NEW FOR 2013:

– Revised Sport Package includes climate controlled driver’s seat and 19-inch Dark Hyper Silver finish wheels.
– Paint changes: Pearl White added.

After undergoing a mid-cycle refresh in 2012, the Nissan Maxima sees very few changes for 2013. A revised Sport Package and the inclusion of a new Pearl White paint option are the only changes.

Offered in a single trim line with available option packages, the Maxima uses a 3.5-litre V6 with continually variable transmission (CVT). The transmission includes manual shift mode and “Ds Mode,” for “Drive Sport,” which enhances acceleration feel and better engine speed maintenance during cornering.

Standard features include 18-inch alloy wheels, dual-zone automatic climate control, automatic headlamps, fog lights, LED taillamps, heated mirrors with integrated turn signals, power sunroof, trip computer, Bluetooth connectivity, garage door opener, auto-dimming rearview mirror with compass, Intelligent Key access system with pushbutton start, auto up/down front windows, tilt and telescopic heated leather-wrapped steering wheel, cruise control, speed-sensitive variable intermittent wipers, eight-way driver and four-way passenger power-adjustable heated leather seats, 60/40 split-folding rear seat, cargo net, six-CD/MP3 2 GB Music Box stereo with auxiliary input and USB port, security system and tire pressure monitoring system.

The Sport Package adds 19-inch alloy wheels, sport-tuned suspension, auto-dimming driver’s exterior mirror, auto-tip-in-reverse mirrors, driver’s side memory, metallic interior trim accents, power tilt and telescopic steering wheel with paddle shifters, premium leather seats with unique stitching, xenon headlamps, XM Satellite Radio, and rear spoiler. The rear seats are buckets for four-passenger seating, and the fixed rear seat includes a fold-down rear armrest and cargo pass-through.

The Premium Package uses 18-inch alloy wheels and does not have sport suspension, but otherwise builds on the Sport Package and adds auto up/down on all windows, eucalyptus wood-tone interior trim, fold-down rear armrest with climate and stereo controls, heated and cooled driver’s seat, power rear sunshade, premium mood lighting, rearview monitor and dual-panel power sunroof with power sunshade.

The Sport Package can be further optioned with a Tech Package that adds rearview monitor, navigation system with voice recognition, XM NaviTraffic and 9.3 GB Music Box; the Premium Package can be optioned with a Navigation Package that adds the voice-activated navigation system, XM NaviTraffic and Music Box.

Type 4-door, 4/5-passenger midsize sedan Layout Front engine/front-wheel drive Engine 3.5-litre V6, DOHC, 24 valves Horsepower 290 @ 6400 rpm Torque (lb-ft) 261 @ 4400 rpm Transmission CVT Tires P245/45VR18 all-season Tires (optional) P245/40VR19 all-season Curb weight 1621 kg (3574 lbs) Wheelbase 2776 mm (109.3 in) Length 4843 mm (190.7 in) Width 1859 mm (73.2 in) Height 1468 mm (57.8 in) Cargo capacity 402 L (14.2 cu. ft.) Fuel consumption 3.5L V6 CVT FWD (L/100km) EnerGuide City: 10.9; Highway: 7.7 EPA City: 12.4; Highway: 9.0; Combined: 10.7 Fuel type Premium recommended Warranty 3 yrs/60,000 km Powertrain warranty 5 yrs/100,000 km Side airbags Standard Curtain airbags Standard Anti-lock brakes Standard Traction control Standard Stability control Standard Assembly location Smyrna, Tennessee

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