The next-generation 2016 Nissan Maxima will be arriving this summer, and has been created by driving enthusiasts for driving enthusiasts. The all-new Maxima features unique, four-door sports car styling, with a low profile and a wide, athletic stance, sitting 1.3 inches lower and 2.2 inches longer than the previous generation.
Nissan’s legendary 3.5 liter VQ-series V6 engine has been re-engineered and includes 60 percent new parts, using technology used in the Nissan GT-R supercar including sodium filled valves. The 2016 Nissan Maxima’s engine now has 300 horsepower and 261 lb-ft of torque, and is paired to a new performance-oriented Xtronic CVT transmission.
Drivetrain improvements also have helped increase fuel economy, which is 15 percent better than the last generation Maxima at an estimated 30 mpg highway and 22 mpg city. A wider gear ratio range and all-new D-Step shift logic means stronger acceleration and quicker shifts, in addition to seamless re-acceleration when exiting a corner. A new Drive Mode Selector with Normal and Sport modes is standard, which alters throttle response, transmission tuning, steering feel and Active Sound Enhancement.
The 2016 Maxima’s reengineered platform is stronger than before, which improves ride comfort and handling, while being 82 pounds lighter. This gives the Maxima a better power-to-weight ratio than competitors like the BMW 335i and Acura TLX V6. Fully independent suspension with monotube rear dampers and large stabilizer bars also help provide excellent handling characteristics.
The Maxima’s interior features loads of standard and available features, including NissanConnect with standard navigation, Zero Gravity front seats, 11 speaker Bose audio system with Center Point Surround Stage technology and Nissan’s innovative Around View Monitor.
A suite of driving aids and safety features are available, such as Predictive Forward Collision Warning, Intelligent Cruise Control, Forward Emergency Braking, Rear Cross Traffic Alert and Blind Spot Warning. Nissan’s Advanced Air Bag System comes standard, as does Vehicle Dynamic Control with traction control and Easy-Fill Tire Alert.
The 2016 Nissan Maxima will be headed to West Haven, CT this summer at George Harte Nissan. It is also proudly built in the U.S. at Nissan’s Smyrna Vehicle Assembly Plant. Visit our inventory online and take a look at the Maxima and other fun-to-drive Nissan vehicles.