How Japanese automaker has reacted to its restricted sales of its mid sized sedans and hatches will be clearly reflected through this 2016 Nissan Maxima review and will let you know how the brand has emerged in developing its luxury segment to lure customers.
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Often regarded as a sports sedan, the first Maxima was introduced in the late 1981 and now the Maxima is in its eighth generation to give neck-to-neck competition to the closest rivals. The notion that high end sedans are meant to offer luxury and comfort over power packed performance is significantly challenged by the current generation model and a potent powermill of Maxima is the reason behind it.
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The sporty theme which was boasted by Nissan, in the last year Detroit motor show is not only reflected in the styling of this sports sedan but in the 2016 Nissan Maxima Specs as well.
|3.5-litre, 24-valve V6||Xtronic CVT(Continuous Variable Transmission)||300 hp||261 lb-ft|
|0-60 mph||Top Speed||Body Style||Mileage|
|5.9 seconds||135 mph||4-door sedan||25 mpg (combined)|
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The updated powermill is potent enough to give you goosebumps and it can be clearly witnessed from the 2016 Nissan Maxima’s First Drive. The refinement and optimization of the V6 engine has been taken care of by borrowing the sodium filled exhaust valves technology from the much acclaimed company’s GT-R. The most significant omission is that of the direct fuel injection system, seems like the company is saving this technology for its upcoming turbocharged engines. Despite delivering a whooping 300 hp, the sports sedan is able to deliver quite decent mileage of 30 mpg on highways and this is due to the 17 percent enhancement between the lowest as well as the highest ratios.
The lack of all-wheel drive options keeps the 2016 Nissan Maxima Specs from matching the toes of the top notch Infiniti. 2016 Nissan Maxima is more than a full-fledged sports sedan and this is proved by its balanced braking, handling and an experience like never before. To have G-included grin, the Maxima is fitted with 19-inch diamond cut alloy wheels, further coupled with sport-tuned suspensions. The negative impact of Xtronic CVT is well managed by the frontal attack, offered by Jatco. One can clearly feel the impact of specially tuned ZF Sachs dampers and higher torsional rigidity offered by the re-inforced chassis. The responsiveness of steering and quick response of engine makes the overall performance of the sedan commendable.
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A single glance at the 2016 Maxima Pictures and you will clearly understand that this masterpiece is designed to achieve higher standards. The sweeping aerodynamic profile of Maxima is the result of lowered, sculpted, and streamlined design. The deeply scalloped doors are a result of unique metal-stamping technique, which grant this exclusive sedan, such a seductive curve. The geometric theme of the sedan is well complemented by the boomerang headlights, and the trapezoidal front grille. But the angular elements incorporated in the sedan seems more appropriate for an SUV than a sports sedan. The ready to pounce muscularity is evident from the front and rear fenders, which are positioned at just the right place.
All the proportions are just fine but the fact that Maxima looks like an elder Altima is still intact with the refreshed designing. The 2016 Nissan Maxima pictures also reflect that the car is wide and big in each aspect and same is exhibited by the overall dimensions of this sports sedan, which measure 4897 mm X 1859 mm X 1435 mm (L x W x H). The wheelbase measures 2766 mm which results in improved stability as well impressive cabin space to the occupants. Overall the styling of the sedan is capable enough to aggrandize your driving zeal.
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One word is appropriate to describe the interiors of the 8th generation 2016 Nissan Maxima, and that is “WOW”. The sportiness of the sports sedan is accentuated by elegance and sophistication in an effective manner. Rightly placed controls, a detailed list of luxuries one would expect, and quality of materials indicate that a great deal of time has been spent to evolve the cabin of Maxima. The cockpit style cabin continues the sporty theme within Maxima in a smart manner. The 8-inch multi-touch control monitor, 7-inch Driver Assist screen displays the vital information in an appropriate manner.
While the 7 degrees centre console rotation gives the ease of operating the controls, the display commander and drive mode selector are grouped in a significant manner to optimize the overall driving experience of the driver.
The D-shaped leather steering wheel with finely crafted controls over it complements the sports sedan in a perfect manner. The entry level variant comes with dual tone leather covered seats, while from the SR variant this gets promoted to Alcantara Leather upholstery. At front, the head room is quite clumsy but at rear, the company has not played with the headroom and legroom, and 6-footers will find themselves in a comfortable position during long journeys. Along with a boot volume of 404-litres, this sports sedan also possess finely crafted storage compartments within the cabin to take care of the utility aspects for the occupants.
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As expected from any high end model of any lineup, the 2016 Nissan Maxima is also stuffed with a list of features that make it ahead of its competitors in the market. The Nissan Advanced Drive Assist Display comes standard with all variants and ensures that your maximum focus is on road, by displaying the most important information required for safe driving. The Nissan’s Voice Connect feature allows you to stay in touch with the loved ones while driving, as you can use voice recognition for google search, hands-free bluetooth calling easily and changing your favorite track. In addition to this, the around view camera in the Nissan Maxima further ease down the parking even for amateurs.
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The Japanese automaker always ensure to incorporate state-of-the-art features for the protection of the occupants and Nissan Maxima has taken the standards even higher for the brand. Based on the philosophy of innovation that take care of the passengers, the 2016 Nissan Maxima comes equipped with features like Driver Attention Alert (DAA), Predictive Forward Collision Warning (PFCW), Forward Emergency Braking (FEW), Blind Spot Warning (BSW), Moving Object Detection and Intelligent Cruise Control. In addition to this, the roof mounted and side mounted airbags comes standard across all the variants. The 2016 Maxima has been awarded five star rating in the crash test conducted by the federal government and has been awarded top safety pick + by IIHS.
There is an exclusive list of safety features which is designed for the SR variant. This includes active trace control, which apply brakes to all the wheels so that car can be kept at corners while steering. Active engine braking further helps in slowing the sedan to the required speed by controlling the engine.
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Currently the 2016 Nissan Maxima is positioned to compete against the likes of 2016 Toyota Avalon, Buick LaCrosse, 2016 Acura TLX and 2016 BMW 3 Series. The sporty styling, potent engine capabilities, and the array of features are not the only reasons why 2016 Maxima will give a hard time to the well established top guns but the smart pricing is another reason why 2016 Nissan Maxima can be the customer’s pick over the others.
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The 2016 Nissan Maxima review clearly suggest that the car is evolved for the ones who wish to own a drive which not only enhance the status but also caters the extreme driving desires of an individual.