Kelley Blue Book Value®
$3,180 - $4,492
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
20 City / 28 HWY
Horsepower
265
Seats
4-5
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$3,180 - $4,492
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
20 City / 28 HWY
Horsepower
265
Seats
4-5

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Nissan Maxima Models & Trims

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2005 Nissan Maxima Owner Reviews

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2005 Nissan Maxima Review: Is it worth the buy?

3.5 SL

Personally, I love my 2005 Nissan Maxima. It is a very easy car to drive. The brake system is very good. The gas mileage, while not amazing, is pretty good. It drives wonderfully. However, Nissan's have a name for themselves as being hard to fix and breaking easily. My car has had many electrical problems and technical problems. The catalytic converter goes out easily, the timing chain has to be kept up with, the general maintenance has to be kept up with, and the various sensors on the car have to be checked often. When one thing stops working, chances are that something else will stop working too. Overall, as long as you're willing to keep up with the maintenance, it's a good car.

- Mikayla K

It gets good gas mileage, is dependable and I love driving it - still smooth.

My husband and I both drove Cadillac's. Several years ago my husband passed away and when I decided to buy another car, I went with a new Nissan maxima. It has been the best and most reliable car I have owned. I have been hit by a deer as well as another car. The deer was hurt but my car showed no damage. The same was true when a car hit me from behind. I had small damage but the front of their car was totaled. I feel safe in this car and will likely buy another one with a year or two.

- Frances D

2005 Nissan Maxima, ~141,000 Miles

My car has just over 140,000 miles on it and I have only had it for a year and a half. When I first bought it, I immediately had to replace the alternator. Otherwise it has driven well, I really like the car besides other problems that have arose. The ABS sensor and another sensor have to be replaced, as well as belts (I'm assuming from a noise its making, have yet to get it checked out). Overall I like the car and I think its age is starting to get the better of it.

- Samantha B

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Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book
$27,500
$29,750

Horsepower

Horsepower
265 hp
265 hp

Engine Type

Engine Type
3.5L DOHC 24
3.5L DOHC 24

Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Optional
Optional

Alarm

Alarm

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Optional

Heated Steering Wheel

Heated Steering Wheel
Optional
Optional

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Cruise Control

Cruise Control

Power Windows

Power Windows

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Optional

Power Steering

Power Steering

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
43.9 in.
43.9 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
40.1 in.
40.1 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
36.5 in.
36.5 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
37.3 in.
37.3 in.

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
15.5 cu. ft.
15.5 cu. ft.

Entertainment

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Optional
Optional

CD Player

CD Player

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control

Dual Zone

Dual Zone

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
Optional
Optional

Seats

Passengers

Passengers
4 - 5
4 - 5

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat

Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat
Optional

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Optional

Heated Rear Seats

Heated Rear Seats
Optional
Optional

Seat Memory

Seat Memory
Optional
Optional

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar

Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Aluminum

Power Folding Mirror

Power Folding Mirror
Optional
Optional

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P245/45VR18
P225/55HR17

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
111.2 in.
111.2 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
40 ft.
40 ft.

Length

Length
193.5 in.
193.5 in.

Width

Width
71.7 in.
71.7 in.

Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3436 - 3473 lbs.
3467 lbs.

Horsepower

Horsepower
265 hp
265 hp

Torque

Torque
255 ft. lbs.
255 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
20 gal.
20 gal.

Combined

Combined
24 mpg
24 mpg

City

City
20 mpg
20 mpg

Highway

Highway
28 - 29 mpg
28 mpg

Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks

Stability Control

Stability Control
Optional
Optional

Traction Control

Traction Control

HID Headlights

HID Headlights
Optional
Optional

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Front

  • Overall

  • Rollover

  • Side

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front

  • Side

  • Roof Strength

    N/A
  • Driver-side Overlap Front

    N/A

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety