2012 Nissan Maxima Values

Select a 2012 Nissan Maxima trim level

2012 model year changes

The Maxima gets some minor exterior freshening and gains a new Limited Edition package. It upgrades the wheels to 18-inch silver ones, a rear spoiler, HID headlamps, fog lamps and a special dark grille.

Competitive comparison

Smooth and powerful drivetrain; comfortable interior with easy-to-use controls; lots of standard features at all trim levels

Special features for 2012

The Maxima's sporty styling and handling plus its long list of standard features makes it a solid performer in its segment. There are two trim levels, plus Sport and Premium packages, which can be added for the maximum in comfort and technology.



The 2012 Nissan Maxima is a FWD five passenger sedan powered by a 3.5-liter V6 engine that produces 290 hp and 261 lb-ft of torque. The Maxima comes standard with a Xtronic automatic transmission and optional paddle shifters. Fuel mileage is an EPA estimated 19 mpg city and 26 mpg highway. Features include rear-view monitor, heated front seats, USB connection, 19-inch alloy wheels, rear spoiler, HID headlights, navigation, and a premium package. Safety is comprised of Nissan advanced airbag system, anti-lock braking, vehicle dynamic control, traction control system, energy absorbing steering column, and tire pressure monitoring system. The Maxima is backed by a 3-year/36,000-mile warranty.