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Nissan Maxima 2015-2016
First launched in 1981, the Maxima has immediately become a best-seller in North America. This year a renowned Japanese manufacturer has introduced the 8th generation of the model. It is distinguished by a futuristic design (both exterior and interior) and an ever-astounding performance. Nissan Maxima 2015-2015 review will help figure out whether the update is worth of purchasing.
New Nissan Maxima is a full-size business-class sedan with stylish & state-of-the-art bodywork. This 5-seater vehicle is based on a completely new chassis (A36) with sleek lines, relief sidewalls and headlamps of an intricate form. The model features the following dimensions: height – 1435 mm, width – 1859 mm, length – 4897 mm, wheelbase – 2776 mm. The luggage boot strikes by its capacity – 405 L.
The integration of a V-shape grille is probably one of the key upgrades to the Maxima. It is replenished by chrome-plated wheels and uniquely designed side windows. As a result, the model is a perfect balance of a classic sedan and an aggressive sports car.
Internally, 2016 Nissan Maxima is sophistication in the flesh. The finish and upholstery are made of high-quality materials. The all-leather seats boast an improved construction; the latter allows the cushions to adapt to the occupants’ backs, relieving strain during long drives. Moreover, the seats are equipped with a ventilation system and heaters which transform the pastime on the move into a total delight.
The cabin trim is rigged up with soundproofing materials which, in combination with an upgraded exhaust system, dramatically reduce the noise level. The driver might feel the utmost comfort thanks to the changes realized in the cockpit. A stylish leather-coated truncated steering wheel is a true eye-catcher. The controls have changed their localization just to optimize front ergonomics.
The dashboard consists of a 7-inch display, supplying the driver with all basic info about the vehicle. The central stack has got a larger 8-inch touchscreen that enables the connection with the WWW and satellite radio. Designers have also integrated Bluetooth adapter and USB interface for the connection with mobile devices and peripherals. Additionally, the infotainment system is furnished with a GPS navigator that supports voice commands. Some trims house one more display for mapping the route.
It’s impossible to omit performance data in our Nissan Maxima 2015-2016 review. The model is based on a 3.5 L six-cylinder VQ engine that is able to ensure 300 horsepower and 354 nm of torque. The motor is accompanied by Xtronic continuously variable transmission. In order to accelerate up to 100 km/h the car needs less than 6 seconds. The engineers have managed to reduce fuel consumption by 15% (out of city): new Maxima consumes 7.8 L of fuel per 100 km. Quite the contrary, in-city it takes more fuel – about 10.7 L per 100 km.
Nissan developers claim that the model demonstrates perfect maneuverability on various road types and is ready to cope with any obstacles. Besides, they promise to introduce a hybrid version of Maxima to comply with future eco standards.
Updated Nissan Maxima is available in 5 trim levels: base (S), SV, SL, SR, and Platinum. The base trim boasts the following facilities: dual-zone climate control, multifunction seats, projector headlights, fog lamps, aluminum wheels, LED running lamps, multimedia system with Mp3/HD Radio/Bluetooth, tilt-telescopic steering wheel, and a range of safety mechanisms (airbags (front, side & curtain), seatbelts with pretensioners, child seat anchors + optional adaptive cruise control, forward collision alert, etc.).
The other modifications come equipped with a bunch of advanced features, including heated exterior mirrors (SV), ambient LED lighting and active noise cancellation (SL), Active Ride Control, Active Engine Brake and 19-inch wheels (SR), two-driver memory settings, wood-toned trim, surround view camera, NissanConnect services (Platinum).
Key Competitors & Pricing
It’s possible to state in Nissan Maxima 2015-2016 review that the model is a sportier alternative to such outstanding rivals as Lexus ES 350, Ford Taurus, Chevrolet Impala, Buick LaCrosse, and Acura TLX. The price for the base-level trim makes up $32.410, while well-equipped premium modifications cost up to $38.000.
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