New York 2015: Nissan Maxima Revealed

Derek Kreindler
by Derek Kreindler
new york 2015 nissan maxima revealed

Months after making its debut during a Super Bowl ad, Nissan is showing us the rest of the 2016 Maxima.

While the full-size sedan is an endangered species in America (half the segment winds up in fleet sales), Nissan is making a good effort at keeping the Maxima fresh. The Maxima loses 82 lbs, but the only drivetrain is a 300-horsepower V6 mated to a CVT. So much for the 4DSC.

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  • 28-Cars-Later 28-Cars-Later on Apr 04, 2015

    I realize Altima coupe was essentially a failure by the last gen, but this car will be just as much of a failure due to its own limitations but also because of the Altima sedan. Since there was already an acceptable sedan in the offing, wouldn't have it made more sense to do something fun with the Maxima as opposed to the utter failure they did make in into? Maxima FWD coupe/conv? Maxima three door hatch or five door fasback hatch?

    • Corey Lewis Corey Lewis on Apr 06, 2015

      I love how they totally screwed themselves by putting more marketing/effort/etc into the lower rent Altima. Remember in the early 90s when the Maxima was desirable enough to be in rap videos? WTF did you do to yourselves, Nissan.

  • Asitl Asitl on Apr 06, 2015

    Kind of looks like a Dart and fusion or something, def "inspired" by a couple of newer cars, which is surprisingly because The previous gen was unique and very good looking.

  • Malcolm Mini temporarily halted manual transmission production but brought it back as it was a surprisingly good seller. The downside is that they should have made awd standard with the manual instead of nixing it. Ford said recently that 4dr were 7% manual take rate and I think the two door was 15%.
  • Master Baiter It’s hard to make predictions, especially about the future. It will be interesting to see if demand for Ford’s EVs will match the production capacity they are putting on line.
  • Brett Woods 2023 Corvette base model.
  • Paul Taka Hi, where can I find 1982 Honda prelude junkyards in 50 states
  • Poltergeist Make sure you order the optional Dungdai fire suppression system.