Over prolonged stretches of rough asphalt — where softly suspended cars typically come undone — it remained reasonably planted. The Maxima has it in spades. This year marks the Maxima's first major update since the sixth-generation sedan bowed in early 2003. Car shoppers who want midsize performance should save some scratch and get the V-6 Altima. Cargo The Maxima's trunk offers 15. What has changed is the transmission. We sell only high quality used Nissan Maxima automatic transmissions, with 1-3 years warranty and free shipping.
The could also use some work, as most functions rely on a hyper-sensitive joystick below the 7-inch screen. But then, most such sedans have rear-drive that gives them inherently better balance because they have less weight in front. Also standard are side-impact airbags for the front seats and side curtain airbags for both rows. But I didn't really mind -- the Maxima is so smooth up and down the driving spectrum that it's hard to find much to complain about. For now, the current car offers a high-quality — if somewhat flawed — cabin and engaging road manners. Nissan scrapped the Maxima's previous offerings — a five-speed automatic and a six-speed manual — for a. If you're looking for a larger car that's good for a few driving thrills, this one is worth considering.
Given that the 2007 Maxima has several changes that bring it closer to these targets, I think that's a fair assessment. And some lux-minded front-drivers, such as the , are more nimble. On the highway, passing response is more or less immediate, with virtually none of the delay it sometimes takes for conventional automatics to find a lower gear. Check also our 2008 Nissan Maxima manual transmission catalog. Uneven road surfaces are relayed to the driver via the steering wheel and are accompanied by some noticeable cowl shake. I'm 5 feet, 11 inches tall, and I had just a smidge of extra headroom with the seat cushion all the way down and most of the way back.
Ever since the Altima became a midsize sedan with an optional V-6, experts have wondered why anyone would pay thousands more for the equally powerful, slightly larger Maxima. Changes include a fresh front end, an upgraded interior and several mechanical revisions that will appeal to those who value comfort over performance. Those who enjoy a backseat snooze will appreciate the low backrest angle and rearward-sloping , though some competitors' rear seats slope lower still — not necessarily a good thing. The Inside Tall drivers may find the Maxima cramped, as the standard power driver's seat offers limited travel. Somewhere in between, there's a group of buyers for whom the Maxima is just right. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety rated the Maxima Good in frontal crashes but Marginal in side impacts.
Maxima in the Market If the Maxima is truly intended to be a full-size contender, Nissan needs to make it larger. How does the Maxima compare? Buying a used 2008 Nissan Maxima transmission from a non-reliable dealer is an unnecessary risk. It makes 255 at 6,000 rpm and 252 pounds-feet of at 4,400 rpm. Given that the 2007 Maxima has several changes that bring it closer to these targets, I think that's a fair assessment. Notes: Some vehicles come with several transmission options and could be very confusing. This video shows you how to add transmission fluid to your 2005 Nissan Maxima.
When I needed to accelerate again, it snapped to attention a few moments late. It gives the car a boxier face, though the rear remains as bulbous as ever. One is — the tendency in a powerful front-wheel-drive car to yank the steering wheel side to side during spirited acceleration. To see what details are different this year, check out a of the two model years. Fortunately, the Maxima exhibits very little of that.
They're spaced several inches toward the center, which moves children farther away from potential impact zones. The full-size spare replaces the standard spare, which is a smaller, temporary tire. Head restraints come in all but the middle rear seat and offer ample height adjustment. The second issue is transmission performance at low speeds. If you're looking for a larger car that's good for a few driving thrills, this one is worth considering. The dashboard controls felt expensive, though the layout could be better. It's apparent even on the highway, where quick lane changes combined with a healthy dose of gas can unleash a tugging sensation on the steering wheel.
The Maxima should deliver enough power to satisfy performance-minded buyers. At just less than 195 inches from bumper to bumper, the Maxima is nearly 5 inches longer than Nissan's smaller Altima, but it isn't quite as big as its full-size competitors. Nissan says the Altima targets Toyota Camry shoppers, while the flagship Maxima takes aim at the Toyota Avalon and Chrysler 300 crowd. I frequently mistook the stereo's volume knob for a climate control knob — they're positioned inches from each other, and both have the same chrome finish. Those who prefer elegance and luxury should buy the Avalon. Little of substance has changed with this year's model. Ever since the Altima became a midsize sedan with an optional V-6, experts have wondered why anyone would pay thousands more for the equally powerful, slightly larger Maxima.
Show full review Editor's note: This review was written in November 2006 about the 2007 Nissan Maxima. The steering wheel feels evenly weighted and never artificial, like the steering in some full-size cars. Fortunately, the steering wheel tilts and telescopes, so drivers of all sizes can position themselves a safe distance away. Nissan has been developed sophisticated transmissions through years and it is critical that you add the exact type of transmission fluid stipulated by your owner's manual typically in the back of the manual in a section titled Fluid Capacities. Those used to a cushy ride may still find the Maxima too harsh, but I think the majority of shoppers will be pleased. Even with its 18-inch tires, my test car's standard suspension did a fine job smoothing out major ruts and potholes. Their tapered borders suggest they were designed for aerodynamics, not visibility, and I found myself wishing the car had clip-on mirror extensions.
Opting for the electronic stability system also adds a full-size spare tire, which reduces trunk space to 13. Safety All Maximas come with standard , which automatically extend forward during a rear-end collision to better protect occupants from whiplash. Please make sure to read the product description below and in particular match the engine size and number of speed with your vehicle's specifications. Materials in my test car were top notch, with well-cushioned seats and high-quality leather. I suspect the next generation may come through on that. An is optional for both trim levels.