The iconic Nissan Maxima sedan enters the 2019 model year with a mid-cycle freshening with a long list of enhancements, including:
Aggressive styling updates, including standard LED headlights, new front fascia and grille, revised rear fascia with LED taillights and integrated quad-tip exhaust finishers, and new wheel designs
New interior treatment with available semi-aniline diamond-quilted Rakuda Tan leather-appointed seating
Newly available Nissan Safety Shield 360 and 10 air bags, including front driver and passenger knee and rear seat side supplemental air bags
New convenience features, including standard Rear Door Alert, Traffic Sign Recognition and two USB Type-C ports
New SR grade Premium Package and Platinum grade Reserve Package
The refreshed 2019 Nissan Maxima is offered in five well-equipped grade levels: S, SV, SL, the sporty SR and the top of the lineup Platinum.
EXTERIOR AND INTERIOR
The 2019 Nissan Maxima aggressive, updated exterior appearance was created by Nissan Design America and features a more voluminous front grille with a deeper V-motion flow that carries into the hood and down the body to the redesigned rear tail lamps and rear fascia. The standard jewel-like LED headlights and Nissan Signature Daytime Running Lights add to the Maxima's premium, high performance appearance, along with the new, deep fascia design.
The new rear fascia includes integrated quad-tip exhaust finishers, while a new sport rear spoiler is also added to the Maxima SR grade. New wheel designs have been developed for all five Maxima grade levels – capped off by the new 19-inch Hyper Silver Platinum Reserve Package wheels. In addition, a new premium exterior paint color, Sunset Drift, has been added to the Maxima color palette.
Inside, the 2019 Nissan Maxima dramatic body is a driver-oriented cockpit and comfortable seating for all five occupants. Enhancing the Maxima's already high level of quality and premium luxury appointments is a new seat insert pattern and charcoal headliner and pillars for SR and Platinum Reserve Package grades. The Platinum Reserve Package features special Rakuda Tan semi-aniline leather appointments, similar to that available on the Nissan GT-R Premium Interior Package.
The interior retains the Maxima's "Gliding Wing" interior layout that emphasizes the horizontal movement and easy access to all controls, but offers updated trim finishers and materials. Depending on grade level, the instrument panel, door panels, steering wheel insert, stitching, seat materials, headliner, pillars and A-pillar speaker grilles have been upgraded, providing a more premium look and feel.
Other interior enhancements include standard Rear Door Alert (RDA) for all grade levels, revised SiriusXM Satellite Radio with Advanced Auto Features and revised Nissan Door to Door Navigation system, which is standard on all grades except S. In addition, luxury-level interior quietness is enabled by an available Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) system that works much like noise cancelling headphones, helping reduce unpleasant low-frequency sounds. An Active Sound Enhancement (ASE) system, which works by enhancing existing engine sound from the 3.5-liter V6 into the cabin (Bose audio equipped models only), is standard on SV, SR and Platinum grades.
2019 Nissan Maxima Platinum models include standard NissanConnect with Navigation and Services featuring Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Standard with Maxima Platinum, NissanConnect Services powered by SiriusXM provides compatible smartphone and smartwatch access to features such as Remote Engine Start/Stop, Remote Door Lock/Unlock, Valet Alert, and more. Additionally, certain remote features are accessible through the NissanConnect Services Amazon Alexa Skill and Action for the Google Assistant.
The new Platinum Reserve Package interior offers Satin Bronze faceted interior finishers, diamond quilted Rakuda Tan semi-aniline leather appointments, Rakuda Tan steering wheel insert for a two-tone appearance and heated rear seats.
While the 2019 Nissan Maxima exterior projects an enhanced sense of aggressive style, the heart and soul of Maxima remains its 300-horsepower 3.5-liter VQ-series V6 engine and performance-oriented Xtronic transmission. The engine applies lessons learned from the Nissan GT-R, such as sodium filled valves, to achieve a high specific output of 85.7 horsepower/liter. Torque is rated at 261 lb-ft.
Well-matched to the engine is an advanced Xtronic transmission, which, with its lack of fixed ratios, affords the specific advantage of always being in the right gear at the right time. A wide gear ratio range allows for strong acceleration from a standing start and the D-Step shifting logic allows rapid shifts at high throttle openings. The shift logic holds rpm when it detects high-G cornering, allowing for smooth re-acceleration on corner exits.
2019 Nissan Maxima also features a Drive Mode Selector (Sport and Normal modes) that adjusts throttle response, transmission tuning, steering feel. Active Sound Enhancement tuning is standard on SR grade. In Sport mode, the engine throttle response increases, the Xtronic transmission programming changes for more aggressive shifting under braking and gear holding, the steering weight increases and the Active Sound Enhancement system further amplifies the engine note in the cabin.
The foundation for 2019 Nissan Maxima refined handling and ride comfort starts with a platform that features use of high strength steels, including 1.2GPa high strength steel. This allows the Maxima to not only boast strong torsional rigidity, but also contributes to a lighter overall weight (versus the previous generation). The suspension is an independent subframe-mounted strut/coil spring design in front. In the rear is an independent multi-link double wishbone design with ZF Sachs dampers. The rear dampers feature a monotube design, often found in performance applications, for enhanced performance and fade resistance. Large stabilizer bars are found in the front (26.0 mm) and rear (26.5 mm).
Responsive braking is provided by 4-wheel power-assisted vented disc brakes, standard 4-wheel Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist (BA). Steering is provided by a vehicle speed-sensitive hydro-electric power-assisted steering (HEPS) steering system. Maxima comes with standard 18-inch machined finish aluminum-alloy wheels and 245/45R18 all-season tires.
2019 NISSAN MAXIMA HIGHLIGHTS
Refreshed exterior styling featuring a bold enhancement to the signature V-motion design.
Authentic sports car cues through low and wide proportions, powerful body sculpting, flared fenders and available machined-finish 19-inch wheels
Redesigned V-Motion front grille and new deeply sculpted front fascia
Newly designed standard LED projector headlights with automatic on/off function
Standard LED Signature Daytime Running Lights, LED rear taillights, revised rear fascia with integrated quad-tip exhaust finishers
Available LED fog lights, High Beam Assist (HBA) and outside mirrors with integrated turn signals
Available auto-dimming driver's side outside mirror, outside mirrors with tilt-down feature
Available Dual Panel Panoramic Moonroof with rear power retractable sunshades
Available sport rear spoiler (standard on SR grade)
Laminated glass on the windshield and front door windows
Seven available exterior colors: Super Black, Brilliant Silver Metallic, Gun Metallic, Deep Blue Pearl, Pearl White TriCoat (premium color), Carnelian Red Tintcoat (premium color) and new Sunset Drift ChromaFlair (premium color)
Engine and Driveline
Front engine/front-wheel drive
Advanced 3.5-liter DOHC 24-valve V6 rated at 300 horsepower @ 6,400 rpm and 261 lb-ft torque @ 4,400 rpm
High specific output of 85.7 hp/liter
Performance-oriented Xtronic transmission with wide ratio range, D-step shift logic, Adaptive Shift Control (which includes G-sensor) and unique Sport mode tuning
Zero to 60 mph: 5.8 sec
Available paddle shifters (SR grade only)
Drive Mode Selector (Sport and Normal modes) adjusts engine throttle response, steering feel and transmission tuning
Maxima SL, SR and Platinum grade Drive Mode Selector also includes Active Sound Enhancement (ASE) tuning
SR grade includes Intelligent Dynamics-control Module (IDM) tuning
Suspension, Steering and Braking
Independent subframe-mounted strut/coil spring front suspension and independent multi-link double wishbone rear suspension
ZF Sachs monotube rear shock absorbers
Front (26.0 mm) and rear (26.5 mm) stabilizer bars
4-wheel power-assisted vented disc brakes, standard 4-wheel Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist (BA)
New design 18-inch machined finish aluminum-alloy wheels with painted inserts, Continental 245/45R18 all-season tires (S, SV, SL grades), 19-inch gloss black aluminum-alloy wheels with Goodyear 245/40R19 all-season tires (SR model)
New design machine-finished 19-inch aluminum-alloy wheels with Goodyear 245/40R19 all-season tires (Platinum)
Driver-oriented cockpit inspired by fighter jets
Console tilted seven degrees towards the driver (as in the Nissan GT-R)
Standard Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and Hands-free Text Messaging Assistant
Available Nissan Door to Door Navigation with 8.0-inch capacitive color display with smartphone-like controls (swipe and pinch-to-zoom) and swipe-to-meter functionality
Available SiriusXM Traffic and Travel Link
Available NissanConnect Services powered by SiriusXM offering Automatic Collision Notification, Remote Engine Start via smartphone, Emergency Call, Stolen Vehicle Locator (subscription required, sold separately)
Standard Streaming audio via Bluetooth and Nissan Voice Recognition for navigation and audio
Two front illuminated USB connection ports for iPod interface and other compatible devices – one Type-A, one Type-C. Two rear USB ports – one Type-A, one Type-C
Standard 7.0-inch Advanced Drive Assist Display and Display Commander for interface control of center display functions
NASA-inspired Zero Gravity front seats with 8-way power-adjustable driver's seat, 4-way power-adjustable front passenger's seat
Available power passenger seat lifter, heated front seats and heated steering wheel
Available premium Ascot Leather-appointed seats with diamond-quilted inserts (Alcantara Dynamic Diamond-quilted inserts on SR model)
Available Climate-controlled (heated and cooled) front seats
Standard rear 60/40 split fold-down rear seat
Flat-bottom D-shaped leather-wrapped steering wheel
Genuine stitching on instrument panel, upper door panels and console
Power door locks, power windows with driver and passenger auto-up/down feature; available rear window auto-up/down feature
Available LED Interior Accent Lighting (under instrument panel and door finishers)
Available advanced Bose premium audio system with 11 speakers and Active Noise Cancellation (ANC)
Standard HD Radio, Bluetooth Hands-free Phone System and SiriusXM Radio with advanced audio features (SiriusXM subscription required, sold separately)
Standard RearView Monitor and Nissan Intelligent Key with Push Button Ignition
Available Intelligent Around View Monitor (I-AVM) and HomeLink Universal Transceiver (UGDO)
Standard Remote Engine Start with Intelligent Climate Control and Rear Door Alert (RDA) system
New Satin Chrome (S, SV, SL), Dark Satin Chrome (SR) and Satin Birdseye Maple Wood (Platinum) finishers
Available Charcoal headliner and pillars (SR, Platinum Reserve Package)
Three available interior colors: Charcoal, Cashmere and exclusive Rakuda Tan (Platinum Reserve Package)
Maxima SR Exclusive Features
Sport-tuned suspension with monotube rear dampers with unique damper tuning and a larger stabilizer bar in the front
Solid roof panel (no moonroof)
Dynamic Diamond-quilted Alcantara seating inserts and Alcantara® steering wheel insert for high-grip at key touch points
Integrated Dynamic-control Module (IDM) system with Intelligent Ride Control (I-RC), Intelligent Trace Control (I-TC) and Intelligent Engine Brake (I-EB)
Dark Satin Chrome finishers
Paddle shifters, Aluminum sport pedals and 19-inch gloss black aluminum-alloy wheels with specially-developed Goodyear 245/40R19 all-season tires
Safety, Security and Driving Aids
Nissan Advanced AirBag System (AABS) with supplemental front air bags with seat belt sensors and an occupant classification sensor
Front seat-mounted side-impact supplemental air bags and roof-mounted curtain side-impact supplemental air bags with rollover sensor
Driver and front passenger knee supplemental airbags and rear seat-mounted side-impact supplemental air bags
3-point ALR/ELR seat belts (driver's seat ELR only) including rear center position
Front seat belts with adjustable upper anchors, pretensioners, and load limiters
Standard Intelligent Forward Collision Warning (I-FCW), Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) and Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) with Traction Control System (TCS)
LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren) system
Zone Body construction with front and rear crumple zones
Emergency inside trunk-release, Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) with Easy-Fill Tire Alert
Available Intelligent Cruise Control (ICC), Intelligent Driver Alertness (I-DA) system, Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection
Available Blind Sport Warning (BSW), Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA), Intelligent Around View Monitor (I-AVM), Intelligent Lane Intervention (I-LI), Traffic Sign Recognition (TSR) and Rear Automatic Braking (RAB)
2019 Nissan Maxima MSRP