2017 Nissan Maxima

Original MSRP Range
$32,610 - $40,340
Available Style(s)
21 - 21 MPG City / 30 - 30 MPG Hwy
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2017 Nissan Maxima

What We Like

Direct steering; powerful V6 engine; comfortable ride; sport seats; lovely interior; futuristic exterior styling

What We Don't

Doesn't corner as well as some rear-drive sport sedans; interior feels a bit cramped; NissanConnect could be more app-friendly; small trunk; no advanced collision-avoidance technology on lower trims


Expert Rating

4.0/ 5

Consumer Rating

4.6/ 5


What's New in the 2017 Nissan Maxima?

The 2017 Maxima gains Apple CarPlay as standard equipment. The Medallion and Dynamic packages join the Midnight Edition package in offering unique wheels and exterior add-ons for a more custom look. See the 2017 Nissan Maxima models for sale near you

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 SL, SR and Platinum are the only ways to get them. Find a Nissan Maxima for sale


How Much Does a 2017 Nissan Maxima Cost?

The 2017 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 ($33,425) features a manual tilt-telescopic steering column, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, 18-inch aluminum wheels, auto 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, two illuminated USB ports, a rearview monitor, cloth seating, 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 starting, and a 7-in Advanced Drive-Assist Display.

The SV ($35,405) adds driver's-seat manual thigh extension and power lumbar support, leather seating, heated front seats, heated outside mirrors with integrated turn signals, and front and rear parking sensors.

The SL ($37,905) adds a heated steering wheel, a dual-panel panoramic sunroof, 11-speaker Bose audio, active noise cancellation and active sound enhancement. Standard safety features include a blind spot monitoring system, rear cross-traffic alert, Intelligent Cruise Control, predictive forward-collision warning (which can sense trouble at a distance of two cars ahead) and forward emergency braking.

The SR ($38,685) 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, LED projector headlights, upgraded leather seating with quilted-pattern Alcantara inserts, heated and ventilated front seats, and aluminum sport pedals.

The Platinum ($40,855) adds to the SL's equipment list with upgraded leather seating, a power adjustable steering column, LED projector headlights, 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 the driver-attention alert system.

Optional appearance packages include the Midnight Edition (SR grade), Dynamic (SV grade) and Medallion (Platinum grade).

Maxima Trims

SedanOriginal MSRP / PriceEngineHorsepowerCity MPG / Hwy MPGTransmissionDrive
Maxima Platinum 3.5L$40,340 / N/A6 Cylinder30021 / 30Continuously Variable AutomaticFWD
Maxima S 3.5L$32,910 / N/A6 Cylinder30021 / 30Continuously Variable AutomaticFWD
Maxima S 3.5L *Ltd Avail*$32,610 / N/A6 Cylinder30021 / 30Continuously Variable AutomaticFWD
Maxima SL 3.5L$37,250 / N/A6 Cylinder30021 / 30Continuously Variable AutomaticFWD
Maxima SR 3.5L$38,030 / N/A6 Cylinder30021 / 30Continuously Variable AutomaticFWD
Maxima SV 3.5L$34,890 / N/A6 Cylinder30021 / 30Continuously Variable AutomaticFWD
Maxima SV 3.5L *Ltd Avail*$34,590 / N/A6 Cylinder30021 / 30Continuously Variable AutomaticFWD
Nissan Maxima Safety

Is the 2017 Nissan Maxima a Safe Car?

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

In crash tests, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) gave the 2017 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 2016 Maxima a Top Safety Pick+ award.

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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 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
  • Blind-Spot Warning
  • Power Trunk Release


2017 Nissan Maxima vs the competition

2017 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.

2017 Hyundai Azera -- The Azera is more about luxury and content for a good price than performance. It isn't as fun to drive, but it delivers a more comfortable interior and an unbeatable warranty.

2017 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 2010-2015 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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