Nissan Maxima Models and Maxima History

The 1998 Nissan Maxima added an optional side-impact airbag safety feature to several trims in addition to a new color, Sterling Mist. Optional traction control as introduced in 1999, with subtle interior updates being made and four new body colors. An all-new design was unveiled for 2002, boasting more interior room and more features. The V6 engine got a power boost to 222 hp, and a new Bose 200-watt sound system was introduced. The 20th Anniversary was launched in 2001, offering a faster 220 hp V6 engine, and signature interior and exterior styling. In 2002, a revamped V6 engine was added, offering 255 hp.


Some minor shuffling between different trims and optional packages occurred. No major changes took place for 2003, but an all-new design was introduced in 2004. It was wider, longer and had more power under the hood than previous models. The 2005 Maxima offered a smoother transmission, upgraded (optional) leather seating and all-new chrome accents. For 2006, the audio controls on the steering wheel got backlights, and satellite radio, GPS and Bluetooth integration were now offered as available options. A CTV manual transmission debuted in 2007, alongside a reduced horsepower V6 that had ten fewer horses under the hood. While 2008 saw no changes, 2009 would introduce a completely redesigned Maxima with added luxurious features and more amenities.


Model years 2010-2011 saw only minor tweaks made to trims and packages. The 2012 version got a redesigned grille and taillights, as well as some minor updates to the interior. 2013 saw no notable changes. But 2014 saw standard features added that included a 7 touchscreen, USB inputs, a backup camera and xenon headlamps.

New and Used Maxima Prices, Nissan Maxima Model Years and History

Nissan’s flagship Maxima provides an elegant, luxurious and comfortable ride, priced well within competition, available with plenty of addable options.
The ever popular and stylish Maxima is Nissan’s best-selling sedan for a long list of reasons, as is demonstrated in the feature-rich 2016 model.
A five passenger sedan, the 2014 Nissan Maxima is noted for its sleek styling and comfortable luxury features.
Now available with altered packages, the 2013 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.
A competitively priced sedan with seating for five, the 2012 Nissan Maxima produces up to 290 hp while achieving up to 26 miles per gallon.
A five passenger sedan, the 2011 Maxima is a practical option for anyone who seeks comfort and convenience in an affordable package.
A stylish five-passenger sports sedan in the second year of a redesign, the 2010 Nissan Maxima now comes standard with Bluetooth and a USB port.
An entry-level luxury sedan, the 2009 Nissan Maxima features precise handling, a capable power train, high-quality craftsmanship and an array of high-tech features.
A mid-size sports sedan, the 2008 Nissan Maxima is powered by a 255 hp 3.5L V6 which is mated to a continuously variable transmission to help boost fuel economy.
A full-size sedan with a sports car attitude, the 2007 Nissan Maxima gets updated styling and a more powerful V6 for the model year.
A mid-size sedan with a sportier attitude then the Altima, the 2006 Nissan Maxima seats five passengers and comes well equipped with items such as navigation and heated seats.
Larger and sportier than the Altima, the 2005 Nissan Maxima is a five-passenger sports sedan powered by a 265 hp 3.5L V6.
A five-passenger sporty mid-size sedan, the 2004 Nissan Maxima has received updated styling for the new year and is powered by a 265 hp 3.5L V6.
The 2003 Nissan Maxima is a mid-size sports sedan that seats five passengers and boasts a 255 hp/246 lb-ft of torque 3.5L V6 engine that is available with an automatic or manual transmission.
The 2002 Nissan Maxima is a mid-size sports sedan that can sit five passengers and it has received updated styling treatments and a new V6 engine for the new model year.
The 2001 Nissan Maxima is a stylish and sporty mid-size sedan with seating for five passengers and a 222 hp V6 engine under the hood.
A true sports sedan, the restyled and updated 2000 Nissan Maxima seats five passengers and houses a 222 hp 3.0L V6 engine under it's hood.
The 1999 Nissan Maxima is a mid-size sports sedan that features a 190 hp 3.0L V6 engine and the choice between a manual or automatic transmission.
A mid-size sports sedan that features a 190 hp 3.0L V6 engine, the 1998 Nissan Maxima seats five passengers comfortably.