21/30  CITY/HWY
EPA-Estimated MPG
5.9  Sec.
0-60 MPH
14.3  cu ft
Cargo Space

What's New for the 2018 Nissan Maxima?

The Maxima has a sporty exterior and a luxurious interior. The sedan will attract the attention of luxury and sports enthusiast. For 2018, the Nissan Maxima has a few major changes. Android Auto is now a standard feature. On all models, the grille has black accents. Automatic emergency braking is still a standard feature in the 2018 Maxima.

2018 Nissan Maxima Interior

Trim Differences

The 2018 Nissan Maxima is available in five trims. The S, SV, SL, SR and the Platinum trims all have great packages. Rear-seat USB ports are available in the SL, SR and Platinum models. Apple CarPlay, in-dash navigation and a touchscreen infotainment system are standard in all models. Apple Carplay gives iPhone users easy access to their phones. The infotainment system has vehicle monitoring, emergency services and remote monitoring. Parents can easily monitor teen drivers with boundary, speed and curfew alerts. The base S trim has several great features. However, the SL trim is perfect for customers who want a few more luxury features. The trim has noise reduction measures and a premium audio system. The cabin is spacious and comfortable. The Maxima can seat five people. Front-seat passengers have a generous amount of legroom. Some luxury features are standard in all models. The Platinum trim rivals many luxury sedans. All trims have a power-adjustable driver and passenger seat. The base trim has cloth seats. The higher level trims have standard leather seats. In the SR trim, the leather seats have faux-suede inserts. Passengers can store small items in the large glovebox and center console.

Nissan Maxima Engine & Transmission

2018 Nissan Maxima ExteriorThe Maxima is sportier than most sedans. It has a 3.5-liter V6 engine and a continuously variable CVT. The vehicle has a 21 mpg fuel-economy in the city and 30 mpg on the highway. All trims have front-wheel drive. Nissan did not make any major changes to the suspension, brakes or powertrain. The 2018 Maxima can reach 60 mph in less than six seconds. The SR trim easily outperforms its rivals. Sport mode gives the driver a weightier steering wheel. The Maxima has above-average braking performance. The sporty SR model has sport-tuned suspension and 19-inch wheels.

Excellent Safety Features

2018 Nissan Maxima RearThe 2018 Nissan Maxima is an IIHS Top Safety Pick. The award is given to vehicles that have great safety ratings. The Maxima has a rollover sensor and side airbags. The vehicle also has anti-lock brakes, electronic stability control, daytime running lights and traction control. The NHTSA gave the Maxima the highest safety rating for frontal crash, side crash and rollover protection. Every trim has a rearview camera. Driver drowsiness monitoring is an optional safety feature.

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