2009 Nissan Maxima

#3 in Large Car
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2009 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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Best Large Car of 2009

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Owners Like

Measured owner satisfaction with 2009 Nissan Maxima after 90-days of ownership.
  • Vehicle acceleration
  • The vehicle's audio system
  • Styling of gauges and instruments

Owners Don't Like

The problems experienced by owners of the 2009 Nissan Maxima during the first 90-days of ownership.
  • Amount of trunk/hatch space
  • Comfort of the 2nd row seats
  • Smoothness of vehicle's ride

Performance Specs

MPG City







1 speed, Continuously Variable


Gas V6


Front Wheel Drive

Available Trims

2009 Nissan Maxima Review

Introducing the all-new 2009 Maxima. Now 290 horsepower takes you somewhere special. Where sports car performance and sedan sophistication exist together. The re-engineered VQ engine is a 3. 5 liter DOHC V6 power plant. A new performance-tuned Continuously Variable Transmission delivers seamless acceleration while steering wheel column-mounted A streamlined cockpit purposefully designed to center around you. Paddle shifters are within easy reach. For a custom fit the driver‚Äôs seat is available with a manual thigh support extension to help reduce fatigue. Even the center console and high armrests are designed so you feel enveloped. Being in control has never felt so powerful. Six standard air bags along with an Anti-lock Braking and Vehicle Dynamic Control are among the more than 50 standard safety features you’ll find on every Maxima. It’s all part of the Nissan Safety Shield our comprehensive approach to help inspire confidence every time you get behind the wheel. Elegance has an edge in the 4-Door Sports Car. The all-new 2009 Nissan Maxima.

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Performance Award Winner

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2009 Nissan Maxima JD Power Award Winner
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