Kelley Blue Book Value®
$8,577 - $35,120
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
19 City / 26 HWY
Horsepower
290
Seats
4-5
Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$8,577 - $35,120
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
19 City / 26 HWY
Horsepower
290
Seats
4-5

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

3.8 Overall Score
Performance 4.2 Comfort 4.0 Styling 3.6 Value 3.3

Editor's Overview

A Kelley Blue Book Best Resale Vale Award winner, the 2012 Maxima full-size sedan delivers not only roomy comfort for as many as five but also a strong dose of Eurostyle fun-to-drive. The V6...

2012 Nissan Maxima Owner Reviews

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2012 Nissan maxima is a great vehicle for the price I would suggest.

2012 Nissan Maxima

2012 Nissan maxima has a v6 engine. It has a great sound system. The steering is good. I like the cvt transmission at first it is a little weird coming from a automatic transmission to the cvt but now it seems like it is a smoother shift. It has dual exhaust a sunroof. The maxima I have has cloth seats and they are electric. The 2012 Nissan maxima is a reliable vehicle have not had any major problems with the car in 3 years of having it. The breaks are great it can stop on the dime and it has a way you can switch from automatic driving to manual. One negative I have about it is the price of gas it takes premium gas which makes filling it up a little more expensive. Overall it is a great car and would advise anyone on getting the 2012 Nissan maxima.

- James B

My car known to friends and family as "jet".

2012 Nissan Maxima

My 2012 Maxima is six years old and is still in excellent running condition. When entering the freeway I know it will go from zero to sixty within seconds. Miles per gallon is around 22 on surface streets, I wish it was more economical but the car is dependable and I have never been stranded when traveling in California, Nevada or Utah. This car provides an excellent navigation system and hands free phone service. Both systems are easy to use. It has an automatic sunscreen for the rear window, a feature that delights our passengers. And the front seats warm up for those cold winter days.

- Cathy M

Great running Nissan Maxima!

2012 Nissan Maxima

The 2012 Maxima is a great ride all around. The 3. 5 V6 has plenty of take off, and stretch out power with plenty to spare! Power locks and windows, fully adjustable leather seats/heated. Heated steering wheel. It has an awesome sounding Bose stereo with xm. Suspension really hugs the curves. Mine was bought used certified. It has 107k miles on it. No major problems, right side front wheel bearing replaced at 80k, which is kind of early foremost wheel bearings. Transmission slipped twice going into reverse, but it checked out ok. Alignment is a little shaky.

- Don L

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Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book
$8,577 - $10,266
$35,120 (MSRP)

Horsepower

Horsepower
290 hp
290 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Optional

Engine Type

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

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Optional

Alarm

Alarm
Optional
Optional

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Optional

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Optional

Heated Steering Wheel

Heated Steering Wheel
Optional

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
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

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
Optional

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Optional

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio

AUX Input

AUX Input
Optional

CD Player

CD Player

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control

AC

AC

Dual Zone

Dual Zone

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
Optional

Seats

Passengers

Passengers
5
4

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat

Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Optional

Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Front Seats
Optional

Seat Memory

Seat Memory
Optional

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Optional

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Aluminum
Aluminum

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Optional

Dimensions

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

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
Optional

CVT Transmission

CVT Transmission
Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

Tow Hooks

Tow Hooks

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

Traction Control

Traction Control

HID Headlights

HID Headlights
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

  • Driver-side Overlap Front

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety