2018 Nissan Maxima Explained – Video
Maxima again offers a distinctive upscale look that features a wide stance, bold front end, Nissan signature V-Motion grille, LED daytime running lights and floating roof appearance. Its bespoke-style interior design offers available Ascot premium leather seating surfaces with diamond-quilted inserts, unique faceted finishers and a sporty D-shape steering wheel.
The standard 300-horspower 3.5-liter VQ-series V6 engine is matched with a performance-oriented Xtronic transmission featuring D-Step shifting logic that provides rapid shifts at high throttle openings. The refined handling and ride comfort of the Maxima starts with a 4-wheel independent suspension with monotube rear shock absorbers. The sporty Maxima SR grade features unique tuning and 19-inch wheels and tires to add even more performance.
Available technology features include standard NissanConnectSM with Navigation featuring Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™. The system includes an 8.0-inch touch-screen display, along with SiriusXM® Satellite Radio and SiriusXM® Travel Link™ applications (SiriusXM® subscription required, sold separately). Maxima Platinum models include standard NissanConnect with Navigation and Services featuring Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™. The system’s wide range of features includes automatic collision notification, remote start via smartphone, emergency call, stolen vehicle locator and more (six-month free trial; subscription required, sold separately).
The 2018 Maxima also offers an extensive range of available safety, security and driving aids, including Intelligent Forward Collision Warning (I-FCW), Intelligent Cruise Control (ICC), Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB), Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA) and Blind Spot Warning (BSW) and Intelligent Driver Alertness (I-DA).
The 2018 Nissan Maxima is assembled in Smyrna, Tennessee, with engines assembled in Decherd, Tennessee.