2018 Nissan Maxima should bring something which few last models have not and that is redesigning and changing in engine performance. As that did not happen for a long time, we have reason to believe that they will change as much they can, but it seems that some of those things are still the same. Thanks to those changes, new Maxima should be closer to main competitors like Kia cadenza, Toyota Avalon or Acura TLX, with more than favorable price and many novelties about discounts and leasing conditions.
The 2018 Nissan Maxima is a simple and elegant car, with recognizable shape and designed lines. It got some changes in design, but those are only in details. The sharp front end has rhomboidal mesh grille, with many curved lines and sharp edges. Thin LED front lights are just below the hood line, following its shape, and the same is with thin fog lights below them. The rear end is much more rounded than on the last model, with also curved lines and shapes, but with modernly designed rear lights and very thin spoiler on the truck door. Together with that stand 18-inch wheels and a rounded roof that ends on the rear end.
Not only that the cabin in 2018 Nissan Maxima has quality leather in combination with woody details, but this comfortable space has a very interesting dashboard, ergonomically designed with a curve in the center clutch to leave more space for the driver. In the middle of it are an 8-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay, a novelty brought with the last model, and many innovations in terms of technology. Some of them are improved keyless entry and ignition, automatic headlights and dual-zone climate control. In front of the driver stands amazingly elegant leathered-wrapped steering wheel with white stitches and chromatic details.
The engine should be the same 3.5-liter V6 petrol unit with 300 horsepower and 261 pound-feet of torque as on the old model but with possible improvements and versions. As the last model had CVT automatic transmission, the new will have the same one, and manufacturer offers only front wheel driving system. In terms of safety, there is a standard safety package, including IIHS Top Safety Pick Plus designation as well as collision mitigation with the rigid platform, all improved from the last model.
2018 Nissan Maxima
We expect more information at the end of 2017 when the first model should be on saloons. Base price should be around $33,000 as for the current model, with many versions and trims.