The eighth generation Nissan Maxima, which was completely revised for the 2016 model year, is enhanced for 2017 with the addition of standard Apple CarPlay iPhone connectivity and two new accessory value packages — the Limited Package and Premium Package.
Maxima’s cutting edge design starts with a distinctive upscale look that embodies the latest Nissan design language through its unique combination of a lower profile and a wide stance, bold front end, Nissan signature V-Motion grille and floating roof appearance.
The lighting features of the Maxima define its presence on the road with boomerang-style headlights and taillights, LED daytime running lights and two-piece taillights. Large dual exhaust tailpipe finishers and 18-inch machined-finished aluminum-alloy wheels (19-inch wheels on the Maxima SR grade) complement the look.
Maxima’s interior design is anchored by a command central driver’s cockpit that features optimal reach to all controls and a center stack angled toward the driver. The interior offers genuine stitching on the instrument panel, doors and console, available ambient lighting, available Ascot premium leather seating surfaces with diamond-quilted inserts, unique faceted finishers and a sporty flat-bottom steering wheel.
Maxima’s 3.5-liter V6 has been redesigned with more than 60 percent new parts. With 300 horsepower, it achieves a high specific output of 85.7 horsepower/liter. Complementing the V6 is a performance-oriented Xtronic transmission featuring a wide ratio range, which allows for strong acceleration from a standing start and a D-Step shifting logic that provides rapid shifts at high throttle openings.
The 2017 Maxima also offers Predictive Forward Collision Warning, Intelligent Cruise Control, Forward Emergency Braking, Rear Cross Traffic Alert and Blind Spot Warning.