2008 Nissan Maxima Reviews, Ratings & Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value®
$5,516 - $7,341
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®
$5,516 - $7,341
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

3.5 SE $5,591 - $7,294*
Horsepower: 255 hp
Engine Type: Gas V6
Standard Seating: Cloth
Standard Wheels: 18 x 7.5 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
3.5 SL $5,516 - $7,341*
Horsepower: 255 hp
Engine Type: Gas V6
Standard Seating: Leather
Standard Wheels: 17 x 7.0 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning

*Prices are Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range

Owner Reviews

4.08

37 Reviews

35% 41% 22% 3% 1 star 0%

Owner reviews are verified by our team and cannot be altered or removed.

I keep it clean and the ride is safe. It's the most comfortable ride you could have.

I like the accessible fluids in the engine. Comfortable seats, custom sound system with 8 speakers and great volume and quality. The inside is spacious and the a/c is great. The v6 engine accelerates very quickly and provides a smooth ride. I don't like the gas mileage, I only get around 20-22 mpg, and the body of the car isn't in the best condition.

- Zach S

2018 Nissan maxima. Navy blue, tinted windows, power windows and lock.

It is a great car. I have had it for four years and not had no major problems other than changing oil. It is my everyday car. It is got great power and great steering and great brakes. It is cheap on gas and truly a dependable car. I drive it back and forth to work, vacation trips shopping. Cars are good for different people. I absolutely love mine.

- Tiffany H

Great gas mileage and very specious inside and love the color.

Pros - V6 engine, custom sound system with great quality and touchscreen display, easy access to my fluids in the engine, great A/C, sunroof, comfortable seats, and a spacious back seat area. . Cons - only get about 20 mpg, poor turning radius, driver side mirror is broken, body is in average condition with some chips and scratches..

- Zach S

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Compare Models & Key Features

Drivers side profile with drivers side door open.
Front Drivers side wheel at profile.
Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$5,591 - $7,294
$5,516 - $7,341

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
Standard
Standard

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Standard
Standard

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Optional
Standard

Heated Steering Wheel

Heated Steering Wheel
Optional
Optional

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Standard
Standard

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
Standard
Standard

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Standard
Standard

Power Windows

Power Windows
Standard
Standard

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
Standard
Standard

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Optional
Standard

Power Steering

Power Steering
Standard
Standard

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
Standard

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Optional
Standard

AUX Input

AUX Input
Standard
Standard

CD Player

CD Player
Standard
Standard

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control
Standard
Standard

AC

AC
Standard
Standard

Dual Zone

Dual Zone
Standard
Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
Optional
Optional

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Cloth
Leather

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Standard
Standard

Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat
Optional
Standard

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Optional
Standard

Seat Memory

Seat Memory
Optional
Optional

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Standard
Standard

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Standard
Standard
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Aluminum
Aluminum

Power Folding Mirror

Power Folding Mirror
Optional
Optional

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Standard
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
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 Towing Weight

Maximum Towing Weight
100 .lbs
100 .lbs

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
Standard
Standard

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Standard
Standard

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

Suspension

Transmission

CTV Transmission

CTV Transmission
Standard
Standard
Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
Standard
Standard

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
Standard
Standard

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
Standard
Standard

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks
Standard
Standard

Stability Control

Stability Control
Optional
Optional

Traction Control

Traction Control
Standard
Standard

HID Headlights

HID Headlights
Optional
Optional

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
Optional
Optional

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking
Standard
Standard

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
Standard
Standard

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
Standard
Standard

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor
Standard
Standard

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Overall

  • Front

  • Side

  • Rollover

*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

JD Power Rating
  • ‌Overall

  • Mechanical

  • Powertrain Quality

  • Body & Interior Design

  • ‌Features

*JD Power Circle Ratings