2014 Nissan Maxima Priced at $31,810

The big Nissan sedan soldiers on for another year before its impending redesign.

The Nissan Maxima is due to be replaced next year, but the large sedan carries on with a few equipment changes for 2014.

The 2014 Nissan Maxima is available in two trim levels: 3.5 S and 3.5 SV. Both are equipped with Nissan’s 3.5-liter V-6 which pairs with a CVT in this application and makes 290 hp and 261 lb-ft of torque. The 3.5 S trim starts at $31,810 with destination, unchanged from 2013, and includes standard equipment such as keyless entry, a moonroof, power seats, and Bluetooth. A $750 Limited Edition package for 3.5 S models is new for 2014 which adds smoked headlight glass, xenon headlights, a compass, 18-inch dark silver wheels, a rear spoiler, fog lights, and metallic trim.

The uplevel trim is the Maxima 3.5 SV, which gains new equipment for 2014 to justify its $850 price increase to $34,900 with destination. A backup camera, USB connectivity, a 7-inch color infotainment screen, satellite radio, and xenon headlights are now standard on the SV trim. Two new colors are also available for 2014 on all Nissan Maxima models: Gun Metallic and Midnight Garnet.

Option packages for the SV include the $2850 Premium Package (including a panoramic sunroof, power rear sunshade, climate-controlled driver’s seat, wood trim, and a Bose audio system); the $750 SV Value Package (including a Bose audio system, heated seats and steering wheel, and more); the $2000 Sport Package (including a sport suspension, 19-inch wheels, a rear spoiler, dark finish grille and headlights, metallic interior trim, heated memory seats, and a leather-wrapped shift knob and steering wheel); and

the $1150 Tech Package (with a navigation system, Bluetooth streaming audio, and traffic information support).

The 2014 Nissan Maxima is a slightly dated entry in the large sedan segment, which has seen numerous redesigns lately like the 2013 Toyota Avalon, the 2013 Hyundai Azera, and the 2014 Chevrolet Impala. A new Maxima should debut sometime next year, and early concept sketches show a daring shape that should move the Nissan Maxima more upscale than the current model.

Source: Nissan

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