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2017 Nissan Maxima


City 21 MPG Hwy 30 MPG

Safety Rating

  • Overall Safety:
    5 stars
  • Frontal Crash:
    5 stars
  • Side Crash:
    5 stars

Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

Consumer Reviews Write a Review

Overall Rating:
4.8 (out of 5)
Value 4.6
Exterior 4.9
Interior 4.9
Comfort 4.8
Performance 4.8
Reliability 4.9
Most fuel efficient car I’ve ever owned

by alricks from TriCity Area, Virginia | November 28, 2019

This car met all of my expectations. It gets very good gas mileage. I especially like being able to have apple car play. I like the wheel package and all the great features. I would recommend this car to my friends and family.


by Jeffd from Birmingham, al | October 06, 2019

I went from a BMW 535 GT to the Nissan Maxima Platinum, of course I was expecting a serious drop in comfort and performance but due to mounting maintenance cost, I simply couldn’t see the value in keeping the Beemer, this isn’t my first Maxima, I had a 2005 version a while back and it served me well but she wasn’t a very sporty experience. Now to this Car, three words... I Love it! Seats are very comfortable, acceleration at highway speeds is instant and highway MPG is outstanding! I mean cruising at 80-85 mph and getting 31.4 mpg is just ridiculous! My only gripe is I bought the top of the line Platinum edition at least I thought it was but there’s still options like the lighted kick plates, LED approach lights and interior lighting package which is the medallion package on top of the top of the line! Why Nissan? Slight gripe would be lack of AWD but I’m just being petty! This car is a 3 run Home Run, not quite a grand slam but I was only down by 2. #winning

Best Nissan Maxima model I have ever seen!

by Krasul from Centreville, VA | October 02, 2019

I love this car. Exterior & interior is so sporty looking. Power engine. Excellent pick up. Great car to drive. It speeds up very quickly.

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2017 Nissan Maxima Overview


The 2017 Nissan Maxima is a full-size sedan that is part family car, part sports car, and part luxury car. It competes with the Ford Taurus, Toyota Avalon, and Dodge Charger.

Five trims are available: the S, SV, SL, SR, and Platinum.

Redesigned last year, the Maxima has a dramatic, hyper-aggressive frontend that is bound to turn heads. It has angry, jagged-tooth headlights that join with a bold, double V stacked grille. Black-slit door pillars give the illusion of a floating rooftop. Wavy body lines stretch across the sides for an elegant, yet muscular appearance. Front fog lights, power side mirrors, and a dual-pipe exhaust system come standard. Available features include a panoramic moonroof, heated side mirrors with turn signal indicators, a rear spoiler, a blacked-out rear diffuser, sport-tuned suspension, and 19-inch aluminum wheels.

Under the hood, the Maxima is powered by a standard 300-hp, 3.5-liter V-6 engine mated to a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT) and front-wheel drive (FWD). Fuel economy for the Maxima is an EPA-estimated 21/30 mpg city/highway.

Inside, the Maxima has a premium cloth interior with a sporty, driver-centric cockpit and a 60/40 split-folding rear seat. High-grade leather upholstery with wood accents is also available. The center stack features the standard NissanConnect multimedia system, which includes an 8-inch touchscreen, an integrated navigation system, Bluetooth connectivity for phone and audio, a satellite radio, and Apple CarPlay capability. Other standard features include power front seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, automatic dimming rearview mirror, remote engine start, push-button start, and reading lights for the front and rear seats. Available features include adaptive cruise control, a power tilt/telescoping steering wheel, heated/cooled front seats, a memory seat, and a Bose premium audio system.

Standard safety features include a tire pressure monitoring system and a backup camera. Available features include a blindspot monitoring system, rear-cross traffic alert, forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, surround view monitor, and pedestrian detection.