Nissan Maxima

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Base MSRP price range:
$31,290 - $34,380
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Nissan Maxima Overview

The Maxima soldiers on mostly unchanged, with a 2016 redesign coming this spring. The highlight of the Maxima is its smooth, powerful 3.5-liter V6, which gives it very quick acceleration and 22-mpg overall, but on premium fuel. The steering is oddly weighted: It's overly light at low speeds, then firms up rather abruptly, which takes away from the car's handling feel. The ride is comfortable enough, and the cabin is quiet. A low roofline inhibits rear access and visibility. Controls are simple to use, and the front seats are very comfortable and supportive, but tight rear-seat room and a lack of modern electronic safety gear show how ancient this model has become.

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