The 2017 Nissan Maxima is the brand's flagship sedan model, a five-passenger full-size sports sedan with inspired performance, advanced technology and award-winning safety, value and style.
The Nissan Maxima has earned high praise from critics, from a spot on WardsAuto's “10 Best Interiors” list, thanks to premium materials and a command central fighter-jet inspired cockpit, to a 2016 Strategic Vision Total Quality Impact award in the full size segment, based on satisfaction of new-car owners as well as the vehicle's reliability. The 2017 Nissan Maxima is also one of the safest full-size sedans in the industry, earning a prestigious Top Safety Pick+ by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
New for 2017 on every Maxima model is Apple CarPlay™ integration, providing easy and convenient hands-free control of music, phone, text and navigation settings.
Known by enthusiasts as the original “4 Door Sports Car,” the 2017 Nissan Maxima (MSRP $32,610) is powered by a Ward's “10 Best Engines” award-winning 3.5-liter V6 engine producing 300 hp and 261 lb/ft of torque. Sending power to the front wheels through a performance-tuned Xtronic CVT® transmission, the 2017 Nissan Maxima is impressively fuel-efficient, returning up to 30 mpg highway. Because the Xtronic transmission lacks fixed gear ratios, it can constantly adapt to provide the driver with a maximum balance of power and fuel efficiency at all times.
Driving enthusiasts will also appreciate the Drive Mode Selector with Sport and Normal driving modes, adjusting throttle response, transmission tuning, steering input and Active Sound Enhancement in the engine cabin from the sport-tuned exhaust system. Compared to its predecessor, the 2017 Nissan Maxima features a 25 percent stiffer body structure that's 82 pounds lighter, translating into a more athletic and nimble back road companion.
The 2017 Nissan Maxima is an undisputed looker of a vehicle, with low, streamlined and beautifully sculpted body lines inspired by jet fighter design. A bold front fascia features the signature Nissan V-motion grille and boomerang style headlights with standard LED lighting accents. Featuring blacked out A-pillars similar to the iconic Nissan GT-R, the Maxima sports a “floating roof” appearance that's uniquely sophisticated. Large dual exhaust chrome tailpipes and 18-inch machined alloy wheels (19-inch wheels are available) complete the sporty exterior look of the 2017 Nissan Maxima.
The jet fighter-inspired theme continues to the award-winning interior, anchored by a “command central” driver's cockpit with the center stack angled seven degrees towards the driver. The center console features a pulsing push-button ignition when the driver enters the cabin, and the Zero Gravity front seats are ergonomically designed to be both supportive under high performance driving and comfortable for long road trips.
The three-spoke flat-bottom steering wheel with leather wrapping and hand contours looks straight out of a race car. For drivers who desire top-drawer amenities, the Maxima can be optioned with premium Ascot leather upholstery with diamond-quilted inserts as well as Alcantara® trim surfaces.
The 2017 Nissan Maxima boasts next-generation technology as standard equipment, including the NissanConnectSM with Navigation system and Apple CarPlay™, powered by an eight-inch color display with multi-touch control and full Nissan Voice Recognition. Delivering a premium audio experience, the Maxima features an available 11-speaker Bose® audio system specially designed for the highly refined interior.
Astute buyers in the market for a powerful, refined, comfortable, technologically advanced and award-winning full-size sport sedan would be well served to test drive the 2017 Nissan Maxima. It's a magical driving experience unlike any other, and we can help find one to perfectly fit your individual taste.
This article is presented by Ingram Park Auto Center in San Antonio, Texas.