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Nissan Maxima Specs at TrueDelta: Powertrains and tires by trim level (2017)

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2017 Nissan Maxima Specs - Exterior and Interior Dimensions

Body 4dr Sedan
Wheelbase 109.3 in
Length 192.8 in
Width 73.2 in
Height 56.5 in
Curb Weight 3471 lb.
Fuel Capacity 18.0 gal.
Headroom, Row 1 39.4 in
Shoulder Room, Row 1 56.7 in
Hip Room, Row 1 54.2 in
Legroom, Row 1 45.0 in
Headroom, Row 2 36.7 in
Shoulder Room, Row 2 55.7 in
Hip Room, Row 2 53.5 in
Legroom, Row 2 34.2 in
Total Legroom 79.2 in (over 2 rows)
Cargo Volume 14.3 ft3

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TrueDelta Reviews the Seat Room and Comfort of the 2017 Nissan Maxima

2017 Nissan Maxima Seat Room and Comfort: Pros
YearComment
2016 Starting with the 2013 Altima and continuing with the 2015 Murano, the latest Nissans have had exceptionally comfortable front seats. The new Maxima's seats are based on the Altima's, but have some additional padding. While they don't feel as cushy and form-fitting to me as the Murano's, they're still more comfortable than the Acura TLX's front seats, which are themselves pretty good. The side bolsters are of similarly moderate size and aggressiveness in both cars, but the Maxima SR's Alcantara upholstery prevents sliding much better than the TLX's leather. see full Nissan Maxima review
2017 Nissan Maxima Seat Room and Comfort: Cons
YearComment
If you need an especially roomy rear seat, then the Maxima isn't your best bet. The Nissan does have an inch or two more rear knee room than the Acura TLX, and about an inch more rear headroom than the Lincoln MKZ (perhaps enough for someone six-feet tall), but the LaCrosse, Azera, and Avalon offer enough rear seat space for adults to not only fit but stretch out. see full Nissan Maxima review
 

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2017 Nissan Maxima 4-door Sedan Specs - Powertrains and Tire Sizes

Trim S SV SL SR Platinum
Standard Engine 3.5L V6
DOHC-4v
300 hp@6400
261 lb-ft@4400
3.5L V6
DOHC-4v
300 hp@6400
261 lb-ft@4400
3.5L V6
DOHC-4v
300 hp@6400
261 lb-ft@4400
3.5L V6
DOHC-4v
300 hp@6400
261 lb-ft@4400
3.5L V6
DOHC-4v
300 hp@6400
261 lb-ft@4400
Standard Transmission7-speed manually-shiftable CVT7-speed manually-shiftable CVT7-speed manually-shiftable CVT7-speed manually-shiftable CVT7-speed manually-shiftable CVT
Standard DrivetrainFWDFWDFWDFWDFWD
Standard Tires245/45VR18 tires245/45VR18 tires245/45VR18 tires245/40WR19 tires245/45VR18 tires

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TrueDelta Reviews the Powertrain of the 2017 Nissan Maxima

2017 Nissan Maxima Powertrain: Pros
YearComment
2016 With the Nissan Maxima's redesign, revisions to the 3.5-liter V6 bump horsepower from 290 to 300, a new CVT (continuously variable transmission) has a broader range, and curb weight has been reduced by about 80 lbs. While these changes are welcome, they don't significantly affects the car's performance. Acceleration remains similar to that of other V6-powered, front-wheel-drive midsize sedans. They're all quite quick. Figure about six seconds flat for a run to 60 mph. Historically, powerful engines haven't paired well with front-wheel drive. But the engine in the new Maxima only gives the steering wheel a few light tugs when you put your right foot to the floor. Traction is a bit trickier when turning while accelerating, but electronic controls effectively manage it. (I wouldn't be surprised to learn that engine output is reduced during low-speed turns.) Many people automatically reject any car with a CVT (continuously variable transmission). Nissan has worked hard to counter their objections. While the transmission operates like the stereotypical CVT in casual driving, placing the engine at the optimal rpm for the situation and leaving it there, it mimics the behavior of a close-ratio stepped automatic transmission in aggressive driving, letting engine speed build then cutting it back in roughly 500 rpm increments. This slightly sacrifices performance to provide a more "natural" feel and soundtrack. With the SR, drivers also have the option of employing the paddle shifters to select from among seven fixed ratios. A bit more about that engine soundtrack: it's literally a soundtrack. Nissan has joined the recent trend of enhancing the sound of the engine by playing a recording through the car's audio system during hard acceleration. This enhancement does effectively sportify the driving experience, but car enthusiasts prefer such sensations to be authentic. Engaging sport mode via a button on the center console slightly increases the volume of this piped-in growl. see full Nissan Maxima review
 

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2017 Nissan Maxima MSRP and Invoice Prices

Body Trim Base Price Invoice Destination
4dr Sedan S 32,910 30,727 885
4dr Sedan SV 34,890 32,573 885
4dr Sedan SL 37,250 34,772 885
4dr Sedan SR 38,030 35,500 885
4dr Sedan Platinum 40,340 37,652 885

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