2019 Nissan Maxima Enters The U.S. Market Priced From $33,950

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.

Also Read: First Drive: New 2016 Nissan Maxima Searches For Sport, Finds Class

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.


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  • Just in time for disinterested consumers shifting to crossovers not to buy it. Great timing, Nissan.

    • Jason Miller

      Still outsells the Avalon so I’m sure it’ll do fine.

  • SgtBeavis

    A beautiful car handicapped with a POS transmission.

  • Mr. EP9

    Unrelated: So the Bloodhound SSC project and all of its assets have been purchased by a chap named Ian Warhurst. No word yet on how much he payed but it sounds like he might have saved it.

  • HaltestelleLuitpolthafen

    No idea why you’d buy this over a Q50 seeing as how actual transaction prices are similar. The Q50 is a far superior vehicle in every single category that matters.

    • Jason Miller

      I’d argue that the interior is nicer in the Maxima.

  • erly5

    This is one of the best looking cars in its class and should help to slow down the growing shift to SUVs

    • ksegg

      Why would you pick a Maxima over a new Mazda 6 2.5T AWD?

      • BGM

        For the same reason that some prefer blondes and some brunettes.

      • Jason Miller

        Technically they are not in the same class.

      • erly5

        I wouldn’t, but I don’t consider the Mazda6 as a Maxima rival.

  • dolsh

    Little bit of free advice for Nissan:

    People are buying SUVs. Since your sedan is already a niche product that won’t sell well, why not make it really interesting? Maybe an actual 4 door sports car?

    Start with the 370Z. Go Wider and Longer. Keep the hatch. Add two doors. Go with a ZF and add a couple turbos to get the car beyond 400HP. Make something that competes with an RS5 Sportback, not an Avalon. It won’t sell any more, but those that buy will be happy enthusiasts, not octogenarians.

    • Jason Miller

      Let me guess, it has to have AWD, a manual transmission, and weigh under 3k pounds. All you internet wishers are all the same.

      • dolsh

        Nope. I’d have to be an auto (hence the ZF comment) to sell, and I think the Stinger may suggest that there’s room for RWD.

        It’s definitely a wish. But the Maxima/Altima don’t make sense together in a world ruled by SUVs, and Nissan really could use a hit.

  • brn

    If you’re not going to sell very many, you may as well try and get a lot for them.

    • Jason Miller

      Outsells the Avalon.

      • brn

        That’s not setting the bar very high. The Ford Taurus outsells the Avalon and the Taurus was declared dead years ago.

  • Andrewthecarguy

    Great. Now I have to go drive it to see if your point is true. 😉

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