Kelley Blue Book Value®
$5,215 - $6,758
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
19 City / 25 HWY
Horsepower
255
Seats
5
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$5,215 - $6,758
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
19 City / 25 HWY
Horsepower
255
Seats
5

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

You'll Like The 2008 Nissan Maxima If...

If you're looking for a front-wheel drive sedan with genuine sporting character, unique style and loads of outstanding features, the Maxima could well feel right at home in your garage.

Nissan Maxima Models & Trims

Prices are Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range

2008 Nissan Maxima Owner Reviews

4.22
46 Reviews
43% 37% 17% 2% 1 star 0%
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Not the perfect car but it is attractive, comfortable and reliable.

2008 Nissan Maxima

Had the car for 11 years. It is very reliable but it is getting old and has really high mileage so it is performance is beginning to deteriorate it feels a lot slower than it did 6 years ago. There seems to frequently be an issue with the steering pump, the battery and I do not find the brakes to be the safest for young, new drivers (every time I take it to the shop they say the brakes are fine but they're just not sensitive enough or at all in my opinion) but other than that, the car is great. It is attractive, comfortable and spacious. My car has been through quiet the adventures over the passed decade and she's still ticking along.

- Ashley L

Reoccurring issues with the make but overall great vehicle.

2008 Nissan Maxima

Overall a great vehicle to have for a day to day basis. Sleek and affordable, reliable for the most part. There are some issues here and there for example, during heavy rainfall I have noticed that water leaks through the rooftop. I have experienced with 3 Nissans now and I would say on every one of them a weird noise starts to appear after a while, they were all push to start so I do not know if that has anything to do. The noise is just there for the most part, I wouldn't say it is a major issue since everything else seems fine with the car.

- Alejandra A

2008 Nissan maxima: an excellent choice.

2008 Nissan Maxima

My 2008 Nissan maxima is a very reliable and in my opinion, stylish vehicle. I have over 235k miles on it and other than regular maintenance (I. E. Oil changes, tire rotations, new tires, tune ups, etc.), I have had no major issues. The vehicle has plenty of power from it is vvt v6 engine and the options/accessories installed are impressive. I would highly recommend the maxima to anyone.

- Edward M

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Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book
$5,215 - $6,576
$5,307 - $6,758

Horsepower

Horsepower
255 hp
255 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional
Optional

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
Optional
Optional

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls

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
38.7 - 40.1 in.
38.7 - 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
13.7 - 15.5 cu. ft.
13.7 - 15.5 cu. ft.

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional
Optional

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Optional

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Optional

AUX Input

AUX Input

CD Player

CD Player
Optional

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control

AC

AC

Dual Zone

Dual Zone

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
Optional
Optional

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Leather

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat

Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat
Optional

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Optional

Seat Memory

Seat Memory
Optional
Optional

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Optional
Optional
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Aluminum

Power Folding Mirror

Power Folding Mirror
Optional
Optional

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Optional

Dimensions

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
111.2 in.
111.2 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
40 ft.
40 ft.

Length

Length
194.4 in.
194.4 in.

Width

Width
71.7 in.
71.7 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3591 lbs.
3579 lbs.

Horsepower

Horsepower
255 hp
255 hp

Torque

Torque
252 ft. lbs.
252 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
22 mpg
22 mpg

City

City
19 mpg
19 mpg

Highway

Highway
25 mpg
25 mpg

Transmission

CVT Transmission

CVT Transmission
Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks

Stability Control

Stability Control
Optional
Optional

Traction Control

Traction Control
Optional
Optional

HID Headlights

HID Headlights
Optional
Optional

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
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

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor

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