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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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When most people picture Nissan vehicles, they think of practical and reliable models with great technology, comfort, and performance. This combination isn’t necessarily ideal for racing, but Nissan has made a name for itself in the racing world as well, and that has paid off. The new Nissan Maxima has officially earned the role of the Safety Car at competitive racing events.
Nissan Maxima at The Oak Tree Grand Prix
The Oak Tree Grand Prix took place at Virginia International Raceway by Danville, Virginia, in late August, and during this event, the 2016 Maxima served as the event’s official Safety Car. Despite its luxury amenities and 4-door styling, the Maxima fit right in due to its designation as a sports car. Then, in mid-September, the Maxima repeated its official duties at the Circuit of the Americas’ Lone Star Le Mans race in Austin, Texas.
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In addition to providing the official Safety Car for these events, Nissan had competitors involved as well. There were two 370Z NISMOs that competed in the Oak Tree Grand Prix’s Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge. Nissan is an official partner of the sanctioning body of the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship, IMSA. Because of this, multiple power plants and cars have been fielded by Nissan in recent seasons.
Whether you are interested in the safe and sporty 4-door 2016 Maxima or a sportier model, like the 370Z NISMO, the team at Jack Ingram Nissan in Montgomery, Alabama, can work with you to configure your ideal Nissan.
The Nissan Maxima is a popular sedan known for its performance and upscale interior. The 2016 Maxima has been redesigned, and according to Nissan, this updated model competes with traditional full-size sedans as well as luxury vehicles. You can find five trim choices for the Maxima: the S, SV, SL, SR, and Platinum.
Power and Engine
If you look under the hood at the 3.5-liter V6 engine in the redesigned Maxima, you will notice mostly new parts. This has managed to improve the horsepower by 10 so it reaches 300 horsepower while torque still peaks at 261 pound-feet. This added power is a small feature, but notable nonetheless. It is due to reshaped intake valves, a stiffer oil pan, an intake manifold that is more efficient, and sodium-filled exhaust valves. In addition to the power improvement in the engine, it has also seen an increase in fuel efficiency. Now you get to enjoy 22 mpg in the city and 30 on the highway*.
Nissan is working on its Energetic Flow design language, and it shows in the 2016 Maxima. This means that you can see a plunging grille surrounded by the LED daytime running lights as well as gloss-black pillar finishes. The combination makes it seem that the roof is floating, something that is inspired by the canopy of a fighter jet. Meanwhile, the Maxima’s front end is aggressive and memorable.
To get a feel for the redesigned Nissan Maxima, head to Jack Ingram Nissan in Montgomery, Alabama, and take one for a test drive.
*Based on EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.
2016 Nissan Maxima SR Best Field of Luxury Sports Sedans in Certified Testing at Buttonwillow Raceway Park
- All-new Nissan Maxima proves its “4-Door Sports Car” credentials in independent certified testing trial
- Assembled field of competitors for test include BMW 328i, Acura TLX 3.5L Tech and Audi A4 2.0T quattro
- Closest competitor, the BMW 328i, posts average lap time nearly a full second – 0.98 second – slower around 1.8-mile Buttonwillow Raceway‟s West Loop course
NASHVILLE (May 18, 2015) – Nissan promised that the 2016 Nissan Maxima lives up to its “4-Door Sports Car” nickname when it revealed the all-new, eighth-generation sport sedan‟s design at the recent New York International Auto Show. Now the certified proof – and video testing highlights – are in and posted online for everyone to see (video posted above)
Called the “2016 Nissan Maxima Test Track Challenge,” AMCI Testing was contacted as an objective, independent third-party testing organization to explore and certify differences in Buttonwillow Raceway closed course lap performance between the 2015 Acura TLX 3.5 (FWD) with Technology Package, 2015 Audi A4 2.0T quattro® Premium Plus Tiptronic, 2015 BMW 328i sedan and the 2016 Nissan Maxima SR.
When all laps were completed around the 1.8-mile Buttonwillow Raceway Park‟s West Loop, the new Maxima was clearly the fastest:
Vehicle Seconds – Margin (sec.)
- Maxima SR 1:18.50 ___
- BMW 328i 1:19.48 0.98
- Acura TLX 3.5L 1:20.58 2.08
- Audi A4 2.0T Quattro 1:21.21 2.71
“We expected the all-new 2016 Maxima, with its re-engineered engine, transmission and chassis to do well, but frankly even we were surprised by the head-to-head test results against some very well-established luxury sports sedans,” said Pierre Loing, vice president, Product Planning, Nissan North America. “Following the adage that „seeing is believing‟, the video highlights that the 2016 Maxima‟s drivetrain and powertrain combination is well optimized for performance, meeting the challenge offered by the well-regarded rear-wheel drive, all-wheel drive and front-wheel drive competitors.”
About the Testing
AMCI Testing obtained the Acura, Audi and BMW anonymously from manufacturer authorized dealerships. The 2016 Nissan Maxima SR was obtained from Nissan North America (the 2016 Maxima goes on sale in early June).
AMCI Testing certified lap times were set by two AMCI Testing certified test drivers on Buttonwillow Raceway Park’s West Loop (Configuration 28, Clockwise). All stability and traction controls were in the off position for all laps, and each lap began from a 40 MPH “Pace Car” start.
As required by the specific attributes to be certified, all vehicles underwent AMCI Testing‟s proprietary break-in procedure and were prepped according to manufacturers‟ specifications prior to testing. All preparation work was completed by an independent service facility.
“With strong acceleration out of the box and eager turn-in response while simultaneously braking, the Maxima SR outpaces the others to the apex of the first hairpin,” Andy Lally, a four-time Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona winner, explains – and demonstrates – in the video. “Next, the esses, where you can see the others falling behind.”
Along with infrared timing systems, the test team utilized “simulcam technology” to ghost the images of the four sports sedans over each other to show the differences in performance and speed as they drove through various corners.
About the 2016 Nissan Maxima
The all-new 2016 Nissan Maxima sets a new standard for style, performance and technology in the large sedan segment. Its groundbreaking presence is also intended to “Maximize” the Nissan brand itself – as a halo vehicle showcasing the company‟s cutting edge design, performance and innovation leadership. Now in its eighth generation, the new 2016 Maxima takes the nameplate‟s position as the “4-Door Sports Car” to its highest execution ever.
From a performance standpoint, Maxima achieves a power-to-weight ratio that exceeds that of the Acura TLX V6 and BMW 335i*, and authentic performance hardware that includes monotube rear dampers, tires specially developed for Maxima, and a “Sport” mode that transforms the vehicle‟s character with the touch of a button. The new Maxima‟s 3.5-liter VQ-series V6 has been redesigned with more than 60 percent new parts (compared to the previous generation 3.5-liter V6). With 300 horsepower, it achieves a high specific output (HP/L) of 85.7 horsepower/liter. The revised engine also offers a 15 percent increase in highway fuel economy to 30 miles per gallon**.
Complementing the revised powerplant is a new, performance-oriented Xtronic transmission featuring a wider ratio range, which allows for stronger acceleration from a standing start and an all-new D-Step shifting logic that provides rapid shifts at high throttle openings.
The new Maxima‟s enhanced handling and ride comfort starts with a redesigned platform that features a revised 4-wheel independent suspension with monotube rear shock absorbers. The new Maxima SR grade features unique suspension damper tuning, a Performance Chassis Damper, a larger front stabilizer bar and 19-inch diamond-cut machined aluminum-alloy wheels and 245/40R19 all-season tires developed uniquely for Maxima to add even more performance. The Maxima SR also offers premium Ascot leather-appointed seats with diamond-quilted Alcantara® inserts, Climate-controlled front seats, Ascot leather-appointed steering wheel with Alcantara® insert, paddle shifters, aluminum sport pedals, Liquid Chrome faceted finishers and LED low beam headlights.
The 2016 Maxima is available in five well-equipped models (all equipment is grade standard, no available options): Maxima S, SV, SL, SR and Platinum. For photography and additional information about the 2016 Nissan Maxima, along with the complete lineup of Nissan vehicles, please visit www.NissanNews.com.
* MY 2016 Nissan Maxima v. 2015 Acura TLX V6 and BMW 335i. Competitor information obtained from manufacturer‟s websites.
** Fuel economy based on 2016 EPA fuel economy estimates for 2016 Maxima. Actual mileage may vary with driving conditions – use for comparison only.
Nissan announces $32,410 starting MSRP for all-new 2016 Maxima, along with pre-sale reservation program
- Dramatically styled new eighth-generation Maxima made world debut today at New York International Auto Show
- Pricing starts at $32,410 USD* for the Maxima S model – which comes complete with a 300-horsepower 3.5-liter V6 engine, standard NissanConnectSM with navigation, 8.0-inch touch-screen display, Remote Engine Start**, RearView Monitor and more
- The all-new Maxima goes on sale in summer 2015 with five available trim levels: Maxima S, SV and new SL, SR and Platinum grades
- “Build Yours Now” 2016 Maxima reservation program open now, includes 3 years/36,000 miles complimentary maintenance offer for early buyers***
NEW YORK (April 2, 2015) – Nissan today announced U.S. pricing for the all-new 2016 Nissan Maxima, which made its world debut at the New York International Auto Show. The eighth-generation of Nissan’s iconic “4-Door Sports Car” is scheduled to arrive at Nissan dealers nationwide beginning this summer.
Nissan also revealed details of a new “Build Yours Now” pre-sale reservation program that rewards eligible buyers who place orders through the reservation website before June 2, 2015 with three years / 36,000 miles complimentary maintenance on their new Maxima. Purchases must be completed before January 4, 2016. Full details on the reservation program are available at www.nissanusa.com/cars/2016-maxima/reserve.
The attached news release was distributed today via NissanNews.com and BusinessWire.