the 2012 Nissan Maxima, which is on sale at Nissan dealers nationwide. Maxima is again offered in two well-equipped models - Maxima 3.5 S and Maxima 3.5 SV, each featuring a standard 290-horsepower 3.5-liter V6 engine and Xtronic CVT® transmission - and with no price increase despite a number of significant enhancements for the new model year.
For 2012, Nissan Maxima receives a refreshed exterior - with a new front grille design, new rear combination lights, and new 18-inch and 19-inch aluminum-alloy wheels. Inside, the roomy Nissan Maxima interior's enhancements include a new meter cluster illumination color (white), new Dark Piano-hairline trim, a new Atlantic Cherry wood tone trim, a new metallic-finish trim, and a new Cafe Latte interior color. There's also a new audio segment display and new audio/HVAC knob design. In addition, two new exterior colors are offered: Java Metallic and Dark Slate.
The other big news for the 2012 Maxima is the addition of a special Limited Edition Package for the 3.5 S model, which features smoked appearance headlights, High Intensity Discharge (HID) Xenon headlights, a compass in the rearview mirror, 18-inch aluminum-alloy Dark Hyper Silver finish wheels, a rear spoiler, dark satin chrome front grille, fog lights, outside mirrors with integrated turn signals and metallic trim. The Limited Edition Package provides excellent value at an MSRP of $710 USD.
Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Prices (MSRP) for the 2012 Nissan Maxima include:
- Maxima 3.5 S CVT - $31,750 USD
- Maxima 3.5 SV CVT- $34,450 USD
About the 2012 Nissan Maxima
The flagship Nissan Maxima continues to set the bar for Nissan sedans, combining breakthrough sports sedan styling, a driver-oriented cockpit, ample comfort and luxury for passengers and an advanced drivetrain anchored by Nissan's legendary VQ-series V6 engine.
Along with its refreshed exterior - with a new front grille design, new rear combination lights, and new 18-inch and 19-inch aluminum-alloy wheels - enhancements for 2012 include a new meter cluster illumination color, new available trim selections, a new Cafe Latte interior color, and two new exterior colors. A special Limited Edition Package with unique equipment is also added to the range of available packages that includes a Premium Package, Sport Package and Tech Package.
The 2012 Maxima is offered in two well-equipped models - Maxima 3.5 S and Maxima 3.5 SV, each featuring a standard 290-horsepower 3.5-liter DOHC 24-valve VQ-series V6 engine and Xtronic CVT® with manual and "Ds" (drive sport) modes and available paddle shifters. Nissan Maxima's sporty interior design combines a driver-oriented cockpit with ample comfort and luxury for passengers. The wide range of available technology includes a premium Bose® audio system, RearView Monitor and Nissan Hard Drive Navigation system with XM NavTraffic Real-Time Traffic Information and XM NavWeather™ (XM subscription required, sold separately).