When Nissan introduced the idea of having a 4-door sedan as a sports car, many foreheads were creased with unbelief. It is a great feat easier portrayed in words than in the reality of car engineering. While Maxima SR is the fittest in its trim,it is certainly not a sports car. On the other side, it may not have the cut to be one but it certainly is a credible luxury car.
Maxima SR has 19-inch wheels with retuned springs, shocks and anti-roll bars. With its performance on the road, one can definitely identify smoothness though the adventurous spirit is found lacking. No irritating noises here and the calmness can put passengers into relaxation mode.
You will be greeted with spacious and comfortable seats inside. One can note the faux suede, metal trimmings and diamond-patterned stitch work as their highlights. The instrument panel is endowed with soft lighting to illuminate it at night. At the center of it is a seven-inch, multi-colored screen to assist you in navigation and other info.
The remodelled engine does not fail to impress despite not drawing enough speed to be a certified sports car or sports sedan. Moreover the programmed automatic transmission does nothing to convince drivers to put more emphasis on their prowess.
Under the category of full-sized sedans, Nissan Maxima cruises side-by-side with the likes of Toyota Avalon, Chevrolet Impala and Chrysler 300.
- Engine : DOHC 24-valve V-6, front placement
- Transmission : continuously variable automatic with manual shifting mode
- Drivetrain : FWD
- Power : 300hp
- Torque : 261 lb.-ft.
- Mileage : (city)22 MPG; (highway)30 MPG
- Price : starting at $38,495 to $38,945 as tested