2011 Nissan Maxima 3.5 SV

2011 Nissan Maxima 3.5 SV

Base price (with destination): $34,280
Price as tested: $39,090

Standard Equipment:
3.5-liter V-6 engine
CVT automatic transmission
4-wheel disc brakes with ABS
18-inch alloy wheels
Traction control system
Vehicle dynamic control
Tire pressure monitoring system
Electronic brake force distribution
Leather-appointed seats
Leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob
Manual tilt/telescoping steering column
Cruise control
Bose audio system
AM/FM in-dash 6-CD changer & MP3/WMA playback capability
9 speakers with 2 subwoofers
XM satellite radio
Auxiliary audio input jack
Bluetooth connectivity
Dual-zone automatic climate control
Nissan intelligent key with push button start
Power windows/locks
Power sliding moonroof
Auto-dimming rearview mirror
Fog lights

Options on this vehicle:
Sport package -- $2080
Sport-tuned suspension
19-inch aluminum wheels
Smoked HID Xenon headlights
Heated front seats
Heated steering wheel
Power tilt/telescoping steering column
Shift paddles
Auto-dimming rearview mirror
Sport technology package -- $1850
Nissan hard drive navigation system
7-inch color VGA touch-screen monitor
9.3GB music box
Voice recognition
DVD playback capability
Streaming audio via Bluetooth
Monitor package -- $700
7-inch monitor with rearview camera
Auxiliary input jack
USB/iPod connectivity
Floor mats & truck mat -- $180
Key options not on vehicle:
Premium package -- $1150
Dual panel moonroof
Rear-window power sunshade
Heated and cool driver's seat

Fuel economy: 19/26/22 mpg (city/hwy/combined)

Size: 3.5L DOHC 24-valve V-6
Horsepower: 290 hp @ 6400 rpm
Torque: 261 lb-ft @ 4400 rpm
Drive: Front-wheel
Transmission: Continuously variable automatic

Curb weight: 3565 lb

Wheels/tires: 19 x 8.0-inch aluminum-alloy wheels, 245/40R19 Goodyear Eagle RS-A all-season tires

Competitors: Volvo S60, Volkswagen Passat, Hyundai Azera, Toyota Avalon

5 of 5
I object to Mr. Zenlea's protest that a true sport sedan must have rear wheel drive. I have driven both and at the speeds most Americans drive, there is NO difference. The difference is clear, however, when the snow flies. That is why cars like the Maxima should remain front wheel drive.

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