2018 Nissan Maxima

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2018 Nissan Maxima Ratings
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Consumer Rating

The J.D. Power 100-Point Score is based on hundreds of thousands of independent and unbiased opinions of verified car owners.
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Out of 100

Quality & Reliability

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Measures the level of defects, malfunctions, and design flaws experienced by vehicle owners. Covers the entire vehicle from engine to infotainment system. A higher rating means fewer problems.

Driving Experience

Owners' evaluation of the vehicle's design, performance, comfort, functionality, safety, and technology, comprise this rating. Newer and recently-redesigned vehicles tend to score better.


J.D. Power's forecast of depreciation (how much of its current value the vehicle will likely lose) over the next three years. Lower depreciation equals a higher rating.

Dealership Experience

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#1 Nissan Maxima

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Owners Like

Measured owner satisfaction with 2018 Nissan Maxima after 90-days of ownership.
  • Rear visibility
  • Styling of gauges and instruments
  • Transmission smoothness

Owners Don't Like

The problems experienced by owners of the 2018 Nissan Maxima during the first 90-days of ownership.
  • Amount of trunk/hatch space
  • Comfort of the 2nd row seats
  • The vehicle's voice recognition and bluetooth

Performance Specs

MPG City







1 speed, CVT w/OD


Premium Unleaded V-6


Front Wheel Drive

Available Trims

2018 Nissan Maxima Review

Go from zero to exhilaration in a Nissan Maxima. Inhale every straight; devour every curve; stop on any dime—this stunning four-door luxury sedan actually thinks it’s a sports car. Choose from five models starting with the S and moving through the well-endowed Platinum. Every Maxima gets a 3.5-liter V-6 delivering a best-in-class three-hundred horsepower to the front wheels through Nissan’s Xtronic Constantly Variable Transmission. The Nissan Drive Mode Selector lets you switch between sport sedan and luxury cruiser at the touch of a button. With all that excitement on tap you should probably put down the phone while driving your Maxima. Don’t worry NissanConnect includes Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility so you can stay plugged in. Stay safe with Nissan Intelligent Mobility. Standard Automatic Emergency Braking and available Blind Spot Warning and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert give you an edge on the unexpected. Choose from a variety of colors options and Genunine Nissan Accessories and build a Maxima that’s all yours. The Nissan Maxima. Performance is now a four-door word.
The Nissan Maxima maximizes your connectivity. Keep your hands on the wheel with Bluetooth. Stream audio; make and take calls; it’s standard equipment on every Maxima. Get where you’re going and stay connected on the way with available NissanConnect with Navigation. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility SiriusXM Satellite Radio SiriusXM Traffic and Travel Link and more come to life on an eight-inch color touchscreen. And available NissanConnect Services powered by SiriusXM turns your phone into a remote control for your Maxima. Unlock doors start the engine monitor your Maxima’s health and more.
The Nissan Maxima is so safe it earned a five-star safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Every Maxima comes with driver-assist features like Automatic Emergency Braking and Intelligent Forward Collision Warning. Additional features like Blind Spot Warning and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert are available too. The Tire Pressure Monitoring System doesn’t just tell you when your tires are low—its standard Easy-Fill Tire Alert feature tells you when you’ve filled them properly too. No more fiddling around with air-pressure gauges! The Nissan Maxima. Because safety makes sense.
Every Nissan Maxima delivers power response and adrenaline rushes. Its 3.5-liter V-6 develops 300 horseower—that’s best in its class and it still gets up to 30 miles per gallon. Nissan’s Xtronic Constantly Variable Transmission features dynamic step shifting wider gear-ratio coverage and an adaptive shift controller. Just switch the Drive Mode Selector from Normal to Sport for a pulse-raising ride. Get even sportier performance with the optional paddle shifters Integrated Dynamics-Control Module and sport-tuned suspension3. The Nissan Maxima. The luxury sedan that thinks it’s a sports car.

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J.D. Power Award Winner

Performance Award Winner

Awarded to the models with the highest owner ratings for design and performance after the first 90 days of ownership

Quality Award Winner

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2018 Nissan Maxima JD Power Award Winner
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