Nissan Intelligent Mobility connects you to your drive like never before. You’ll make every move with greater awareness and get a little help when you need it most. In some cases, it even reinvents things – like the way you park. All of this gives you more confidence and, ultimately, the freedom to embrace the joy of being behind the wheel. This is how driving was always supposed to be.

2018 Nissan Maxima Sedan safety features


2018 Nissan Maxima Sedan safety features

Intelligent Emergency Braking [*]

This system can help save you from a potential frontal collision. It monitors your speed and distance between you and the car ahead and can let you know if you need to slow down. It can even automatically engage the brakes to help avoid a collision or lessen the severity of an impact. [*]

2018 Nissan Maxima Intelligent Forward Collision Warning

Intelligent Forward Collision Warning (IFCW) [*]

Intelligent Forward Collision Warning is on the lookout when you can’t see what’s going on ahead. It watches two cars ahead, monitoring your speed and distance, and when it detects sudden deceleration, it gives you a heads-up to slow down. [*]

Intelligent Around View® Monitor

Intelligent Around View® Monitor [*]

Maxima's available Intelligent Around View Monitor uses four cameras to give you a virtual composite 360° bird’s-eye view of the vehicle, with selectable split-screen close-ups of the front, rear, and curbside views. It also gives you an on-screen heads-up when it detects moving objects near your vehicle. [*]

Intelligent Cruise Control

Intelligent Cruise Control [*]

Maxima’s available Intelligent Cruise Control watches the flow of traffic to take the tedium out of your daily commute. The system helps maintain an adjustable speed and set distance between you and the car ahead. [*]

Blind Spot Warning

Blind Spot Warning [*]

Available Blind Spot Warning helps you change lanes with confidence. It keeps an eye on the blind spot area and gives you a heads-up if it detects a vehicle hiding there. [*]

Rear Cross Traffic Alert

Rear Cross Traffic Alert [*]

Available Rear Cross Traffic Alert helps you back out of a space with more confidence. It watches around the rear of your Maxima, and can warn you about cars it detects creeping up on you from either side. [*]

Front and Rear Sonar

Front and Rear Sonar

Maxima’s available parking sonar gives you an added ally in your pursuit of parking perfection. With sensors on all four corners looking out for static objects, it gives you an audible warning when it detects you’re getting close.

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When we first unveiled our Sports Sedan Concept, it raised both eyebrows and expectations. The press and public alike were blown away, but they were also a bit skeptical. Would the final product deliver on the vision? Would we actually build this jetfighter-esque concept? Well, it’s official: we built it.

Scene Speed Enhanced. 2017 Model Shown

Sport Mode

Shift Maxima’s Drive Mode Selector into Sport and it’s like kicking in the afterburners. Throttle response gets sharper, steering gets heavier, shifts get quicker, and the engine growl becomes a roar. Switch back to Normal Mode and super-sonic gives way to super-smooth, super-refined, and surprisingly fuel-efficient.

300-HP 3.5L V6 engine

Under the hood lies the beating heart: Nissan's legendary VQ V6 engine. From sodium-filled exhaust valves and anodized pistons, to the high-flow tuned induction system, more than 60% of the engine's components have been re-designed for the Maxima®. It even borrows some performance technology from the mighty GT-R®. This 300HP powerhouse exhilarates from idle to redline.

Dynamic Handling

Lower, lighter, and tighter, Maxima® is engineered to not only take corners, but own them. A rear suspension features monotube dampers—the kind of component you'd usually only find in high-end sports cars. And Maxima® SR takes handling to another level, with higher spring rates, stiffer front stabilizer bar, larger wheel, and an integrated dynamics-control module.

Xtronic CVT

Forget everything you ever knew, and everything you ever heard, about Continuously Variable Transmissions. Completely re-engineered for both enthusiast and economist, Maxima's CVT features dynamic step shifting, wider gear ratio coverage, and an adaptive shift controller. The result: more distinctive shift points, a more connected, spirited driving experience, and increased fuel economy.

  • 300 Horse Power
  • 261 LB-FT Torque
  • 11.1/7.8 CITY/HIGHWAY L/100km [*]

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To design a sports-car built to fly, Nissan designers visited the U.S. Navy's Blue Angels®. [*] The cockpit design of their aircraft is echoed in the wraparound design of Maxima's.

2017 Model Shown

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Aggressive Lowered Stance

Externally, Maxima® is lowered, sculpted and streamlined.

Chrome-Tipped Exhaust Finishers

Dual mufflers with rolled, chrome-tipped finishers.

Deeply Sculpted Character Lines

A special metal-stamping technique was developed, adding the distinctive fighter-jet sweep to its body line and deeply scalloped doors.

Floating Roof

One look at Maxima's floating roof appearance and the aeronautical influence is clear. The A, B and C-pillars meld seamlessly into the glasswork so the roof appears to hover over the cabin, just like the canopy of a fighter jet.

  • Signature Lighting

    Up front, the boomerang-shaped headlights feature a captivating LED signature line that stays illuminated at all times. In back, LEDs also accent the wraparound taillights, and "4DSC" is embossed in the lamp housings, front and rear—a subtle reminder of what the Maxima® is all about.

  • Machine-finished Wheels and Custom Tires

    18” Aluminum alloy wheels are aggressively styled, exclusively for Maxima®, and Maxima SR gets 19” aluminum-alloy wheels with specifically developed all-season Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric tires. That uniqueness is carried over to the tires—specially developed Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric tires that help give you razor-sharp steering response and outstanding grip.



Inspired by the layout of a modern fighter jet, Maxima® surrounds you in its luxurious, yet functional cockpit. A deeply bolstered sport seat helps keep you in place, the tall, angled centre stack envelopes you and delivers all necessary information clearly and concisely, and every button, switch, and dial is exactly where you need it.

2018 Nissan Maxima Sedan with beige interior

7° Centre Console Tilt

Maxima® is a driver-focused car, so we rotated the centre console 7° to focus on the driver. Inspired by the GT-R® cockpit, this subtle shift perfectly positions every button, knob, dial and display toward the driver for immediate, intuitive information and command.

Zero Gravity Front Seats

Maxima's sport-styled front seats are bolstered at just the right width and height to conform to your body and keep you in place even during high-G cornering.

Remote Engine Start System with Intelligent Climate Control

There are few things worse than getting into a cold car on a frigid winter morning, or into a sweltering car on a summer afternoon. With Remote Engine Start, you can use your smartphone to heat up or cool down your Maxima® to the comfortable temperature it was when you left it. [*]

Ambient Lighting

Inspired by the glow of the gauges in an aircraft’s cockpit, ambient lighting casts a warm, understated glow across Maxima’s cabin.

  • 2018 Nissan Maxima Sedan double sunroof
  • 2018 Nissan Maxima Sedan interior seat details
  • 2018 Nissan Maxima Sedan climate controlled seats
  • Dual Panel Panoramic Moonroof

    With one-touch open/close

  • Premium Ascot-leather appointed seating with available diamond-quilted Alcantara® inserts

    Maxima’s premium sport-styled front seats feature available diamond-quilted leather inserts, or you can opt for luxurious Alcantara® inserts, a material usually seen only in the highest of high-end performance cars. [*]

  • Climate controlled front seats heated and cooled

also take advantage of Nissan's innovative Zero Gravity design, which provides a natural, neutral seating position that helps to both take pressure off your lower back and reduce fatigue.



Nissan Advanced Drive Assist® Display
Maxima's cutting-edge technology connects you to your ride, and the road, like no other sports sedan. The standard 8" multi-touch screen and the 7" Advanced Drive Assist Display keep key information as close as a glance. A standard Navigation System guides you to where you want to go, and with navigation Swipe to Meter, you can even send map directions from one screen to the other with just a touch. Standard Apple CarPlayTM [*] and Android AutoTM [*], standard Bluetooth® hands-free communications [*] a Bose® audio system [*], turn-by-turn navigation—the list goes on. And of course, the Display Commander is there, letting you dial it all in from a single, central location. [*]

  • 2018 Nissan Maxima Sedan Car Play Dash

    U.S. Instrumentation Shown

  • 2018 Nissan Maxima Sedan display commander
  • NissanConnectSM Services powered by SiriusXM®

    NissanConnectSM [*] Services is a suite of high-tech, vehicle-centric features designed to connect your world to your car. Debuting on the Maxima®, this navigation/infotainment system works through your smartphone and the embedded telematics control unit to make your life easier in ways you might never have thought possible. [*]

  • Display Commander

    Standard on the Maxima®, the Display Commander [*] is designed to make control of your NissanConnectSM [*] system simpler and more intuitive. Positioned just behind the gearshift, it lets you toggle up and down, side-to-side, rotate, scroll through, and control your infotainment system, without the need to look down or touch the display screen.

Customizable Alerts

If someone—let’s just say, oh I don’t know, maybe one of your kids—is a little heavy on the gas pedal, NissanConnectSM [*] Services will send you a text or email if your Maxima® exceeds a preset speed limit.

And just for the sake of argument, maybe that same kid likes to push the boundaries, curfew wise. Maxima® can alert you if it is driven outside of your predetermined hours.

Valet and Boundary
You don't want anyone—not your kids, not the valet at a restaurant—taking impromptu road trips or going on unauthorized cruises, so Maxima® can let you know if it is being driven outside a designated area.

Maintenance Reminder
We'll remind you, via text and/or email, when its time for required maintenance.

Remote Access

Remote Door Lock and Unlock
Forgot to lock up? Need access to your Nissan and you don't have your key? You can lock and unlock your Maxima® with your computer or smartphone!

Remote Engine Start
There are few things worse than getting into a cold car on a frigid winter morning, or into a sweltering car on a summer afternoon. With Remote Engine Start, you can use your smartphone to heat up or cool down your Maxima® to the comfortable temperature it was when you left it. [*]

Remote Horn and Lights
It happens to the best of us; sometimes you just can’t find your car in the parking lot. With the Remote Horn and Lights feature, you just push a button on your key fob and the horn will honk and the lights will flash, and you’ll be on your way.

Emergency Preparedness

Automatic Collision Notification
If your airbags deploy in a crash, an automatic Emergency Call Centre notification can bring help in a hurry.

Emergency Calling
Connects you to a live operator who will assist in dispatching emergency services to your vehicle location.

Roadside Assistance Service
Dispatches roadside assistance to the vehicle location.

Stolen Vehicle Locator
Vehicle theft, unfortunately, does occasionally happen. Some creep could conceivably steal your Maxima®. With the Stolen Vehicle Locator, the boys in blue can locate and, ideally, recover it for you

Navigation Services

Connected and Assisted Search
Gives you the ability to conduct a point of interest search around your vehicle. [*]

Destination Download
Gives you access to embedded map providers like Bing Maps so you can send searches directly to your Maxima®. [*]

Send to Car
With Google® Send-to-Car [*], find your destination before you leave and send the address to your Nissan. [*]


Maxima® SR

To give you a G-induced grin, Maxima® SR combines 19" machine-finished alloy wheels with a sport-tuned suspension featuring advanced dynamic technologies. Specialized hardware includes specially tuned ZF Sachs® dampers with a monotube design in the rear, and an integrated dynamics-control module. So get inside, grab the thick wheel with Alcantara® inserts and column-mounted paddle shifters, and go enjoy the thrill of carving up your favourite road in the way only a purpose-built sports car can provide. [*]

2018 Nissan Maxima Sedan with blue exterior

Integrated Dynamics-Control Module (IDM)
Active Trace Control (ATC) [*], Active Engine Brake (AEB), 
Active Ride Control (ARC)

2018 Nissan Maxima Sedan trace control

Active Trace Control

Active Trace Control automatically optimizes your line through turns by precisely applying the inner or outer brakes. [*]

2018 Nissan Maxima Sedan active engine braking

Active Engine Braking

Active Engine Braking automatically downshifts the CVT when under braking, slowing your Maxima® with less effort while readying the gears to power you out of an apex.

2018 Nissan Maxima Sedan active ride control

Active Ride Control

Active Ride Control reacts automatically when Maxima® is unexpectedly jolted by a bump in the road. It subtly applies the brakes to level the chassis, helping to keep the ride controlled and comfortable.

2018 Nissan Maxima Sedan leather wrapped steering wheel

Premium Ascot leather-wrapped D-shaped steering wheel
Maxima's racing-inspired D-shaped steering wheel is flat on the bottom for added leg clearance. Double-stitched, textured, contoured, with an available contrasting Alcantara® insert, it all comes together to make a statement of performance. [*]

Paddle Shifters

Alcantara Insert

The Drive, Elevated.
In the world of the 4-Door Sports Car,® there’s a special place for those who have a mindset that goes beyond enthusiasm, passion, or even exhilaration. Welcome to a place where driving is simply an expression of who you are – brought to you by people who feel exactly the same way.

2018 Nissan Maxima Sedan front seating