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

Great car with no issues

by Dreeves26 from Lake Charles on Sun Jun 28 2020

Amazing car very well Taken care of the rims where professionally painted. All maintenance done by the dealer. Mostly highway miles. And has new tires

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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4 out of 5 stars

Sharp looking car that will get up and go

by HardRocker from Orlando, FL on Mon Nov 27 2017

Pros: 1) car will get up and go 2) extremely comfortable front seats 3) Platinum model has all the gadgets of much more expensive luxury vehicle 4) Instrument panels well arranged 5) large glove compartment Cons: 1) not much rear seat leg room if you transport adults or older children back there 2) trunk not wide enough to fit one set of golf clubs 3) USB ports and 12V port could be better situated 4) no USB or 12V port in the back seat 5) requires premium gasoline. Disclaimer: I haven't had the vehicle long enough to rate it's reliability or maintenance record

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

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Does recommend this car!!

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4 out of 5 stars

A great car. Style, innovative ,overall very good.

by EdwardZ from Lancaster,NY on Wed Aug 16 2017

Everything almost perfect. Transmission seems awkward, as it is constantly shifting at lower speeds. Annoying.

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

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5 out of 5 stars

Fully loaded

by Monkeyworld from Gallup Nm on Sat Jun 01 2019

Great car fully loaded and all the things that I wanted and great family car loving everything about it all the electronics that anyone would want

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

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Does recommend this car!!

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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
4 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
4 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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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

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

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4 out of 5 stars

3rd Maxima we've owned

by The McLechs from Providence,RI on Fri Apr 28 2017

It's a a car that offers a powerful V6 and amenities such as supple leather and Bose sound. Great ride for anyone who wants a combination of luxury and performance for a price that can be tolerated.

4 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
4 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

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Does recommend this car!!

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5 out of 5 stars

Maxima

by Yo from on Sun Apr 09 2017

I had a Honda before purchasing the maxima .......in the Honda the trunk was larger. In the 2017 Maxima the trunk could b a little larger. Exterior color was nice but Nissan should provide a wider selection in color

5 out of 5 starsComfort
4 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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5 out of 5 stars

2017 sr maxima

by Jumpjet88 from Chicago,IL on Wed Mar 29 2017

Recently bought the 2017 maxima sr. No complaints thus far. Love the styling and camel interior. Only qualm I have is I wish they had done a little more for the 2017 model vs the 2016.

5 out of 5 starsComfort
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5 out of 5 starsReliability
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5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

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5 out of 5 stars

Awesome & Perfect!!

by Capt Kirk from Lakeland FL on Wed Mar 22 2017

Love this car, wouldn't drive anything else!! It feels like the cockpit to an airplane!! Drives like one too!

5 out of 5 starsComfort
5 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
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5 out of 5 starsReliability
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5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

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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