2013 Nissan Maxima Price, Photos, Reviews & Features

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EPA Fuel Economy (MPG)

  • City: 19
  • Highway: 26

NHTSA Safety Information

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Safety Rating

  • Overall Safety:****
  • Frontal Crash:***
  • Side Crash:*****

Consumer Reviews Summary

Overall Rating:

17 of 19 (89%) customers said they would recommend this vehicle to a friend.

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2013 Nissan Maxima Overview

Nissan’s flagship sedan, the 2013 Maxima offers both premium interior trappings and plenty of sportiness. It competes with other large sedans that offer engaging drives, like the Dodge Charger and Ford Taurus. For 2013, the Maxima is mostly unchanged save a shuffling of options in a few of the available packages.

The Maxima leans forward more aggressively than the more even-tempered Altima sedan. It has the same notched headlamps that creep back towards the front fenders, but a lower, sleeker front fascia and hood. A prominent character line runs from the front to the back of the Maxima and makes the rear haunches appear to be squared off in contrast to the curves found up front. A power moonroof and 18-inch alloy wheels are standard.

Impetus for the 2013 Maxima is provided by a 290-horsepower, 3.5-liter V-6 that produces 261 pounds-feet of torque that is mated to continuously variable automatic transmission. Shift paddles, which simulate a more conventional gearbox, are optional as is a sport suspension. Fuel economy ratings check in at 19 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway. The Maxima uses premium gas.

Inside, the Maxima’s interior feels like it would be at home in a premium or luxury car, with high-quality materials and great fit and finish throughout. Standard features include powered front seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, push button start, and Bluetooth connectivity. There are also plenty of technology upgrades like a navigation system, satellite radio, USB port, and a 7-inch color monitor. Leather upholstery and heated/cooled front seats are also available.

Safety features in the 2013 Maxima include side-impact and side curtain airbags, all-disc antilock brakes, electronic stability system and traction control, and active front head restraints.

The 2013 Nissan Maxima offers the style, performance, and luxury befitting a flagship sedan.

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