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.