2016 Nissan Maxima Release Date, Review, Price, Specs – 2016 Nissan Maxima After a yearlong hiatus, the maxima has finally gave in to the demands of its fanatics with the scheduled release of the 2016 Nissan Maxima. It has always distinguished itself as Nissan’s luxury segment leader, however conservative styling and a too obvious resume to Altima has made it a tough sell for many in recent years.
Well, that’s about to change for the 2016 year model. Nissan has certainly done a good job that will sure help the car stand out from the crowd especially between entry-level luxury cars and mainstream family sedans.
The new 2016 Nissan Maxima will assuredly be one of the more dramatic-looking sedans scheduled to come this year. The new model sits 1.3” lower and 2.2” wider than its predecessor, therefore enabling better aerodynamics and sleeker styling.
In overall, the curb weight is slightly down while its body rigidity has improved, designs that Nissan says will contribute to the handling and improved efficiency. Under the hood will also see some incremental gains, as Nissan has revised the previous model’s 3.5L V6. The improvements will see the engine able to yield 10 extra hp and lesser fuel.
Changes will also be made on the interior of the Maxima, the design will make use of luxury materials than before, and most of the materials are top quality. In particular, the top of the range trims will have leather and simulated suede upholstery thus giving the vehicle a sporty and premium feel.
Exterior Pictures & Interior Review – 2016 Nissan Maxima
First things first, the upcoming new 2016 Nissan Maxima is a 5-passenger midsize sedan that is available in five trim levels: base 3.5S, 3.5 SV, 3.5SL, the sporty 3.5SR, and Platinum. Standard features that will be made available in the base S model will include automatic headlights, 18” alloy wheels, foglights, dual zone automatic climate control, keyless ignition and entry, power front seats, a 60/40-split folding rear seat, leather wrapped steering wheel, and an auto-dimming rear-view mirror.
Equipment will include an 8” touchscreen display, a large gauge cluster display, a navigation system, Bluetooth phone and audio, a rear view camera, two USB ports and an eight-speaker sound system with satellite radio, 6-disc CD changer and HD radio.
The SV model adds front and rear parking sensors, heated exterior mirrors, leather upholstery, heated front seats and extendable thigh support. The SL model adds a panoramic roof, ambient interior lighting, a heated steering wheel, active noise cancellation, a premium Bose audio system, active sound enhancement, and adaptive cruise control.
The sporty SR model adds a sport tuned suspension, 19” wheels, Active Ride Control, Active Trace Control, and active engine braking. The model still adds other features and equipment and include LED headlights, simulated suede interior trim, premium leather upholstery, ventilated front seats. However, the SR lacks a panoramic roof.
The interior of the Maxima is surrounded by high quality soft-to-touch materials including ‘Zero gravity’ seats. They are comfortable but cannot match those in the Altima.
Engine Specs – Nissan Maxima 2016
Beneath the hood is a familiar 3.5L V6. The engine is updated nonetheless, and will be able to produce up to 300 hp (up from 290 last year). The torque will stay the same as the previous model’s at 261 pounds of torque.
The power will be distributed to the front wheels through the Continuous Variable Transmission system. In our very own testing, the SR was able to dash from 0-60 mph in 6.2 sec while the EPA estimates a fuel economy check at 22/30/25 mph in the city/highway/combined.
There will also be tons of safety equipment on the Maxima which will include traction and stability control, antilock brakes, front seat side airbags, rear view camera, and side curtain airbags.
Standard safety features on the SL and above include rear cross-traffic alert and a forward collision warning, and blind spot monitoring system. The top of the range Platinum model adds a 360-degree parking camera system, driver drowsiness monitor and Nissan’s Connect (remote starting, automatic collision notification, stolen vehicle locating and emergency calling).
Wheelbase: 9 ft. 1.3 in. (109.3 in.)
Length: 16 ft. 0.8 in. (192.8 in.)
Width: 6 ft. 1.2 in. (73.2 in.)
Passenger volume: 98 ft³
Cargo volume: 14 ft³
Curb weight: 3545 lb
Top Speed: 135 mph
0-60: 6.2 sec
MPG: 22/30 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Bordeaux Black, Brilliant Silver, Coulis Red, Deep Blue Pearl, Forged Bronze, Gun Metallic, Pearl White, Storm Blue and Super Black
Towing Capacity: N/A lbs
2016 Nissan Maxima Price & Release Dates
The pricing of the new 2016 Nissan Maxima will remain unaltered and will be $34,000 for the base model, while the release date has been moved to late 2015. This therefore means that Nissan has some things it needs sorted out before the vehicle is finally released to the market.
The full-size sedan segment has a lot of new models to offer us and besides the 2016 Nissan Maxima other contends are looking for their bright spot. They include the 2016 Toyota Avalon, 2016 Chevy Impala, 2016 Chrysler 300 and 2016 Dodge Charger.