I would never have guessed this but the Nissan Maxima, is ostensibly a smaller car than the Infiniti G37 why then does it feel so much bigger the G has more passenger volume and only slightly less cargo room yet the G. comes off feeling like a mid size while the maxima plays like a full size. I guess is the Nissans extra length and width which propagate this perception. Trunks generous 14.2 cubic feet of space is cut for easy and plentiful loading. Depending on how you option at the rear seats split fall to add to the largess or you can get the small ski pass through like mine. The rear bucket seats but also an option provide a stellar amount of leg room and luxury level comfort so though the numbers show the maxima trailing behind accordion G 37 sedan in interior space. This car just plays bigger than its stats. That being said I now see a problem in selling the maxima SV the top level offering when the Infiniti G awaits you for only $390 less.
Don’t get me wrong I really enjoyed my week with the all new maxima the new look is worthy of a head turned at every stoplight it’s Cushnie interior is tackling. Violation. And it’s got enough guts to make mainstream motoring more exciting. The powertrain isn’t easy yes. Nissan’s 3.5 liter V6 and the CVT. Making the front wheels go and of course therein lies the biggest difference between the maxima and it’s infinity cousins as well as its biggest bugaboo. Nissan is keen here on calling this a 4 door sports car to the point of even putting this lame sticker on the window but it’s hard to give serious consideration to this assertion when drivers know the sports sedan to be a rear drive animal the issue here is torque steer that feeling of a tugging steering wheel you get when you lay into a front drive car in fairness the Maximo hides it very well which will never mistaken the driving feel of the Maximo with another pretty famous 4 door sports car of course that being the BMW 3 series the CVT also detract from the sports city. Additional information 2009 Nissan Maxima headlights see at http://theharshlightofday.com/nissan-maxima/headlights.html.
Wholesomeness though again it’s not an annoyance and does allow for a sport mode and substantial paddle shifters I guess this all boils down to a car that would rather play nice then tough. Though it provides a level of handling and power response which would more than satisfy most. It’ll run to 60 miles per hour in 5.8 seconds. In the quarter mile in 14.5. And you could sell buying the maxima to your wife the others are if the app best. After all you can drive it easier in the snow into brings home fuel economy of 19 MPG. City and 26 highway though it wants premium to do it while all the while still elevating itself above more commonplace competitors. It’s the car you lobby for when the G. is off the table and you’re staring down the nose of a Malibu on the showroom floor. Is for. Body is rock solid the ride quality is right in the sweet spot and its size is inviting to long trips. My car doesn’t have the sport package with its harder edge suspension but it does have the extensive premium and technology packages giving this car and Infiniti M. level of luxury. Base price of the SB trim is 33 0 580 while this car gets dangerously close to 40000 with options. It’s a bit of a niche offering but one that you can be glad still exists. For drive time on Yahoo autos I’m Steve Harris.