For 2017, buyers should expect the new and improved Nissan Maxima to come with upscale features and technologies. Some of them include a quiet and top-notch interior, sporty driving dynamics, and plenty of standard features. Its release date should be expected anytime from now.
Undoubtedly, the vehicle has continued to impress with its design and styling cues and has consequently made the Maxima a top sell for Nissan. It fits perfectly between an entry-level car and a mainstream sedan.
Without a doubt, the Maxima ranks among the most dramatic looking vehicles to be released this year. Its dimensions have been increased and it’s now longer and sits lower than its predecessor, therefore enabling it to achieve a sleeker style and better stability and driving dynamics. Its structural rigidity has somehow increased, while the overall curb weight has toned downwards by a slight margin.
Most of the noticeable changes can be found inside the Maxima. The bespoke cabin comes with plenty of upscale features and technologies even for the standard model. The top trims, in particular, come with leather and vinyl upholstery that give the vehicle a sporty and premium feel. Another welcome change for the Maxima is the new touchscreen technology interface that comes with a separate rotary controller.
In its quest for sleekness, sadly, the vehicle gives up some rear seat space. If space is your top priority in a sedan, you should check out other alternatives in the segment. Other recommendations include Acura TLX, BMW 3 Series, Hyundai Genesis, and Buick LaCrosse.
Exterior Changes & Interior Pictures – 2017 Nissan Maxima
For starters, the new and improved Maxima for 2017 is available as a five passenger midsize sedan in five variants. Some of the standard features to expect from the base 2017 Nissan Maxima S model include automatic climate control, premium audio system, foglights, CD changer, automatic headlights, auto-dimming rearview mirrors, an 8” touchscreen display, two USB ports, keyless entry, 18” alloy wheels, a large gauge cluster display, a navigation system, a 60/40-split rear seat, keyless ignition, power front seats, Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, and satellite radio.
The 2017 Nissan Maxima SL, sitting above the base variant comes equipped with power lumbar for the front seat, leather upholstered seats, rear parking sensors, front heated seats, and heated exterior mirrors.
Moving on, the 2017 Nissan Maxima SV should come sporting an extendable thigh support, leather upholstery, power lumbar for the driver seat, rear parking sensors, front and rear parking sensors, automatic wipers, Bose premium audio system, ambient interior lighting, several safety packages, a panoramic sunroof, active sound enhancement, adaptive cruise control, and heated steering wheel.
The 2017 Nissan Maxima SR, with a sporty appeal adds Active Ride Control, summer performance tires, LED headlights, panoramic sunroof, Active Trace Control, premium leather upholstery, heated seats, ventilated front seats, active engine braking, and a sport tuned suspension system.
Building upon what the SL offers, the top of the line 2017 Nissan Maxima Platinum comes equipped with premium leather upholstery, driver attention alert system, Nissan Connect, driver memory settings, a power rear sunshade, a power adjustable steering wheel, an all surround view camera, and LED headlights.
2017 Nissan Maxima Engine Specs
Powering the Nissan Maxima for 2017 is a 3.5L V6 engine good for 300 horsepower and 261 pounds of torque. This output represents a power bump of up to 10 hp over the previous model, which is an impressive improvement.
The sole transmission system available for the Maxima is the Continuously Variable Transmission system.
In our 2017 Nissan Maxima SR test drive, the model was able to dash to 60 mph from standstill in a superb 6.2 seconds.
EPA estimates the fuel economy ratings of the vehicle to stand at 22/30/25 mpg in the city/highway/combined, which is better in comparison to other vehicles in the same segment.
Some of the safety features to expect from the Maxima include side curtain airbags, automatic braking, stability control, rear cross traffic alert, 360-degree parking camera, antilock disc brakes, and front seat side airbags.
2017 Nissan Maxima Release Date & Price
Expect the base 2017 Nissan Maxima S to set you back by an MSRP starting from $32,410, and up to $39,860 for the top-of-the-line Platinum model. As already said at the beginning of this comprehensive review, expect the vehicle’s release date anytime from now.