Kelley Blue Book Value®
$17,200 - $22,460
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
22 City / 30 HWY
Horsepower
300
Seats
5
Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$17,200 - $22,460
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
22 City / 30 HWY
Horsepower
300
Seats
5

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

4.0 Overall Score
Performance 4.5 Comfort 3.9 Styling 4.1 Value 3.5

Editor's Overview

The 2016 Nissan Maxima has "4DSC" molded into the headlight and taillight lenses. It stands for "4-Door Sports Car," a throwback to the early 1990s when the 3rd-gener...

2016 Nissan Maxima Owner Reviews

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Nissan Maxima: The Fast Undercover Dad-Mobile

Overall, my vehicle performance and reliability has been really up to par. When I was going through the purchasing process I was looking for a vehicle that wouldn't require any high maintenance cost but would give me decent performance. The Maxima has 300 HP which sometimes I seem to forget when driving the car. It has a really smooth drive feeling and overall performs great. Reliability hasn't been a problem, I do regular synthetic oil changes every 5K - 6K miles. The comfort is great from the driver's seat. When you sit in the front seat the whole front is positioned towards you and really makes you feel like you're the captain of a ship. The one drawback I would give the car is the fuel tank and the overall size of the car. From the outside looking in, you would think the Maxima would have a lot of legroom in the back seat, but a lot of the space is occupied by the front so the back-seat is a lot smaller than expected. Also, with a 17 gallon gas tank, the handbook required putting the premium gas (91 Octane) in order to achieve the full 300HP. Depending on the amount of driving you do this could be a make or break if you factor in your weekly gas costs.

- Jorge A

Great horsepower and daringly unique interior designed by blue angels Pilots.

I absolutely love my Nissan maxima. Designed by the blue angels, it gives me a thrill of power when behind the wheel. Throw it into sport mode and it flies down the road. It has made many long trips with me and my family and withstood 3 large dogs. The biggest issue with reliability is the radio sometimes cuts out due to it being satellite radio. The low profile it has does pose problems with speed bumps and steep driveways occasionally. If you keep up with the oil and tires, this car keeps going a while. I especially enjoy the driver assist notifications when changing lanes or coming too quickly on someone. The car actually brakes for you depending on the speed sensed by the computer! It also has smart cruise control that allows you to decelerate and accelerate According to the distance and speed of the car in front of you. Overall I would not skip out on the v6 for price. It is well worth the buy if you like to go fast and need a good commuter car.

- Carolyn S

Love the performance of my vehicle!

The only negative that I have with the 2016 Maxima is the hood of the car and the placement of the side view mirrors. When sitting in the driver's seat, it is very hard to see anything that is low to the ground unless you put your seat up as high as it will go which is very uncomfortable with her head being almost to the ceiling of the car. Yes, there are cameras in the front that alert you of objects when you are at a slow speed such as parking. But the cameras do not help if you going at a good speed such as making a turn or open on the highway. The side view mirrors are big and are right in the spot to be able to view in those directions. Yes, there are alerts if something is in the path but this does not help at a slow speed such as parking. Other than these negatives, I love the performance and reliability of my car!

- Rebecca J

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Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book
$17,200 - $19,523
$19,941 - $22,460

Horsepower

Horsepower
300 hp
300 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera

Engine Type

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

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm

Alarm

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener

Rain Sensing Wipers

Rain Sensing Wipers

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors

Heated Steering Wheel

Heated Steering Wheel

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors

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
45 in.
45 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
39.4 in.
38.9 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
34.2 in.
34.2 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
36.7 in.
35.8 in.

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
14.3 cu. ft.
14.3 cu. ft.

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth

MP3 Player

MP3 Player

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration

AUX Input

AUX Input

CD Player

CD Player

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control

Dual Zone

Dual Zone

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System

Seats

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat

Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats

Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Front Seats

Seat Memory

Seat Memory

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Aluminum

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Optional
Optional

Dimensions

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
109.3 in.
109.3 in.

Length

Length
192.8 in.
192.8 in.

Width

Width
73.2 in.
73.2 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3471 lbs.
3593 lbs.

Horsepower

Horsepower
300 hp
300 hp

Torque

Torque
261 ft. lbs.
261 ft. 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
18 gal.
18 gal.

Combined

Combined
26 mpg
26 mpg

City

City
22 mpg
22 mpg

Highway

Highway
30 mpg
30 mpg

Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode

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

Traction Control

Traction Control

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors

Adaptive Cruise Control

Adaptive Cruise Control

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking

Blind Spot Monitor

Blind Spot Monitor

Cross Traffic Alert

Cross Traffic Alert

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