Engine, mechanics and fuel
The 2023 Maxima has a 3.5 L DOHC 24-valve V6 engine. This powerful engine can reach 300 hp at 6,400 rpm and has 261 lb-ft of torque at 4,400 rpm. On top of that, the fuel economy is not bad at all, getting 11.6 L/100km for city driving and 7.9 L/100km on highways.
The 2023 Nissan Maxima has front-wheel drive across all trims and an Xtronic continuously variable transmission, which lets you select the driving mode between normal and sport. Plus, it comes with electronic brake force distribution for better braking and a 4-wheel anti-lock brake system (ABS).
Comfort & Connectivity Features
Interiors are what you would expect for a car of this category, with features like the memory system, which remembers your preferred settings for the steering wheel and outside mirrors. There are also climate-controlled front seats, heated rear seats and a power rear sunshade.
Its special-design front seats are inspired by space travel, reducing fatigue and helping to keep you in a fixed position when cornering.
There’s dual zone automatic temperature control so each passenger can be comfortable, constant temperature with intelligent climate control, rain-detecting wipers and much more. And you’ll enjoy the dual-panel panoramic moonroof for both the front and rear seats.
The Maxima also boasts 11 speakers with the Bose Premium audio system. The 20cm touch screen lets you check traffic and weather conditions, and you can use either Apple CarPlay or Android Auto as well.
Safety & Driving Features
There’s a remote engine start system for convenience, as well as intelligent cruise control. The vehicle also includes an intelligent emergency braking system, which detects pedestrians, and automatic rear braking that stops you if you fail to see an obstacle.
The Maxima also has blind spot warning, rear cross traffic alert, lane departure warning, and a 360-degree monitor, which is used for parking and any other situation where you need to check your surroundings.
There’s an 18cm display in the instrument panel where you can check helpful information such as speed limits and directions.
Differences Between Trims
There are three trims available for the 2023 Maxima. The SL starts at $43,240, the SR starts at $46,790, and the Platinum starts at $47,900.
They all have the same mechanics, traffic sign recognition and heated seats. The SR includes paddle shifters, sport-tuned suspension and 48cm black alloy wheels.
The extra features of the Platinum trim include an Ascot leather steering wheel, rain-detecting wipers and satin birdseye maple wood-faceted finishers.
Every one of these choices makes for an excellent driving experience.