2017 Nissan Maxima Review
The 2017 Nissan Maxima is the automaker’s fraternal twin to the mid-size Altima. Although the two share an identical platform and associated powertrains, the pair is pretty far apart in terms of styling approach and mission. One year removed from an important overhaul, the Maxima has an edgier look and polarizing styling. It’s “floating roof” effect achieved by a blacked-out back pillar something few other automakers have dared to attempt and we believe it looks great on the Nissan. For now, at least.
2017 Nissan Maxima Redesign
The Maxima SL model offers a premium 11-speaker Bose audio system, a heated steering wheel, a slew of advanced safety features, active noise cancellation, ambient interior lighting, an adaptive cruise control, and a panoramic sunroof.
The Sporty Maxima SR adds an Active Ride Control, a sport-tuned suspension, active engine braking, a premium leather upholstery, a panoramic sunroof, heated and ventilated front seats, LED headlights, 19 wheels, and Active Hint Control.
The Platinum, along with what the SL offers, adds Nissan Connect, driver focus alert system, a 360-degree parking camera help, automatic wipers, an adjustable power steering wheel, a power rear sunshade, a premium leather upholstery, driver memory settings, and LED headlights.
2017 Nissan Maxima Engine
The 2017 Maximas drivetrain should include the recently up-powered 300-hp 3.5-liter V6 powerplant paired with a continuously variable transmission (CVT) to put out 261 lb-feet of torque. Recent tweaks to the V6 comprise sodium-filled valves that will defy the higher compression ratio and higher combustion temperatures which might be the results of the extra 10 ponies which were added for the 2016 model year.
The Xtronic CVT, with a D-Stop arrangement that allows quick shifts for rapid getaways on green, is a notable improvement over the last generations CVT, but track tests had the 2016 Maxima going from 0-60 mph in 6.1 seconds, about average for the typical family sedan. Fuel efficiency figures are currently estimated at an impressive 22 mpg city/30 highway/25 united.
2017 Nissan Maxima Price
Pricing for the base Maxima grown just slightly with the extensive upgrades, now coming in at $32,410 versus $31,290 for the previous version. The SV trimming, on the other hand, is 10 dollars cheaper than its forerunner, at $34,380. The recently introduced SL and SR grades start from $36,890 and $37,670, respectively, while the range-topping Platinum model brings in $39,860.
2017 Nissan Maxima Exterior
Essentially a slightly toned-down Sport Sedan Theory, the new Maxima is stunning to look at. The sedan is 1.3 inches lower and 2.2 inches longer than the previous generation, projecting a distinguishing upscale appearance through its lower profile and broad position. The sporty look is assisted by the sculpted and streamlined body lines, and the daring front end that borrows virtually every cue from the Sport Sedan Notion. The boomerang-style headlamps with regular LED DRLs flank a massive V-shaped grille which goes deep into the fender. The three-piece, flat foglamps further enhance the sedans wide footprint. The theories creased hood has been replaced by a smoother piece, but that’s far from upsetting as it adds a touch of elegance to the sporty front fascia.
The Sports Sedan Concepts styling adorns the back at the same time, like the taillights with boomerang-style LED touch and the chrome strip on the trunk lid. Even the bumper is almost identical, with just the exhaust outlets sporting a more conventional form. The black diffuser-like piece is, in addition, gone, replaced by a less aggressive, body-coloured insert.
2017 Nissan Maxima Trim
Interestingly enough, Nissan says there are not any options available for the Maxima. Instead, six factory installed accessories can be ordered, including splash guards, illuminated door sills, premium spoiler, sports spoiler (SR only), 19-inch tires with full-size aluminum-alloy wheel spare (SR only), and unique 18-inch alloy wheels.
2017 Nissan Maxima Video
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