While some car companies are kicking larger sedans to the curb… Nissan is adding to the appeal of their flagship… the 2019 Nissan Maxima. 

From its boxy beginning in the U.S. in 1981… the sharp lines became ever more flowing, resulting in the dynamic looking 8th generation. Unveiled for 2016, it now gets a mid-cycle refresh.  The signature V-motion grille becomes more pronounced. LED’s illuminate front and rear, and new wheels roll in between. 

The transmission remains a CVT… which may be a tough pill to swallow for sport sedan enthusiasts… but the Maxima’s muscle has always been one of its best qualities over the years. The 300-horsepower 3.5-liter V6 is quick off the line. Overall this front driver feels light on its feet… and holds on to the corners. Can you say 4-door sports car?

The "Gliding Wing" interior is spacious and upscale. New diamond quilting and color combinations make upper trim levels pop. But the updates go well beyond skin deep.

“Rear door alert is now standard on all Maximas so if you put a child or package in the backseat your Maxima is going to alert you once you arrive at your destination to check the backseat.”

Safety Shield 360 is available… bringing 6 advanced driver-assist features… including Automatic Emergency Braking.

So despite what appears to be the demise of larger four-doors… Nissan has not given up on the family sedan in America… especially ones with luxury and sport sedan overtones.

On sale now the 2019 Nissan Maxima starts at $33,950.


  • Engine: 3.5 liter
  • Horsepower: 300
  • Price: Starts at $33,950