2018 Nissan Maxima Reviews, Ratings & Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value®
$21,570 - $31,172
New Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
21 City / 30 HWY
Horsepower
300
Seats
5
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$21,570 - $31,172
New Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
21 City / 30 HWY
Horsepower
300
Seats
5

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

3.9 Overall Score
Performance 4.4 Comfort 3.8 Styling 4.0 Value 3.4

Editor's Overview

The radically styled 2018 Nissan Maxima definitely has what it takes to turn heads. A 300-horsepower V6 is standard, as is a long list of comfort and safety features that make the Maxima feel more like an entry-level luxury car. Modest rear-seat room is one drawback, while enthusiasts will likely shun the Maxima’s front-drive layout.

Nissan Maxima Models & Trims

S $21,570 - $24,823*
Horsepower: 300 hp
Engine Type: Premium Unleaded V-6
Standard Seating: Cloth
Standard Wheels: 18 X 8.5 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
SV $21,624 - $24,887*
Horsepower: 300 hp
Engine Type: Premium Unleaded V-6
Standard Seating: Leather
Standard Wheels: 18 X 8.5 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
SL $23,436 - $27,033*
Horsepower: 300 hp
Engine Type: Premium Unleaded V-6
Standard Seating: Leather
Standard Wheels: 18 X 8.5 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
SR $24,710 - $28,563*
Horsepower: 300 hp
Engine Type: Premium Unleaded V-6
Standard Seating: Leather, Premium Synthetic
Standard Wheels: 19 X 8.5 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
Platinum $27,001 - $31,172*
Horsepower: 300 hp
Engine Type: Premium Unleaded V-6
Standard Seating: Leather
Standard Wheels: 18 X 8.5 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

4.76

33 Reviews

76% 24% 3 star 0% 2 star 0% 1 star 0%

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

I love having a cool elegant luxury vehicle but I am out a rich person.

I love the backup camera, radio, sporty look (even though it is not really a sports car), and safety features. I love how easy and smooth it drives. The only thing that I do not like is that I need to lean forward when turning left. There is a little blind spot that makes me afraid I will hit the medium when turning left.

- Lynda E

In summary, my vehicle is a fuel efficient, and fun ride.

My Nissan has been a wonderful car. The best feature for me is the gas mileage! I can fill up once and not have to for at least 2 weeks. I have nothing but good things to say about the comfort and reliability. It comes with heating steering wheel and seat capabilities, and tons of different stuff. You'll love the car.

- Jonah M

Summary of vehicle it's pretty cool love the car rides nice for the price.

I like this kind of car, it's pretty cool, it's durable, and smooth handling, cheap for the custom comfort it has, and pretty for the smooth ride it give, Nissan give a pretty nice package for the price they offer it in, its great I love the color, the sound system and the back up camera, and the wheels are slick.

- William R

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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
$21,570 - $24,823
$21,624 - $24,887

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
Not Available
Standard

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

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration
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
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
Standard

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
3478 .lbs
3496 .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
21 mpg
21 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
Not Available
Standard

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