2011 Nissan Maxima
Review, Prices, Comparisons, Pictures
Nissan keeps the 2011 edition of the Maxima largely unchanged from the 2010 model. The 3.5 liter V-6 engine is the same smooth and powerful engine that powered last year’s Maxima. The braking system, transmission, suspension and all of the major components of this year’s edition are also the same as the 2010 model.
There are two trim versions of the 2011 Maxima. The S Sedan is the base model and starts at $30,810. At a starting price of $33,530, the slightly more expensive Maxima SV has all of the standard equipment found on the S Sedan plus some extra features. Included with the Maxima SV are integrated turn signals located in the driver and passenger side mirrors, fog lamps, power lumbar support, leather seats and an upgraded 9 speaker Bose sound system with satellite radio.
Nissan has made some minor changes to the Maxima for 2011. Most of the changes are for the Maxima SV with the optional sport package. Instead of the normal clear headlights, there are now smoked headlamps which compliment the new dark front grille.
There are three new colors this year. Drivers can choose from Metallic Slate, Brilliant Silver or Pearl White as well as other colors that were available last year. There is also a new look to the tailpipe. The interior receives some fresh, bold gray stitching and some strategically placed metallic trim. Other than that, the Maxima has not changed from 2010.
For the money, the 2011 Maxima family sport sedan is an excellent choice. Nissan’s reputation for providing well engineered cars with excellent engines has been affirmed with this year’s Maxima. A good car, with a bit of luxury built in, the Maxima performs well under all types of driving conditions