Saturday, December 24, 2016

2017 Nissan Maxima UNBOXING Review - Is It Really The Four-Door Sports Car?

For our latest unboxing review we bring you the completely redesigned 2017 Nissan Maxima. Now, Nissan has, once again, branded the Maxima as a four-door sports car. But is it, really? Let's start with its engine: a naturally aspirated 3.5-liter V6 making 300 hp and 261 lb-ft of torque. It's paired exclusively with a CVT which sends power to the front wheels only. Looking at this latest Maxima from the outside, it's quite clear that Nissan put a lot of extra effort into styling. Compared to the previous generation Maxima, this one looks more premium.

The interior? It's literally Infiniti level quality and sophistication. Our tester is the top trim Platinum, meaning it comes with beautiful Mahogany wood tone finish inside, an 11-speaker Bose audio system, and NASA-inspired "Zero Gravity" front seats. Big question is whether or not the new Maxima drives like a sports car. Well, let's put it this way: Nissan made a nice effort but it's not quite a true sports sedan. What the Maxima really is, in our opinion, is an outstanding full-size luxury sedan. Combined with its spacious interior, the Maxima is now a competitor with the likes of the Chevrolet Impala and Hyundai Azera, though we think it's way more exciting than either of those two. Enjoy the review!

Introduction: 0:10
Initial observations: 1:00
Interior: 1:45
Platform sharing: 2:20
Rear seat: 3:00
Optional speaker: 3:15
From the driver's seat: 3:30
Touchscreen: 4:15
Safety: 4:40
What's the competition?: 5:30
Maxima VS Charger: 6:10
Panoramic sunroof: 6:55
Maxima VS Murano: 7:25
How does it drive?: 8:40
A better luxury than sport sedan?: 10:00
Engine and transmission: 11:05
Engine start up: 11:45
Performance and fuel economy: 12:05
Exterior: 12:45
Pricing: 13:50
Internal competition with Infiniti?: 14:30
Bottom line: 15:00
Conclusion: 15:10

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