2010 Nissan Maxima 3.5 SV

Matt Tierney
2010 Nissan Maxima 3.5 SV

Rather than the four-door sports car Nissan claims it is, the Maxima feels like a mainstream family sedan made to do battle with the Toyota Camry, Honda Accord, Ford Fusion, and Chevy Malibu. Sure the suspension is a bit tauter and the power output a touch higher than your typical mid-size, but there's not enough here (aside from the more muscular styling) to make the Maxima truly stand out from its showroom peer, the Nissan Altima. Like Joe, I find this particular Maxima's price outrageous. Want a luxurious, sporty Japanese sedan for $39,000? An Infiniti G37 will do the job much better. The Nissan Maxima is nicely finished, behaves well, and has great lines, but to deliver on the name, Nissan needs to deliver a more focused mechanical package.
- Eric Tingwall, Associate 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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