2016 Nissan Maxima Reviews
What is an auto-maker to do when clients left their midsize sedans in warm search for cross-overs and pick-ups? The clever ones react with resistless crossovers and trucks. The outstanding ones do the sam-e without turning a cold-shoulder to goods they have nurtured for for many years.
Precedent: Nissan's new Maxima. Having a nameplate that goes back to 1981 and 2.9 million U.S. revenue to date, the eighth-era Maxima is a sports-sedan with rousing operation, in your face style, and an interior capable of treating the most festering cross over impulse. While other manufacturers drop V6s to put in a hybrid vehicle powertrain or an all-wheel-push alternative inside their family sedans, Nissan is sticking with its Maxima firearms with what it once again is touting as "the four door sports car."
That is a stretch provided the CVT residing involving the 300-hp 3.5-liter V6 and the front wheels, but after a day's generate near Nissan's Nashville headquarters, we came away amazed by the attempt bestowed up on the brand's main. Despite the gearless transmission, there is a lot of pleasure and four door utility accessible here for between $30,000 and $40,000.
The essential bundle is a touch more (by 2.2 inches) and reduce (by 1.3) but no broader. The 109.3-inch wheelbase and most of the unibody necessarily will be distributed to the new Altima due shortly. Thanks to more aluminium and high-power metal, curb weight is a maintained 82 pounds more slender and torsional rigidity is 25-percent higher. Nissan constructs the Maxima in Smyrna, Tn, in what it claims is the maximum-quantity plant in The United States. (Some 650,000 Altimas, Maximas, Pathfinders, Leafs, Rogues, and Infiniti QX60s are planned for this yr, plus Li - on battery for the Foliage.)
Most of the components consisting of Nissan's venerable VQ35 3.5-liter V6 are new, upping strength a contact (to 300 horse-power at 6400 rpm, a-10-hp increase), without altering the torque peak of 261 lb-feet at 4400 rpm. Revisions contain sodium-filled exhaust valves, re shaped intake valves, a better intake manifold, as well as a stiffer oil pan. One notable omission is a go on to to direct-fuel injection; Nissan is conserving that rewarding technology for its presumably more destitute turbocharged engines. Technologists expected EPA highway mileage would scale by 4 mpg to the enviable 30-mpg amount, as well as the US Environmental Protection Agency has truly certified the Maxima for 2-2 mpg city and 30 freeway.
Happily, there has additionally been a full-frontal assault to lessen the negative features of the Maxima's X Tronic CVT automatic provided by Jatco. (Initially Japanese Automatic Transmission Organization, it's three quarters owned by Nissan, with Mitsubishi and Suzuki each having small positions.)
A 17-% rise in the spread between the lowest and maximum ratios is the primary driver underlying the gain in highway fuel-mileage. Additionally, the CVT's lubricating liquid is a thinner viscosity, there is an inferior hydraulic pump, as well as the push belt is a fresh higher-efficiency layout.
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