Under the hood lies its beating heart: Nissan’s legendary VQ V6 engine. From sodium-filled exhaust valves and anodized pistons, to the high-flow tuned induction system, it’s designed to exhilarate.
Drive Mode Selector
Adrenaline on tap. Put it in Sport, and you’ll sharpen throttle response, steering feel and transmission tuning for a pulse-raising ride. The system even pumps a more powerful engine note into the cabin, thanks to available Active Sound Enhancement.
Xtronic CVT® (Continuously Variable Transmission)
Engineered to satisfy even the most die-hard enthusiast, Maxima’s next-generation Xtronic CVT features dynamic step shifting, wider gear ratio coverage, and an adaptive shift controller. The result is a more connected, spirited driving experience – all without sacrificing fuel economy.
Maxima's independent multi-link rear suspension with monotube shocks equals sporty performance and a more comfortable ride. And a lowered stance isn't just for looks, it gives you the handling you'd expect from the 4-Door Sports Car®.
MAXIMA SR – PURPOSE-BUILT FUN
CURVE YOUR ENTHUSIASM
To give you a G-induced grin, Maxima SR combines 19" gloss-black aluminum-alloy wheels with a track-inspired suspension, and advanced dynamic technologies. So get inside, and enjoy the thrill of carving up your favorite road in the way only a purpose-built sports car can provide.
Go carve up your favorite roads. SR gets a track-inspired suspension with stiffer springs and a larger front stabilizer bar.
19" Gloss-black Aluminum-alloy Wheels
The unique double-spoke wheels are at the intersection of sportiness and style.
A subtle design cue that makes a major statement.
Premium Ascot Leather-Appointments with Alcantara® Inserts
Maxima SR's premium interior features dynamic diamond-quilted inserts, made from premium Italian-made Alcantara® – a material usually reserved for high-end performance cars. []
Column-mounted Paddle Shifters
The available paddle shifters are mounted on the steering column, so they’re always within easy reach – even on corners when Maxima’s steering wheel is clocked 90° – making the perfect gear ratio just a fingertip-blip away.
Includes the following:
Dual Panel Panoramic Moonroof with one-touch open/close
Dynamic Drive Technologies Help You Step Up Your Game
Drive Like a Pro
To ensure you get your daily dose of performance-derived endorphins, Maxima SR features the advanced technology of the exclusive Integrated Dynamics-control Module featuring Intelligent Trace Control, Intelligent Engine Brake, and Active Ride Control. []
Intelligent Trace Control
Enjoy hugging curves with handling that feels effortless. Intelligent Trace Control monitors the situation and, if needed, can brake each wheel individually to help you steer smoothly through the corners. []
Intelligent Engine Brake
Get smoother deceleration when cornering or coming to a stop. Intelligent Engine Brake uses the Xtronic CVT to apply engine braking, helping you to avoid stopping short. And keeping your bag from flying off the passenger seat.
Active Ride Control
Bump? What bump? Active Ride Control can automatically apply the brakes and adjust engine torque to smooth out your ride, turning those mountains into molehills.
Nissan Intelligent Mobility – A Whole New Way to Drive
With standard Automatic Emergency Braking, available Blind Spot Warning and Rear Cross Traffic Alert, you’ll enjoy driving with more confidence and freedom. This is Nissan Intelligent Mobility. [][][][]