Visitors at the 2015 New York Auto Show will be able to see the brand new 2016 Nissan Maxima, company’s latest 4-door sports car inspired by the Sport Sedan Concept. As you can see from the photos, the 2016 Maxima looks absolutely impressive and according to the company, it was created by driving enthusiast for driving enthusiasts.
Promising to set a new standard in the large segment in terms of style, performance and technology, the 2016 Maxima features Nissan’s new design language and comes with several elements such as the V-Motion front end, signature boomerang lights, kick-up C-pillars as well as the unique floating roof appearance.
The interior rivals luxury vehicles and features a flat-bottomed sports steering wheel wrapped in leather and fitted with paddle shifters, a 7-inch Advanced Drive Assist Display offered as standard, contrast stitching for the dashboard, seats wrapped in premium Ascot leather appointments with quilted leather inserts on the Platinum model (SR model has quilted Alcantara inserts).
The standard NissanConnectSM with navigation arrives with an 8.0-inch touchscreen, as well as SiriusXM Satellite Radio and SiriusXM Travel Link applications, Online Search with Google but also other connectivity features.
The 2016 Maxima is powered by a 3.5-liter VQ-series V6 petrol engine, redesigned with more than 60 percent new parts, which develops 300 hp. Bolted to a performance-oriented Xtronic transmission which features a wider ratio range, the new Maxima is expected to return a fuel economy of 30 mpg on the highway (EPA estimated).
When it comes to safety, the 2016 Maxima will offer plenty of systems such as Predictive Forward Collision Warning (PFCW), Intelligent Cruise Control (ICC), Forward Emergency Braking (FEB), Rear Cross Traffic Alert (CTA) and Blind Spot Warning (BSW). Still, these features are available on Maxima SL, SR and Platinum grades.
Pricing starts at $32,410 for the 2016 Maxima S, excluding the $825 destination and handling charges. The 2016 Nissan Maxima SV costs $34,390, while the Maxima SL is priced at $36,670. 2016 Maxima SR costs $37,670, while the 2016 Nissan Maxima Platinum is priced at $39,860. Of course, pricing doesn’t include the $825 destination and handling charges.
Nissan says that the new Maxima comes as standard with the NissanConnect with navigation and available 11-speaker Bose premium audio system, NissanConnect Services powered by SiriusXM, and Around View Monitor (AVM) with Moving Object Detection (MOD). These features are available on Maxima SL, SR and Platinum grades. [source: Nissan]