2012 Nissan Maxima
Exhilaration comes standard with Maxima
The legendary 3.5 liter V6 rapidly unleashes its 290 horsepower with a press of the accelerator. The intake valve design, coupled with variable valve timing on both he intake and exhaust ports, helps generate incredible torque for off-the-line acceleration and improved power at higher engine speeds.
Control is everything in this cockpit
The sport steering wheel helps give you a better grip on the wheel. Available paddle shifters allow you manual control at your fingertips. The shifter is offset for improved engagement. And extra padding in the driver’s seat bolsters provides superior lateral support during high-performance driving.
Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT)
With the advanced CVT seamless power is a green light away. This intelligent CVT optimizes engine performance and maximizes power output. The transmission also features four drivers-selection modes to match your driving needs.
Four driver-selectable modes
In drive, Maxima delivers quick acceleration and lasting euphoria. DS mode engages more aggressive shift logic to provide sportier feedback. If you’re looking for more hands-on control, use the shift lever in manual mode. For sporty fun, access the available paddle shifters mounted on the steering column.
A spacious 5-seater offering comfort with refinement
Dual Zone Automatic Temperature (ATC) allows the driver and front passenger to choose their own individual temperature settings. The front seats have an available heating system, as does the steering wheel. The driver’s seat is also equipped with an available cooling system.
One day. Endless views.
Innovatively designed and made almost entirely of glass, the dual-panel moonroof allows in light for all passengers to enjoy. If you choose to open the moonroof, it lifts over the rear glass roof, so you always have a clear view out. To really set the mood, Maxima offers ambient lighting that illuminates the cabin with a soft glow.
Power Rear Sunshade
Sophistication extends to the back row. In the event your friends in the back want to stay out of the sun, the available power sunshade can be raised to shield the rear window.
Easy access to endless entertainment
An available Bose® audio system features 9 optimally placed speakers that deliver rich sound to the driver and occupants in the front and back seats.
Seamless iPod® integration is just the beginning
Plug your iPod or USB thumb drive into the available USB input and control the music functions through the audio system or touch screen monitor.
Connect your iPod or other MP3 player through the standard auxiliary input jack.
Stream music from any compatible device via Bluetooth. Control the music functions through the audio system or touch screen monitor.
XM® Satellite Radio – enjoy 170 channels of music and radio shows, most commercial-free.
Easy access to endless information
With the available Nissan Navigation System, you can get your bearings and prepare for what’s ahead. Avoid traffic congestion with the systems advanced XM NavTraffic® features. It vividly displays color coded, real-time traffic updates and alternate routes n the high-resolution touch-screen.
Know instantly about current weather conditions and road conditions from XM NavWeather™.
With built in Zagat Survey® restaurant reviews, a gourmet suggestions is just a voice command away.
With this option, when you engage reverse, a discreet color camera mounted on the rear of the vehicle helps you see what’s directly behind you via your information center monitor. The on screen guidelines move along with the steering input.
Advanced technologies add convenience and control
Nissan Intelligent Key® with Push Button Ignition allows you to unlock the doors and start the engine, all without ever taking the key out of your pocket.
Go Bluetooth® Go hands free
With the standard Bluetooth® hands free phone system, voice-recognition allows you to make and receive calls through the stereo speaker system. No headset, no reaching, just a nice firm grip on the steering wheel.
Safety starts with six standard air bags
The Nissan Advanced Air Bag System includes dual-stage supplemental front air bags equipped with seat belt and an occupant-classification sensors. Maxima also has front side-impact supplemental air bags built into the seat, so they move with you. In addition, roof-mounted curtain supplemental air bags help protect you in the event of a side impact.
Inspiring confidence: VDC and TCS
Advanced technologies help you remain confident and in control when conditions change. Whatever direction you’re steering toward, Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) help you maintain it. The standard Traction Control System (TCS) can sense a front wheel spin and responds instantly to help you regain grip.
Inspiring confidence: ABS and EBD
During hard braking, the Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) rapidly pumps the brakes to help prevent your wheels from locking, helping you maintain steering control. And Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD) detects additional weight and sends added brake force to the rear wheels.
Zone Body construction uses a high-strength cabin structure with crossmembers and rigid reinforcements. Front and rear crumple zones can help absorb impact energy before it reaches the passenger compartment. Hood-bucking creases, high-strength steel side-door guard beams and an energy-absorbing steering column help further reduce the likelihood of injury.
Experience incomparably smooth automatic shifting with Nissan’s Continuously Variable Transmission.
Brake Override Technology
A vital component of the Nissan Safety Shield, Brake Override Technology has been standard on ever Nissan vehicle since 2005.