The new sports car in Nissan’s lineup is the 2017 Nissan Maxima with its stylish new look and edgier design. It is a premium luxury sedan with power, luxury and performance in one package and that too at an affordable price.
The unique aspect of this new luxury sedan is its interior as it is inspired by an aircraft cockpit design. This gives the Nissan Maxima an amazing appearance with an aerodynamic capability that enhances its performance.
Here is a complete review of the 2017 Nissan Maxima highlighting its dominating aspects including the design, the engine specifications, performance and other features.
Smooth Design of the 2017 Nissan Maxima
The makers of the new Nissan Maxima took inspiration from an aircraft in order to give this sports sedan a build that seems like it’s on flight. Despite a daring step, they have managed to succeed to showcase these features tastefully in this luxury sedan.
The sporty and aggressive looks are aided by the lower stance of the chassis, giving it a sculpted and streamlined structure. The sides of the luxury sedan have highly sculpted lines along with deeply scalloped doors that are giving a distinctive fighter-jet feel to the overall body.
One of the distinct features of this sedan is the floating roof effect that makes the inspiration from an aircraft more evident. The roof pillars seamlessly mold into glasswork giving the impression that the roof is hovering over the cabin just like of a fighter jet.
In the front, the “boomerang-shaped” headlights contains LED signature lines that are illuminated constantly. At the rear side, there are LEDs in the wraparound taillights, while below are the chrome-tipped exhaust finishers.
The stylish look of the Nissan Maxima are topped off with 18-inch aluminum alloy wheels that are exclusive to this model. There is also an option of 19-inch aluminum alloy wheels that come with Maxima SR trim level.
As mentioned before, not only the exterior is inspired by the sleek aircraft cockpit design, but its aspects are reflected in the interior of the 2017 Nissan Maxima as well. The car brand describes the interior as luxurious yet functional with its deeply bolstering sport seats that helps in having the right posture while driving. The center console is equipped with all the necessary features that a driver would want within reach.
The Maxima is designed to be driver focused thus in order to maximize on that, the center console has the feature of being tilted 7-degrees to focus on the driver. This tilt may be slight but it ensures that the driver can perfectly position the display towards himself for immediate, intuitive information and command.
The sporty front seats are designed to feel zero gravity with heating and cooling function in order to give optimum comfort to the occupants regardless of the weather conditions outside.
To give an authentic aircraft cockpit feel, the gauges present have an ambient glow that lights up the cabin in low light. Some other defining features include the Dual Panel Panoramic Moonroof as well as Premium Ascot Leather appointed seats with Diamond-Quilted Alcantara.
Performance of the new Maxima
Under the hood, the 2017 Nissan Maxima hosts a 3.5-litre V6 engine that is capable of producing 300 horsepower and 261 lb-ft of torque. The engine is paired with Xtronic CVT transmission that brings dynamic step shifting, adaptive shift control and wider gear ratio spirited driving experience. The transition from a normal to a sports mode is amazingly smooth and gives desirable speed that you need.
In terms of acceleration, it is recorded to go from 0 to 60 mph in just 6 seconds, along with that the Sports mode has a fuel efficiency of 21 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway.
When it comes to smooth handling and control, the Nissan Maxima has definitely mastered it. The suspension is an independent sub frame-mounted strut/coil spring design in front. The rear has an independent multi-link double wishbone design with ZF Sachs dampers. These are found in order to enhance the performance and curb resistance when needed.
Technological and Safety Features
The Nissan Maxima is complete with advance, exclusive as well as standard technological and safety features that are perfect for a sports sedan.
Inside, the instrument panel is equipped with the standard 8” multi-touch control screen and the 7” Advanced Drive-Assist Display that takes care of all your infotainment and navigational needs with just a light touch. You can also stay connected to your mobile devices through Bluetooth and/or Apple CarPlay.
The Full colored Head-Up Display allows the driver to be aware of various situations including turn-by-turn navigation, tyre pressure monitoring, driving aids, compass, and radio among others. This all can also be controlled with not only the buttons on the steering wheel but also the Display Commander in the center console.
When a sedan comes with such speed, it is essential to have an adequate amount of safety features and the Nissan Maxima is well equipped with those. Following are some of the worth mentioning safety features in this sports car:
- Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
- ABS And Driveline Traction Control
- Side Impact Beams
- Tyre Specific Low Tire Pressure Warning
- Rear-View Monitor Back-Up Camera
- Fog Lamps
- Daytime Running Lights
- Integrated Dynamics-control Module (IDM)
- Active Trace Control
- Active Engine Brake
- Active Ride Control
- Predictive Forward Collision Warning
- Forward Emergency Braking
- Anti-lock Braking System
- Bling Spot Monitoring System
Verdict and Price of the 2017 Nissan Maxima
According to the brand, the 2017 Nissan Maxima is not just a sedan but a 4-door sports car with 300 horsepower, a performance tuned suspension, a luxurious driver’s cockpit loaded with technology, striking aerodynamic styling, and a Sport Mode setting that makes it very desirable.
It is available in the UAE along with all its accessories and options, with a starting price tag of AED 110,000 that can go up to AED 145,000. This is a comparatively affordable price especially for a premium luxury sports sedan with impressive quality and speed.
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