2016 Nissan Maxima Reviews, Ratings & Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value®
$17,438 - $24,003
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
22 City / 30 HWY
Horsepower
300
Seats
5
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$17,438 - $24,003
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-generation Maxima debuted. Nissan can call it whatever it wants, but in reality the new Maxima deftly straddles the line between entry-level luxury car and sports sedan. And that's no bad thing.

Nissan Maxima Models & Trims

3.5 SV $17,944 - $21,199*
Horsepower: 300 hp
Engine Type: Premium Unleaded V-6
Standard Seating: Leather
Standard Wheels: 18, 18 X 8 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 S $17,438 - $20,595*
Horsepower: 300 hp
Engine Type: Premium Unleaded V-6
Standard Seating: Cloth
Standard Wheels: 18 X 8 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 $18,857 - $22,333*
Horsepower: 300 hp
Engine Type: Premium Unleaded V-6
Standard Seating: Leather
Standard Wheels: 18, 18 X 8 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 SR $18,696 - $22,143*
Horsepower: 300 hp
Engine Type: Premium Unleaded V-6
Standard Seating: Leather, Premium Synthetic
Standard Wheels: 19, 19 X 8 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 Platinum $20,256 - $24,003*
Horsepower: 300 hp
Engine Type: Premium Unleaded V-6
Standard Seating: Leather
Standard Wheels: 18, 18 X 8 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

4.62

76 Reviews

67% 28% 5% 2 star 0% 1 star 0%

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

Spacious, modern and comfortable.

I enjoy my Nissan maxima especially for long car trips. I travel often for work and the reliability of the vehicle is important. Additionally the features like reverse camera and Bluetooth capabilities add to the comfort of the car. The car is spacious and fits my 6’8 husband comfortably.

- Ashley A

My Nissan maxima is the envy of many people due to the appearance.

Great power, and very reliable. Has great rims, and lines. Computer is setup well. It has a great Audio system, power leather seats. The color is the new granite, and it attracts attention in a positive way. The trunk and back seat are very roomy. It is a very classy sports like vehicle.

- Nancy L

It has a lot of power and love the v6 engine for speed.

The Maxima is a smooth drive that has great pick up. It is a great looking car. I have had Nissan Maxima for the last 8 years. The only downfall is there is always a recall for something like the seat belt, brakes, airbags. Otherwise, it is a great car and recommend it.

- Anna C

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Compare Models & Key Features

Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
Drivers side profile with drivers side door open.
Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$17,944 - $21,199
$17,438 - $20,595

Horsepower

Horsepower
300 hp
300 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Standard
Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Standard
Standard

Engine Type

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

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm

Alarm
Standard
Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Standard
Standard

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Standard
Standard

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Standard
Not Available

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

Power Steering

Power Steering
Standard
Standard

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
45 in.
45 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
39.4 in.
39.4 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
34.2 in.
34.2 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
36.7 in.
36.7 in.

Trunk Volume

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

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Standard
Standard

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Standard
Standard

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Standard
Standard

AUX Input

AUX Input
Standard
Standard

CD Player

CD Player
Standard
Standard

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control
Standard
Standard

Dual Zone

Dual Zone
Standard
Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
Standard
Standard

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Leather
Cloth

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
Standard
Not Available

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
Optional
Optional

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P245/45VR18
P245/45VR18

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
3488 .lbs
3471 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
300 hp
300 hp

Torque

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

Combined

Combined
26 mpg
26 mpg

City

City
22 mpg
22 mpg

Highway

Highway
30 mpg
30 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

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
Standard
Not Available

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