• 2012 Nissan Maxima

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  • 2012 Nissan Maxima

    #4 in 2012 Affordable Large Cars

  • 2013 Nissan Maxima

    #4 in 2013 Affordable Large Cars

  • 2014 Nissan Maxima

    #6 in 2014 Affordable Large Cars

  • Prices

    • MSRP
    • $32,420
    • $31,000
    • $31,290
    • Avg. Paid
    • $9,885
    • $12,000
    • $12,755

    U.S. News Scores

    • Overall
    • 8.2 /10
    • 8.1 /10
    • 8.2 /10
    • Critics' Rating
    • 8.0 /10
    • 7.8 /10
    • 8.0 /10
    • Performance
    • 8.2 /10
    • 8.0 /10
    • 8.2 /10
    • Interior
    • 8.0 /10
    • 7.6 /10
    • 7.8 /10
    • Cost to Own
    • 9.0 /10
    • 9.0 /10
    • 8.9 /10
    • Safety
    • 8.3 /10
    • 8.3 /10
    • 8.3 /10
    • Reliability
    • 4.0 /5
    • 4.0 /5
    • 4.0 /5

    Pros & Cons

    • Pros
      • Powerful standard V6
      • Brawny V6 engine
      • Pleasant ride and handling
      • Strong V6 engine
      • Great reliability rating
      • Premium interior quality
    • Cons
      • Limited rear-seat headroom
      • Noticeable torque steer in corners
      • Low fuel economy for the class
      • Tight rear-seat headroom
      • Marginal crash safety ratings
      • Low safety scores

    General Specs

    • Transmission
    • Automatic
    • Automatic
    • Automatic
    • Drivetrain
    • Front Wheel Drive
    • Front Wheel Drive
    • Front Wheel Drive
    • Fuel/Engine
    • Gas V6 3.5L/- TBD -
    • Gas V6 3.5L/213
    • Premium Unleaded V-6 3.5 L/213
    • MPG
    • 19 City / 26 Hwy
    • 19 City / 26 Hwy
    • 19 City / 26 Hwy

    Exterior

    Body
    • Body Style
    • 4 Door Sedan
    • Sedan
    • Sedan
    Dimensions
    • Wheelbase (in.)
    • 109.3
    • 109.300
    • 109.3
    • Length, Overall (in.)
    • 190.6
    • 190.600
    • 190.6
    • Width, Max w/o mirrors (in.)
    • 73.2
    • 73.200
    • 73.2
    • Height, Overall (in.)
    • 57.8
    • 57.800
    • 57.8
    Doors & Windows
    • Rear Defrost
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Power Windows
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    Doors & Windows
    • Rear Defrost
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Power Windows
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    Exterior Features
    • Sun/Moon Roof
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Sun/Moonroof
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Rear Spoiler
    • Standard
    • Optional
    • Optional
    Measurements
    • Base Curb Weight (lbs.)
    • 3540
    • 3551
    • 3556
    Tires & Wheels
    • Tires - Front Performance
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Tires - Rear Performance
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Compact Spare Tire
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Aluminum Wheels
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
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    Interior

    Convenience & Comfort
    • Alarm
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Auxiliary Pwr Outlet
    • Standard
    • Standard
    •  
    • Cruise Control
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Vehicle Anti-Theft System
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Fog Lamps
    • Standard
    •  
    • Optional
    • Auto-Off Headlights
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • HID headlights
    • Standard
    •  
    • Optional
    • Keyless Start
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Front Reading Lamps
    • Standard
    • Standard
    •  
    • Rear Reading Lamps
    • Standard
    • Standard
    •  
    • Adjustable Steering Wheel
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Steering Wheel Controls
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Trip Computer
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Remote Trunk Release
    • Standard
    •  
    •  
    • Intermittent Wipers
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Keyless Entry
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Power Door Locks
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Electrochromic rearview mirror
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Power Mirrors
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Driver Vanity Mirror
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Passenger Vanity Mirror
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Power Steering
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    Dimensions
    • Passenger Capacity
    • 5
    • 5
    • 5
    • Passenger Volume (cu. ft.)
    • 95.8
    • 95.800
    • 95.8
    • Front Head Room (in.)
    • 38.5
    • 38.500
    • 38.5
    • Front Leg Room (in.)
    • 43.8
    • 43.800
    • 43.8
    • Front Shoulder Room (in.)
    • 56.3
    • 56.300
    • 56.3
    • Front Hip Room (in.)
    • 53.4
    • 53.400
    • 53.4
    • Second Head Room (in.)
    • 36.4
    • 36.400
    • 36.4
    • Second Leg Room (in.)
    • 34.6
    • 34.600
    • 34.6
    • Second Shoulder Room (in.)
    • 55.1
    • 55.100
    • 55.1
    • Second Hip Room (in.)
    • 53.9
    • 53.900
    • 53.9
    • Trunk Volume (cu. ft.)
    • 14.2
    • 14.200
    • 14.2
    Entertainment
    • AM/FM Stereo
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Auxiliary Audio Input
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • CD Changer
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • CD Player
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • MP3 Player
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    Heating & Cooling
    • Climate Control
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Dual Zone A/C
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • A/C
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Rear A/C
    • Standard
    • Standard
    •  
    Navigation & Communication
    • Wireless Cell Phone Hookup
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    Seats
    • Cloth Seats
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Driver Lumbar
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Power Driver Seat
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Power Passenger Seat
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Pass-Through Rear Seat
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • 2nd Row Bench Seat
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Bucket Seats
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
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    Safety

    Airbags
    • Driver Air Bag
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Passenger Air Bag
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Front Head Air Bag
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Rear Head Air Bag
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Front Side Air Bag
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    Brakes
    • 4-Wheel ABS
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • 4-Wheel Disc Brakes
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    Safety Features
    • Brake Assist
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Electronic Stability Control
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Child Safety Locks
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors
    • Standard
    •  
    • Optional
    • Front Tow Hooks
    • Standard
    •  
    •  
    • Traction Control
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Emergency Trunk Release
    • Standard
    • Standard
    •  
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    Mechanical

    Engine & Performance
    • Front Wheel Drive
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • V6 Cylinder Engine
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Engine Type
    • Gas V6
    • Gas V6
    • Premium Unleaded V-6
    • Displacement
    • 3.5L/- TBD -
    • 3.5L/213
    • 3.5 L/213
    • Horsepower (Net @ RPM)
    • 290 @ 6400
    • 290 @ 6400
    • 290 @ 6400
    • Torque (Net @ RPM)
    • 261 @ 4400
    • 261 @ 4400
    • 261 @ 4400
    • Transmission
    • Continuously Variable
    • Continuously Variable Ratio
    • CVT w/OD
    • Turning diameter
    • 37.4
    • 37.400
    • 37.4
    Fuel
    • Gasoline Fuel
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
    • 19
    • 19
    • 19
    • EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
    • 26
    • 26
    • 26
    • Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal.)
    • 20.0
    • 20.000
    • 20
    Suspension
    • Suspension Type - Front
    • Strut
    • Strut
    • Strut
    • Suspension Type - Rear
    • Multi-Link
    • Multi-Link
    • Multi-Link
    • Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
    • w/Coil Springs
    • w/Coil Springs
    • Strut
    • Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
    • w/Coil Springs
    • w/Coil Springs
    • Multi-Link
    Transmission
    • Automatic
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode
    •  
    •  
    • Standard
    • Continuously Variable Trans
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard

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