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.