2017 Nissan Maxima

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Updated on: June 5, 2021

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The 2017 Nissan Maxima is an executive car which although does not carry the luxury moniker but provides features and performance similar to some of the high-end cars in the top market. The new 2017 Nissan Maxima brings unparalleled sportiness to the midsize sedan class, in addition to a good predicted reliability rating and a well-appointed cabin. Only a high total cost of ownership keeps it from ranking higher. The Nissan Maxima competes with the likes of Chrysler 300 Limited, Kia Cadenza Premium, and the Ford Taurus SE. These cars provide pretty much similar features and performance as that of the Maxima but the Maxima proves to be a steal. Let’s find out why.

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Pros

Powerful and efficient V6 engine

Luxurious, well-appointed interior

User-friendly infotainment system

Cons

Less rear-seat and trunk space than rivals

Uses premium fuel

What's New?

Apple CarPlay made standard


2017 Nissan Maxima Consumer Reviews and Ratings

7.9

based on 95 ratings


8.1/10 Features
8.2/10 Interiors
8.3/10 Design
8.2/10 Safety
8.1/10 Reliability
8.1/10 Deal Value

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2017 Nissan Maxima Overall Reviews


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Rosa

2017 Nissan Maxima

SR 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl CVT)

1

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Posted On: June 5, 2021

AM having a dismal time with this

Pros - Movements are silky

Cons - Electrical issues literally littered

Very bad experience "There are a ton of electrical issues inside this car. My odometer has stopped working, and when I got it checked, the person said that there was no specific reason but that the electrical circuit or connection, whatever, was not working quite well. Also mosttimes, my touchscreen closes down often,as well as the climate control system losing power every now and then. Plus, some of the features are not working as expected. manufacturing defect." They helped me get a cover for these electrical issues since it was a manufacturing defect and not my fault. But I am a bit superstitious, so after the mess this car made, I will look to shop elsewhere.

1/10
Features
1/10
Interior
1/10
Design
1/10
Safety
1/10
Reliability
1/10
Deal Value
7/10
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Jose

2017 Nissan Maxima

SL 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl CVT)

7

User Overall Rating

Posted On: May 14, 2021

The ultimate full-size sedan

Pros - Smooth ride, power, comfort

Cons - Price, cargo, features

Good for daily commuting Maxima is what I hoped it would be: stylish, comfortable, loaded with features, spacious, easy to drive, and cheap. Seats are amazingly comfortable and they are also adjustable which helps in improving visibility too. The ride quality is not the best but it is workable. The speakers could have been better though. Neither are they loud nor are they clear. Excellent! The staff was courteous and answered every question that we ask. Worked hard to come up with a payment that we would be comfortable with.

7/10
Features
7/10
Interior
8/10
Design
8/10
Safety
8/10
Reliability
8/10
Deal Value
10/10
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JM

Janet P. McGraw

2017 Nissan Maxima

S 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl CVT)

8

User Overall Rating

Posted On: May 5, 2021

S Nissan Maxima

Pros - "Strong and efficient V6 engine Luxurious, well-appointed interior User-friendly infotainment system"

Cons - Less rear-seat and trunk space than rivals

When Nissan tries to go all out with their flagship sedan. In terms of the car, I'm pleased with it overall. In my opinion, there are a few flaws that should be addressed in order to improve the vehicle: There should be a 12V plug-in connector for a radar detector up front, not just in the middle armrest. Allow the back windows to fully close.

9/10
Features
8/10
Interior
8/10
Design
8/10
Safety
9/10
Reliability
9/10
Deal Value
9/10
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Features

vehicle bio

base price

$32610

bodystyle

4dr Sedan

passenger capacity

5

top speed

145 mph

drivetrain

front wheel drive

engine type

displacement

213 cu.in.

horsepower

300 hp @ 6400 rpm

torque

261 lb.-ft. @ 4400 rpm

transmission

continuously variable-speed automatic

chassis

suspension front

Independent front strut suspension w/anti-roll bar

suspension rear

Independent rear multi-link suspension w/anti-roll bar

dimensions

wheelbase

109.3 in.

length

192.8 in.

width

73.2 in.

height

56.5 in.

curb weight

3471 lbs.

ground clearance

5 in.

capacity

passenger volume

98.6 cu ft.

cargo volume

14.3 cu ft.

towing capacity

1500 lbs.

payload capacity

1133 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

6.1 sec.

standing 1/4-mile

14.6 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

21/25/30 mpg

highway range

600.0 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

3 yr./ 36000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

5 yr./ 60000 mi.

powertrain warranty

5 yr./ 60,000 mi.

corrosion warranty

5 yr./ unlimited mi.

roadside assistance

Yes



Trims

S $32,610 onwards

300 hp @ 6400 rpm | 3.5 L | V6 | Premium unleaded (recommended)

  • Carbon-fiber aero kit
  • Cloth Seat Trim
  • Driver Lumbar Support
  • Dual Zone Front Automatic Air Conditioning
  • Firmer suspension tuning
  • Front Fog/Driving Lights
  • Infinity sound system
  • Navigation System
  • Spoiler-mounted solar panel
  • Trailer hitch

SV $34,590 onwards

300 hp @ 6400 rpm | 3.5 L | V6 | Premium unleaded (recommended)

  • Adaptive shock absorbers
  • Parking Assist

SL $37,250 onwards

300 hp @ 6400 rpm | 3.5 L | V6 | Premium unleaded (recommended)

SR $38,030 onwards

300 hp @ 6400 rpm | 3.5 L | V6 | Premium unleaded (recommended)

  • 19" Machined w/Painted Accents Aluminum Wheels
  • Alcantara Simulated Suede Seat Trim

Platinum $40,340 onwards

300 hp @ 6400 rpm | 3.5 L | V6 | Premium unleaded (recommended)

  • Rain Sensing Windshield Wipers
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Ratings

Pricing And Features

8.5

Engine And Performance

8.9

Fuel Economy

8.1

Interior

8.1

Exterior

8.7

Safety

9.1

Competition

8.6

8.5

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

8.5

Overall Rating


Powered by a 300-horsepower 3.5-liter V6 engine, the 2017 Nissan Maxima is one of the fastest cars in the class. It accelerates effortlessly and smoothly. Front-wheel drive and a continuously variable automatic transmission are standard. On the highway, this Nissan sedan has a composed and comfortable ride. Braking power is strong, and there’s little body roll through tight corners. Steering feedback can be slow initially, but it responds quicker once you get the car going.

2017 Nissan Maxima Sedan Front View
2017 Nissan Maxima Sedan Rear View

8.5/10
Pricing and Features

8.9/10
Engine and Performance

8.1/10
Fuel Economy

8.1/10
Interior

8.7/10
Exterior

9.1/10
Safety

8.6/10
Competition


2017 Nissan Maxima Pricing and Features

8.5/10

The 2017 Nissan Maxima is available in 5 trims, namely S, SV, SL, SR, and Platinum. Each successive variant introducing expansive features while offering the same powertrain. All the models are powered by a 3.0L V6 engine with a CVT automatic transmission and come standard as a front-wheel drive. The base trim, S, starts at $32,910 while the top-end Premium costs $40,340. Features like bigger wheels, high-quality speakers, LED lights, high-quality upholstery, and seating, etc., are found as you go higher up the trims.

Trim

S

SV

SL

SR

Platinum

MSRP

$32,910

$34,890

$37,250

$38,030

$40,340

Key Features

18-inch alloy wheels

Adds to the S trim:

Adds to the SV trim:

19-inch wheels

Adds to the SR trim:

 

Dual power outside mirrors

Leather upholstery

Panaromic sunroof

Sport-tuned suspension

LED Headlights

 

Automatic headlights

Heated front seat

Heated Steering wheel

Paddle shifters

Power adjustable steering wheel

 

8-inch touchscreen display

Heated outside mirror

Active noise cancellation

Active ride control

Automatic wipers

 

NissanConnectSM with Navigation

Voice Control

Adaptive cruise control

Active trace control

Driver memory settings

 

Apple CarPlay

 

11-Speaker Bose audio system

Heated and Ventilated front seats

Interior accent lighting

 

Dual-Zone Climate Temperature Control

 

 

 

360-degree parking camera

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For the ultimate luxury, the Nissan Maxima Platinum is the one to buy. It features a power tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, a moonroof, a power rear-window sunshade, mahogany wood-tone accents, premium leather seats, and memory settings for the driver’s seat and side-view mirrors, as well as a few more advanced safety features.

2017 Nissan Maxima Engine and Performance

8.9/10

The 2017 Nissan Maxima is powered by a 3.5L V6 engine with a CVT automatic transmission which drives it through the front-wheels. The powertrain produces 300 hp and 261 lb-ft of torque. The performance is great for a sedan with CVT transmission. The Maxima runs with no complaints and thus is one of the most reliable sedans out there. Nissan has tweaked the CVT transmission so it doesn't stay at higher revs most of the time, hence saving precious fuel and money in the process. 

2017 Nissan Maxima 3.5L V6 Engine Bay

The V6 engine in the Maxima is a new offshoot for a relatively old engine family for Nissan, and one that we've found comes with its drawbacks. It's not particularly pleasant to listen to at higher revs, and at full throttle it can venture into the too-loud zone. The 3.5-liter V6 engine in the Nissan Maxima is reworked for more power and its continuously variable transmission (CVT) has a higher final drive ratio to keep the engine on song.

Models

Nissan Maxima S

Chrysler 300 limited

Kia Cadenza Premium

Ford Taurus SE

MSRP

$32,910

$32,340

$31,990

$27,345

Engine

3.5L DOHC 24-Valve V6

3.6L V6 24V VVT

3.3L GDI V6

3.5L Ti-VCT V6

Transmission

CVT automatic

8-speed automatic

8-speed automatic

6-speed automatic

Horsepower

300 hp @ 6400 rpm

292 hp @ 6350 rpm

290 hp @ 6400 rpm

288 hp @ 6500 rpm

Torque

261 lb-ft @ 4400 rpm

260 lb-ft @ 4800 rpm

253 lb-ft @ 5200 rpm

254 lb-ft @ 4000 rpm

The Nissan Maxima is the most powerful in this comparision, and is closely followed by the 2017 Chrysler 300 Limited with 292 hp. There Kia Cadenza and the Ford Taurus is not further either, with a power output of 290 hp and 288 hp respectively. The Maxima is the only one supporting a CVT transmission, while all the other sedans in comparision gets a 8-speed automatic transmission, expect the Ford Taurus which gets a 6-speed automatic transmission. 

2017 Nissan Maxima Sedan Acceleration

Powered by a 3.5L V6 and CVT transmission, the 2017 Nissan Maxima accelerates from 0-60 mph in 5.8 seconds, while a quarter-mile is done in 14.3s. This is quite good for a sedan with a V6 while the other cars in the field are slower in comparison but take around the same time when pitted against each other. In the quarter-mile, only the Kia is under 15s while the Chrysler 300 Limited and the Ford Taurus SE take a shy more than 15s. 

2017 Nissan Maxima reach 0-60mph in 5.8s

Models

Nissan Maxima S

Chrysler 300 limited

Kia cadenza premium

Ford Taurus SE

0-60 MPH

5.8 sec

6.6 sec

6.5 sec

6.5 sec

Quarter mile

14.3 sec

15.2 sec

14.8 sec

15.1 sec

Engine

3.5L

3.6L

3.3L

3.5L

The 3.5-liter V6 provides ready and willing power across the rev range, and it works well with the CVT, although torque steer (the feeling of the car pulling left or right as you accelerate) is noticeable during hard acceleration. Nissan is the clear winner in this field whereas the Kia Cadenza and Ford Taurus comes second to it with 0-60 mph in 6.5 seconds. The Chrysler is the slowest in the field.

2017 Nissan Maxima Sedan Handling and steering

The 2017 Nissan Maxima handles quite well when on the road while the steering is a tad too stiff and slow when slow-rolling the car. But the suspension and chassis are a testament to Nissan; they are well-grounded while offering good amount of grip. 

2017 Nissan Maxima Side View 

Weirdly, when quickly accelerated, the torque steer, i.e., car weaves a bit from left to right, is noticeable although this doesn't seem to be that dramatic a problem yet worth noting. Yet, the Maxima responds to the input of the driver, steers with precision, and drives very balanced. It hugs the corners when cornering and comfortable and agile while on the highway.

2017 Nissan Maxima Sedan Braking

The 2017 Nissan Maxima provides a decent braking as it takes a tad too long to come to a standstill, compared to the other cars in this comparision. Its front brakes measure 12.6-in while the rear measure 12.1-in. The car weighs 3478 pounds, not too light yet not too heavy. Under the 60-0 mph brake test, the Maxima takes 125-ft to come to a standstill, which is less than the average of cars of this segment.

2017 Nissan Maxima Wheel

Model

Nissan Maxima S

Chrysler 300 limited

Kia Cadenza premium

Ford Taurus SE

Brake Front (in.)

12.6

12.6

12.6

13.9

Brake Rear (in.)

12.1

12.6

11.8

13.6

Curb Weight (lbs.)

3478

4029

3633

3917

60-0 MPH (ft.)

125

120

120

N/A

The 2017 Chrysler 300 and the Kia cadenza take around 120-ft to come to a standstill from 60 mph, which is a bit better than the Maxima. The Ford has the biggest brake measurements of all the cars in the field. Comparing curb weight, the heaviest is the Chrysler while the Maxima takes the crown for being the lightest.

2017 Nissan Maxima Fuel Economy

8.1/10

The 2017 Nissan Maxima's powertrain is pretty fuel-efficient. It provides a milegae of 21 mpg in the city and around 30 mpg on the highway. Thus we get a combined mileage of 25 mpg from the Maxima. These numbers are better than the rest of the field, where the cars are quite similar in their efficiency but the Nissan performs just a tad better than the rest. What is more satisfying to know is that Nissan uses a CVT transmission, which is not known to be fuel-friendly, yet has been tweaked it to provides better fuel-efficiency.

Model

Nissan Maxima S

Chrysler 300 limited

Kia cadenza premium

Ford Taurus SE

MPG (city)

21

19

20

18

MPG (highway)

30

30

28

27

MPG (combined)

25

23

23

21

Both the 2017 Chrysler 300 and the Kia Cadenz provides a similar com bined fuel economy og around 23 mpg, while the 2017 Ford Taurus is the least fuel efficient with a combined fuel economy of 21 mpg. Even if the Maxima provides a better mileage, it requires premium fuel. So you should factor that extra expense into your buying decision.

2017 Nissan Maxima Interior

8.1/10

The 2017 Nissan Maxima may not have the brand name of a luxury car, but it has the interior of one. Passengers are surrounded by quality materials, including soft-touch surfaces on most of the major touchpoints. Nissan's Zero Gravity seats are present as well. They are supportive, though we haven't found these to be as superbly comfortable as the ones in the Nissan Altima.

2017 Nissan Maxima Dashboard 

The dual tone finish of the interior is quitye attractive, while the design is ergonomic to provide easy accessibility to all the control switches. As we move towrds the higher trims, the Maxima adds in better interior features like leather upholstery, automatic climate control, heated and ventilated front seats, power adjustments and many more. The Nissan Maxima provides considerable spacing to all the passengers in the front as well as the rear. 

Model

Nissan Maxima S

Chrysler 300 limited

Kia cadenza premium

Ford Taurus SE

Passenger capacity

5

5

5

5

Front (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

39.4/56.7/45.0

38.6/59.5/41.8

40.2/58.3/45.5

39.0/57.9/41.9

Second

 (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

36.7/55.7/34.2

37.9/57.7/40.1

37.9/56.5/37.2

37.8/56.9/38.1

The Kia Cadenza provides better headspace and legroom than the Maxima while the Chrysler 300 is comparatively less spacious. One particularly thoughtful feature is the bin mounted forward of the shifter that contains two USB ports, space for all but the biggest phones on the market, and a slot to mount a phone vertically so you can see messages as they pop up.

2017 Nissan Maxima Sedan Infotainment

The 2017 Nissan Maxima infotainment system comes standard with Apple CarPlay smartphone integration, dual-zone automatic climate control, a proximity key, and push-button start. Also standard is the NissanConnect infotainment system, which includes an 8-inch touch screen, HD Radio, satellite radio, navigation, Bluetooth, a pair of USB ports, and voice and gesture commands. Available features also include an 11-speaker Bose stereo.

2017 Nissan Maxima Infotainment System 

The infotainment system features sharp graphics, a straightforward interface, and user-friendly controls. It may not be the best looking, but is quite intuitive and seasy to use. Here are the infotianment features avaiable with the 2017 Nissan Maxima:

  • 8-inch touchscreen
  • CD Player
  • Satellite Radio
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Navigation System
  • 11-speaker Bose audio system

2017 Nissan Maxima Sedan Cargo Volume

The 2017 Nissan Maxima allows 14.3 cubic feet of cargo volume while the Ford Taurus offers a generous 20.1 cubic feet. The Kia Cadenza and the Chrysler offer almost the same, at 16 cubic feet and 16.3 cubic feet respectively. Nissan, along with the 300 Limited and the Cadenza, offers just adequate boot space compared to the cars in this price range. The Ford has the best cargo volume when compared to its rivals.

2017 Nissan Maxima Trunk Space

Model

Nissan Maxima S

Chrysler 300 limited

Kia cadenza premium

Ford Taurus SE

Cargo Volume (ft.3)

14.3

16.3

16.0

20.1

At just 14.3 cubic feet, the Maxima has one of the smallest trunks in the class. Only the Toyota Avalon Hybrid and Buick Lacrosse have less trunk space and of course the competitors having more. Still, Maxima’s trunk has a wide opening and folding rear seats that make the space easy to load.

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2017 Nissan Maxima Exterior

8.7/10

The 2017 Nissan Maxima exterior has not changes much as compared to the previous iteration. It still sports a well-designed look, while remaining sporty and elegant. It is still based on the design of the 2016 model. The long hood, slightly sloping roof and the mirror finish exterior paint makes the Nissan Maxima look like a premium vehicle. It hets sleek LED headlamps, heated and power ORVM on the higher trims, a sunroof on some of the trims and sport tuned suspension on the SR trim. 

2017 Nissan Maxima Side View

The 2017 Nissan Maxima may look like a long vehicle, but it is the shortest in length in this comparision. It also has a smaller wheelbase and sits quite close to the ground with a ground clearance of 5.3-in. The Maxima is the lightest in this comparision with a curb weight of 3478 pounds which assists it in better acceleration.

Model

Nissan Maxima S

Chrysler 300 limited

Kia cadenza premium

Ford Taurus SE

Curb weight (lbs.)

3478

4029

3633

3917

Length(in)

192.8

198.6

195.7

202.9

Width(in)

73.2

75.0

73.6

76.2

Height(in)

56.5

58.4

57.9

60.7

Ground clearance (in)

5.3

4.7

6.4

5.1

Wheelbase (in)

109.3

120.2

112.4

112.9

Track width (in) F/R

62.4/62.4

63.4/63.8

63.3/63.6

65.3/65.5

The 2017 Chrysler 300 weighs the heaviest is this comparision at 4029 pounds. The Ford Taurus is the longest of the lot while also have the shorest groudn clearance of 5.1-in. The Chreysler 300 may not be the longest in length, but has the longest wheelbase of them all, making it difficult to maneuever. 

  • 18 alloy wheels
  • Keyless ignition
  • LED running lights
  • Automatic headlights
  • Fog Lights
  • Rear spoiler
  • Splash or mudguards
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2017 Nissan Maxima Safety

9.1/10

The NHTSA has given the 2017 Nissan Maxima a perfect 5-star safety rating, while the IIHS has also given the Maxima overall 'Good' rating in almost all the test segments. Along with that, the IIHS has also given the Nissan Maxima a Top Safety Pick+ award for the year 2017 in the midsize sedan segment.

Along with that, the Maxima gets multiple active safety features which incldes blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning with emergency braking, a driver alertness monitor, rain-sensing windshield wipers, and a 360-degree camera. Here are the other safety features that the sedan includes:

  • Nissan Advanced Airbag System 
  • Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC)
  • Traction Control System (TCS)
  • RearView Monitor Back-Up Camera
  • Forward Emergency Braking (FEB) Forward Collision
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)

2017 Nissan Maxima Competition

8.6/10

2017 Chrysler 300 Limited vs Nissan Maxima

The new Chrysler 300 starts at $32,340 and is powered by a 3.6L V6 and 8-speed automatic transmission boasting a performance of 292 hp and a torque of 260 lb-ft. It comes with an optional V8 and is a quiet, comfortable family sedan which although may not boast as good looks as compared to the Nissan, still is a decent alternative to it. Packed with a good performance, good drivability, and considerable spacing, the Chrysler can give the Nissan a good run for its money.

2017 Chrysler 300 Limited Front View

2017 Kia Cadenza Premium vs Nissan Maxima

At a price tag of $31,990, the 2017 Kia Cadenza is powered by a 3.3L V6 and 8-speed automatic transmission with a performance of 290 hp and 253 lb-ft torque. It has better braking, cargo volume, better seating and space, good fuel efficiency, excellent ride quality, a variety of advanced safety features, and a premium interior design.

2017 Kia Cadenza Premium Front View

The Kia Cadenza is an excellent alternative to the Maxima and should be on the buyer. Let's at least give it a try list when considering the Nissan.

2017 Ford Taurus vs Nissan Maxima

The American bred 2017 Ford Taurus costs almost $6,000 less than the Maxima, which has taken a toll on some of the important aspects of the car. The Ford Taurus has a few horsepower less than the Nissan and also the Taurus is slow compared to the Maxima.

2017 Ford Taurus Front View

The fuel economy also takes a dig at the American sedan, where the Maxima outshines the Taurus again. If you are ready to spare some more bucks then the Taurus would be a good choice.

2017 Nissan Maxima Final Verdict

Right from the base model, the 2017 Nissan Maxima offers good performance with its 3.5-liter V6 engine which is efficent in terms of the fuel econmy it provides. The Maxima is highly rated by safety standards along with an excellent build quality. It gets great features as standard that can further be upgraded with few available optional features. Avaiable at a starting price of around $32,910, the Nissan Maxima will not disappoint buyers for what it's worth.

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User Overall Rating

AM having a dismal time with this

Very bad experience

by Rosa

7

User Overall Rating

The ultimate full-size sedan

Good for daily commuting

by Jose

8

User Overall Rating

S Nissan Maxima

When Nissan tries to go all out with their flagship sedan.

by Janet P. McGraw

9

User Overall Rating

My 2017 Maxima

Feels premium at a budget price!

by Dale S. Mason

3

User Overall Rating

Quality issues in Maxima

poor plastics and the noises makes me feel it was low in quality

by Randall D. Kettler

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