2009 Nissan Maxima Reviews, Ratings & Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value®
$6,956 - $9,793
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
19 City / 26 HWY
Horsepower
290
Seats
5
Select a color
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$6,956 - $9,793
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
19 City / 26 HWY
Horsepower
290
Seats
5

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

You'll Like The 2009 Nissan Maxima If...

If you're looking for a sedan with aggressive styling and sports-car prowess, you may want to consider the Nissan Maxima. Although other sedans in its class give off a bold appeal, the Maxima's styling is a true attention grabber.

Nissan Maxima Models & Trims

3.5 S $6,956 - $9,129*
Horsepower: 290 hp
Engine Type: Gas V6
Standard Seating: Cloth
Standard Wheels: 18 x 8.0 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
3.5 SV $7,556 - $9,793*
Horsepower: 290 hp
Engine Type: Gas V6
Standard Seating: Leather
Standard Wheels: 18 x 8.0 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
3.5 SV w/Sport Pkg $7,556 - $9,793*
Horsepower: 290 hp
Engine Type: Gas V6
Standard Seating: Leather
Standard Wheels: 18 x 8.0, 19 x 8.0 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
3.5 SV w/Premium Pkg $7,556 - $9,793*
Horsepower: 290 hp
Engine Type: Gas V6
Standard Seating: Leather
Standard Wheels: 18 x 8.0 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

4.49

53 Reviews

60% 28% 11% 2 star 0% 1 star 0%

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

Very reliable 2009 Nissan maxima.

This vehicle has been very reliable, requiring only two repairs other than normal maintenance items in 155, 000 miles. At about 125, 000 miles a rear wheel bearing had to be replaced and at 153, 000 miles the air conditioning compressor failed. The maxima gets decent fuel mileage - about 23 mpg - and the performance is great. Being the sport version, the ride is fairly stiff but very comfortable on smooth highways. Over all I am completely satisfied with the maxima and also completely satisfied with my dealer - troy Nissan of troy, Alabama.

- Jeff S

It has a V6 in it so it takes more gas but I love the power it has.

I love my car! Its very reliable and doesn't give me any issues besides the average maintenance. Before I bought my car I had a 1997 Nissan maxima so I know Its a reliable car and it will last me a long time with regular maintenance. The only problem with the car is It's a little hard on gas but Its not unbearable. Overall there's more pros than cons. I would suggest getting a Nissan. The brand is very reliable.

- Azure B

The heated steering wheel and the heated and cooled seats is amazing.

My Nissan maxima is very comfortable, reliable, the seats are heated and cooled my favorite is the heated steering wheel. There is a console in the back seat where they people in the back seat can control the radio and the heat/air conditioning. It also has a screen in the back window I can push the button that will pop up a screen to dim the lights or the sun from coming in the window. Love my car.

- Brandy L

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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
$6,956 - $9,129
$7,556 - $9,793

Horsepower

Horsepower
290 hp
290 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Not Available
Optional

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Not Available
Optional

Engine Type

Engine Type
3.5L DOHC 24
3.5L DOHC 24
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Standard
Standard

Alarm

Alarm
Standard
Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Not Available
Optional

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Not Available
Standard

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Not Available
Optional

Heated Steering Wheel

Heated Steering Wheel
Not Available
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
Not Available
Standard

Power Steering

Power Steering
Standard
Standard

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
43.8 in.
43.8 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
38.5 - 38.8 in.
38.5 - 38.8 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
34.6 in.
34.6 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
36.4 in.
36.4 in.

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
14.2 cu. ft.
14.2 cu. ft.

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Not Available
Optional

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Standard
Standard

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Not Available
Optional

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
Not Available
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
Standard
Standard

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Not Available
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

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Not Available
Optional

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P245/45VR18
P245/45VR18

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
109.3 in.
109.3 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
37.4 ft.
37.4 ft.

Length

Length
190.6 in.
190.6 in.

Width

Width
73.2 in.
73.2 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3557 .lbs
3579 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
290 hp
290 hp

Torque

Torque
261 ft. lbs.
261 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
23 mpg
23 mpg

City

City
19 mpg
19 mpg

Highway

Highway
26 mpg
26 mpg

Suspension

Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
Standard
Standard

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
Standard
Standard

Traction Control

Traction Control
Standard
Standard

HID Headlights

HID Headlights
Not Available
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

  • Driver-side Overlap Front

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

JD Power Rating
  • ‌Overall

  • Mechanical

  • Powertrain Quality

  • Body & Interior Design

  • ‌Features

*JD Power Circle Ratings