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3.5 SE Key Features & Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value®
New Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
20 City / 28-29 HWY

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Mechanical Features

  • 3.5L DOHC 24-valve V6 engine
  • Drive-by-wire electronic throttle
  • 5-speed automatic transmission w/manual mode
  • 6-speed manual transmission w/OD
  • Traction Control System (TCS)
  • Front wheel drive
  • Battery saver
  • Independent strut front suspension
  • Multi-link beam rear suspension
  • Sport tuned suspension-inc: front/rear stabilizer bar
  • P245/45VR18 all-season tires
  • 18" 6-spoke alloy wheels
  • Pwr rack & pinion steering
  • Pwr 4-wheel disc brakes (front vented)
  • 4-wheel Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist & electronic brake force distribution
  • 20 gallon fuel tank
  • Dual exhaust w/4 ports & chrome finishers

Exterior Features

  • Body-color door handles
  • Body-color body-side moldings & bumpers
  • Panoramic roof
  • Front fog lamps
  • Auto on/off halogen headlamps
  • Body-color dual pwr outside mirrors
  • UV reducing solar glass w/dark upper windshield band
  • Cornering lights
  • Variable intermittent speed-sensitive windshield wipers w/mist function

Interior Features

  • 5-passenger seating
  • 8-way pwr driver seat w/manual lumbar support
  • Cloth seat trim
  • 60/40 split fold-down rear bench seat w/lock & center armrest
  • Height adjustable dual-level center console lid w/armrest
  • Overhead console w/sunglass holder
  • Lower c-stack storage w/lid
  • Tilt/telescopic steering column
  • Immobilizer system
  • Segmented center display-inc: HVAC temp, digital clock, outside temp display, distance to empty, avg fuel/speed, driving time, maintenance intervals
  • LCD trip odometer
  • Front seat belt fastener warning light
  • Pwr windows w/driver/passenger auto-up/down feature
  • Pwr door locks w/selective unlocking feature
  • Leather-wrapped sport steering wheel/shift knob/parking brake lever
  • Cruise control w/steering wheel mounted controls
  • Remote pwr hood/trunk/fuel-filler door releases
  • Remote keyless entry system w/pwr window-down feature
  • Vehicle security system
  • Dual automatic temp control
  • Air conditioning w/rear vents
  • Rear window defroster w/timer
  • AM/FM stereo radio w/cassette/CD player-inc: (8) speakers & steering wheel audio controls
  • In-glass diversity antenna
  • Lockable glove box
  • Front/rear dual cup holders
  • (3) 12V pwr outlets
  • Front door map pockets
  • Dual illuminated visor vanity mirrors w/subvisor & sunvisor extensions
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror
  • Homelink Universal Transmitter
  • Front map lights
  • Rear reading lights
  • Driver/front passenger seatback pockets
  • Dual rear coat hooks
  • Cargo net

Safety Features

  • Driver & front passenger dual stage airbags w/seat belt sensors
  • Driver & front passenger side-impact supplemental airbags
  • Front/rear roof-mounted curtain side-impact supplemental airbags
  • Active head restraints
  • 4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS)
  • Front seat belts w/pretensioners/load limiters/adjustable anchors
  • ELR seat belt system for driver
  • ALR/ELR seat belt system for all passengers
  • 3-point rear seat belts
  • Child safety rear door locks
  • Lower Anchor and Tethers for Children system (LATCH)
  • Energy absorbing steering column
  • Front/rear crumple zones
  • Trunk lid emergency release (inside trunk)

Options & Packages

2005 Nissan Maxima Owner Reviews

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Driver and passenger can control heat/air on their own side of the vehicle.

2005 Nissan Maxima 3.5 SE

I absolutely love my maxima. I call her mad max. She's my very first car and I would highly recommend a Nissan maxima to just about anybody. It is a very trustworthy and comfortable car for everyday use or long trips. It is great on gas and it has plenty of room in the back seat and in the trunk. The features for a 2005 are very impressive. The air and heat work amazing and it has a radio/tape/CD player also. I would buy another one no doubt.

- Stephanie A

Family sedan with a sporty soul!

2005 Nissan Maxima 3.5 SE

My vehicle has a standard transmission (6 gears). I love the way it drives as it is the perfect size for a family but with a sport soul! Being there aren't many standard transmission vehicles, I am staying with my car until it dies. The car is very good quality but hard to work on. For example, the entire bumper has to be removed in order to change a headlight! I am very happy with the quality of my car.

- YM M

My car goes very fast and you can barely tell it's going fast.

2005 Nissan Maxima 3.5 SE

My car drives really smooth and can accelerate fast. It has comfortable seating perfect for hot or cold weather. Only problem I have with my car is that, the check engine light comes on and the engine is working perfectly fine. It will turn off randomly and then come back on randomly as well. The overall performance is good though and I would recommend an Nissan Maxima to anyone.

- Brandy T

Nice car with lots of power

2005 Nissan Maxima 3.5 SE

2005 Nissan maxima has leather interior, bucket seats in the back, keyless entry, automatic transmission and great gas mileage. There has been issues with the timing chain ticking and the transmission slipping at times. I am right under 200,000 miles. It has never broke down and left me stranded. All in all I love my maxima it's a great car and fun to drive.

- Rachel K

Spacious, runs well, saves a lot of gas, comfortable to travel in.

2005 Nissan Maxima 3.5 SE

My Nissan maxima is an amazing car, the motor is great I never have problems with is. It's really good on gas and it's also really spacious and comfortable to travel in! I really recommend it! I also think it's really easy to find any part you want to either replace or renew, you don't have to go crazy waiting for them to arrive 2 months later!

- Queen D

Smooth car with great features

2005 Nissan Maxima 3.5 SE

Nice features, power locks, power windows, built in navigation, cold AC, rides smooth, aux compatibility, heated seats, heated wheel, fast, power seats, radio, runs good on gas, pre set seats, pre set side mirrors, direction set on rearview mirror, good defrosting system, good heating system

- Leticia C

Don't buy this car. It is a horrible car

2005 Nissan Maxima 3.5 SE

My car has major transmission and engine problems. The timing chain makes a loud noise and it makes my car embarrassing to drive. It only has 140k miles on it so I'm surprised it is doing so poorly. Other than that, the car is comfortable. It looks nice and I keep it clean.

- Craig L

Great car all around, year around

2005 Nissan Maxima 3.5 SE

Easy to work on, good on gas, runs great, very reliable car easy access for oil change, parts aren't expensive, also easy to find, easy access for tune up or replacing parts, performance in snow or rain is great, plenty of space, great on mileage, pay less for a great car

- Isaiah W

Maxima, an amazing car, love

2005 Nissan Maxima 3.5 SE

Very nice car, very good a/c and heater, actually has good features for a 2005, such as managing your miles and miles per gallon. Very reliable, only issue is it drinks oil but other than that a very reliable and dependable car. Would recommend to other car buyers

- Jared D

The door handles breaks off when it gets cold.

2005 Nissan Maxima 3.5 SE

The body of the vehicle is not well made, but the card runs well for the age. The handles break off very easy and the tires wear abnormally fast. Overall the vehicle is worth the amount we paid for it. Hopefully the vehicle will last a couple more years.

- Casey F

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