Back in the 1990s, the Nissan Maxima was ideally positioned as a bridge between midsize family sedans and out-of-reach European sport sedans thanks to its powerful V6, upscale interior and catchy “Four-Door Sports Car” marketing tagline. These traits, along with Nissan’s continual improvements, ensured the Maxima loyal followers and strong name recognition.
Since that time, other automakers have targeted the Maxima’s niche and brought out excellent competing models. The previous-generation Maxima, in particular, had little to offer to justify its extra price. The current-generation Maxima, however, is again a compelling choice for a sedan that provides both performance and luxury.