2021 Nissan Maxima

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2021 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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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.


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Dealership Experience

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Owners Like

Measured owner satisfaction with 2021 Nissan Maxima after 90-days of ownership.
  • Experience of using voice assistance in your vehicle
  • Experience of getting your vehicle set up just the way you want
  • Ease of getting in/out of the front seats

Owners Don't Like

The problems experienced by owners of the 2021 Nissan Maxima during the first 90-days of ownership.
  • Overall fuel economy and driving range of your vehicle/driving range and speed of charging your vehicle
  • How well you feel your vehicle would protect you in an accident
  • Quietness of your vehicle's cabin while driving

Performance Specs

MPG City







1 speed, CVT w/OD


Premium Unleaded V-6


Front Wheel Drive

Available Trims

2021 Nissan Maxima Review

Go from zero to exhilarated in a Nissan Maxima. Inhale every straight; devour every curve; stop on any dime—this stunning four-door luxury sedan actually thinks it’s a sports car. Choose from four trims starting with the S and moving through the commemorative 40th Anniversary Edition. Every Maxima gets a 3.5-liter V-6 delivering three-hundred horsepower to the front wheels through Nissan’s Xtronic Constantly Variable Transmission. Switch from Sport Sedan to Luxury Cruiser at the touch of a button with the Nissan Drive Mode Selector. With all that excitement on tap you should probably put down the phone. Don’t worry NissanConnect includes Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility so you can stay plugged in. Stay safe with Nissan Safety Shield 360. Standard Automatic Emergency Braking Blind Spot Warning and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert give you an edge on the unexpected. Choose from a variety of colors options and Genuine Nissan Accessories and build a Maxima that’s all yours. The Nissan Maxima. Performance is now a four-door word.
The Nissan Maxima maximizes your connectivity. NissanConnect brings Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration to a touchscreen display. Available Nissan Door-to-Door Navigation with Premium Traffic gives you real-time traffic information so you won’t be late. And available NissanConnect Services turns your phone into a remote control for your Maxima. Unlock doors start the engine monitor your Maxima’s health and more. Add the available Eleven-Speaker Bose Premium Sound System and you’ll love every trip you take even your morning commute. The Nisan Maxima. This is intelligent mobility.
Nissan safety Shield 360 comes with every Nissan Maxima adding confidence to every drive. Every Maxima comes with driver-assist features like Automatic Emergency Braking and Intelligent Forward Collision Warning. Blind Spot Warning and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert come standard too. The Tire Pressure Monitoring System doesn’t just tell you when your tires are low—its standard Easy-Fill Tire Alert feature tells you when you’ve filled them properly too. No more fiddling around with air-pressure gauges! The Nissan Maxima. Because safety makes sense.
Every Nissan Maxima delivers power responsive handling and unlimited adrenaline rushes. Its 3.5-liter V-6 develops 300 horsepower—and it still gets up to 30 miles per gallon. Nissan’s Xtronic Constantly Variable Transmission features dynamic step shifting wider gear-ratio coverage and an adaptive shift controller. Just switch the Drive Mode Selector from Normal to Sport for a pulse-raising drive. And every Maxima comes with an Integrated Dynamic-Control Module giving you the road-handling benefits of Electronic Chassis Management. The Nissan Maxima. The luxury sedan that thinks it’s a sports car.

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