2019 Nissan Maxima
You may think of the Nissan Maxima as a typical full-sized sedan, but Nissan calls that this model year’s Maxima a “four-door sports car.” With a standard V6 engine that produces 300 horsepower, the Maxima proves it is no ordinary sedan. Although it has the power of a sports car, it still features the comfort and technology you would expect from a luxury sedan. With updated front and rear styling, extensive standard and optional safety features, and outstanding handling, the 2019 Maxima is here to make its mark on the full-sized sedan class.
Trims & Mechanical Features
The 2019 Maxima is available in five trim levels: S, SV, SL, SR, and Platinum. All Maximas are equipped with a 3.5-liter naturally aspirated V6 engine making 300 horsepower and 261 lb.-ft. of torque; it is paired with a CVT transmission and front-wheel drive. This V6 engine also achieves an EPA-estimated 20 mpg city and 30 mpg highway.
The entry-model S comes standard with 18-inch wheels, remote engine start, a rearview camera, dual-zone automatic climate control, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, power-adjustable front seats, an 8-inch touch screen, two USB ports, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration, and an audio system with eight speakers and satellite radio. The SV features added navigation, adaptive cruise control, heated mirrors, heated front seats, and leather upholstery. The SL adds a dual-panel sunroof, heated steering wheel, active noise reduction, and an upgraded Bose premium audio system. Next up, the SR receives 19-inch wheels, a sport-tuned suspension, ventilated front seats, and active engine sound enhancement. Finally, the top-tier Platinum trim includes a surround-view parking camera, upgraded leather interior, and NissanConnect services.
Safety & Technology
The Maxima provides outstanding safety through both its active and passive safety features. Some passive safety features include Nissan’s advanced airbag system with supplemental front airbags, seat-mounted side impact air bags, driver and front-passenger supplemental knee air bags, high-strength steel side-door guard beams, Zone Body construction with front and rear crumple zones, and an energy-absorbing steering column. When it comes to active safety features, all trims include Nissan’s intelligent forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking. The SV adds a blind-sport monitoring system with rear cross-traffic alert, while the SL also receives front and rear parking sensors. The SR adds rear collision mitigation and the Platinum includes a surround-view parking camera.
Nissan Intelligent Mobility provides you with all of the available technology that you would expect from a modern vehicle. On upper-level trims, that includes a hands-free text messaging assistant, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Amazon Alexa, Nissan door-to-door navigation with premium traffic, SiriusXM traffic and travel link, Google Assistant, and remote smartphone access. The Maxima also features an advanced drive-assist display with the ability to show turn-by-turn directions, safety alerts, tire pressure, song titles, and Intelligent Driver Alertness on a 7-inch color display. On the SL and higher trims, you will experience top-tier audio through the Bose premium audio system with active noise cancellation, sound enhancement, and acoustic laminated glass that helps cut down on high-frequency wind noise. This advanced noise cancellation system helps deliver a relaxing and quiet ride even at high speeds.