2013 Nissan Maxima

At a Glance

Pricing $31,000 - $36,940
Drive Types FWD
Engines 3.5l V6
Transmissions CVT
Fuel Economy 19 (city), 26 (highway)

The Maxima is the flagship sedan of the Nissan lineup, but largely overlaps the less expensive Altima in size and the outstanding Infiniti G in price. The Maxima is a stylish alternative though, with aggressive lines and large wheel/tire combinations. This front-wheel-drive sedan is powered by a standard 3.5l V6 rated at 290-bhp mated to Nissan's CVT transmission. The interior has seating for five. Two trim levels are offered: S and SV. A couple of option packages tilt the SV model towards either the luxury or sport direction. With leather equipped models starting at around $35,000 there are a number of alternative vehicles including the Audi A4 and Acura TL that offer all-wheel-drive. Nissan reduced the price of the Maxima by almost $2000 in mid-2013.

Model/Trim/Package Engine Original MSRP
Maxima S 3.5l V6 (290-bhp) CVT FWD $31,000
Maxima SV 3.5l V6 (290-bhp) CVT FWD $34,090
Maxima SV Sport 3.5l V6 (290-bhp) CVT FWD $36,090
Maxima SV Premium 3.5l V6 (290-bhp) CVT FWD $36,940