2018 Nissan Maxima

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$33,420

starting MSRP

Key specs

Base trim shown

Sedan

Body style

25

Combined MPG

5

Seating capacity

192.8” x 56.5”

Dimensions

Front-wheel drive

Drivetrain

Overview

The good:

  • Aggressive styling
  • Tight handling
  • Smooth, effortless power
  • Unobtrusive CVT
  • SR's steering feel
  • Upscale interior overall

The bad:

  • Rough-riding SR model
  • Lack of steering feedback (non-SR)
  • Limited front and rear headroom with moonroof
  • Appearance of cabin's simulated metal trim
  • Sport mode button location
  • Small trunk

5 trims

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price

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Notable features

  • Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity standard
  • 300-hp V-6 standard
  • 8-inch navigation system standard
  • Collision warning with automatic braking standard
  • Performance-focused SR trim

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.9
  • Interior 4.9
  • Performance 4.9
  • Value 4.9
  • Exterior 4.9
  • Reliability 4.8

Most recent consumer reviews

5.0

Safety features beyond expectations

I was in a bad car accident with my 2018 Maxima recently. With this car's safety features, I walked away with just bruises. This car saved me!

5.0

Best car I ever owned

Have owned the 2018 Maxima SL for 4 years. Bought it new. Nicest car I ever owned. Fast, fun and comfortable. Have had no maintenance issues. Best brakes I’ve ever had and the safety suite including adaptive cruise control are excellent. The Nissan 3.5 v6 is smooth and powerful. The CVT works fine and I drive hard and fast and it has not been an issue. Bought out the lease after 3 years and never have done that before in 20 years of leasing. I have the Pearl white and black top color scheme and the cars lines are sporty. May keep guises car forever!

5.0

Car I could keep for years

Bought my Maxima in June of last year and am very satisfied with it. Have had many compliments from family and friends about it. Like the power and acceleration. Infotainment system is easy to use. Plenty legroom and comfortable to drive. Wanted something with some horsepower and this has it.

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Safety

Based on the 2018 Nissan Maxima base trim.
Combined side rating front seat
5
Combined side rating rear seat
5
Frontal barrier crash rating driver
5
Frontal barrier crash rating passenger
4
Overall frontal barrier crash rating
5
Overall rating
5
Overall side crash rating
5
Risk of rollover
9.5%
Rollover rating
5
Side barrier rating
5
Side barrier rating driver
5
Side barrier rating passenger rear seat
5
Side pole rating driver front seat
4

Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Nissan Certified Select
New car program benefits
Bumper-to-bumper
36 months/36,000 miles
Corrosion
60 months/unlimited distance
Powertrain
60 months/60,000 miles
Roadside assistance
36 months/36,000 miles
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
Nissan and non-Nissan vehicles less than 10 years old and less than 100,000 miles. (Nissan vehicles less than 6 years from original new car in-service date must have more than 60,000 to qualify for Certified Select.)
Powertrain
6 months/6,000 miles from date of sale
Dealer certification required
84-point inspection
Roadside assistance
Yes
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