DESIGN / HIGHLIGHTS
2016 Nissan Maxima Resets ''4-Door Sports Car'' Positioning with Bold New Design, Authentic Performance Hardware and a Bespoke Interior That Rivals Luxury Nameplates. Nissan’s flagship Maxima features a 300-horsepower 3.5-liter V6 and a new lighter, yet more rigid chassis, bringing sports car-like acceleration and handling to large sedan segment.
Breakthrough styling, based on Nissan Sport Sedan Concept, showcases Nissan’s futuristic design language –including V-Motion front end, signature boomerang lights, kick-up C-pillars and unique floating roof appearance Premium class-above, bespoke crafted interior, anchored by a command central driver’s cockpit, that rivals luxury vehicles.
Maxima's power heated dual outside mirrors are equipped with integrated LED turn signals that provide extra visibility to surrounding vehicles and pedestrians. Maxima performs on a set of 18” aluminum-alloy wheels with a machine-finish and are fitted with P245/45VR18 tires for optimal handling and traction. Up front, the boomerang-shaped headlights feature a captivating LED signature line that stays illuminated at all times.
In back, LEDs also accent the wraparound taillights, and “4DSC” is embossed in the lamp housings, front and rear—a subtle reminder of what the all-new Maxima is all about. Taillights with integrated LED signature – a wraparound boomerang LED signature in the taillights gives Maxima another touch of signature style at night.
This spacious 5-seater offers everyone comfort with refinement. Designed with special attention to detail, each leather seat is deeply bolstered and double-stitched. Heated front seats and other unexpected upscale touches offer you and your passengers ultimate comfort and style.
With this available feature, you can inflate or deflate the lower portion of the driver’s seatback for a personalized, supportive fit and a more comfortable ride. Fine-tune the available thigh support extender to help provide relief and increased comfort during performance driving. While passengers use their own screen, you can access the tech you need at every turn, on a 7'' display. From available turn-by-turn directions to caller ID or safety features, the Advanced Drive-Assist® Display lays it all right before your eyes - helping to minimize time looking away.
The suspension is an independent subframe-mounted strut/coil spring design in front. In the rear is an independent multi-link double wishbone design with ZF Sachs dampers. The rear dampers features a monotube design, often found in performance applications, for enhanced performance and fade resistance. Large stabilizer bars are found front (26.0 mm) and rear (26.5 mm).
Responsive braking is provided by 4-wheel power-assisted vented disc brakes, standard 4-wheel Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist. Steering is provided by a vehicle speed-sensitive hydro-electric power-assisted steering (HEPS) steering system. Maxima comes with standard 18-inch machined finish aluminum-alloy wheels with painted inserts and 245/45R18 all-season tires.
For the ultimate 4-Door Sport Car enthusiast, the new SR trim was conceived with the specific goal of pushing Maxima's performance boundaries further than ever before. The Maxima SR-exclusive hardware starts with unique suspension damper tuning and a larger front stabilizer bar. Monotube rear dampers, which provide better high-temperature fade resistance than twin-tube designs and are typically found on higher-end sports cars, were originally specified for the SR grade only. The development team found that the benefit of the monotube dampers was so significant that the damper design was carried across to all grades of Maxima.
Forget everything you ever knew, and everything you ever heard, about Continuously Variable Transmissions. Completely re-engineered for both enthusiast and economist, Maxima’s all-new CVT features dynamic step shifting, wider gear ratio coverage, and an adaptive shift controller. The result: more distinctive shift points, a more connected, spirited driving experience, and increased fuel economy. Put the Drive Mode Selector into Sport and you'll sharpen throttle response, steering feel, and transmission tuning for a pulse-raising ride. The system even adjusts Maxima's available Active Sound Enhancement (ASE,) bringing in a more purposeful engine note into the cabin - music to any enthusiast's ears.
Forget everything you ever knew, and everything you ever heard, about Continuously Variable Transmissions. Completely re-engineered for both enthusiast and economist, Maxima’s all-new CVT features dynamic step shifting, wider gear ratio coverage, and an adaptive shift controller. The result: more distinctive shift points, a more connected, spirited driving experience, and increased fuel economy.
IIHS awarded the all-new 2016 Nissan Maxima a ''Top Safety Pick Plus'' (TSP+) safety rating, which is the group’s highest designation. The 2016 Nissan Maxima joins the previously announced 2016 Murano with the TSP+ rating. The Maxima scored ''Good'' in all five TSP categories and earned TSP+ status with a ''Superior'' rating for front crash prevention for those models equipped with Forward Emergency Braking.
Maxima®’s parking sonar gives you an added ally in your pursuit of parking, with sensors on all four corners looking out for static objects and giving you an audible warning when you’re getting close. Nissan Advanced Air Bag System has front air bags with seat belt and occupant-classification sensors. In addition, Maxima features front seat-mounted side-impact supplemental air bags, and roof-mounted curtain side-impact supplemental air bags with rollover sensors.
Whether you need to hit the brakes hard or maneuver around an unexpected obstacle, these standard technologies help you respond to a potentially harmful situation. VDC helps you maintain your steered path. TCS helps reduce wheelspin in low traction situations. TPMS lets you know when a tire is low. And Easy-Fill Tire Alert takes the guesswork out of filling your tires, with a beep of the horn when you’ve reached the correct pressure.
Includes an 8'' multi-touch-screen, Voice Recognition and Google® Search, maps with voice-guided turn-by-turn directions, and Bluetooth® hands-free calling and text messaging assistant. You can also kick back and listen to music from Bluetooth® streaming audio or one of the two iPod®/USB connection ports. Backing up made easy, with the Maxima's RearView Monitor.
A discreet color camera mounted on the rear of the vehicle helps you see what's directly behind you, using the screen in front of you. Whether it’s a hot day or an icy night, the cabin of your Maxima can be waiting for you at a pleasant 77°, thanks to the Remote Start Engine System with Intelligent Climate Control. With this available feature, you can defrost the windows, potentially even heat up your steering wheel from up to 160 feet away.