This car has an aggressive, eye-catching look, and its unique V-Motion grille has a chrome Nissan insignia in the center. LED daytime running lights surround the angular LED headlights, the hood looks sculpted, and five trim levels are available: S, SV, SL, SR, Platinum, and Platinum Reserve. The base S trim comes with quad-tipped exhaust finishers, all-season tires, automatic headlights, acoustic glass, speed-sensing windshield wipers, and 18-inch wheels. You can add 19-inch wheels, fog lights, a spoiler, heated side mirrors with turn signals, an auto-dimming driver-side mirror, rain-sensing windshield wipers, and a dual-panel power panoramic moonroof.
Nissan’s 3.5-liter VQ V-6 engine produces 300 horsepower and 261 pound-feet of torque. It can reach 60 mph in just 6.1 seconds.
The 2020 Nissan Maxima is efficient and fun to drive. It has great acceleration, and you can choose normal or sport driving modes. In sport mode, the throttle is more responsive and the engine sounds more powerful. The independent suspension and the Xtronic continuously variable transmission provide a smooth, relaxing ride, and the power steering is responsive. Choose the SR for a sport-tuned suspension and paddle shifters on the steering wheel. The Maxima can travel 20 mpg in urban areas and 30 mpg on the highway, so you won’t have to refuel often. Active noise cancellation is optional for a quiet ride.
Nissan’s Zero Gravity seats are inspired by space travel, and they’re designed to reduce fatigue and keep people in comfortable positions. They use 14 different pressure points to encourage people to sit in neutral ways, and they’re ideal for long trips. This sedan also has dual-zone automatic climate control with rear vents, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, push-button start, keyless entry, remote start, an 8-inch touch screen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, and folding rear seats. Voice recognition, a CD player, an eight-speaker sound system, speed-sensitive volume controls, buttons on the steering wheel, and SiriusXM satellite radio are standard as well.
The advanced front air bags can activate at different speeds for more protection from collisions. The 2020 Maxima also has a security system with an engine immobilizer, forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, braking assistance, blind spot warning, traction control, rear cross-traffic alert, a rearview camera, rear sonar, front sonar, driver alertness monitoring, and lane departure warning. You can add intelligent cruise control, lane-keeping assistance, and traffic sign recognition.