WHY THE 2018 NISSAN MAXIMA IS THE PERFECT SEDAN FOR ALL OCCASIONS
Are you in the market for a new car? If a midsize car is best for you, the new Nissan Maxima deserves a spot on your list of potential buys. But even if a spacious sedan isn’t your top choice, you may find yourself convinced by this roomy, efficient vehicle. Consider this overview of the 2018 Nissan Maxima and some reasons why it appeals to all types of drivers.
TRIMS AND CUSTOMIZATIONS TO FIT YOUR NEEDS
One of the most exciting things about a new Maxima is the opportunity to tailor one to your exact needs. The vehicle is available in six trims, ranging from the base SV Xtronic CVT that starts $33,270 to the premium Platinum trim, which starts at $40,960. If you do go with the top option, you’ll get all the features of the lower models plus:
– NissanConnect Services
– Premium Ascot leather-appointed seats
– Intelligent Around View monitor
– Heated and cooled climate-controlled front seats
In addition to picking a trim, you’ll also have your choice of exterior and interior colors and extra packages and accessories. For example, one of the most popular upgrades is a factory-installed premium spoiler.
ENTERTAINMENT AND SAFETY FEATURES
Across all trims, the Maxima is loaded with tech and safety features. Even the base SV Xtronic CVT comes with basics such as Nissan’s navigation system, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, a remote engine start system, and a drive mode selector. The higher trims expand on these features with standard upgrades such as a Bose premium audio system on the Xtronic CVT. This adds 11 enhanced speakers and Centerpoint 2 surround technology.
In the safety category, every model comes with a comprehensive airbag system and basic features like tire pressure monitoring, intelligent forward collision warning, vehicle dynamic control, and automatic emergency braking. Upgrade to the SL or higher for rear cross traffic alert, blind spot monitoring, intelligent cruise control, and other advanced features.
A POWERFUL ENGINE AND PERFORMANCE-FOCUSED FEATURES
Every Maxima comes with a powerful engine: a 3.5-liter 24-valve V-6 that gets 300 horsepower. This engine is coupled with a continuously variable valve timing transmission, the manufacturer’s direct ignition system, and electronic drive-by-wire throttle engineering. Another standard across all trims is Nissan’s drive mode selector, which lets drivers pick between different modes to balance fuel efficiency, power, and handling.
Each model comes with the same standard features as the previous trim. But some versions do have exclusive additions. The most obvious is the Platinum, which adds several interior comforts and tech systems you can’t get in the other Maximas. However, the SR Midnight Edition is arguably the most unique. This version gets several touches you can’t find in any other trims, including these exclusives:
– Exclusive Midnight Edition black 19-inch alloy wheels
– Black exterior accents
– A black sport spoiler
– Black Midnight Edition badging
The Maxima is a fantastic midsize vehicle, and with so many trims and customizations available, it’s suitable for a variety of drivers. Still on the fence about your next ride? Check out these new Nissans at Nissan of Roanoke Rapids.