned Maxima's my whole life, always reliable

by BrianM from Ankeny, Iowa on Fri Apr 26 2019

The new Maximas are luxurious but practical. 300 HP a lot of fun to drive too with the highest safety standards. I would recommend this vehicle to anyone, younger, family, business or retiree.

5 out of 5 starsComfort
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4 out of 5 stars

First vehicle I’ve ever bought, and I love it

by Joseph from Jacksonville Alabama on Sun May 05 2019

This car is pretty nice. Gets good gas mileage. Plenty of leg room in the front and back seats. Doesn’t have a problem hitting the highway.

5 out of 5 starsComfort
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5 out of 5 stars

Great vehicle for the price

by Sarhad from El cajon, ca on Fri Jun 19 2020

Great smooth vehicle, with remote starter and navigation standard sure beats a ton of other brands. Powerful engine not bad either, great value for the price. Lots of car and tech for the price.

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5 out of 5 stars

Perfect mix of power, luxury and technology.

by MaximaMan from Nashua, NH on Fri May 18 2018

For it's size, this car can really move and handles very well. The sport suspension, cornering tech, along with all the other tech and comfort goodies make this car one of the most fun cars I have ever driven. Lots of power, and tons of tech goodies mixed with the features you would expect from a high end luxury model make the SR-Midnight a seriously good buy, and it easily lives up to the "Four Door Sports Car" code-name Nissan has given it.

5 out of 5 starsComfort
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5 out of 5 stars

So far a great car

by IMFAMOUS from Cranston ri on Fri Jan 19 2018

I went from a Ford Explorer to a Nissan Maxima it a big difference from an suv to a sedan still feel safe and secure in the Maxima the seats cradle you and the sport option roars the dash is cool too

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Our Take on the 2017 Nissan Maxima

The verdict:


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.

Versus the competition:


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 to a luxury car, like the Acura TLX. To see these cars' specs compared with the Maxima's, click here.

Editor’s note: This review was written in June 2015 about the 2016 Nissan Maxima, but little of substance has changed with this year’s model. To see what’s new for 2017, click here, or check out a side-by-side comparison of the two model years here. 

The 2016 Maxima is offered in five trim levels — S, SV, SL, SR and Platinum — that determine the level of equipment; accessories are available, but there are no option packages. We drove an SL, which is priced at $37,715, and the $38,495 SR. That one is the most performance-focused model, with unique suspension bushings, springs, shocks, front stabilizer bar and chassis bracing, in addition to 19-inch alloy wheels with stickier Goodyear... Read More