Pricing has been announced for the 2009 Nissan Maxima. The four-door sports car returns with a 290-hp 3.5-liter V-6 engine mated to Nissan's Xtronic continuously variable transmission, all for a base price of $29,950 including destination.
That money will get you a 3.5 S model. Though the price of entry for a Maxima has gone up a few hundred dollars compared to the 2008 3.5 SE (which stickers for $29,435), Nissan says the new base model pricing represents an increase in value of $400. This is the result of a bolstered list of standard features.
Nissan will also offer a 3.5 SV starting at $32,650. SV models can be ordered with the Sport Package, which includes 19-inch aluminum wheels, premium leather seats, paddle shifters, and a sport-tuned suspension. SV buyers can also choose the Premium Package, which comes with a dual-panel moonroof, 7-inch in-dash monitor with rear parking camera, and trim that emulates eucalyptus wood.
Other options include Bluetooth phone connectivity, HID Xenon headlights, a rear spoiler, and a cold-weather group. A fully optioned 3.5 SV can reach a maximum of nearly $40,000.
The 2009 Maxima can now be ordered at Nissan dealers.