You may have heard about the new 2016 Nissan Maxima, the brand’s “4-door sports car.” This updated sedan is more exciting than ever, and if you pick the SR trim, you truly get plenty of features that are typically reserved for sports cars.
2016 Nissan Maxima SR: First Impressions
If you just glance at a list of specifications for the Maxima SR, you may doubt Nissan’s validity when calling it a sports car. It runs on the typical transversely mounted engine, has a continuously variable transmission, and has front-wheel drive. When you get behind the wheel, however, you quickly learn why you should never judge a book by its cover.
2016 Nissan Maxima SR: Performance Features
The Maxima SR trim is the most athletic option among Maxima models. It gives you 19-inch wheels, a full inch larger than those on other trims. It also features retuned shocks, anti-roll bars, and springs as well as 245/40 Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric tires that are rated for all-season driving.
2016 Nissan Maxima SR: Behind the Wheel
When you actually take the Maxima SR on the road, you will notice that this Nissan is more fun to drive than the average sedan, even the typical Nissan. There is a Drive Mode Selector in the SR trim, and when you move it to Sport mode, you get improved throttle sensitivity, an increase in steering effort, and an adjustment to the shifting strategy, as well as more engine notes.
2016 Nissan Maxima SR: Relaxing in Luxury
The 2016 Maxima performs admirably on the road, even if it can’t compete with high-performance sports cars. However, it excels when it comes to luxurious features and amenities. There are spacious seats throughout with fake suede, special stitching, and metallic trim throughout. All Maximas come standard with navigation, and the 7-inch color screen is simple to use. There is even an 8-inch screen on the center console that you can control with a knob hiding behind the shifter if you prefer. The cabin is also quiet, letting you focus on your drive instead of outside noises.
Head to Jack Ingram Nissan in Montgomery, Alabama, to experience the 2016 Nissan Maxima SR for yourself on a test drive.
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