The new 2016 Nissan Maxima is expected to be released before the end of the year according to credible sources. With it comes a myriad of changes and improvements which include tons of standard features, bespoke interior, quieter cabin, and sporty driving dynamics.

The vehicle has always been known for its luxury offerings which has put it at the helm of Nissan lineup in terms of sleekness and extravagance. However, in recent years, its conservative and too-familiar profile has jeopardized its position. Although industry analysts expect the trend to change with the scheduled release of the new Maxima.

Assuredly, the 2016 Maxima is among the group of dramatic-looking sedans scheduled for release this year. It comes with increased dimensions and improved center of gravity than its immediate predecessor. The curb weight, in overall is reduced slightly, as the fundamental stiffness has improved.

Most of the changes are conspicuously present inside the cabin. Its interior looks are top-notch and most of the materials used are of high quality even for its standard model. Specifically, the vehicle comes fitted with leather and suede simulated upholstery, and a fresh infotainment screen.

Exterior Colors & Interior Photos – 2016 Nissan Maxima

First things first, the vehicle comes with a comfortable seating arrangement for five passengers availed in a total of five different trims: the base S, Mid-trims SV and SL, and the top-of-the-line SR and Platinum models.

Some of the standard features to expect from the 2016 Nissan Maxima S model include a 60/40-split folding aft seat, HD radio, keyless entry, 18” wheels, climate control, a rearview camera, premium audio system, CD changer, power front seats, large gauge cluster display, foglights, automatic headlights, USB ports, rearview camera, 8” touchscreen display, leather wrapped steering wheel, Bluetooth connectivity, keyless ignition, a navigation system, and a satellite radio.

2016 Nissan Maxima side

The new 2016 Nissan Maxima SV model includes front seat power lumbar, outside exterior mirrors, leather upholstery, and rear parking sensors.

The new 2016 Nissan Maxima SL comes equipped with all the features above plus a premium audio system, several safety features, active sound enhancement, active noise cancellation, and heated exterior wheels.

The 2016 Nissan Maxima Sporty SR model comes fitted with LED headlights, panoramic sunroof/moonroof, LED headlights, a sport tuned suspension, 19” wheels, Active Trace Control, premium leather upholstery, summer performance tires, and Active Ride Control.

2016 Nissan Maxima rear

The top-of-the-line Platinum model comes with Nissan Connect, a 360-degree parking camera sensors, LED headlights, leather upholstery, driver attention alert system, and driver memory settings.

The new vehicle might not be the best representation of a luxury brand car, however, the cabin comes with all sorts of high quality materials. Passengers will find themselves surrounded my top-notch accessories and soft-to-touch materials. Present, for instance is Nissan’s “Zero Gravity” seats. They are superbly comfortable and supportive similar to those found on the Nissan Altima.

Another important feature present is the bin mounted forward of the shifter inclosing a space for several phones and USB ports. Also, there is a vertical slot where you can place your phone to view messages with ease.

2016 Nissan Maxima rear side

Engine Specs – 2016 Nissan Maxima

Beneath the hood of the new Nissan Maxima for 2016 is a 3.5L V6 good for 300 hp and 261 pounds of torque. The previous model produced 290 hp, therefore the 2016 model comes with a slight increment of 10 hp. The torque remains unaltered. The only transmission system available for all the Maximas is a CVT.

In our test drive, a 2016 Nissan Maxima SR dashed to 60 mph from standstill in 6.2 seconds. Neither lackluster nor impressive, the acceleration is the segment’s average.

According to EPA ratings, the 2016 Nissan Maxima fuel economy ratings stand at 22/30/25 mpg in the city/highway/combined. The ratings are rather impressive by conventional standards.

Some of the standard safety features to expect include traction control, blind-spot monitoring system, side curtain airbags, forward collision warning, stability control, rear cross traffic alert, antilock brakes, automatic collision notification, stolen vehicle location, and emergency calling.

2016 Nissan Maxima interior

2016 Nissan Maxima radio

Price & Date of Release – 2016 Nissan Maxima

The vehicle is set to be unleashed sometime before this fall. Since the vehicle is set to come with several new features unheard off before, expect the base 2016 Nissan Maxima to set you back by around $31,000. The price could increase depending on the packages selected.


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