Meet The 2018 Nissan Maxima
TRANSFORM your drive from elevated to exhilarating at the touch of a button. Feel 300 horsepower push you deeply into a sculpted sport seat. Lean in to your favourite curve as sleek aerodynamics let you slice through the air. And after a pulse-raising ride, just as quickly return to swift, effortless motion. The 2018 Maxima,® the 4-Door Sports Car.® Designed to boost your excitement INSTANTLY.
To design a sports-car built to fly, Nissan designers visited the U.S. Navy's Blue Angels®. The cockpit design of their aircraft is echoed in the wraparound design of Maxima's.
DEEPLY SCULPTED CHARACTER LINES
A special metal-stamping technique was developed, adding the distinctive fighter-jet sweep to its body line and deeply scalloped doors.
CHROME-TIPPED EXHAUST FINISHERS
Dual mufflers with rolled, chrome-tipped finishers.
One look at Maxima's floating roof appearance and the aeronautical influence is clear. The A, B and C-pillars meld seamlessly into the glasswork so the roof appears to hover over the cabin, just like the canopy of a fighter jet.
Inspired by the layout of a modern fighter jet, Maxima® surrounds you in its luxurious, yet functional cockpit. A deeply bolstered sport seat helps keep you in place, the tall, angled center stack envelopes you and delivers all necessary information clearly and concisely, and every button, switch, and dial is exactly where you need it.
7° CENTER CONSOLE TILT
Maxima® is a driver-focused car, so we rotated the center console 7° to focus on the driver. Inspired by the GT-R® cockpit, this subtle shift perfectly positions every button, knob, dial and display toward the driver for immediate, intuitive information and command.
ZERO GRAVITY FRONT SEATS
Maxima's sport-styled front seats are bolstered at just the right width and height to conform to your body and keep you in place even during high-G cornering.
REMOTE ENGINE START SYSTEM WITH INTELLIGENT CLIMATE CONTROL
There are few things worse than getting into a cold car on a frigid winter morning, or into a sweltering car on a summer afternoon. With Remote Engine Start, you can use your smartphone to heat up or cool down your Maxima® to the comfortable temperature it was when you left it.
When we first unveiled our Sports Sedan Concept, it raised both eyebrows and expectations. The press and public alike were blown away, but they were also a bit skeptical. Would the final product deliver on the vision? Would we actually build this jetfighter-esque concept? Well, it’s official: we built it.
300-HP 3.5L V6 ENGINE
Under the hood lies the beating heart: Nissan's legendary VQ V6 engine. From sodium-filled exhaust valves and anodized pistons, to the high-flow tuned induction system, more than 60% of the engine's components have been re-designed for the Maxima®. It even borrows some performance technology from the mighty GT-R®. This 300HP powerhouse exhilarates from idle to redline.
Lower, lighter, and tighter, Maxima® is engineered to not only take corners, but own them. A rear suspension features monotube dampers—the kind of component you'd usually only find in high-end sports cars. And Maxima® SR takes handling to another level, with higher spring rates, stiffer front stabilizer bar, larger wheel, and an integrated dynamics-control module.
Forget everything you ever knew, and everything you ever heard, about Continuously Variable Transmissions. Completely re-engineered for both enthusiast and economist, Maxima's CVT features dynamic step shifting, wider gear ratio coverage, and an adaptive shift controller. The result: more distinctive shift points, a more connected, spirited driving experience, and increased fuel economy.
Maxima's cutting-edge technology connects you to your ride, and the road, like no other sports sedan. The standard 8" multi-touch screen and the 7" Advanced Drive Assist Display keep key information as close as a glance. A standard Navigation System guides you to where you want to go, and with navigation "Swipe to Meter", you can even send map directions from one screen to the other with just a touch. Standard Apple CarPlay, standard Bluetooth® hands-free communications, standard Bluetooth® hands-free communications a Bose® audio system, turn-by-turn navigation — the list goes on. And of course, the Display Commander is there, letting you dial it all in from a single, central location.
NissanConnectSM Services is a suite of high-tech, vehicle-centric features designed to connect your world to your car. Debuting on the Maxima®, this navigation/infotainment system works through your smartphone and the embedded telematics control unit to make your life easier in ways you might never have thought possible.
Standard on the Maxima®, the Display Commander is designed to make control of your NissanConnectSM system simpler and more intuitive. Positioned just behind the gearshift, it lets you toggle up and down, side-to-side, rotate, scroll through, and control your infotainment system, without the need to look down or touch the display screen.
The Nissan Safety Shield philosophy is a comprehensive approach to safety that guides the development and engineering of every vehicle we make. It's our way of looking out for you and yours.
INTELLIGENT EMERGENCY BRAKING
This system can help save you from a potential frontal collision. It monitors your speed and distance between you and the car ahead and can let you know if you need to slow down. It can even automatically engage the brakes to help avoid a collision or lessen the severity of an impact.
INTELLIGENT FORWARD COLLISION WARNING (IFCW)
Intelligent Forward Collision Warning is on the lookout when you can’t see what’s going on ahead. It watches two cars ahead, monitoring your speed and distance, and when it detects sudden deceleration, it gives you a heads-up to slow down.
FORWARD EMERGENCY BRAKING (FEB)
Using radar technology to keep an eye on your speed and proximity to the vehicle ahead, FEB gives you audio and visual display warnings to help you reduce your speed if necessary. If a collision is unavoidable, this feature will engage the brakes to help reduce both the speed of the impact and the severity of a collision.
INTELLIGENT AROUND VIEW® MONITOR
Maxima's available Intelligent Around View Monitor uses four cameras to give you a virtual composite 360° bird’s-eye view of the vehicle, with selectable split-screen close-ups of the front, rear, and curbside views. It also gives you an on-screen heads-up when it detects moving objects near your vehicle.
INTELLIGENT CRUISE CONTROL
Maxima’s available Intelligent Cruise Control watches the flow of traffic to take the tedium out of your daily commute. The system helps maintain an adjustable speed and set distance between you and the car ahead.
BLIND SPOT WARNING
Available Blind Spot Warning helps you change lanes with confidence. It keeps an eye on the blind spot area and gives you a heads-up if it detects a vehicle hiding there.
REAR CROSS TRAFFIC ALERT
Available Rear Cross Traffic Alert helps you back out of a space with more confidence. It watches around the rear of your Maxima, and can warn you about cars it detects creeping up on you from either side.
FRONT AND REAR SONAR
Maxima’s available parking sonar gives you an added ally in your pursuit of parking perfection. With sensors on all four corners looking out for static objects, it gives you an audible warning when it detects you’re getting close.