2019 Nissan Maxima

Original MSRP Range
$34,050 - $41,540
Available Style(s)
20 - 20 MPG City / 30 - 30 MPG Hwy
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2019 Nissan Maxima

What We Like

Direct steering; powerful V6 engine; comfortable ride; sport seats; lovely interior; futuristic exterior styling; standard collision warning and emergency braking system

What We Don't

Doesn't corner as well as some RWD sport sedans; interior feels a bit cramped; NissanConnect could be more app-friendly; small trunk


Expert Rating

3.9/ 5

Consumer Rating

4.7/ 5


What's New in the 2019 Nissan Maxima?

For 2019, the Maxima gains revised front and rear styling, standard Rear Door Alert, LED headlights and new wheel designs. Also on the standard equipment list are rear side airbags, front knee airbags, a USB Type C port and a driver attention monitor. Nissan's Safety Shield 360 that includes automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, auto high beams, lane-departure warning and assist plus rear automatic emergency braking comes standard on the Platinum trim or as part of the SR Premium package.

Which Maxima is the Best?

If you're looking to the Maxima for its maximum performance potential, the SR is the clear choice. However, if you're looking for a less jarring ride with the same acceleration and luxury, the SV satisfies most needs. Unfortunately, if you want the advanced collision-avoidance systems obtainable on many of the Maxima's less expensive competitors, the more expensive SR and Platinum are the only ways to get them.

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How Much Does a 2019 Nissan Maxima Cost?

The 2019 Nissan Maxima from Nissan offers five distinct trims: S, SV, SL, SR and Platinum. Features are packaged by trim, leaving only some dealer-installed items as optional equipment.

The Maxima S ($34,845) features a manual tilt-and-telescopic steering column, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, 18-in aluminum wheels, auto LED headlights, fog lights, an 8-speaker AM/FM/6-CD stereo with an 8-in color touchscreen, navigation with SiriusXM and Bluetooth streaming audio, NissanConnect mobile apps, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, two illuminated USB ports (Type A and Type C), a rearview monitor, cloth upholstery, an 8-way power driver's seat, a 4-way power passenger seat, dual-zone automatic climate control, cruise control, Intelligent Key with push-button start and a 7-in Advanced Drive-Assist Display. Standard safety features include Predictive Forward-Collision Warning (which can sense trouble at a distance of two cars ahead), Intelligent Forward Emergency Braking, rear seat side airbags and Intelligent Driver Alertness.

The SV ($36,855) adds driver's-seat manual thigh extension and power lumbar support, leather seating, heated front seats, heated outside mirrors with integrated turn signals, navigation, adaptive cruise control, rear cross-traffic alert, blind spot monitoring and front and rear parking sensors.

The SL ($39,335) adds a heated steering wheel, a dual-panel panoramic sunroof, an 11-speaker Bose audio, active noise cancellation and active sound enhancement.

The SR ($40,425) loses the panoramic sunroof, but gains a sport-tuned electronic adjustable suspension with Yamaha Performance Dampers, Nissan's Active Trace Control and Active Engine Brake, 19-in alloy wheels, upgraded leather seating with quilted-pattern Alcantara inserts, heated and ventilated front seats, aluminum sport pedals and Nissan's Safety Shield 360.

The Platinum ($42,335) adds to the SL's equipment list with upgraded leather seating, a power-adjustable steering column, rain-sensing wipers, NissanConnect Services, 2-position memory for the driver's seat, steering column and mirrors, a power rear sunshade and the Around View monitor. Additional safety features include moving-object detection and rear automatic braking and Nissan's Safety Shield 360 (see What's New section).

There are two options packages for the Maxima. The SR Premium Package includes a dual panoramic sunroof, Safety Shield 360, rear automatic emergency braking, outside mirrors with reverse tilt-down and driver's side auto dimming feature, driver's seat memory and the Around View Monitor. The Platinum Reserve package adds heated rear seats, 19-in alloy wheels, Rakuda Tan semi-aniline leather seating, Charcoal colored headliner and Satin Bronze interior faceted finishers.

Maxima Trims

SedanOriginal MSRP / PriceEngineHorsepowerCity MPG / Hwy MPGTransmissionDrive
Maxima Platinum 3.5L$41,540 / $38,7726 Cylinder30020 / 30Continuously Variable AutomaticFWD
Maxima S 3.5L$34,050 / $31,7906 Cylinder30020 / 30Continuously Variable AutomaticFWD
Maxima SL 3.5L$38,540 / $35,9756 Cylinder30020 / 30Continuously Variable AutomaticFWD
Maxima SR 3.5L$39,630 / $36,9916 Cylinder30020 / 30Continuously Variable AutomaticFWD
Maxima SV 3.5L$36,060 / $33,6636 Cylinder30020 / 30Continuously Variable AutomaticFWD
Nissan Maxima Safety

Is the 2019 Nissan Maxima a Safe Car?

Along with its impressive suite of standard and optional safety and collision-avoidance equipment, the Maxima comes standard with electronic traction and stability control, anti-lock brakes and front, front and rear side-impact and side-curtain airbags.

In crash tests, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) gave the 2019 Maxima five out of five stars overall, with top scores in the front, side and rollover tests. The independent Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) gives the Maxima its best rating of Good in every crash-test category, as well as a Superior rating for crash avoidance and mitigation. The IIHS has also awarded the Maxima a Top Safety Pick+ award.

Rollover Rating
5 Year Cost to Own

$49,228 ($0.66 per mile)

5-Year Cost to Own includes out of pocket expenses like fuel and insurance, plus the cars loss in value over time (depreciation)See Detailed Cost to Own

Original Warranty

Basic3 Years/36,000 Miles
Drivetrain5 Years/60,000 Miles
Corrosion5 Years/Unlimited Miles
Roadside Assistance3 Years/36,000 Miles

Safety Features & Equipment

Braking & Traction
  • 4-Wheel Anti-Lock Brakes
  • Brake Assist
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • Traction Control
Passenger Restraint
  • Child Safety Locks
  • Driver Air Bag
  • Passenger Air Bag
  • Rear Body Air Bag
  • Rear Side Curtain Airbags
  • Side Air Bag
  • Side Head Air Bag
Road Visibility
  • Daytime Running Lights
  • Fog Lights
Accident Prevention
  • Bluetooth, Hands-Free
  • Parking assist
  • Rearview Camera
  • Alarm System
  • Telematics
  • Vehicle Anti-Theft System
  • Illumination Pkg


2019 Nissan Maxima vs the competition

2019 Chevrolet Impala -- The Impala isn't as sporty to drive, and its V6 engine is optional, but it's every bit as sophisticated as the Maxima, with more interior room and a better infotainment system.

2019 Volkswagen Passat -- The Passat is more conservatively styled than the Maxima, but offers a larger trunk and rear seat. The Passat's standard 4-cylinder turbo is no match for the Maxima's V6.

2019 Toyota Avalon -- The Avalon has a level of sophistication that trumps the Maxima's, plus it has a huge back seat, standard driver-assist features, less polarizing styling and a hybrid model.

Used BMW 5 Series -- A used 2012-2017 BMW 5 Series will give you about the same interior room as the Maxima, but with the ride and handling expected of a vehicle labeled as a sport sedan.

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