2016 Nissan Maxima Review
The 2016 Nissan Maxima has always been the luxury of Nissan the leader but conservative style and a program too similar to the Nissan Altima have made it difficult for many consumers over the past few years selling. This could change by 2016 as Nissan has redesigned the Maxima to help the car stand out more amongst the traditional family sedans and the entry level of luxury cars.
Indeed, from 2016 Nissan Maxima Nissan is one of the most dramatic sedans that come out this year. The new model is 2.2 inches longer and 1.3 inches sits lower than its predecessor, allowing for more stylish and better aerodynamics.
The total empty weight has decreased slightly, while structural rigidity has increased, Nissan says changes that help improve efficiency and management. There are additional gains under the hood, too, as Nissan revised Maxima’s 3.5-liter V6 to produce 10 more horsepower while using less fuel.
Changes can be found in 2016 Maxima also. The interior design is more luxurious than ever, and most materials are of high quality. In particular, premium leather upholstery and simulated suede upholstery give the Maxima a feeling of superior quality and sports.
A new touch screen interface technology with an independent rotary controller, which allows the driver to choose your preferred way of operating the system, is another welcome change this year.
In fact, from 2016 Maxima exists in a curious no man country between segments. It has a similar logo, and has a similar full-size sedan like Buick LaCrosse, Dodge Charger, Hyundai Azera (and cousin Kia Cadenza) and the Toyota Avalon prize, but has a much smaller seat and chest.
At the same time, it has a cabin and a medium sized sedan better equipped like the Honda Accord and Mazda 6, which are cheaper and in fact also a little more spacious also much more luxurious performance.
Finally, there is the entry level of luxury sedans like the Acura TLX that share many features of Maxima (not to mention the Audi A4s and BMW 3 Series in the world), but obviously offer a lighthouse luxury, Unlike Maxima.
2016 Nissan Maxima Levels of Balance and Characteristics
The Nissan Maxima 2016 is a five-passenger sedan available in five trim levels: S, SV, SL, SR and Platinum sports front-line.
The standard features of the Model S base include 18-inch alloy wheels, automatic headlights, fog lights, keyless ignition and entry, dual-zone automatic climate control, front seats (8-way passenger to Four-way), 60/40 fold-down rear seat, mirror automatically dimming mirror and leather steering wheel.
The features of the electronics, including a large screen, an 8-inch touchscreen navigation system, a rearview camera, Bluetooth and audio phone, two USB ports and an eight-speaker sound system with satellite radio, HD radio and a six-disc CD changer
The SV model adds heated exterior mirrors, front and rear parking sensors, leather upholstery, heated front seats and electric thigh stretch and lumbar support for the driver’s seat.
The SL gets a panoramic roof, heated steering wheel, ambient interior lighting, active noise cancellation, active enhancement, Bose sound system with 11 high-end speakers and adaptive cruise control. It also adds several security features (see the security section below).
The sporty SR adds 19-inch wheels (with summer tires available), a sport suspension, Ride Control (Active uses brakes to suppress body movements on bumps), active track control (uses braking Intended to keep the vehicle in its path provided) and active engine braking to help slow down the car to run aggressively in corners or come to a stop.
The SR also has LED headlights, top quality leather upholstery suede interior trim and front seats with heating and ventilation. The SR does not have the panoramic sunroof, however.
The SR is available with Midnight Edition trim, which includes a different design wheel and a black shoe and body spoilers.
For the list of SL teams, the Platinum adds LED spotlights, adjustable steering wheel, driver memory settings, premium leather, automatic wipers, rear sunshield electric, 360-degree parking camera system (A moving objects detection system) and a warning system for the attention of the driver. Platinum also features Nissan Connect.
2016 Nissan Maxima Performance and mpg
Under the hood, 2016 Nissan Maxima offers a family of 3.5-liter V6, but is updated this year to produce 300 horsepower (up to 10 last year). The pair remains the same at 261 lb.-ft. Only the transmission is a continuously variable transmission (CVT) which drives the front wheels.
Edmunds.com to test a Maxima Platinum ran from zero to 60 mph in 6.1 seconds, which is average for a sedan in this segment with a V6.
EPA-rated fuel-economy check-in at 25 mpg combined (road 22 cities / 30), which is a little better than most of its rivals.
2016 Nissan Maxima Security
The safety features of the 2016 Nissan Maxima include anti-lock brakes, traction and stability control, side airbags in the front seats, side curtain airbags and a rearview camera. Standard in the SL and above are a blind spot monitoring system, alert rear traffic cross-border and warning and collision system with front brake attenuation.
The Platinum model also adds a system parking camera with 360-degree motion detection system objects that gives a beep sounds and video alerts on the center screen even though small objects move around the vehicle.
Platinum also includes a driver drowsiness monitor and Nissan Connect, which includes automatic collision notification, remote start, emergency calls and location of stolen vehicles.
In the government tests, 2016 Maxima scored a five-star total score (out of a maximum of five), with five stars for the overall impact of safety front and five stars for lateral impacts in complete safety.
The Maxima also obtained the highest scores from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, received a “good” rating in the impact frontal tests offset by moderate and low overlap, and a “Good” rating in the lateral impact and Testing of seat / head restraints.
The IIHS also tested the front end of Maxima anti-collision attenuation system and gave it a “Superior” rating.
In Edmunds brake test a Maxima Platinum tire throughout the season stopped from 60 h in 122 feet, a demonstration adequate against class standards.
2016 Nissan Maxima Inside Overview
The Maxima cannot have the mark of a luxury car, but it has an interior. Passengers are surrounded by quality materials, including soft contact surfaces in most major points of contact. “Nissan Zero Gravity” seats are also present.
They are friendly, although we did not find them to be so beautifully comfortable as the Altima. A particularly thoughtful feature is the forward mounted bin of the shifter containing two USB ports, a space for the largest phones on the market and a slot for mounting a phone vertically so that you can see the messages.
The interface of the Maxima 8-inch Touch Screen is paired with a redundant control dial (called “Display Commander”) located on the center console, giving drivers multiple ways to control various functions. When combined with a smartphone, the system can read incoming text messages aloud through the speakers, and even search for Google.
It also includes a navigation system. In general, the system is intuitive and responds to inputs, but from this point on, the Nissan Connect application collection for smartphones integrating is quite limited.
The front and rear room is acceptable but the Maxima may not match the same rear seat sedan space as the Chevrolet Impala and Toyota Avalon. Similarly, the trunk capacity of 14.3 cubic feet Maxima is smaller than the medium-sized car, much less the full size.
2016 Nissan Maxima Driving
The Maxima 2016 is not really the “four-door sports car” that their sellers would have you believe, but it feels quite sporty until you start exploring their modest limits. The steering is accurate, the body movements are fairly disciplined when going in the corners, and usually the car is nice to drive.
In particular, the SR model has 19-inch wheels instead of 18, and a sports suspension. These features improve overall agility slightly, but the usually flexible ride becomes firm – perhaps too firm for some buyers. No matter what level of finish you choose, the Maxima is quiet at highway speeds.
The 3.5-liter V6 provides power ready and arranged across the range of speed, and works well with the CVT, although the direction of torque is perceptible during material acceleration (adding all-wheel-drive corrigiría this and improve the traction loader, but is unavailable). As with other CVT transmission Maxima does not have fixed gear ratios.
However, Nissan added seven simulated speed ratios used in some cases to provide the sensation of a regular automatic transmission, minimizing the long high buzzing diet which gave a bad CVT reputation. In general, we like the result, as the CVT makes a fairly fair impression of a classic automatic without sacrificing its advantage in fuel economy.