The 2020 Nissan Maxima is a sports sedan that provides more spirit than competitors in the midsize sedan segment. Customers of the Nissan dealership near Salinas appreciate the Maxima’s powerful V6 engine. And the Maxima shares its DNA with world-class sports cars like the Nissan 370Z and GT-R Nismo.
The Maxima features an attractive design with an aggressive grille that is sure to turn a lot of heads. According to Salinas area Nissan dealerships, the Maxima’s cabin is very comfortable, and buyers are impressed with this model’s logically laid-out controls. The SR trim gets leather seats with faux-suede inserts and orange stitching.
For 2020, Nissan has added a number of driver-assist features, as well as better handling and a smoother ride. The SR trim now has a standard sunroof. Buyers looking for a sedan that provides a great combination of performance and luxury should place the 2020 Nissan Maxima at the top of their shopping list.
The automotive media gives the 2020 Nissan Maxima great reviews. Autotrader wrote: “Now in its eighth generation, the Nissan Maxima is more of a luxury car than it's ever been. It features a truly impressive cabin, ready and willing power, and a bold new design that gives the model some of the cache that the brand can't.”
The 2020 Maxima is offered in five trim levels: S, SV, SL, SR and Platinum. Powering the Maxima is a 3.5-liter V6 engine developing 300 horsepower and 261 lb-ft of torque. The Maxima gets a continuously variable transmission (CVT) that sends power to the front wheels. Fuel economy is on par for it for its class, with an EPA-estimated 20 mpg city/30 mpg highway.*
The Maxima’s new standard electronic chassis management system provides a smooth ride that glides over bumps in the road. For a more engaging ride, choose the SR trim, with comes with retuned suspension dampers, a larger front stabilizer bar and stiffer springs. Paddle shifters complete the Maxima SR’s athletic driving experience.
Drivers will appreciate the Nissan Safety Shield 360 system, a safety suite of driver-assist features that’s standard on the SV and SL trims. Safety Shield 360 includes front and rear automatic emergency braking, blind-spot monitoring and lane-departure warning. ProPilot Assist is optional on the SV. It includes lane-keeping assist and adaptive cruise control.
Also standard are driver attention monitoring, forward collision warning and a rearview camera. Available safety gear includes traffic sign recognition, front and rear parking sensors, a surround-view parking camera system, adaptive cruise control and rain-sensing windshield wipers.
Safety is important for buyers looking for a new sedan, and the 2020 Nissan Maxima doesn’t disappoint. The NHTSA awarded the Maxima its top score of five stars for overall safety. The IIHS gave the 2020 Maxima its highest award, naming it a Top Safety Pick+, with the top marks of Good in all crash tests.
Safety features that come standard include the Nissan Safety Shield 360 suite of driver-assist technologies. Safety Shield 360 includes automatic high-beam headlights, rear cross traffic alert, blind spot monitoring, pedestrian detection, lane departure warning, and forward and reverse automatic emergency braking.
* All vehicle mileage based on 2020 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.