2016 Nissan Maxima Release Date, News and Rumors

2016 Nissan Maxima Release Date, Review, MSRP Price, Specs – Another Japanese manufacturer got its representative for a 2016 model year. 2016 Nissan Maxima is actually the newest player in the eight generation of the “Maxima”. It’s a car with stylized, very comfortable cabin and lots of other features which make this car almost irresistible, the top of its class.

2016 Nissan Maxima
2016 Nissan Maxima

It is the offspring of the brand-new philosophy, which brings the sport nature of car into the first plan and at the same time it keeps the elegance and comfort as the main aspects of medium and large sedans. It closest rivals can be seen in such vehicles like the 2016 Chrysler 300, the newly assembled Buick LaCrosse and even the latest Toyota Avalon.

2016 Nissan Maxima front view, grille and headlights

We don’t have to say much about the popularity of this model. Yeah, it wasn’t that interesting since the 2008, when it got its last update. And in spite of those “silent” years, this model hasn’t lost its audience in the North American market. During the last decade, Nissan Maxima created an image of a reliable, high quality and the extremely safe sedan, made for the middle and the higher middle class. The only flaw which found its way throughout the all generations of this vehicle is that it looks like it was made for drivers which don’t want to be noticed, but want to drive a high quality car.

2016 Nissan Maxima rear angle, taillights and tailpipe

This new, seventh Nissan Maxima, got the task to reinvent its name and get it closer to the new circles of buyers. The old model wasn’t bad in the field of performance and engine quality, so the only logical move was to reinvent its looks. That was one the reasons why the new 2016 Nissan Maxima isn’t just a plain evolution of the existing model but rather the design revolution.

2016 Nissan Maxima Exterior Facelift

2016 Nissan Maxima back

The front look of the 2016 Nissan Maxima owes its originality to the beautifully designed light groups. It has aggressive looking headlights which with sport spoiler, wide grille and the group of fog lights create a really impressive look, noticeable at first glance, and impossible to be mistaken for some of the other models. Unusual and odd look of the previous body was changed with really beautiful contours, resembling the elegance of the bodies of “Lexus” and “BMW” but in the same time goes light years into the future. The robust trunk has been replaced by the compact, well proportioned one with the sport spoiler on the top of the trunk, the roof is now a “floating roof” – made to look like it is divided from the rest of the body which gives the 2016 Nissan Maxima really one of a kind look. Overall the car looks well developed in whole, with successfully implemented combination of sport and elegance… again, original in every aspect.

2016 Nissan Maxima front
2016 Nissan Maxima front

Interior Redesign

2016 Nissan Maxima interior

The same philosophy was used to develop the 2016 Nissan Maxima interior. Designers were tasked to develop a sedan with enjoyable drive and the attractive looks but not at the price of comfort and elegance. Sport look is provided by a several details. The biggest one are the new redesigned full leather heated sport seats, which are made to be considerably lower. Benefits of that cannot be described. One just have to try it, to notice a difference. Steering wheel is with the massive frame and three beams, behind which is the sport designed instrument cluster. The materials used in the creation of the 2016 Nissan Maxima interior are really a top notch – from high quality plastics, leather and wood, considerably.

2016 Toyota Highlander interior, leather seats and dashboard

2016 Nissan Maxima Engine Specs

It is a front axle vehicle with redesigned, improved 3.5 liter V6 engine with 290 horsepower and 3151 lb-ft of torque paired with the CVT transmission system which provides the use engine’s full potential and maximum pull force.

The CVT seven gears transmission has switches for the optional manual transmission and the automatic sport mode which is made to emulate the “feeling” of control which only manual transmission has. In that case, the sudden lift from the right paddle activates the engine braking, thus saves the brakes.

2016 Nissan Maxima engine

The steering system has been taken from the Nissan 350Z which made the 2016 Nissan Maxima the most direct and precise semi-sedan on the market. All four wheels have big diameter  ventilated disks with long exploitation period and excellent overheating resistance.

As the cherry on the top, the final tests and adjustments to brakes, transmission and the steering system were done on the famous Nürburgring.


Wheelbase: 109.3 in
Length: 192.8 in
Width: 73.2 in
Passenger volume: 98 cu. ft.
Cargo volume: 14.3 cu.ft.
Curb weight: 3545 lbs
Top Speed: 135 mph
0-60: 5,9 sec
MPG: 22/30 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Bordeaux Black, Brilliant Silver, Coulis Red, Deep Blue Pearl, Forged Bronze, Gun Metallic, Pearl White, Storm Blue…
Towing Capacity: N/A

2016 Nissan Maxima Release Date & Price

The starting price for the 2016 Nissan Maxima S will is 33,235 dollar. There are a few different information about it’s release date, but it seems we can expect the car during the summer of 2016. That’s about a thousand dollars more than the previous model. It comes standard with navigation, dual-eight and seven-inch touch screens, push-button start, dual climate control and 18 inch wheels. Higher trim levels bring leather, heated seats, lumbar position, eleven speaker Bose stereo, front and rear parking sensors, blind spot assistant, heated side-view mirror with turn signals and panoramic dual panel sunroof.

2016 Nissan Maxima release date
2016 Nissan Maxima release date

The highest trim level costs just above 40,000 dollars and adds semi-aniline leather seats, 19-inch wheels, LED low beam headlights, 360 degree camera system, driver’s seat with memory, power rear-window shade, rain-sensitive wipers and a driver-drowsiness monitor.

2016 Nissan Maxima exterior, black color

In spite of its good looks, sport design, widgets, gadgets, luxurious interior and subtle exterior, it is still early to say if this car succeeded in “conquering” the North American market. It is marketed as a sport car, and the engine is just too weak and silent for the American taste.

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