2018 Nissan Maxima Price
2018 Nissan Maxima Price welcome to our site find great offers on Nissan’s full line of reliable sedans, versatile crossovers, capable trucks and SUVs. With sufficient comfort to please a luxury buyer, enough athleticism to keep an avid driver engaged, and ample equipment to appeal to tech connoisseurs, the Nissan Maxima is a well-rounded full-frame sedan. Its sporty, aggressive lines make for visual punch and invite to attention.
The Maxima also makes a valuable asset, as many of its virtues are standard throughout the range — including touchscreen infotainment, in-dash navigation, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and automated emergency braking. A powerful and fuel efficient V-6 is under the bonnet, and an optional, sport-tuned suspension turns the heat into corners without penalising the occupants when driving over rough roads. Compared to the other well-equipped limousines available in full size, the Maxima offers the most balanced blend of style, luxury and sport.
Nissan’s posh full-size sedan sees few changes for 2018, but chief among them is the addition of Android-Auto connect Apple CarPlay as standard equipment across the entire range. On SL, SR and Platinum trims there are now a few USB charging ports with backseat, a freshly gewärzte color palette now contains Carnelian red, and all maximas see a slight visual refreshment with the addition of black accents on the grid. Forward collision warning and automated emergency braking have been added as standard to 2017 models and are also available on 2018 Maximas as standard.
Last year’s pick — the athletic SR trim — sees a slight price increase from $510 to $39,165 for 2018, but it’s still our favorite. The performance-oriented bending is attractive for enthusiastic riders like us and also includes equipment that we find exciting:
- A sport-tuned suspension
- 19-inch wheels
- Leather seats with faux suede inserts
- Sport mode for heflichere steering and sharper throttle reaction
These options get the maxima as close as possible to the sporting ethos for which they were once known, and they offer a welcome touch of athleticism without compromising the ride quality or the overall luxury.
Nissan had to offer more space and luxurious appointments to trade customers from the mid-sized Altima, and the Maxima did not disappoint. Our SV Test-chair was equipped with leather seats, which were fitted with neatly arranged contrast seams. The front seats were comfortable and supportive and offered a variety of lateral screws to keep driver and passenger in place during the enthusiastic cornering.
For 2018 receives the Maxima standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, with two USB ports in front of the shifter (SL, SR and Platinum models also get two rear USB ports). A 8.0 central touchscreen with navigation and a 7.0-inch driver information display, embedded between the measuring devices, are also standard. We found the central touch screen a bit slow and were understated by the graphics on both displays.
The Maxima is a large sedan, but offers less interior space than most models in full size. This is not a problem when you are sitting at the front, where the Maxima offers more headroom and legroom than the Toyota Avalon, Ford Taurus and Dodge Charger (but not as much as the Chevy Impala). However, the Maxima haunts most of their rivals in the backseat, and a relatively narrow cabin pinches shoulders and hips in both rows.
The 14.3 cubic foot of the Nissan Square is far behind other cars in the segment, although a 60/40 split-folding rear support allows longer objects to be accommodated.
Forward collision warning and autonomous emergency braking are standard on all Maxima trim levels. The SL, SR and Platinum models also feature adaptive cruise control, rear cross traffic alarm and blind spot monitoring as standard equipment. In addition, the Platinum model incorporates Nissan’s intelligent driver warning system, which uses a 360 degree camera system and audible and visual stimuli to analyze the steering inputs and to awaken the driver to detect lethargy.
2018 Nissan Maxima Price
- Platinum FWD $40,940
- SL FWD $37,690
- S FWD $33,270
- SV FWD $35,270
- SR FWD $38,530