2002 Nissan Maxima Reviews, Ratings & Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value®
$2,477 - $4,135
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
20 City / 26 HWY
Horsepower
255
Seats
5
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$2,477 - $4,135
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
20 City / 26 HWY
Horsepower
255
Seats
5

Nissan Maxima Models & Trims

SE $2,535 - $3,872*
Horsepower: 255 hp
Engine Type: Gas V6
Standard Seating: Cloth
Standard Wheels: 17 x 7.0 in. - Alloy
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
GLE $2,630 - $4,135*
Horsepower: 255 hp
Engine Type: Gas V6
Standard Seating: Leather
Standard Wheels: 17 x 7.0 in. - Alloy
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
GXE $2,477 - $3,716*
Horsepower: 255 hp
Engine Type: Gas V6
Standard Seating: Cloth
Standard Wheels: 16 x 6.5 in. - Alloy
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning

*Prices are Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range

Owner Reviews

4.09

33 Reviews

36% 39% 21% 3% 1 star 0%

Owner reviews are verified by our team and cannot be altered or removed.

2002 Nissan Maxima beige color. Leather seats. V6 engine. 6 cd changer.

I like my car, it is very dependable. However since it is an old car, I have to get it fix almost like every year. Also it is has v6 engine so its runs pretty good. The other feature that the car has is that it has a 6 CD changer and leather seats. Plus I had it for ten years as well and its still holding up.

- Kevin D

Nissan maxima gives maximum performance.

It's been a very reliable car haven't had too so much work on it other than regular maintenance, oil changes, tires, yearly tune ups etc. Terrible gas mileage though. It is a nice looking car and I love the sunroof. Haven't had any electrical issues which is usually something I get with every car I own.

- Emily R

Good engine but minor issues.

I have a 2002 Nissan maxima that has a lot of problems. The wheel studs in the rotor keep snapping off in half causing the wheel to pop off, missing a timing chain gear, and engine light in on due to too much air intake with the evap. Overall, the engine runs well and will get me to point A to point B.

- Alan C

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Compare Models & Key Features

Drivers side profile with drivers side door open.
Front angle view.
Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$2,535 - $3,872
$2,630 - $4,135

Horsepower

Horsepower
255 hp
255 hp

Engine Type

Engine Type
3.5L DOHC SMPI 24
3.5L DOHC SMPI 24
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Optional
Optional

Alarm

Alarm
Standard
Standard

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Optional
Optional

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Standard
Standard

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
Standard
Not Available

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Standard
Standard

Power Windows

Power Windows
Standard
Standard

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
Standard
Standard

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Optional
Standard

Power Steering

Power Steering
Standard
Standard

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
43.9 in.
43.9 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
40.5 in.
40.5 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
36.2 in.
36.2 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
37.4 in.
37.4 in.

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
15.1 cu. ft.
15.1 cu. ft.

Entertainment

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Optional
Not Available

CD Player

CD Player
Standard
Standard

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control
Optional
Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
Optional
Optional

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Cloth
Leather

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Standard
Standard

Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat
Optional
Standard

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Optional
Optional

Seat Memory

Seat Memory
Optional
Standard

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Standard
Standard

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Standard
Standard
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Aluminum
Aluminum

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Standard
Optional

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P225/50VR17
P215/55HR17

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
108.3 in.
108.3 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
40 ft.
40 ft.

Length

Length
191.5 in.
191.5 in.

Width

Width
70.3 in.
70.3 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3224 - 3261 .lbs
3275 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
255 hp
255 hp

Torque

Torque
246 ft. lbs.
246 ft. lbs.

Maximum Towing Weight

Maximum Towing Weight
100 .lbs
100 .lbs

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
Standard
Standard

Limited Slip Differential

Limited Slip Differential
Optional
Not Available

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Standard
Standard

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
V6 Cylinder
V6 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
18.5 gal.
18.5 gal.

Combined

Combined
24 mpg
23 mpg

City

City
21 mpg
20 mpg

Highway

Highway
27 mpg
26 mpg

Suspension

Transmission

Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
Standard
Standard

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
Standard
Standard

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks
Standard
Standard

Traction Control

Traction Control
Optional
Optional

HID Headlights

HID Headlights
Standard
Standard

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking
Standard
Standard

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
Standard
Standard

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
Optional
Optional

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Overall

  • Front

  • Side

  • Rollover

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front

  • Side

    N/A
  • Roof Strength

    N/A
  • Driver-side Overlap Front

    N/A

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

JD Power Rating
Not Available

*JD Power Circle Ratings