The 2016 Nissan Maxima is powered by a 3.5-liter V6 engine with 300 horsepower, 10 more than the engine in the outgoing model. A continuously variable transmission and front-wheel drive are standard in all models. Nissan expects the 2016 Maxima to return 22/30 mpg city/highway, which is an improvement over the previous model's EPA-estimated 19/26 mpg.
The 2016 Nissan Maxima seats five and comes with a power-adjustable driver,seat, an eight-speaker audio system, Bluetooth, satellite radio, HD Radio, push-button start, a rearview camera, two USB ports, the NissanConnect infotainment system, navigation, an 8-inch color display screen and voice controls for phone, audio and navigation functions. Leather upholstery, heated and ventilated front seats, an 11-speaker Bose audio system, a 360-degree parking camera system, adaptive cruise control, blind spot warning, rear cross traffic alert, front and rear parking sensors and forward collision warning with automatic braking are available. The 2016 Nissan Maxima starts at $33,235 including destination fees.