2023 Nissan Maxima Starts Under $40K
Nissan has released pricing details for the 2023 Maxima midsize sedan, starting at $39,235.
That cover charge is for the entry-level Maxima SV, one of three trims available, and includes Nissan’s $1,095 destination and handling charge. Above the SV is the SR, starting at $44,395, and the top-trim Platinum, starting at $45,345.
Standard across all three models is Nissan Safety Shield 360; as the name suggests, it houses all of the Maxima’s safety features, like Blind Spot Warning, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Rear Automatic Braking and more. Heated front seats come standard, as does a 7-inch Advance Drive Assist Display in the instrument cluster. The 8-speaker audio system is upgraded to an 11-speaker Bose on the SR and Platinum trims.
Stepping up to the SR grants paddle shifters and a sport-tuned suspension system, riding on 19-inch gloss black wheels.The Maxima Platinum swaps the gloss black wheels for a machined-finish look, still 19-inches, and adds semi-aniline leather-appointed seats with illuminated kick plates.
All Maximas are powered by a 3.5-liter V6 engine displacing 300 horsepower and 261 lb-ft of torque, sending power through an “Xtronic” CVT to the front-wheel drive system. When we last tested the Nissan Maxima, we found it to be relatively quick off the line and light on its feet, though we feared CVT could be difficult for sport sedan enthusiasts to get behind.