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2012 Nissan Maxima Sedan

Price Range: $32,420 - $35,120 | 19 MPG City - 26 MPG Highway

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2012 Nissan Maxima Sedan

Benefits of Driving a 2012 Nissan Maxima Sedan

The Maxima's sporty styling and handling plus its long list of standard features makes it a solid performer in its segment. There are two trim levels, plus Sport and Premium packages, which can be added for the maximum in comfort and technology.

What's new for 2012?

The Maxima gets some minor exterior freshening and gains a new Limited Edition package. It upgrades the wheels to 18-inch silver ones, a rear spoiler, HID headlamps, fog lamps and a special dark grille.

Model Strengths

  • Smooth and powerful drivetrain
  • comfortable interior with easy-to-use controls
  • lots of standard features at all trim levels

Model Review

The 2012 Nissan Maxima, which comes in S and SV trims, features a 290-hp 3.5L V6 engine connected to a continuously variable transmission with manual mode as its only powertrain. Anti-lock brakes and electronic brake-force distribution are standard equipment, plus speed-sensitive power steering. The Maxima's sporty styling is evident in its dual mufflers with chrome-tipped finishers, LED taillights and power sliding moonroof. It's even got 18-inch alloy wheels, though 19-inchers are available with the Sport Package.

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What do the Safety Ratings mean?

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) performs independent crash testing of new vehicles and then assigns them a score based on their performance. The overall crash test rating is based on how a vehicle performs in the following tests:

Driver Crash Grade:

Measures the chance of a serious injury to a crash test dummy that is placed in a driver's seat and driven into a fixed barrier at 35 MPH. A five-star rating means there is 10 percent or less chance of injury.

Passenger Crash Grade:

Similar to the driver crash grade, only now the focus is on the passenger.

Rollover Resistance:

Simulates an emergency lane change to measure the likelihood of a vehicle rolling over. A five-star rating means there is 10 percent or less risk of rollover.

Side Impact Crash Test - Front:

Focuses on the front side of a vehicle. It simulates crashes that can occur in intersections by striking a 3,015-pound weight against the side of a vehicle at 38.5 MPH. A five-star rating means there is 5 percent or less chance of injury.

Side Impact Crash Test - Rear:

Similar to the front side impact test only now the focus is on the rear passenger.

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Safety Features & Equipment

Braking & Traction

4-Wheel ABS Std
Traction/Stability Control Std
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Std

Passenger Restraint

Driver Air Bag Std
Passenger Air Bag Std
Side Air Bag Std
Side Head Air Bag Std
Rear Head side Air Bag Std
Child Safety Locks Std

Road Visibility

HID Headlights Opt
Fog Lamps Std
Electrochromic Rearview Mirror Std
Intermittent Wipers Std
Variable Inter. Wipers Std

Accident Prevention

Back-Up Camera Opt
Handsfree Wireless Std

Security

Alarm Opt
Anti-theft System Std
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2012 Nissan Maxima Sedan

4dr Sdn V6 CVT 3.5 SV w/Sport Pkg

Engine

Engine Type 3.5L Gas V6
Horsepower 290 @ 6400 RPM
Torque (lb-ft) 261 @ 4400 RPM

Fuel

Fuel Capacity 20.0 gal
Fuel Economy 19 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy
Estimated max. distance per tank of gas 520 miles

Drivetrain

Driven Wheels FWD

Wheels

Rims 19 x 8.0 in.
Tires P245/40VR19
Spare Tire Compact Spare Tire

Interior Space

Seating Capacity 4 adults
Front Headroom/Legroom 38.5 in. / 43.8 in.
Rear Headroom/Legroom 36.4 in. / 34.6 in.
Luggage/Cargo Space 14.2 cubic ft.

Dimensions

Wheelbase 109.3 in.
Curb Weight 3566 lb.
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2012 Nissan Maxima Sedan

4dr Sdn V6 CVT 3.5 SV w/Sport Pkg

Comfort

Air Conditioning Standard
Bluetooth, Hands-Free Standard
Climate Control Standard
Driver Lumbar Standard
Dual Zone Climate Control Standard
Front Bucket Seats Standard
Front Reading Lamps Standard
Heated Driver Seat Standard
Leather Seats Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard
Power Tilt/Sliding Sunroof Standard
Quad Bucket Seats Standard
Rear Air Conditioning Standard
Rear Reading Lamps Standard
Sunroof Standard
Leather Seats Optional

Convenience

Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard
Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard
Auxiliary Power Outlet Standard
Cruise Control Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard
Heated Mirrors Standard
Illuminated Driver Vanity Mirror Standard
Illuminated Passenger Visor Mirror Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard
Keyless Start Standard
Mirror Position Memory Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard
Power Driver Seat Standard
Power Passenger Seat Standard
Power Steering Standard
Power Windows Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard
Seat Position Memory Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard
Trip Computer Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard
Front Floor Mats Optional

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard
CD Changer Standard
CD Player Standard
MP3 Player Standard
Premium Sound System Standard
Satellite Radio Standard

Exterior

Rear Spoiler Standard