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SE Key Features & Specs

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New Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
20-21 City / 26-28 HWY

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Mechanical Features

  • 3.5L DOHC SMPI 24-valve V6 engine
  • Nissan direct ignition system (NDIS)
  • Silent timing chain & 2-stage acoustic variable induction system
  • 4-speed automatic transmission w/OD
  • 6-speed manual transmission w/OD (late availability)
  • Front wheel drive
  • Sport tuned suspension-inc: larger front stabilizer bar, firmer springs/ struts/transverse link bushing
  • P225/50VR17 all-season SBR tires
  • 17" 6-spoke alloy wheels
  • Pwr rack & pinion steering
  • Pwr 4-wheel disc brakes
  • 4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS)
  • Brake assist & electronic brake force distribution
  • 18.5 gallon fuel tank

Exterior Features

  • Chrome-color side window moldings
  • Body-color door handles
  • Body-color body-side moldings & bumpers
  • Front fog lamps
  • Auto on/off Xenon headlamps
  • Dual adjustable body-color pwr mirrors
  • Solar-ray tinted glass w/dark upper windshield band
  • Side marker lights
  • Side-sill spoilers
  • Rear spoiler
  • Variable intermittent windshield wipers
  • Chrome tailpipe finisher

Interior Features

  • 5-passenger seating
  • 8-way pwr driver seat w/manual lumbar support
  • Sport cloth seat trim
  • 60/40 split rear bench seat w/lock & fold-down center armrest
  • Height adjustable center console lid w/armrest
  • Coin box
  • Tilt steering column
  • Ignition immobilizer system
  • Analog speedometer, tachometer, LCD trip odometer, LCD trip computer, coolant temp gauge, fuel gauge
  • Titanium-tinted faced gauges w/reverse lighting
  • Pwr windows & door locks
  • Leather wrapped sport steering wheel & shift knob
  • Cruise control w/steering wheel mounted controls
  • Remote hood/trunk/fuel-filler door releases
  • Remote keyless entry system
  • Vehicle security system
  • Air conditioning
  • Rear window defroster
  • ETR AM/FM stereo radio w/cassette/CD player-inc: (6) speakers & steering wheel audio controls
  • In-glass diversity antenna
  • Cellular phone storage/sunglass holder
  • Front/rear dual cup holders
  • Front/rear aux pwr outlet
  • Dual illuminated visor vanity mirrors w/visor extensions
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror
  • Interior courtesy lamps-inc: glove box, trunk, ignition key, coin box, door marker
  • Dual overhead map lights
  • Dual rear coat hooks
  • Cargo net

Safety Features

  • Driver & front passenger airbags
  • Active head restraints
  • 4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS)
  • 3-point front outboard seat belts
  • 3-point rear seatbelts
  • Child safety rear door locks
  • Front/rear crumple zones
  • Trunk lid emergency release (inside trunk)

Options & Packages

2002 Nissan Maxima Owner Reviews

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

2002 Nissan Maxima SE

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

When I first brought the car it was fine

2002 Nissan Maxima SE

The things above the tire are rusted. The engine has a leak and idk where it's coming from. There is a leak in the break line. The struts are bad. The trunk sensor is broken. It says the truck is open even when it's not. The alarm goes off randomly even when you stop it a few mins later it will do it again. Usually in the middle of the night

- Andre J

I love the sunroof feature for them long boardwalk drives at the beach.

2002 Nissan Maxima SE

The only problems that my vehicle has had since I bought it brand new in 2001. I have changed the struts, spark plugs, starter. Of course all 4 tires. Exhaust leak used to be an issue as well. I changed all my headlights. Transmission and Engine have ran strong and well. And I had to change my tire valve covers due to them dry rotting out.

- Marcel P

Great car! Could run forever.

2002 Nissan Maxima SE

The car runs like a champ, honestly probably will run forever. I've had to replace a few things, but that's only because the poor car has so many miles. Very cheap to fix on most parts anyways. From older model to new, Nissan's are great. I have an 2002 with 180 something miles and I could probably drive it for another 5-6 years.

- Kayla W

The interior seats are very big, comfortable especially for long traveling

2002 Nissan Maxima SE

The car runs great even after all these years and it is a great start up car for teenagers and young adults. It is very reliable and has extra room for comfort. The only real problem I have had was the ac stopped working but it turned out to be just a leak and was fixed easily. Overall it is a wonderful car to have and grow with.

- Whitney H

Runs great, but not an economical car

2002 Nissan Maxima SE

My Nissan maxima has a great engine and great motor. I've never had a problem with it and it runs greats. The only bad thing is that it's a six cylinder car so it does waste a lot of gas. Other than that it's great. It's comfortable but not economical. And parts are also kind of hard to get.

- Eva G

It is a good car to go around town to do errands.

2002 Nissan Maxima SE

It is a good car, it has its issues like any car but it is pretty reliable for my family to drive around town to run errands etc. I have some issues with leaks and the memory but I think you will always have those issues with a 2002 car. I really enjoy driving it around town.

- Heather M

these type of cars run really fast they seem to be the sport cars of 2002

2002 Nissan Maxima SE

Pretty good car for a 17 year car maximas are known as luxury cars so You do get the leather interiors. Car won't run into much issues as long as u maintenance it well and give it regular oil changes. These type of cars come with sunroofs leather interior seat heaters.

- Jason J

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