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The news that Nissan is discontinuing the Maxima in the middle of next year drew new consumer interest to the 2023 Nissan Maxima, particularly about its last lineup of trim levels, cost, features, and safety technology. Today, we’ll discuss everything you need to know about the final model of the Nissan Maxima.

Specifications of the new Maxima

A promotional rear shot of a white 2023 Nissan Maxima midsize sedan
2023 Nissan Maxima | Nissan Motor Corporation

For the engineering behind the full-size sedan, the 2023 Nissan Maxima has a 3.5-liter V6 engine that gives you 300 hp and 261 lb-ft of torque. Fuel economy is a concern for many drivers, and the sedan provides decent gas mileage of 20 mpg for city driving, 30 mpg for highway driving, and a combined 24 mpg. The car also comes standard with LED headlights and daytime running lights. For the comfort aspect of the vehicle, the steering wheel is wrapped in premium Ascot leather with satin chrome stitching.

How safe is the Maxima?

The 2023 Nissan Maxima is full of safety features that help give drivers the peace of mind they need. These features include Blind Spot Warning, Pedestrian Detection, and Traffic Sign Recognition. The Traffic Sign Recognition feature alerts you when you encounter speed limit signs and other important road signs. The Intelligent Around View Monitor, which comes standard on SR and Platinum trims, provides a 360-degree view around the car when you’re parking.

2023 Nissan Maxima trim levels

The 2023 Nissan Maxima comes in three trim levels; Platinum, SR, and SV. Each of the trims comes in only one style. The Platinum style has six exterior color options and has a continuously variable transmission, front-wheel drive, and 24 combined mpg. The SR trim also has a CVT transmission and front-wheel drive but only comes in three exterior colors. It also comes with a floor mat group package containing a trunk mat, bag hooks, floor mats, a trunk net, and a first aid kit.

Pricing for the 2023 Maxima

One of the major things that those looking for a new car worry about is how much the vehicle costs. The Platinum trim is the most expensive, and the SV trim is the cheapest trim of the 2023 Nissan Maxima. The Platinum trim starts at $44,250, the SR trim starts at $43,300, and the SV trim starts at $38,140.

Interior features of the updated Maxima


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The 2023 Nissan Maxima has two front USB ports and a Wi-Fi hotspot that allows you to control your vehicle functions through a smartphone or smartwatch app. The 8-inch touchscreen also has Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility. Drivers will also enjoy the power-adjustable driver and front-passenger seats, the dual-zone climate control, and push-button start, which comes standard on all trims.

Why is Nissan discontinuing the Maxima?

Despite the car’s popularity, Nissan is discontinuing the Maxima and plans to end production in the middle of 2023. The official statement Nissan gave for this decision is that the company is shifting its attention toward creating electric cars. While it’s easy to focus on how everything changes sooner or later, many people look forward to seeing how the shift brings about new things.