Background and Identification
The Nissan Maxima is a full-size car produced by Nissan and sold mainly in North America, China, and the Middle East. The Maxima was introduced in 1981 for the 1982 model year as the Datsun Maxima. The Nissan Maxima has its origins in the Datsun/Nissan Bluebird, though the Datsun brand was phased out in favor of Nissan for the 1985 model year. In some markets outside of North America, the name “Maxima” has been used for the Nissan Cefiro and Teana.
The Nissan Maxima was redesigned for its seventh generation, which was introduced in 2008 for the 2009 model year. The seventh-generation Nissan Maxima is also known as the A35 series. The Maxima is built on the Nissan D platform and shares its platform with the fourth-generation Nissan Altima and the second-generation Nissan Murano. The seventh-generation Maxima includes a 3.5-liter VQ35DE V6 engine and a continuously variable transmission.
Nissan Maxima vehicles include the Nissan emblem, which depicts the name “Nissan” in capital letters on a banner inside of a circle. The name “Maxima” is often included in capital letters on the left-hand side of the rear end of Maxima vehicles. The trim level is generally included on the right-hand side of the rear end of Maxima cars.
Body and Chassis:
- Body style: 4-door sedan
- Layout: Front-engine, front-wheel-drive
- Platform: Nissan D platform
- Engine: 3.5 L VQ35DE V6
- Transmission: CVT
- Wheelbase: 109.3 in (2,776 mm)
- Length: 190.6 in (4,841 mm)
- Width: 73.2 in (1,859 mm)
- Height: 57.8 in (1,468 mm)
- Curb weight: 3,565 lb (1,617 kg)