The Nissan Maxima is a full-size, four-door car with more room and power than a traditional sedan. If you require more head and leg room, or if you just prefer your vehicle to have a more spacious interior, the Nissan Maxima is sure to satisfy.
The Maxima was derived from Datsun 810 and Nissan Bluebird model vehicles built during the 1970âs. However, 1981 marked the first model year to use the Maxima moniker. Nissan made it available as a four-door sedan or station wagon and housed a six-cylinder engine under the hood. A fun piece of trivia about the Nissan Maximaâit was the first car in America that "talked" to you. Through an automated warning system, drivers would hear that the "door is open" or "please turn off the lights." Was this the inspiration for the Night Rider TV show?
Second generation vehicles ranged from model years 1984 through 1988. These models still included a choice between sedan and wagon, plus they provided amenities that significantly improved comfort for drivers and passengers. Power windows and locks became standard at this time. As options, you could add heated front seats and a technology package that featured digital instrumentation on the dashboard.
Starting in model year 1988, the third generation of Nissan Maxima cars was available. While they were smaller and only available as sedans, they had increased safety featuresâincluding airbags on the driverâs side of the vehicle. The horsepower saw a significant increase with buyers able to choose between 160 hp and 190 hp engines. These were a big jump from the second generation which topped out at 157 hp.
By the mid 1990âs, fourth generation Nissan Maximaâs were being sold in record numbers and competing with the likes of Toyota Camry. It was then that more drivers started opting for the automatic transmission. At no cost, the decision to go automatic was easy.
Once the fifth generation came along in 1999, overall updates became less noticeable as Nissan continuously improved the Maxima year to year. Technically, the sixth generation appeared in 2004, and the seventh in 2009.
The newest Nissan Maxima vehicles have impeccable style and character, both inside and out. It is common to find used Maximaâs with xenon headlights, chrome alloy wheels, and a sleek overall body. The Maxima not only looks good, it can hit 60 mph in less than six seconds. If you like driving a vehicle thatâs comfortable, stylish and can really perform, you must consider the Nissan Maxima.
There are 14,229 used Nissan Maximas in our used car listings, including the Nissan Altima, Nissan Sentra and Nissan Rogue. 52% of these vehicles have only one previous owner and 80% have no accident history.