2012 Nissan Maxima Pricing, Specs & Reviews

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$32,420-$35,120
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19 /CITY / 26 /HWY
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What's New for 2012:
- New option package
- Slight cosmetic changes to exterior and interior features

Exterior Features
The Nissan Maxima is a large, sporty, near-luxury sedan that is available in two trim levels: S and SV. Eighteen-inch alloy wheels are standard, with 19-inch wheels available. Other standard exterior features include automatic headlights and keyless entry and ignition.

Interior Features
The Maxima S trim level offers cloth upholstery, power front seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, auto-dimming rearview mirror, Bluetooth connectivity, and an 8-speaker sound system. The SV trim upgrades to leather upholstery; more ergonomic features to the driver's seat; premium Bose audio system; and more. The trunk provides 14.2 cubic feet of cargo space.

Optional Features
Exterior options on the Maxima include dark silver alloy wheels, sportier grille, HID Xenon headlights, fog lights (standard with the SV trim), and a rear spoiler. Various option packages add Xenon headlights, premium leather upholstery, heated front seats and steering wheel, touch-screen electronics interface, summer tires, and a voice-activated navigation system.

Under the Hood
The Nissan Maxima's standard power plant is a 3.5-liter V-6 engine rated at 290 horsepower. A continuously variable transmission (CVT) is standard, sending power to the front wheels.

Fuel Economy
EPA fuel-economy figures for the 2012 Nissan Maxima are 19/26/22 mpg (city/highway/combined).

Safety
Standard safety features on the Maxima include anti-lock disc brakes, stability control, traction control, and a full complement of air bags. A rearview camera is optional with the SV trim.

In tests conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the Nissan Maxima received a \"Good\" rating--the Institute's highest--in frontal-offset and side-impact crash protection, and \"Acceptable\" in roof strength.


What's New for 2012:
- New option package
- Slight cosmetic changes to exterior and interior features

Exterior Features
The Nissan Maxima is a large, sporty, near-luxury sedan that is available in two trim levels: S and SV. Eighteen-inch alloy wheels are standard, with 19-inch wheels available. Other standard exterior features include automatic headlights and keyless entry and ignition.

Interior Features
The Maxima S trim level offers cloth upholstery, power front seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, auto-dimming rearview mirror, Bluetooth connectivity, and an 8-speaker sound system. The SV trim upgrades to leather upholstery; more ergonomic features to the driver's seat; premium Bose audio system; and more. The trunk provides 14.2 cubic feet of cargo space.

Optional Features
Exterior options on the Maxima include dark silver alloy wheels, sportier grille, HID Xenon headlights, fog lights (standard with the SV trim), and a rear spoiler. Various option packages add Xenon headlights, premium leather upholstery, heated front seats and steering wheel, touch-screen electronics interface, summer tires, and a voice-activated navigation system.

Under the Hood
The Nissan Maxima's standard power plant is a 3.5-liter V-6 engine rated at 290 horsepower. A continuously variable transmission (CVT) is standard, sending power to the front wheels.

Fuel Economy
EPA fuel-economy figures for the 2012 Nissan Maxima are 19/26/22 mpg (city/highway/combined).

Safety
Standard safety features on the Maxima include anti-lock disc brakes, stability control, traction control, and a full complement of air bags. A rearview camera is optional with the SV trim.

In tests conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the Nissan Maxima received a \"Good\" rating--the Institute's highest--in frontal-offset and side-impact crash protection, and \"Acceptable\" in roof strength.


Available Trims for the 2012 Nissan Maxima
Transmission MSRP Engine City/Hwy MPG
Name 3.5 S (4dr Sdn V6 CVT) Transmission Continuously Variable MSRP 32420.00 Engine 3.5L/- TBD - City/Hwy MPG 19/26
Name 3.5 SV (4dr Sdn V6 CVT) Transmission Continuously Variable MSRP 35120.00 Engine 3.5L/- TBD - City/Hwy MPG 19/26
Name 3.5 SV w/Sport Pkg (4dr Sdn V6 CVT) Transmission Continuously Variable MSRP 35120.00 Engine 3.5L/- TBD - City/Hwy MPG 19/26
Name 3.5 SV w/Premium Pkg (4dr Sdn V6 CVT) Transmission Continuously Variable MSRP 35120.00 Engine 3.5L/- TBD - City/Hwy MPG 19/26
Name 3.5 S w/Limited Edition Pkg (4dr Sdn V6 CVT) Transmission Continuously Variable MSRP 32420.00 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, fuel level
  • Warning lights -inc: fuel level, door ajar, oil pressure, windshield washer fluid
  • Multi function trip computer -inc: 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
  • Dark piano hairline 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 hangers
  • 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/characteristic stitching
  • Steering column mounted paddle shifters
  • Auto entry/exit system w/dual-driver memory
  • Metallic interior trim
  • Leather wrapped shift knob -inc: characteristic 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
  • 7" color monitor
  • Atlantic Cherry wood-tone interior trim
  • 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 sport appearance 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
  • 18" x 8.0" dark hyper silver aluminum alloy wheels
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 audio system w/in-dash 6-disc CD changer -inc: (8) speakers, aux input, MP3/WMA playback, 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: radio data system (RDS), speed-sensitive audio volume, (9) speakers w/(2) subwoofers, illuminated steering wheel audio controls, USB input
    • iPod interface system w/net in center console

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