2019 Nissan Maxima Facelift Gets A Nosejob And New Tech

The facelifted 2019 Nissan Maxima has just premiered at the ongoing Los Angeles Auto Show 2018 and while it doesn’t look radically different to the 2018 model, there are a number of noteworthy changes present.

Looking at the refreshed Maxima from the front, you’ll no doubt realize that there is a different bumper that seamlessly incorporates a pair of small foglights in blacked-out faux air intakes. Also found up front are refreshed headlights with LEDs and a more complex inner design.

The design alterations aren’t limited to the front as viewed from the rear, a serious of alterations catch the eye, including updated taillights. Additionally, the new rear fascia incorporates integrated quad-tip tailpipes as well as a subtle spoiler in Maxima SR grade.

Nissan has also developed new 19-inch Hyper Silver Platinum Reserve Package wheels for the sedan and added a new color, dubbed Sunset Drift, to the car’s palette.

Inside, Nissan has outfitted the 2019 Maxima with a new seat insert pattern and charcoal headliner and pillars for SR and Platinum Reserve Package grades. There is also a new instrument panel, door panels, steering wheel inserts, stitching, seat materials, headliner, pillars and A-pillar speaker grilles, all of which vary depending on the grade level selected by the customer. All grades other than the Maxima S also receive a revised SiriusXM Satellite Radio with Advanced Auto Features and revised Nissan Door to Door Navigation.

Improved tech.

In addition, Nissan has confirmed that the refreshed Maxima receives its Safety Shield 360 package as standard which includes Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection, Blind Spot Warning, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Lane Departure Warning, High Beam Assist, and Rear Automatic Braking. This package comes standard on the Maxima Platinum as part of the SR Premium Package.

Beneath the skin, the 2019 Nissan Maxima is powered by a 3.5-liter V6 engine, the same powertrain as the outgoing model. All up, the car delivers 300 hp and 261 lb-ft (353 Nm) of torque and comes standard with an Xtronic CVT transmission as standard.

The 2019 Nissan Maxima will be sold in five different grade levels: S, SV, SL, SR, and Platinum.

Pricing and availability details will be announced at a later date.

* This story has been updated with live images from the show

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  • charlie bear

    These Honda/Acura front lights are so hideous!! why Nissan!!

    • Sybill Julian

      Oh I thought they just borrowed those headlights from Honda

  • john1168

    Is it getting the rumored awd system?

    • Jay

      I’d definitely consider getting one ignored that’s true.

    • Jason Miller

      No

  • SpongeBob99Swell

    I really don’t even know where to begin with the Maxima at this point. Seems like the Avalon will dominate this segment as usual in my book. I know I’ll end up with so much hatemail, but the Maxima is honestly one of those overrated cars that I feel stupider the more I have to sit through it.

    With an obnoxious juvenile (as the opposite to mature) personality that’s trying too hard for sportiness, overstyled incohesive exterior that’s ”extreme” for the sake of trying way too hard to be extreme, interior (while mostly nice for what it is) with some crud-lines and try-hard sporty details (like the obnoxiously large paddle shifters), snug interior and trunk especially for a full-sized car (especially smaller than the fuckingg Versa), subpar fuel economy especially for a CVT, stiff ride quality, lack of refinement even in its powertrain, and more. Looking for a true “4-Door Sports Car” from Nissan that isn’t a fucking rip-off? The Infiniti Q50 (or even a Q70) exists, with already better value. Better performance, better comfort and feel of space, better luxury, etc for not that much money. Even in a full-size sedan status, this car fails to back it up too, such as that snug interior that’s as snug as a sub-compact, with an uncomfortable seating position. Vehicles like the Avalon and Cadenza are much better choices overall, as usual.

    Full-size sedan shoppers, and car enthusiasts deserve better. Who exactly is the target market for this thing?

    • DetrinKD

      Really took a lot of time there to write about a car you DON’T like. Lol.

      • SpongeBob99Swell

        Opinions exist. Go be butthurt somewhere else, fanboy.

        • DetrinKD

          I said NOTHING in regards to or contesting your opinion… So where did you get butthurt from? Simply stated you put a lot into something you don’t like.

          • SpongeBob99Swell

            ..until now that is.

            And by the way, superior sales don’t automatically qualify the better car overall. It depends.

          • PhilMcGraw

            I would point out that overall new car sales isn’t always a good indicator of how well a car actually is considering that you have to take into consideration what incentives were being offered at the time. Since SUVs are now the more popular choice, dealerships and manufacturers create a lot of rebate programs for sedans to move them off the lots. So if I was looking at a $40k Maxima or an Avalon but Nissan is giving me $5000 off MSRP while Toyota may only be giving me $1000 off, I would go with the Nissan.

    • Jason Miller

      Feel better now?

      I’d take a guess that you are not the target market, which at this point is largely Maxima enthusiasts that have owned several generations of the car. Good cars have a following like that.

      • paulgdeaton

        “Maxima” and “enthusiast” no longer belong in the same sentence…

    • yan platinum auto

      SPOT ON! Especially about how q50 exists and is pretty much same price.

  • Nordschleife

    Those taillight upgrades were desperately needed.

    • :/ Yurr

      Yup now it needs to go to the Altima.

  • SteersUright

    Longest overhang award goes too…

  • I Defeated Tina_Dang✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    Looks like a Nissan Altima.

  • SpongeBob99Swell

    I wonder when will my comments stop ending up with a pend… *sigh*

  • botornot387

    VOMIT!

  • KidRed

    meh

  • FlameWater

    I would take this over a Civic Type-R any day of the week

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