Under the hood lies the beating heart: Nissan’s legendary VQ V6 engine. From sodium-filled exhaust valves and anodized pistons, to the high-flow tuned induction system, more than 60% of the engine’s components have been re-designed for the new Maxima. It even borrows some performance technology from the mighty GT-R®. This 300HP powerhouse exhilarates from idle to redline.
One look at Maxima’s floating roof appearance and the aeronautical influence is clear. The A, B and C-pillars meld seamlessly into the glasswork so the roof appears to hover over the cabin, just like the canopy of a fighter jet.
Inspired by the layout of a modern fighter jet, Maxima surrounds you in its luxurious, yet functional cockpit. A deeply bolstered sport seat helps keep you in place, the tall, angled center stack envelopes you and delivers all necessary information clearly and concisely, and every button, switch, and dial is exactly where you need it.
Maxima’s cutting-edge technology connects you to your ride, and the road, like no other sports sedan. The standard 8″ multi-touch screen and the 7″ Advanced Drive Assist Display keep key information as close as a glance. A standard Navigation System guides you to where you want to go, and with navigation “Swipe to Meter”, you can even send map directions from one screen to the other with just a touch. Standard NissanConnectSM2, standard Bluetooth® hands-free communications3, a Bose® audio system4, turn-by-turn navigation—the list goes on. And of course, the Display Commander is there, letting you dial it all in from a single, central location.5
To give you a G-induced grin, Maxima® SR combines 19″ diamond-cut, machine-finished alloy wheels with a sport-tuned suspension featuring advanced dynamic technologies. Specialized hardware includes specially tuned ZF Sachs® dampers with a mono- tube design in the rear, and a reinforced chassis that provides higher torsional rigidity than a Porsche Cayman.® So get inside, grab the thick wheel with Alcantara® inserts and column-mounted paddle shifters, and go enjoy the thrill of carving up your favorite road in the way only a purpose-built sports car can provide.6
Like every Nissan vehicle, Maxima comes equipped with a suite of standard safety, driving, and convenience features designed to inspire confidence behind the wheel, and help make every ride better, safer, and more enjoyable.