A few weeks ago, the Nissan Maxima premiered at the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show, and now it’s already up for grabs at dealers nationwide.
The updated Maxima is available in five trim levels, including the S, SV, SL, SR and Platinum. For the base model, Nissan is asking $33,950, whereas the top-of-the-line Platinum starts at $41,440. Pricing excludes the $895 destination charge and handling fee.
For 2019MY, Nissan has added a new exterior paint color to the palette, called Sunset Drift ChromaFlair. The updated Maxima also sports new wheels as well as standard Rear Door Alert and Intelligent Driver Alertness for all grades, SiriusXM Radio with Advanced Auto Features, revised Door-to-Door navigation system offered as standard across all grades except for the S, two USB Type-C ports, and available Traffic Sign Recognition.
The 2019 Nissan Maxima also gets a suite of optional driving assistance gizmos, called the Nissan Safety Shield 360, offered at no extra cost in the range-topping trim. The bundle of driver assistance systems includes Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection, Rear Automatic Breaking, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Blind Spot Warning, High Beam Assist and Lane Departure Warning.
As for the optional Platinum Reserve Package, it adds 19-inch aluminum-alloy wheels, Rakuda Tan semi-aniline interior treatment and heated rear seats. There’s also the SR Premium Package available, with Safety Shield 360, 360-degree camera system and dual panel panoramic moonroof.
The 3.6-liter V6 engine, rated at 300 hp (304 PS / 224 kW) and 261 lb-ft (354 Nm) of torque, and married to an Xtronic transmission, is carried over.