At your Cochrane, AB Nissan dealership, our cars are like our kids. We’re proud of them all, we love them all equally, but once in a while we can’t help playing favorites. The 2016 Nissan Maxima at Sunridge Nissan is a prime example. While the Nissan Maxima has always been a good car, this year’s model sees the company stepping their game up considerably.
The first look we got at the sedan was in 2014 when Nissan showed the Sport Sedan Concept at the Detroit Auto Show. The company insisted this wasn’t the next iteration of the Nissan Maxima, while the automotive press insisted that it was. The press was right; the concept was a hint at what would come next. When we next saw the car in our showroom, it had an updated version of the earlier 3.5 liter V-6 engine, which now puts out 300 horsepower backed by 261 lb-ft of torque. The exterior, featuring the Nissan V-Motion design philosophy, is sleeker and more angular than before.
Climb inside and more improvements await, including a better cabin layout, a redesigned center stack, and driver-friendly ergonomics. Thanks to the usual passive safety features and a series of active safety features available on upper trims, the 2016 Nissan Maxima earns five stars for safety from the NHTSA alongside a Top Safety Pick Plus rating from the IIHS. Factor in the NissanConnect infotainment system and you’ve got a vehicle geared as much toward fun as safety.
The Nissan Maxima isn’t advertised as a luxury sedan, but it still gives drivers plenty of creature comforts in a very competitive segment. If you’d like to find out more about the 2016 Nissan Maxima, call your Cochrane, AB Nissan dealership at (403) 291-2626, or visit our showroom at 3131 32nd Ave NE in Calgary, AB for a test drive today.