2016 Nissan Maxima

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Automotive expert Lauren Fix, The Car Coach reviews the 2016 Nissan Maxima. Check out her in-depth video car review!

 

2016 Nissan Maxima Resets “4-Door Sports Car” (4DSC) Positioning with Bold New Design, Authentic Performance Hardware and a Bespoke Interior That Rivals Luxury Nameplates

Nissan’s flagship Maxima features a 300-horsepower 3.5-liter V6 and a new lighter, yet more rigid chassis, bringing sports car-like acceleration and handling to large sedan segment.
Breakthrough styling, based on Nissan Sport Sedan Concept, showcases Nissan’s futuristic design language –including V-Motion front end, signature boomerang LED lights, kick-up C-pillars and unique floating roof appearance.
Premium class-above, bespoke crafted interior, anchored by a command central driver’s cockpit, that rivals luxury vehicles.
The all-new Maxima features a $32,410 starting MSRP* – including standard NissanConnectSM with navigation, 8.0-inch touch-screen display, 2-USB ports, Remote Engine Start, RearView Monitor and more.

Built in Smyrna, TN, the largest car plant in NA, with above 650,000 vehicles.

Design – performance – craftsmanship – technology

Inspired by Blue Angels fighter jets

Driver-centric interior command center
8″ standard screen, start button on center console
300 HP new engine
Transmission: CVT Xtronic sport tuned with adaptive shift control with a G-Sensor
25 combined mpg – runs on regular gasoline

Chassis: increased rigidity and lower weight.
New suspension: reducing chassis vibration
Goodyear tires all-season tires – summer tires optional

IDM – intelligent dynamic module, software adjusting suspension to create active ride control with brake integration to keep the car flat in corners.
Sport mode changes engine shift points, steering input and harmonics from engine to enjoy the driving experience

Best power to weight ratio

 

Interior:

Real contrast stitching
Flat bottom steering wheel with Alcantera inserts
Diamond quilted seat inserts with premium leather
Liquid chrome faceted finishes
IT commander- touch screen or knurled knob (like a watch)
Zero gravity seats with extra padding
Acoustic glass and active noise cancellation for a quieter ride
Bose sound system

 

Technology:

Connectivity, 7″ meter screen
Easy to use center screen – 8″
Swipe to move like a tablet, pinch and expand, move navi screen to screen in front of the driver.
Driver attention alert (DAA) uses steering input to establish a baseline of steering behavior over a period of time. It then continues to monitor the most recent steering input of your driving behavior, then alerts the driver.
Safety Shield Technology
Around view monitor – moving obstacle detection
Active cruise control
Parking assist

Telematics- Nissan connect services
Remote access- start, stop, lock and unlock, horn and lights
Using your smart device

 

Trim levels:

S – standard $32,400
SV – leather
SL – leather and sunroof
SR with Alcantera touches and seat inserts, 19″ wheel, paddle shifters
Platinum- fully loaded and premium interior $39,860

Standard navigation, remote engine start, rear view monitor and push button start

NO AWD

 

Competes with:

Toyota Avalon
Acura TLX
Chevy Impala
Chrysler 300
Ford Taurus
Audi A4 2.0T
BMW 328i

#4DSC

 

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Car Courtesy of Nissan
Music: by AudionautiX.com
Disclosure: Free Royalty Music

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