Excluding the installation of regular heating backseats on the Platinum level, the 2022 Nissan Maxima is substantially unaltered from the previous model. The 2022 Maxima's debut date and price are yet to be determined, although it will most likely be announced this autumn. The same 300-hp 3.5L V6 engine powers the vehicle, providing excellent acceleration.
The Maxima's inside has luxury materials throughout and an easy-to-use infotainment system. It also has a slew of basic safety features. However, the trunk room and back passenger space are on the small side. The Chrysler 300, Toyota Avalon, and Dodge Charger are all strong competitors for the Maxima.
The Nissan Maxima's appearance is crisp, forceful, and more appealing than the competitors. You'd think it was a high-end sports sedan at first appearance. Despite the fact that the design has grown antiquated in certain ways, it still looks great. The front end is made up of all LED headlights and DRLs, as well as a very muscular V-motion grille. On the top two grades, the lower fascia features LED fog lights.
The Nissan Maxima has a sleek, aggressive appearance that stands out from the competitors. It seems like a high-end sports sedan at first glance. Despite the fact that the design has grown antiquated in certain ways, it remains beautiful. The front end is comprised of all LED headlights and DRLs, as well as a large V-motion grille. On the top two trims, the bottom fascia has LED fog lights.
The Chrysler 300 is 0.3 inches shorter than the Maxima in terms of length. Furthermore, its wheelbase, like that of the Dodge Charger, is broader than that of the Maxima, allowing for more rear passenger capacity. The Toyota Avalon is the lightest vehicle in this competition, resulting in improved handling qualities. The following are some of the most notable external features:
The Nissan Maxima's interior is tastefully designed and made of high-quality materials. The dashboard is comprised of high-quality plastics with leather accents, adding to the luxury and giving it a softer, smoother feel. Leather upholstery is standard, while the SR and Platinum trims add Alcantara inserts for a more luxurious look. With a dynamic steering wheel and chrome components in the middle, the cockpit looks spectacular and futuristic.
The front seats are quite comfortable and give excellent under-thigh support. A basic 8-way power driver's seat enhances front-seat comfort, but a 6-way power passenger's seat is basic from the SR grade forward. Six-footers will be comfortable in the front row, which has plenty of passenger room. The headroom and legroom in the rear, on the other hand, are quite limited. The headliner is rather low, making it difficult for taller passengers to get into the rear row.
The multimedia system is really effective, and it comes with a lot of basic functions. The user interface is simple, and the menu structure is well-organized. Several physical buttons for temperature and audio settings are neatly positioned around the screen. The SR trim and above feature an 11-speaker Bose premium audio system, while the base model comes with an 8speaker system.
The following are some of the primary interior features:
The Nissan Maxima is powered by the same 3.5L V6 engine that has been seen for quite some time. With 300 horsepower and 261 pound-feet of torque, the V6 engine is a joy to drive on its own. The engine is connected to a CVT that seems slow. The gear ratios are longer, so shifting takes its sweet time. As a result, the Maxima is more of a daily driver than a sports sedan designed for the racetrack.
For its size, the Maxima handles quite well. It boldly clings through curves, thanks to its massive wheel grip. The steering is crisp, yet at times it feels numb. The ride quality is also quite nice. The SR grade features a sport-tuned suspension system that provides a firm ride. It doesn't fare well on bumpy roads, but its driving characteristics, which include excellent steering control and handling, make it a standout.
The Maxima's acceleration is outstanding, despite the transmission's sluggish changes. The sprint from 0-60 MPH takes 5.8 seconds, while the quarter-mile drag takes 14.3 seconds. In their class, these statistics are rather competitive. Keep in mind that the Maxima is not a sporty car, but it has enticing performance. The brakes are likewise impressive, bringing this car to a smooth stop from 60 miles per hour in 113 feet.
In this category, the Maxima is a standout performer. In terms of acceleration, the Toyota Avalon isn't far behind the Maxima. Both the Chrysler 300 and the Dodge Charger have the same engine and accomplish both performance tests in the same amount of time. In comparison to the Avalon and the Maxima, they are more affordable.
The Maxima's overall safety factor has already pleased us. Nissan Safety Shield 360 comes standard on the Maxima, which includes all potential safety features. Almost all of the safety features are standard, with only a handful being optional. It also comes with a ten-airbag system. Some of the usual characteristics are as follows: