2017 Nissan Maxima

2017 Nissan Maxima

The eighth-generation Nissan Maxima, which was completely revised for the 2016 model year, was enhanced for 2017 with the addition of standard Apple CarPlay™ iPhone® connectivity, becoming the first Nissan vehicle to add the industry-standard in smartphone connectivity.

As the flagship of Nissan's popular sedan lineup, Maxima sets the standard for style, performance and technology. In 2016, Maxima was recognized by leading automotive media for its style, performance and driving enjoyment.

The 2017 Maxima is available in five well-equipped models: Maxima S, SV, SL, SR and Platinum.

A Sports Car in Sedan Clothing

While the 2017 Maxima's exterior projects a distinctive upscale look through its low profile and wide stance, the heart of this newest generation 4-Door Sports Car is its 300-horsepower 3.5-litre VQ-series V6 engine and performance-oriented Xtronic transmission. The engine utilizes more than 60 percent new parts (compared to the previous generation 3.5-litre V6), applying lessons learned from the Nissan GT-R such as sodium-filled valves, to achieve a high specific output of 85.7 horsepower/litre.

Advanced Safety, Security and Driving Aids

Maxima offers an extensive range of safety, security and driving aids – many included as standard equipment (depending on grade level). For example, Predictive Forward Collision Warning (PFCW), Intelligent Cruise Control (ICC), Forward Emergency Braking (FEB), Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA) and Blind Spot Warning (BSW) are all standard equipment on the SL, SR and Platinum grades.

Additionally, the Maxima Platinum grade features Nissan's innovative Around View® Monitor with Moving Object Detection (MOD) that provides a 360-degree "surround view" of the vehicle.

A Design Masterpiece, Inside and Out

The 2017 Maxima's distinctive exterior stands out in a field of cookie-cutter sedan designs. Maxima's body is low, sculpted and streamlined to achieve a sweeping aerodynamic profile that has more than a little jet fighter looks to it. To bring all this inspiration to life, a special metal-stamping technique was developed, adding the distinctive powerful gesture to its bodyline and deeply scalloped doors.

The bold front end combines Nissan's signature V-Motion grille and lighting features, which add to its defining presence on the road. The boomerang-style headlights include standard LED Signature Daytime Running Lights. In the rear, two-piece taillights with their own integrated LED signature complete the distinctive lighting theme. The highly distinctive Maxima profile comes from its floating roof appearance with blacked-out A-pillars similar to the Nissan GT-R. Combined with the same blackout treatment applied to the B- and C-pillars, it creates a wraparound canopy appearance. The upper canopy look is accented with an available Dual Panel Panoramic Moonroof (standard on SL and Platinum grades), which gives front and rear occupants an uninhibited view of the sky.

- Nissan Canada

CarAndTruck.caAug. 15, 2019