2021 Nissan Maxima

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$37,090

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2021 Nissan Maxima
2021 Nissan Maxima

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

The good:

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

The bad:

  • Backseat room
  • Interior quality not up to premium-brand rivals
  • Firm ride
  • Unremarkable handling

3 trims

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Our 2021 Nissan Maxima trim comparison will help you decide.

Notable features

  • New 40th Anniversary Edition
  • Five-seat premium sedan
  • 300-hp V-6 engine standard
  • Continuously variable automatic transmission
  • Apple CarPlay, Android Auto standard
  • Automatic emergency braking standard

2021 Nissan Maxima review: Our expert's take

What Is the 2021 Nissan Maxima?

The five-seat, front-wheel-drive Maxima is Nissan’s flagship sedan, slotting above the Altima in the Japanese automaker’s lineup. Three trim levels are offered: SV, SR and Platinum. All are powered by a 300-horsepower, 3.5-liter V-6 engine working with a continuously variable automatic transmission. Competitors include the Acura TLX and Volvo S60

What’s New on the 2021 Nissan Maxima?

A new 40th Anniversary Edition Package adds unique features to the Platinum trim, including  a contrasting black roof, gloss-black 19-inch aluminum wheels, semi-aniline leather-trimmed seats, white gauges and special badging.  

What Features in the 2021 Nissan Maxima Are Most Important?

Standard features include: 

  • Leather-trimmed seats
  • Heated front seats
  • Dual-zone automatic air conditioning
  • Push-button start 
  • 8-inch touchscreen multimedia system
  • Android Auto and Apple CarPlay smartphone connectivity
  • Satellite radio
  • Automatic emergency braking
  • Lane departure warning
  • Blind spot warning with rear cross-traffic alert
  • Rear automatic braking
  • Adaptive cruise control

Available features include: 

  • Heated steering wheel
  • Heated and ventilated front seats
  • Heated rear seats
  • Dual-panel panoramic moonroof 
  • Bose premium stereo
  • 360-degree camera system  
  • Power rear sunshade
  • Front and rear parking sensors
  • Sport-tuned suspension (SR)

Should I Buy the 2021 Nissan Maxima?

The Maxima’s powerful V-6 engine is one of its key selling points and a differentiator from the Altima. The Maxima’s interior, however, 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 4.6
  • Performance 5.0
  • Value for the money 4.6
  • Exterior styling 5.0
  • Reliability 4.9

Most recent consumer reviews

5.0

Good looking reliable drives like a dream

This car drove just like a dream and she really loves it recommended with over 300 horsepower it will go classy look call fun to drive

5.0

Nissan MAXIMA is one of the coolest cars of 2021!

I had owned a MAXIMA in the 80's and when I saw the 2021 model I knew I had to have it! It is so fun to drive and the numerous safety features help keep me focused. Nissan definitely covered all their bases with this one.

4.4

First Nissan that I bought

This car meets all of our needs as it was purchased for my wife as a Birthday Gift. The car has plenty of leg room for the Front Passenger (Me), but not so much for the Driver, and makes the Driver feel closed in as the design of the console hits the Drivers Knee. However, this car has an Exceptional ride, and very comfortable on the road. With that said, the seats are comfortable, and is loaded with lots of technology (too much tech for older citizens). It is well constructed, and is quiet, and smooth seamless shifts.

See all 7 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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