2011 Nissan Maxima Pricing, Specs & Reviews

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$31,750-$34,450
$29,081-$31,550
19 /CITY / 26 /HWY
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The Nissan Maxima is a four-door sedan that was first introduced in 1976. Today's Maxima is in its seventh-generation, last completely redesigned for the 2009 model year. For 2011, Nissan has only made minor changes to its largest sedan. These include new exhaust tips, new smoked headlights, and a new dark grille on sport models. There are also two new exterior colors.

The Maxima is offered in four different trim levels: S, SV, SV with Sport Package, and SV with Premium Package. As Nissan's premier sedan, even the standard model is fairly well equipped. Standard features include cloth upholstery, air conditioning with dual-zone climate control, full power accessories, keyless entry and ignition, auto-dimming rearview mirror, Bluetooth phone connectivity, and more. The SV model gains leather upholstery, lumbar support, a Bose audio upgrade, and other cosmetic enhancements. Sport and Premium packages more finely tailor the Maxima to owner's tastes, depending upon whether they prefer performance or technology. Sport models are fitted with 19-inch alloy wheels and sport suspension, for starters, while Premium models feature equipment such as rearview cameras, iPod interface, 7-inch LCD screen, and more.

The Nissan Maxima is offered with one engine and one transmission. The standard powerplant is 3.5-liter six-cylinder engine that is rated at 290 horsepower. A continuously-variable transmission (CVT) is standard, sending power to the front wheels. The EPA rates the fuel economy of the 2011 Nissan Maxima between 19 mpg city and 26 mpg highway.

The 2011 Nissan Maxima S starts with a base price of about $32,000 and tops out with the Maxima SV with Premium Package, which starts around $38,000.

The Nissan Maxima is a four-door sedan that was first introduced in 1976. Today's Maxima is in its seventh-generation, last completely redesigned for the 2009 model year. For 2011, Nissan has only made minor changes to its largest sedan. These include new exhaust tips, new smoked headlights, and a new dark grille on sport models. There are also two new exterior colors.

The Maxima is offered in four different trim levels: S, SV, SV with Sport Package, and SV with Premium Package. As Nissan's premier sedan, even the standard model is fairly well equipped. Standard features include cloth upholstery, air conditioning with dual-zone climate control, full power accessories, keyless entry and ignition, auto-dimming rearview mirror, Bluetooth phone connectivity, and more. The SV model gains leather upholstery, lumbar support, a Bose audio upgrade, and other cosmetic enhancements. Sport and Premium packages more finely tailor the Maxima to owner's tastes, depending upon whether they prefer performance or technology. Sport models are fitted with 19-inch alloy wheels and sport suspension, for starters, while Premium models feature equipment such as rearview cameras, iPod interface, 7-inch LCD screen, and more.

The Nissan Maxima is offered with one engine and one transmission. The standard powerplant is 3.5-liter six-cylinder engine that is rated at 290 horsepower. A continuously-variable transmission (CVT) is standard, sending power to the front wheels. The EPA rates the fuel economy of the 2011 Nissan Maxima between 19 mpg city and 26 mpg highway.

The 2011 Nissan Maxima S starts with a base price of about $32,000 and tops out with the Maxima SV with Premium Package, which starts around $38,000.

Available Trims for the 2011 Nissan Maxima
Transmission MSRP Engine City/Hwy MPG
Name 3.5 S (4dr Sdn V6 CVT) Transmission Continuously Variable MSRP 31750.00 Engine 3.5L/- TBD - City/Hwy MPG 19/26
Name 3.5 SV (4dr Sdn V6 CVT) Transmission Continuously Variable MSRP 34450.00 Engine 3.5L/- TBD - City/Hwy MPG 19/26
Name 3.5 SV w/Sport Pkg (4dr Sdn V6 CVT) Transmission Continuously Variable MSRP 34450.00 Engine 3.5L/- TBD - City/Hwy MPG 19/26
Name 3.5 SV w/Premium Pkg (4dr Sdn V6 CVT) Transmission Continuously Variable MSRP 34450.00 Engine 3.5L/- TBD - City/Hwy MPG 19/26
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INTERIOR
  • Cloth seat trim
  • 8-way pwr driver seat -inc: manual lumbar support
  • 4-way pwr passenger seat
  • Front bucket seats
  • 60/40 split fold-down rear bench seat -inc: center armrest
  • Front/rear adjustable head restraints
  • Center console w/coin holder, cellular phone compartment
  • Full floor & trunk carpeting
  • Tilt/telescopic steering column
  • Leather wrapped steering wheel
  • Daytime illumination meters -inc: speedometer, tachometer, water temp
  • Warning lights -inc: fuel level, door ajar, oil pressure, windshield washer fluid
  • Multi function trip computer -inc: 2.7" dot matrix display, digital clock, outside temp display, distance to empty, average fuel consumption/speed, driving time, maintenance intervals, warning indicator, illumination control, instantaneous fuel consumption
  • Dual LCD trip odometers
  • Vehicle information system
  • Pwr windows -inc: driver & passenger auto up/down feature, key cylinder up/down, anti-pinch
  • Retained accessory pwr
  • Pwr door locks w/auto-lock
  • Illuminated pwr accessory switches
  • Remote keyless entry w/trunk release & window down
  • Vehicle security system
  • Intelligent Key push-button ignition
  • Illuminated ignition keyhole
  • Immobilizer system
  • Cruise control w/steering wheel mounted illuminated controls
  • Remote hood/trunk/fuel-filler door releases
  • Dual zone automatic temp control w/in-cabin microfilter
  • Rear air conditioning vents
  • Rear window defroster w/timer
  • Lockable illuminated glove box w/damper & pen holder
  • Front & rear dual cup holders
  • (2) 12V pwr outlets
  • Vinyl door trim inserts
  • Piano dot interior trim
  • Chrome interior door handles
  • Front door map pockets/bottle holders
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror
  • Overhead console -inc: sunglass holder
  • Dual illuminated visor vanity mirrors
  • Sun visor extensions
  • Illuminated entry system w/fade-out
  • Lighting -inc: front/rear step lamps, foot well lamps, front floor lamp, trunk, mood light
  • Front map lights
  • Rear reading lights
  • Leather wrapped shift knob
  • Driver/front passenger seatback pockets
  • Front/rear passenger assist grips
  • Rear seat coat hanger
  • Leather seat trim
  • 8-way pwr driver seat -inc: pwr lumbar support, manual thigh support
  • HomeLink universal transceiver
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror -inc: compass
  • Premium leather seat trim
  • Heated front bucket seats
  • Rear bucket seats -inc: trunk pass through, large fold-down armrest w/finisher
  • Pwr tilt/telescopic steering column -inc: memory
  • Premium leather wrapped heated steering wheel w/stitch & dimple
  • Steering column mounted paddle shifters
  • Auto entry/exit system w/dual-driver memory
  • Metallic link interior trim -inc: gray stitching
  • Cargo net hooks
  • Heated front bucket seats -inc: climate controlled driver seat
  • Driver seat memory
  • Rear bucket seats -inc: trunk pass through, large fold-down armrest w/audio controls
  • 7" color monitor
  • Rear pwr windows w/one-touch auto-up/down
  • Eucalyptus wood-tone interior trim -inc: merlot stitching
  • Overhead console
  • Pwr rear sunshade
  • Premium mood lighting
EXTERIOR
  • 18" x 8.0" fine silver alloy wheels
  • P245/45VR18 all-season tires
  • Compact spare tire
  • Pwr tilt/sliding moonroof w/sliding sunshade
  • Front tow hooks
  • Body color bumpers
  • Halogen headlights w/ambient light sensor
  • Auto on/off headlights
  • Body color folding pwr mirrors
  • UV reducing solar glass w/dark upper windshield band
  • Variable intermittent speed-sensitive flat-blade windshield wipers w/mist function
  • Chrome door handles
  • Front fog lights
  • Body color folding pwr mirrors -inc: integrated turn signals
  • 19" x 8.0" hyper silver alloy wheels
  • P245/40VR19 all-season tires
  • Rear spoiler
  • Dark chrome grille
  • [S01] Xenon high intensity discharge (HID) headlights -inc: smoked finish
  • Body color folding heated pwr mirrors -inc: integrated turn signals, reverse tilt-down, memory, driver side auto-dimming
  • Dual panel moonroof w/pwr retractable sunshades
  • [S01] Xenon high intensity discharge (HID) headlights
MECHANICAL
  • 3.5L DOHC 24-valve SMPI V6 engine
  • Continuous Variable Valve Timing Control (CVVTS)
  • Engine mounts -inc: (2) solid w/anti-torque rod, (2) electronically controlled
  • Electronically controlled "drive-by-wire" throttle
  • Continuously variable transmission (CVT)
  • Front wheel drive
  • Battery saver
  • Independent strut front suspension w/coil springs
  • Independent multi-link rear suspension w/coil springs
  • Front & rear stabilizer bars
  • Speed-sensitive variable-assist pwr rack & pinion steering
  • Pwr 4-wheel vented disc brakes
  • Dual chrome exhaust finishers
  • Sport tuned suspension
PACKAGE
    SAFETY
    • 4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS)
    • Brake assist & electronic brake force distribution (EBD)
    • Traction Control System (TCS)
    • Vehicle dynamic control
    • Steel side-door guard beams
    • Front & rear crumple zones
    • Zone body construction
    • Driver & front passenger dual-stage airbags w/seat belt sensors
    • Driver & front passenger side-impact airbags
    • Front & rear roof mounted curtain side-impact airbags
    • Front seat belts w/pretensioners/load limiters/adjustable anchors
    • ELR seat belt system for driver
    • ALR/ELR seat belt system for all passengers
    • All position 3-point seat belts
    • Passenger window lockout
    • Child safety rear door locks
    • Lower anchor & tethers for children (LATCH)
    • Emergency inside trunk release
    • Tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS)
    • Energy absorbing steering column
    • Active front head restraints
    • RearView monitor
    ENTERTAINMENT
    • AM/FM/MP3/WMA audio system w/in-dash 6-disc CD changer -inc: (8) speakers, aux input, illuminated steering wheel mounted controls
    • In-glass diversity antenna
    • Bluetooth hands-free phone system
    • Bose AM/FM/MP3/WMA audio system w/in-dash 6-disc CD changer -inc: radio data system (RDS), speed-sensitive audio volume, (9) speakers w/(2) subwoofers, aux input, illuminated steering wheel audio controls
    • XM satellite radio *N/A in AK or HI*
    • Bose AM/FM/MP3/WMA audio system w/in-dash 6-disc CD changer -inc: 2GB Music Box, radio data system (RDS), speed-sensitive audio volume, (9) speakers w/(2) subwoofers, aux input, illuminated steering wheel audio controls, USB input
    • iPod interface system w/net in center console

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