As equipped, the Maxima looks way moreyounger and sporty than its tenure out there would suggest. In fact, there is even a bit of of modern day Infiniti Q45 about the slinky lights, large fender arches and boxed jaw. The Nissan Maximas absolute best asset is still its $31,000 base price, which holds the line for 2014. The SV trim is now about $700 more expensive, yet brings big upgrades in apparatus and handling.
The vintage 4DSC is not the golden functionalityvehicle that it once was, when it was once a standout with its same old V-6 engine and manual transmission. The ones days are long past for the Maxima in this generation, as a CVT automatic saps some of this big sedans hot rod charisma.
The sports sedan idol at Nissan changed intoobviously passed to Infiniti nearly a decade ago, so where does that leave this flagship in investors minds as hostile to the Acura TL or the hot Chevrolet Impala ?