The 2018 Nissan Maxima is expected to be more than just a mild mid-life facelift with some interesting upgrades. Although it is not as sporty as we anticipated, it still offers unrivaled levels of luxury and features for the price. The upgrade could finally allow the car to run on the same tracks or even better. The car will remain based on the same front-wheel-drive chassis as was before. There is a likelihood that Nissan could install an all-wheel drive system and ditch the unpleasant CVT gearbox that makes driving an awful experience. Coupled to a normal automatic transmission, this could actually give the sedan what it needs to be fun. All things considered, this new model is worth waiting for.
2018 Nissan Maxima – Design
This new sedan will be dressed to impress. It will get a modern design with a good number of stylish details to boost its appearance. Most people love the conservative full-size sedan look but Nissan took a gamble with the existing model and it seems to be paying off. Not much is going to change, only that more headroom is expected for the 2018 Nissan Maxima coupled with a slightly different front end that gets it closer to previous Nissan models. The sporty bumpers, large wheels, and couple-like shape will stay, and so will the cabin. Overall, the outlook is considered a revolutionary design that could set some standards in the industry. With the combination of new trim options, aggressive styling and a luxurious look, this refreshed vehicle will be unbeatable by the competition.
The cabin looks more like a cockpit that envelops the driver with every necessary information. Probably, the only thing new about the interior is a new infotainment system and a new set of safety features. The seats will be a better version of the previous model made from high-quality materials. Perfectly matched with unique upholstery that will make it stand out from other sedans. The available trim modes will give the consumers great versatility and they will be able to pick from more standard features. For the Platinum model, we expect a premium Ascot leather interior. That also includes the steering wheel and panoramic dual-panel moonroof. The driver-assist display and the push button are additional features that will make driving a lot easier.
2018 Nissan Maxima – Engine Performance
Under the hood of the 2018 Nissan Maxima is a 3.5-liter V6 engine that delivers up to 300 hp. This drivetrain could, however, be dropped for a more economical unit with similar performance but the base model will maintain the 2.5-liter inline 4. The engine is mated to a 2-speed CVT. The new Maxima could get some sport-tuned parts such as Dynamic control module, suspension, and 19-inch wheels. The estimated mileage for this sedan is speculated to be 33 mpg in highway and 25 mpg in the city. This is a significant improvement over the previous model and better than most other full-size sedans.
2018 Nissan Maxima – Release Date and Price
The 2018 Nissan Maxima has some amazing specs, but it also has its price. Base models won’t cost any less than $33,000 when it is released to the auto market which could most likely be during the last quarter of 2017. Withal, considering that more equipment is coming with higher trims, the price could rise to about $40,000 for the Platinum edition.