2020 Nissan Maxima

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$34,450

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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

Wondering which trim is right for you?

Our 2020 Nissan Maxima trim comparison will help you decide.

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 5.0
  • Interior design 5.0
  • Performance 4.9
  • Value for the money 4.9
  • Exterior styling 5.0
  • Reliability 5.0

Most recent consumer reviews

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.

5.0

new maxima

the maxima has style quality power .and great value. the interior is spacious and appealing.I look forward to driving a good car with comfort and reliability

5.0

Love the sleek design

I love the panoramic sun and moon roof, the performance is on point!! All the interior comforts are great, the leather stitching is beautiful! I am very happy with my purchase!

See all 16 consumer reviews

Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Nissan
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
6 years/less than 80,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
N/A
Powertrain
84 months/100,000 miles (includes LEAF electric vehicle system and powertrain)
Dealer certification required
167-point inspection
Roadside assistance
Yes
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