2008 Nissan Maxima

#6 in Large Car
  • Type: Sedan
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2008 Nissan Maxima Ratings
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Consumer Rating

The J.D. Power 100-Point Score is based on hundreds of thousands of independent and unbiased opinions of verified car owners.
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Out of 100

Quality & Reliability

Measures the level of defects, malfunctions, and design flaws experienced by vehicle owners. Covers the entire vehicle from engine to infotainment system. A higher rating means fewer problems.

Driving Experience

Owners' evaluation of the vehicle's design, performance, comfort, functionality, safety, and technology, comprise this rating. Newer and recently-redesigned vehicles tend to score better.


J.D. Power's forecast of depreciation (how much of its current value the vehicle will likely lose) over the next three years. Lower depreciation equals a higher rating.

Dealership Experience

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Owners' experience with this brand's dealerships during the purchase and service process make up this rating. Key factors include customer service, dealership facilities, and the quality of work.

Best Large Car of 2008

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Owners Like

Measured owner satisfaction with 2008 Nissan Maxima after 90-days of ownership.
  • Transmission smoothness
  • The vehicle's audio system
  • Feel of the seat material

Owners Don't Like

The problems experienced by owners of the 2008 Nissan Maxima during the first 90-days of ownership.
  • Interior storage spaces
  • Smoothness of vehicle's ride
  • Quietness of the vehicle interior

Performance Specs

MPG City







1 speed, Continously Variable


Gas V6


Front Wheel Drive

Available Trims

2008 Nissan Maxima Review

The Nissan Maxima. A flagship with exhilaration to spare. The premium four-door sports car. Go bold. Rev up expectations starting with an award-winning 255 horse power 3.5 liter V6 and a sport- tuned Continuously Variable Transmission. Maxima’s Z inspired multi-link independent suspension helps keep the wheel flat to promote better cornering. Inside gaze through a SkyView glass paneled roof. Communicate via Bluetooth Hands-Free technology. Ignite passion with an Intelligent Key. Then retreat into sleek sculpted leather. Surrounded by the sensation of total exhilaration. Surround yourself with an invisible shield. An advanced air bag system with dual stage front air bags is among the more than 50 standard safety features you’ll find on every Maxima. It is all part of the Nissan Safety Shield our comprehensive approach to safety. The 2008 Nissan Maxima. Reclaim the road with style grace and power.

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