2018 Nissan Maxima comes with subtle updates and starts from $33,905

Article by Christian A., on October 23, 2017

To keep the Nissan Maxima interesting, the Japanese automaker gives the 2018 model year a number of small tweaks. Some of these include standard Android Auto, which is a new feature added to its infotainment system’s existing support for Apple CarPlay. Passengers in the back seat now get a pair of USB ports where they can charge their devices. Furthermore, Nissan lets customers choose from a wider colour palette, including this new Carnelian Red paint paired with a blacked out grille, as you can see in the photos.

That’s not all, as automatic emergency braking is now considered a standard feature in the Nissan’s 2018 lineup, and that includes the Maxima. The emergency braking system makes use of radar to monitor or to “see” how far other vehicles are from you. When other vehicles get too close, the system signals the driver in case of a possible collision. And when there is no response from the driver, the system will automatically reduce the car’s speed.

Customers have no option when it comes to the drivetrain, as the only available one would be a 3.5 liter V6 that produces as much as 300 horsepower (224 kilowatts), paired to a CVT that brings power to the front wheels.

The current generation Nissan Maxima was first introduced during the 2016 model year. As for the design, the sedan now gets a floating roof and a more prominent V-shaped grille. To give it a sportier feel, it has been given a flat-bottomed steering wheel - with the intention to revive the Maxima’s former tagline as a four-door sports car.

For the 2017 model year, the company gave the Nissan Maxima the Apple CarPlay function while also introducing options like the Medallion Package at $1,345 and the Dynamic Package at $990.

The automaker decided to give the 2018 Nissan Maxima a price increase across all trims. Other than that, they also increased the destination fee from $835 (for the 2017 model year), now to $885 for the 2018 model year.

Starting with the base Maxima S, the 2017 model was priced at $33,395, while the 2018 model now costs $33,905. For the Maxima SV, the 2017 model costs $35,375 and is now up to $35,905 for the 2018 model. Up next on the Maxima range is the SL which used to have a price tag of $37,875 and is now up to $38,325. The Maxima SR, on the other hand, increased from $38,655 to $39,165. Lastly, the range topping Maxima Platinum now comes with a $41,575 price tag, when it only used to be $40,825. The price difference from the 2017 to 2018 model year ranges from $510 to $750.

Press Release

Nissan announces U.S. pricing for 2018 Maxima

Nissan today announced U.S. pricing for the 2018 Nissan Maxima, which is on sale now at Nissan dealers nationwide. It is available in five well-equipped models: Maxima S, SV, SL, SR and Platinum, each equipped with a 300-horsepower 3.5-liter VQ-series V6 engine and performance-oriented Xtronic transmission.

For 2018, Nissan's flagship sedan adds standard Android Auto™ (in addition to Apple CarPlay™), two available rear USB charge ports, a revised color palette including new premium Carnelian Red color, and new black accents are added to its dramatic V-motion grille. The 2018 Maxima also carries over the late 2017 model year additions of standard Intelligent Forward Collision Warning (I-FCW) and Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) on all grade levels.

Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Prices1 (MSRP) for the 2018 Nissan Maxima:

Maxima S
$33,020 USD
Maxima SV
$35,020 USD
Maxima SL
$37,440 USD
Maxima SR
$38,280 USD
Maxima Platinum
$40,690 USD

Destination and Handling $885.

About the 2018 Maxima

Maxima again offers a distinctive upscale look that features a wide stance, bold front end, Nissan signature V-Motion grille, LED daytime running lights and floating roof appearance. Its bespoke-style interior design offers available Ascot premium leather seating surfaces with diamond-quilted inserts, unique faceted finishers and a sporty D-shape steering wheel.

The standard 300-horspower 3.5-liter VQ-series V6 engine is matched with a performance-oriented Xtronic transmission featuring D-Step shifting logic that provides rapid shifts at high throttle openings. The refined handling and ride comfort of the Maxima starts with a 4-wheel independent suspension with monotube rear shock absorbers. The sporty Maxima SR grade features unique tuning and 19-inch wheels and tires to add even more performance.

Available technology features include standard NissanConnectSM with Navigation featuring Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™. The system includes an 8.0-inch touch-screen display, along with SiriusXM® Satellite Radio and SiriusXM® Travel Link™ applications (SiriusXM® subscription required, sold separately). Maxima Platinum models include standard NissanConnect with Navigation and Services featuring Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™. The system's wide range of features includes automatic collision notification, remote start via smartphone, emergency call, stolen vehicle locator and more (six-month free trial; subscription required, sold separately).

The 2018 Maxima also offers an extensive range of available safety, security and driving aids, including Intelligent Forward Collision Warning (I-FCW), Intelligent Cruise Control (ICC), Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB), Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA) and Blind Spot Warning (BSW) and Intelligent Driver Alertness (I-DA).

The 2018 Nissan Maxima is assembled in Smyrna, Tennessee, with engines assembled in Decherd, Tennessee.

About Nissan North America
In North America, Nissan's operations include automotive styling, engineering, consumer and corporate financing, sales and marketing, distribution and manufacturing. Nissan is dedicated to improving the environment under the Nissan Green Program and has been recognized annually by the U.S Environmental Protection Agency as an ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year since 2010. More information on Nissan in North America and the complete line of Nissan and INFINITI vehicles can be found online at www.nissanusa.com and www.infinitiusa.com, or visit the U.S. media sites nissannews.com and infinitinews.com.

About Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
Nissan is a global full-line vehicle manufacturer that sells more than 60 models under the Nissan, INFINITI and Datsun brands. In fiscal year 2016, the company sold 5.63 million vehicles globally, generating revenue of 11.72 trillion yen. Nissan engineers, manufactures and markets the world's best-selling all-electric vehicle in history, the Nissan LEAF. Nissan's global headquarters in Yokohama, Japan, manages operations in six regions: Asia & Oceania; Africa, Middle East & India; China; Europe; Latin America; and North America. Nissan has a global workforce of 247,500 and has been partnered with French manufacturer Renault under the Renault-Nissan Alliance since 1999. In 2016, Nissan acquired a 34 percent stake in Mitsubishi Motors, which became the third member of the Alliance – a grouping with combined annual sales of almost 10 million units a year.

For more information about Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.'s products, services and our commitment to sustainable mobility, visit Nissan-Global.com. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn, and view our latest videos on YouTube.

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