Review of the 2016 Nissan Maxima Platinum

The Nissan Maxima is the Japanese carmaker’s flagship sedan, and it's been completely redesigned for 2016 — offering an extensive array of premium features, (1) and a new Platinum grade that includes such goodies as the brand’s NissanConnect Services. (2)

Nissan Maxima

If you’re shopping around for a mid-size sedan, we definitely suggest the Nissan Maxima. The all-new 2016 model looks sharper than ever, features a comfortable and nicely equipped cabin, and it's fun to drive. (1) Best of all, it's available from as little as $32,410 at Ferman Nissan of Tampa. (3)

Platinum Trim

The car comes available in several models, including the 3.5 S, SV, SR and top-of-the-line Platinum — the last of which offers a host of premium-level features. (3) For example, you’ll find elements such as mahogany wood-toned faceted finishers, an auto-dimming outside mirror on the driver’s side, a dual-panel panoramic moonroof and leather-appointed seats with diamond-quilted leather inserts. (1)

Other features include an Around View Monitor with Moving Object Detection, driver memory seat, Driver Attention Alert — and perhaps the most interesting of all — NissanConnect Services. (2)

Kelley Blue Book describes the automaker’s telematics services (which are powered by SiriusXM) as a feature offering a wide range of functions. This includes curfew, "digital fence” and speed alerts for parents with teenagers that have a driver’s permit. You’ll also have access to automatic collision notification, remote start via your smartphone and a stolen-vehicle locator. (1)

Under the Hood

All version of the Nissan Maxima come equipped with a 3.5-liter V-6 engine generating 300-horsepower and 261 pound-feet of torque, mated to a savvy continuously variable (automatic) transmission. (3) For those of you that are rolling your eyes at the idea of a CVT, we suggest testing the car before judging it. Digital Trends says the sedan’s new XTronic feature is actually quite adaptable. (4)

“At low speeds, it functions like many other CVTs, scanning the power band for the most efficient rev range.” However, step on the accelerator and the car’s "D-Step Programming" kicks in, engaging eight simulated gears “to emit a more traditional performance feel.” (4)

The 2016 Nissan Maxima is what Digital Trends calls a “sporty and well-crafted performance cruiser.” (4) It's a vehicle that you’re bound to appreciate for its fun-to-drive nature (considering its mid-size sedan status), (1) ventilated Zero Gravity buckets seats and host of premium features. (4)

Visit your Ferman Nissan dealer in Florida to test-drive the new model today! (3)

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(1) “2016 Nissan Maxima Expert Review” Kelley Blue Book. http://www.kbb.com/nissan/maxima/2016-nissan-maxima/

(2) “2016 Nissan Maxima Press Kit: Overview” Nissan News, USA. http://nissannews.com/en-US/nissan/usa/presskits/us-2016-nissan-maxima-press-kit

(3) “2016 Nissan Maxima Sedan” Ferman Nissan of Tampa. https://www.fermannissan.com/showroom/2016/Nissan/Maxima/Sedan/overview.htm#models

(4) “First drive: 2016 Nissan Maxima Platinum” Digital Trends. http://www.digitaltrends.com/car-reviews/2016-nissan-maxima-platinum-first-drive/


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