Kelley Blue Book Value®
$6,771 - $8,670
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
19 City / 26 HWY
Horsepower
290
Seats
5
Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$6,771 - $8,670
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
19 City / 26 HWY
Horsepower
290
Seats
5

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You'll Like The 2010 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...

2010 Nissan Maxima Owner Reviews

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Nissan Maxima, affordable luxury and performance.

2010 Nissan Maxima

I love my 2010 Nissan Maxima, best car I have owned so far. It is fuel efficient without forfeiting too much power. It is equipped with 3. 5l 6cyl engine which is good for 290hp. The 3. 5 sv trim comes with push-to-start ignition, heated leather and a heated steering wheel which is a nice feature, especially if you live in a place with cold winters. It also has iPod integration and you can control the music and volume with the steering wheel mounted controls. It features a large information screen that will display climate, music, maintenance reminders and fuel range/economy as well as a backup camera. The center console opens in two places, providing plenty of storage. The lower compartment contains a USB port which can be used for your iPod or to charge your phone. Unfortunately, there is no way to stream music via Bluetooth in the 2010 model, however, Bluetooth can be utilized for phone calls. Premium fuel is recommended for this vehicle but not required. I have found that the vehicle performs just fine with regular fuel. Maintenance is not expensive as Nissan dealerships would have you believe. I have never paid more than $40 for an oil change. The only really pricey component would be the tires. The vehicle has 19" rims and thus requires a special type of tire. You'll spend $1, 000/set for higher end tires and $600-700/set for lower end. Other than the pricey tires and not being able to stream Audio via Bluetooth, I wouldn't change a thing about the 2010 Nissan Maxima.

- Hannah B

I love that it is one of the last cars they made with a v8 engine.

2010 Nissan Maxima

I love Nissan. I think the 2010 maxima was one of the best models they made. The car is big, but does not look that big on the outside. The car is so roomy and comfy that I could sleep and live in that car. The car has never let me down. I had one issue with the steering locking up on me, but I was not driving at the time. I was working at awful job at one point till I could find better. They would give me awful hours and schedule me to work late and put me in snow storms. The car and god really got me through some awful snow storms, but I still prefer to keep myself and my car safe at home during storms. My car is not decked out. It was a second hand car. The fact that it has traveled across country and been through a lot with me shows how reliable Nissans are and make it good enough for me.

- Roberta N

Very sporty with a luxury feel.

2010 Nissan Maxima 3.5 S

Nissans are really good cars. Nissan performances are out the world good. First thing about the performance is it got a strong engine, very smooth transmission that shifts very precise. Nissan is very good on gas mileage in town and especially highway miles. The comfort of this vehicle is awesome you get the sport feel of a sporty car but the luscious feel of a luxury car best of both worlds. This car reliability is awesome, just like your health if you take care of this car it will take you wherever for however long. The only problem is if you neglect this car you will see how much of a headache it is to service. Parts and service can run up the bill. Everything about the engine is sleet meaning it is Japanese made, everything is tight space and hard to get to. The Nissan is a great car.

- Tony B

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Key Specs

Overview

Horsepower

Horsepower
290 hp
290 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth

Engine Type

Engine Type
3.5L DOHC 24
3.5L DOHC 24

Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Optional

Alarm

Alarm

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls

Cruise Control

Cruise Control

Power Windows

Power Windows

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Power Steering

Power Steering

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
43.8 in.
43.8 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
38.5 in.
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

MP3 Player

MP3 Player

AUX Input

AUX Input

CD Player

CD Player

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control

AC

AC

Dual Zone

Dual Zone

Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Aluminum
Aluminum

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
3540 lbs.
3566 lbs.

Horsepower

Horsepower
290 hp
290 hp

Torque

Torque
261 ft. lbs.
261 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
23 mpg
23 mpg

City

City
19 mpg
19 mpg

Highway

Highway
26 mpg
26 mpg

Transmission

CVT Transmission

CVT Transmission

Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks

Stability Control

Stability Control

Traction Control

Traction Control

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

  • Driver-side Overlap Front

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety