2022 Nissan Maxima

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2022 Nissan Maxima
2022 Nissan Maxima

Key specs

Base trim shown


The good:

  • Accelerator response
  • V-6 power
  • 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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Notable features

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

2022 Nissan Maxima review: Our expert's take

What Is the 2022 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 that works with a continuously variable automatic transmission. Competitors include the Acura TLX and Volvo S60

What’s New on the 2022 Nissan Maxima?

The top-of-the-line Platinum trim level gains heated rear seats this year. 

What Features in the 2022 Nissan Maxima Are Most Important?

Standard features include: 

  • Leather-trimmed seats
  • Heated front seats
  • Dual-zone automatic air conditioning
  • 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
  • Ventilated front 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 2022 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 very roomy.

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.0
  • Interior design 4.0
  • Performance 4.0
  • Value for the money 5.0
  • Exterior styling 5.0
  • Reliability 5.0

Most recent consumer reviews


Comfortable, Stylish, and Honest Premium Sedan

I had a '22 Maxima SV as a rental in South Florida and I feel qualified to write a review as I put 1500 miles on it in the course of 4 days (due to my flight being cancelled I had to drive it back to ATL). As an avid car enthusiast, I was thoroughly impressed with the Maxima. It was reasonably comfortable while still retaining an ounce of athleticism, the 3.5 V6 was super smooth and even made a nice growl upon heavy acceleration, and the CVT isn't actually that bad (works great in stop and go traffic). The SV trim has everything you would want feature wise and the Apple Car Play worked fantastic. I will say the fit and finish is great for a normal car brand, however not the best stacked up to brands such as Lexus, BMW, etc. The adaptive cruise worked pretty decent however after daily driving a Model 3, it would have been nice to have some sort of lane centering feature. I also averaged 28 MPG and I wasn't taking it easy (80 MPH+) which was very impressive. The Maxima is a super solid premium sedan contender, still looks very stylish, has plenty of space, performs well in the city and on the highway, and overall is a super honest car.

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60 months/60,000 miles
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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.)
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