Kelley Blue Book Value®
$2,319 - $4,041
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®
$2,319 - $4,041
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
20 City / 26 HWY
Horsepower
255
Seats
5

Nissan Maxima Models & Trims

Prices are Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range

2002 Nissan Maxima Owner Reviews

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44 Reviews
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Great car for performance at half the cost of a luxury car.

I drive a 2002 Nissan maxima gle. I have 106,000 miles and I bought it almost two years ago with 89,000 miles. It had two previous owners and it was in good shape for the age. I have replaced the thermostat and radiator. This was replaced around 103,000 miles. I have changed the oil every 4,000 to 5,000 miles. There is a 6 CD changer built in to the car that has not worked since I bought the car. A piece connected to the brake pedal broke and I was able to fix it with some materials at my house. The piece that broke controls when the brake lights come on and the brake alert light that shows up on the dash. This piece does not control the actual breaking of the car. The sunroof operates but has a mind of its own sometimes. I researched how to reset the sunroof and have not had issues with it opening randomly since then. The interior is leather in this particular model with heated front seats. The windows are automatic power, the locks are powered, and seats are powered. You can set the driver seat to remember how far or close you would like to sit to the steering wheel. The seat will go to that position when you put the key in the ignition. This model has a security system from the manufacturer. The performance is still really good with it being 17 years old. The transmission shifts smoothly no matter if you gun it or not. This car is extremely comfortable to sit in even when going long distances. I strongly believe that this car can be driven and reliable up to 300,000 miles if routine maintenance is done.

- Matt A

Nissan Maxima SE -- A great car that lasts forever!

My vehicle has had minimal issues, all able to be solved in under $200. It is comfortable to drive and ride in, and it is reliable. The check engine light has appeared a few times, but each time it has been a simple fix. It is a bit rough regarding gas mileage, but I make do because it is such a respectable car otherwise. I have heard that Nissan is reputed to make long-lasting vehicles, and I have not been disappointed. The only thing I wish my car had was a rear windshield wiper for heavy storms. It causes issues when I cannot see out the rear mirror. For a college student like myself, I could not have asked for a better car for the price at which I bought it. I am hoping to have this car for at least another 5 years, and it seems it may last that long.

- Madison R

Get this car! Cannot beat it.

I bought this car from another previous owner, so it was not new. The car still runs really well. No problems whatsoever. I love my car. I do wish it was a newer model, but sometimes older cars can still get you to where you need to be. Performance is outstanding. Super reliable and comfortable. I do wish the seats were not leather, since it gets hot during summer.

- Holly G

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Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book
$2,319 - $3,472
$2,688 - $4,041

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

Alarm

Alarm

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Optional

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls

Cruise Control

Cruise Control

Power Windows

Power Windows

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System

Power Steering

Power Steering

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

CD Player

CD Player

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
Optional

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Cloth
Leather

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat

Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Optional

Seat Memory

Seat Memory

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Aluminum
Aluminum

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Optional
Optional

Dimensions

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
108.3 in.
108.3 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
35.4 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
3218 lbs.
3275 lbs.

Horsepower

Horsepower
255 hp
255 hp

Torque

Torque
246 ft. lbs.
246 ft. lbs.

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
100 lbs.
100 lbs.

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes

Performance Tires

Performance Tires

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
23 mpg
23 mpg

City

City
20 mpg
20 mpg

Highway

Highway
26 mpg
26 mpg
Safety Features

Features

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks

Traction Control

Traction Control
Optional

HID Headlights

HID Headlights

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
Optional

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Front

  • Overall

  • Rollover

  • Side

*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