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