The Nissan Maxima has renewed it’s quest to earn the “4-Door Sports Car” title, with Nissan’s debut of the all-new 2016 Maxima at the New York Auto Show.
The Nissan Maxima has renewed it’s quest to earn the “4-Door Sports Car” title, with Nissan’s debut of the all-new 2016 Maxima at the New York Auto Show. It’s hard to decide which is more captivating, a new iteration of Nissan’s “V-motion” grille or the most unmistakable C-pillar in the industry. Both turn heads while the sides provide a lot of surface detailing to tease your eyes. You’ll either love the new Maxima’s looks or not.
Meanwhile the new Maxima is lower, longer, lighter and structurally stiffer than before, losing about 82 pounds and gaining about 25 percent more torsional rigidity. In addition, the body’s coefficient of drag has been reduced by 10 percent, so the styling is functional as well.
Under the hood, Nissan’s veritable VQ V6 is back and better than ever, mated to a CVT like before, but this time with simulated shift technology. More than 60 percent of the VQ’s parts have been redesigned making it more powerful yet also more economical than before, delivering 300 horsepower and an estimated 30 MPG on the highway.
The 2016 Maxima’s standard features include a navigation system with an 8.0-inch touch screen, remote start and backup camera. Additionally, a wide range of electronic options will be available including Blind-Spot Monitoring, Forward Emergency Braking, Intelligent Cruise Control, and Rear Cross Traffic Alert.
The stylish 2016 Maxima will be available in five trim levels, and will start at $32,410 plus destination. It goes on sale later this summer.