2020 Nissan Maxima

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2020 Nissan Maxima
2020 Nissan Maxima

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

The good:

  • Accelerator response
  • V-6 power
  • Lush semi-aniline leather option
  • Front-seat comfort
  • Bold design

The bad:

  • Backseat room
  • Interior quality not up to premium-brand rivals
  • Controlled but firm ride
  • Unremarkable handling
  • Glitchy multimedia system

5 trims

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price

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Notable features

  • More standard active safety features
  • Five-seat premium sedan
  • 300-hp V-6 engine standard
  • Continuously variable automatic transmission
  • Apple CarPlay, Android Auto connectivity
  • 360-degree camera system available

2020 Nissan Maxima review: Our expert's take

What Is the 2020 Nissan Maxima?

The five-seat, front-wheel-drive Maxima is Nissan’s flagship sedan, slotting above the Altima in the Japanese automaker’s lineup. Power comes from a standard 300-horsepower, 3.5-liter V-6 engine that works with a continuously variable automatic transmission. Competitors include the Acura TLX and Volvo S60

What’s New on the 2020 Nissan Maxima?

Nissan Safety Shield 360 is now standard. The suite of active safety features includes automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, rear automatic braking, blind spot warning, rear cross-traffic alert, lane departure warning and high-beam assist. 

What Features in the 2020 Nissan Maxima Are Most Important?

The Maxima’s new standard active safety features are a welcome addition, and they join standard comfort and convenience features like a leather-wrapped steering wheel, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity, dual-zone automatic air conditioning and push-button start. Available upscale features include a heated steering wheel, dual-panel panoramic moonroof, Bose premium stereo, semi-aniline leather upholstery, heated and cooled front seats, adaptive cruise control and a 360-degree camera system.  

Should I Buy the 2020 Nissan Maxima?

The Maxima’s powerful V-6 engine is one of its key selling points, and a differentiator from the Altima. However, the Maxima’s interior isn’t quite as premium as it needs to be when you consider its price, and the backseat isn’t particularly roomy.

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.9
  • Interior design 5.0
  • Performance 4.9
  • Value for the money 4.7
  • Exterior styling 4.9
  • Reliability 4.9

Most recent consumer reviews

4.0

Issues with the maxima

I have had my 2020 maxima for some months now and I actually love the car. It is a smooth get up and go vehicle. the interior is lovely. The only concerns I am having about the car is that when I have the AC on, its like water is just pouring from underneath the car when I stop, the catylic converters seem to be stopping up because when on the hwy i smell the aweful rotten egg smell. the driver side headlight somehow keeps moisture inside and not sure why this happens but it causes a warning alert that the headlight system error is having and when have headlights on at night, i notice that headlight starts blinking bad. when have the car in reverse, i hear a loud like rubbing noise from the brakes and the rotors get rusted bad. just wandering if anyone else are having these same issues with the 2020 nissan maxima??

4.9

Great car!

I love my Nissan Maxima! Very sporty and the panoramic sunroof/moonroof was an added bonus. The interior is great and since it is only me, the car is perfect!

5.0

Excellent product

It is the best blend of economy, performance, and luxury. The engine has excellent get up and go. I got the platinum reserve package and the burgundy interior looks awesome.

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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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