Nissans flagship midsized sedan was redesigned and much improved for 2000.
Its now among our top-rated family sedans.
The Maximas ride is quiet though a little stiff, and its handling is secure.
The SE model, with sporty pretensions, is stiffer.
A powerful and refined 222-hp V6 provides impressive performance, though it requires premium fuel.
The automatic shifts very smoothly, and the brakes work well.