The 2022 Nissan Maxima is a full-size sedan that provides buyers at dealers like the Nissan dealership near Gilroy with beautiful exterior styling and a roomy, luxurious interior. Maxima owners love this model’s outstanding ride, which comes via a 300-horsepower V6. Capping off the Maxima’s list of positive attributes is a full list of standard technology and advanced safety features. Buyers looking for a large car with plenty of passenger space should place the 2022 Nissan Maxima at the top of their shopping lists.
According to the Gilroy area Nissan dealership, the 2022 Maxima seats five and is offered in three trim levels: SV, SR and Platinum. All trims are powered by a 3.5-liter V6 engine that produces 300 hp and 261 lb-ft of torque, matched to a continuously variable transmission (CVT). The Maxima gets front-wheel drive. In Car and Driver testing, the 2022 Nissan Maxima made the sprint from zero to 60 mph in 5.7 seconds, an excellent time for its class. EPA-estimated fuel economy stands at 20 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway.*
Automotive reviewers appreciate the merits the 2022 Nissan Maxima brings to the table. Kelley Blue Book writes:
“The 2022 Nissan Maxima balances sporty and luxury elements to make an intriguing large sedan with a high level of standard equipment. A crossover SUV isn’t going to scratch the itch for driving fun to the same degree, so let’s be grateful that there are cars like the Maxima still in circulation.”
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.
On the inside, the driver and passengers are treated to a sophisticated cabin that makes good use of soft-touch materials. The controls are easy to use. There’s plenty of legroom, so passengers can stretch out and stay comfortable, even on longer drives. Standard interior features include leather upholstery, push-button start, remote start, power-adjustable front seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, and an auto-dimming rearview mirror. Occupants will appreciate the large cubbies conveniently placed throughout the cabin.
The standard infotainment system comes with an 8.0-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, an eight-speaker stereo system, satellite radio and a Wi-Fi hot spot. Buttons on the Maxima’s center stack allow the driver to access controls like the volume of the audio system and the cabin temperature. The infotainment setup also includes remote access, vehicle monitoring and emergency services. Parents can set alerts for the vehicle’s speed, boundaries, and curfews when younger drivers are behind the wheel.
Advanced safety features that come standard include frontal collision mitigation, adaptive cruise control, a blind-spot monitor with rear cross-traffic alert, rear automatic braking, lane departure warning, automatic high beams, traffic sign recognition, and a drowsy driver monitor.
The Maxima was engineered with safety in mind. The IIHS gave the 2022 Nissan Maxima its best safety rating of Good in all crash tests. The organization also named the 2022 Maxima a Top Safety Pick+ model. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration awarded the 2022 Maxima five out of five stars for overall safety.
* All vehicle mileage based on 2022 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.