For 2018, Nissan’s flagship sedan adds standard Android Auto™ (in addition to Apple CarPlay™), two available rear USB charge ports, a revised color palette including new premium Carnelian Red color, and new black accents are added to its dramatic V-motion grille. The 2018 Maxima also carries over the late 2017 model year additions of standard Intelligent Forward Collision Warning (I-FCW) and Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) on all grade levels.
Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Prices1 (MSRP) for the 2018 Nissan Maxima:
|Maxima S||$33,020 USD|
|Maxima SV||$35,020 USD|
|Maxima SL||$37,440 USD|
|Maxima SR||$38,280 USD|
|Maxima Platinum||$40,690 USD|
Destination and Handling $885.
About the 2018 Maxima
Maxima again offers a distinctive upscale look that features a wide stance, bold front end, Nissan signature V-Motion grille, LED daytime running lights and floating roof appearance. Its bespoke-style interior design offers available Ascot premium leather seating surfaces with diamond-quilted inserts, unique faceted finishers and a sporty D-shape steering wheel.
The standard 300-horspower 3.5-liter VQ-series V6 engine is matched with a performance-oriented Xtronic transmission featuring D-Step shifting logic that provides rapid shifts at high throttle openings. The refined handling and ride comfort of the Maxima starts with a 4-wheel independent suspension with monotube rear shock absorbers. The sporty Maxima SR grade features unique tuning and 19-inch wheels and tires to add even more performance.
Available technology features include standard NissanConnectSM with Navigation featuring Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™. The system includes an 8.0-inch touch-screen display, along with SiriusXM® Satellite Radio and SiriusXM® Travel Link™ applications (SiriusXM® subscription required, sold separately). Maxima Platinum models include standard NissanConnect with Navigation and Services featuring Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™. The system’s wide range of features includes automatic collision notification, remote start via smartphone, emergency call, stolen vehicle locator and more (six-month free trial; subscription required, sold separately).
The 2018 Maxima also offers an extensive range of available safety, security and driving aids, including Intelligent Forward Collision Warning (I-FCW), Intelligent Cruise Control (ICC), Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB), Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA) and Blind Spot Warning (BSW) and Intelligent Driver Alertness (I-DA).
The 2018 Nissan Maxima is assembled in Smyrna, Tennessee, with engines assembled in Decherd, Tennessee.
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