Looking more like it belongs on a military aircraft runway than on the interstate, the fighter-jet inspired 2016 Nissan Maxima is primed and ready to soar to new heights of sporty sophistication and unbridled performance. Nissan fired its latest salvo in the hotly contested luxury sport sedan market when it unleashed the completely redesigned and updated 2016 Maxima at the New York Auto Show earlier this year.
Ready for Takeoff
The Maxima’s floating canopy style greenhouse with its blacked-out C-pillar is said to have been inspired by the Navy’s Blue Angels aerobatic squadron. Featuring a low-slung and aggressive stance, the new Maxima’s fluid sinewy lines and powerful stance defy convention.
Other key styling cues include large boomerang style headlights with “always-on” LED signature lighting, a double U-shaped front grille, and muscular quarter-panel flares. Its lowered and streamlined appearance slices through the wind for improved fuel efficiency and better handling. And diamond-cut 18-inch aluminum alloy wheels make a bold statement. Unmistakably a Nissan, the new 2016 Maxima not only stand out from the crowd, it draws admiring crowds wherever it goes.
Impressive New Interior
The 2016 Maxima’s restyled interior also reflects its fighter jet-inspired design cues. The quiet and spacious cockpit is functional and driver-focused, as well as superbly luxurious. To enhance driver command and control, the large vertical center stack is angled seven degrees toward the driver, effortlessly delivering key information with intuitive ease.
Swathed in available high-quality Alcantara® leather, the firmly bolstered Zero Gravity ventilated sport seats feature a distinctive diamond quilted pattern. They’re also heated and cooled for the ultimate in driving comfort. Unique ambient lighting mimics the glow of an aircraft’s cockpit gauges.
Even the flat-bottomed Ascot leather-wrapped steering wheel is a work of art with fine contrast stitching, and an array of convenient functions is at your fingertips. The available dual panoramic moonroof with one-touch open/close gives the cabin an airy and open ambiance, while there’s ample headroom and legroom for both front and rear passengers.
Pushing the Boundaries of Technology
Today’s modern jet fighters are wonders of cutting-edge technology. This same forward-thinking philosophy is also evident in the new 2016 Maxima; expanding the boundaries of advanced technology to new frontiers.
Maxima’s amazing 7-inch Advanced Drive Display is a remarkable achievement. Nestled between twin electroluminescent analog gauges, the display instantly communicates key information. Using the amazing “Swipe to Meter” function, you can even send map directions from this screen to the center 8-inch color touchscreen display with a swipe of the finger. Other technological touch points include standard Bluetooth®, hands-free communication, turn-by-turn navigation, and an audiophile-quality Bose® audio system.
Nissan engineers, however, didn’t stop there. Debuting on the new Maxima is NissanConnectsm, a fantastic assemblage of vehicle-centric features that connect you and your Nissan to today’s electronic world in ways you didn’t think possible.
This navigation/infotainment system works through your smartphone through an embedded telematics control unit. And you control it all with a flick of the wrist, thanks to the standard Display Commander, a rotary knob located in the center console just below the shifter. Other singular features of NissanConnect include customizable alerts, remote door lock/unlock, remote engine start, automatic emergency notification, and even a stolen vehicle locater.
Explosive Performance & Taut Handling
While the new 2016 Maxima’s list of technology features and luxurious appointments is no doubt impressive, what really steals the show lies under the hood. It’s there that you’ll find the heart and soul of the new Maxima: A finely tuned 3.5 liter 300-hp VQ V6 beast of an engine that offers exhilarating performance from idle to redline.
All this power is channeled through a sophisticated and re-engineered continuously variable transmission (CVT) controlled by steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters. Switch the Drive Mode Selector to Sport and engage the afterburners for a thrilling driving experience with faster throttle response, quicker shifts, and more precisely controlled steering. Keeping things firmly planted on the pavement is accomplished with an all-new suspension, improved torsional rigidity, and race-inspired mono-tube dampers.
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Safety that Goes the Distance
Of course you would expect Nissan to deliver exceptional safety features in the new Maxima and it does. Some of these key safety capabilities include driver attention alert, predictive forward collision warning, forward emergency braking, traction control, vehicle dynamic control, anti-lock brakes with brake-force distribution, blind spot warning, rear cross traffic alert, and an Around View® monitor with moving object detection.
Take the All-New 2016 Maxima for a Test Flight at Central Valley Nissan
The brilliantly redesigned, extraordinarily engineered, and fighter jet-inspired 2016 Nissan Maxima sport sedan is fueled and ready for takeoff at Central Valley Nissan, your hometown Nissan dealership in Modesto, California.
Visit our Modesto Nissan dealership today and let us show you how you can get behind the wheel of the new 2016 Maxima with special financing and dealer incentives. We’re conveniently located at 4530 N. McHenry Avenue, Modesto, CA 95356. Or call 209-526-3320 to schedule a test drive.