MAXIMA INSIDE OUT
Deep inside the 2016 Nissan Maxima
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Published on Tue, Jan 19, 2016
By: The LACar Editorial Staff
Visually, it’s the floating c-pillar on the new 2016 Nissan Maxima that sets it apart from the existing sport sedan crowd. Viscerally, it’s how the new car behaves that leaves the most lasting impression. LA Car Video Director-Editor Bobby Holland digs deep to find out what makes the new Maxima tick, interviewing its creators, dissecting its inner workings, and driving it the way it should be driven in a thorough road test.
A video by Bobby Holland & Right Track Motoring
The new 2016 model is better in nearly every way from the prior model, and bests the competition in several areas. Nissan is even reviving its “4-door sports car” tag line to describe the car.
Name of vehicle:
2016 Nissan Maxima
EPA fuel economy rating:
22 city/30 highway miles per gallon
3.5 liter DOHC V6 with variable valve timing
300 at 6400 rpm
261 pound-feet at 4400 rpm
Transmission: Continuously variable automatic with sequential shift simulation mode Steering: Power assisted, electronic variable ratio rack and pinion Drive configuration: Front-wheel drive Suspension: Four wheel independent with front and rear stabilizer bars Dimensions Length: 192.8 inches Width: 73.2 inches Height: 56.5 inches Curb weight: 3471 pounds To read John Grafman's view of the 2016 Nissan Maxima, click here.