2010 Nissan Maxima 3.5 SV

Matt Tierney

The Nissan Maxima hasn't changed with the times. Fifteen years go, the Maxima lived atop a heap of sporty, front-wheel-drive big sedans. Since then, many competitors have either gone rear-wheel-drive (Chrysler 300) or bitten the dust (Pontiac Bonneville, Grand Prix). Even if you've decided you want front-wheel-drive and all the torque-steering compromise it brings, there are better-executed options, including the Acura Joe DeMatio mentioned and even the Buick LaCrosse CXS. But Maxima's real problem, I suspect, is Infiniti. With the G and M sedans getting all the love from Nissan engineers, product planners probably think there's not much room for a third sports sedan. They may be right, but I can't help but wish for modernized, reinvigorated Maxima that could better battle the 300 and Hyundai Genesis.
- David Zenlea, Assistant Editor

hmclean
Everyone kept on saying the maxima looks good! not in my opinion, to me that look is not going to be around for too long.(timeless, no).

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