The 2016 Nissan Maxima is all-new for the model year. The flagship of Nissan's car fleet, the Maxima leads the pack with its trapezoidal front grille, boomerang-shaped headlights and fastback roofline. That roof looks like it's floating above the rest of the sedan thanks to the blacked-out A, B and C-pillars. 

Inside, passengers are surrounded by quality materials. Fit-and-finish easily matches that of more premium brands. Materials on the dash and doors are soft-touch and stitched. Nissan's famed "Zero Gravity" seats, which it co-developed with NASA, are standard. Finally, there's over 14 cubes of truck space to hold luggage and other cargo.  

The 2016 Nissan Maxima seats five and is available in five trim levels: the base S, the well-equipped SV, the premium SL, the sporty SR and the top-of-the-line Platinum. A 3.5-liter V-6 is the only engine. Carrying over from the outgoing model, this potent powerplant has been heavily revised according to the automaker. Over 60 percent of the parts are new which has upped horsepower to 300 while improving fuel economy to 22 mpg in the city, 30 mpg on the highway and 25 combined. Torque continues to be 261 lb.-ft. All that power is channeled to the front wheels via the continuously variable transmission. 

Autotrader wrote the following after putting some time behind the wheel of the Maxima: "On the road, the V6 delivers as much punch as anything this side of a V8 or turbocharged V6. Nissan says 0 to 60 miles per hour takes less than 6 seconds. From a stop and in the midrange, power is willing to provide passing punch, and the transmission does a good job of sidestepping the drawbacks that are common with CVTs. That's because it has seven preset gear ratios that kick in if the driver applies three-eighths throttle or more. The result is the stepped acceleration that Americans are used to in traditional automatics, rather than the slurred gear-ratio changes, whining at high rpm and rubber-band feel that plague other CVTs."

Given its importance as the flagship, the Maxima comes well-equipped even in the base S. Standard features at this trim level include automatic headlamps, foglights, push-button ignition, keyless entry via a fob, a dual-zone automatic climate control system, and power front seats. A navigation system, a rearview camera and Bluetooth connectivity to both the audio system and phones are also found throughout the entire lineup. The equipment list rapidly rises through each model and trim until one reaches the Platinum which comes with such exclusive bits as a power-adjustable steering wheel, premium leather upholstery, automatic windshield wipers, a power rear sunshade, and a 360-degree top-view camera system. Summarized Autotrader: "Now in its eighth generation, the 2016 Nissan Maxima is more of a luxury car than it's ever been. It features a truly impressive cabin, ready and willing power, and a bold new design that gives the model some of the cache that the brand can't."


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