2022 Nissan Maxima

MSRP $34,400

Ranked #17 in Sedan

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2022 Nissan Maxima Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: December 21, 2021

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The 2022 Nissan Maxima remains largely unchanged to the outgoing model except for the addition of standard heated rear seats on the Platinum trim. The release date and pricing of the 2022 Maxima have not been confirmed yet but it will most likely publicize this fall. The powertrain is the same 300-hp 3.5L V6 engine that delivers impressive acceleration. 

2022 Nissan Maxima three-quarter view

The cabin of the Maxima boasts upscale materials throughout its cabin and a straightforward infotainment system. It also flaunts plenty of standard safety technologies. However, its rear passenger space and trunk volume are on the shorter side. The Maxima faces tight competition from the Chrysler 300, the Toyota Avalon, and the Dodge Charger

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Pros

Punchy V6 engine.

Best-in-class exterior styling.

Adequate safety features.

Outstanding reliability

Lengthy standard features list

Cons

CVT shifts are on the sluggish side.

Cramped rear row

Average trunk volume

What's New?

Heated rear seats are now standard on Platinum trim


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Features

vehicle bio

base price

$34400

bodystyle

4dr Sedan

engine type

transmission

Continuously Variable Transmission

warranty

roadside assistance

No


Pictures & Videos


Trims

SV$34,400 onwards

Colors and Styles

2022 Nissan Maxima in Super Black color
Super Black

Vehicle images are guides only and may not reflect the model's exact specifications/features– exact specifications/features should be confirmed with the seller.

Ratings

Engine and Performace

7.0

Pricing and Features

8.0

Engine and Performance

9.0

Fuel Economy

7.0

Interior

7.0

Exterior

8.0

Safety

7.0

Competition

9.0

7.8

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

7.8

Overall Rating


The Maxima manages to capture a sense of luxury and sportiness in an accessible package- Edmunds

Being the brand’s luxury sedan, the Nissan Maxima is a treat to the eyes and holds a very practical value. The market for full-size luxury sedans has been very tight for the mid-range price tier. Yet, the Maxima makes the competition very interesting as it delivers competitive performance with a wealth of standard safety features. However, a few drawbacks have pushed this sedan to a lower rank. 

Nissan brands the Maxima as a mid-range luxury sedan and hence, its running costs are higher than other Nissan products. Expect an annual figure close to $10,000 every year for its maintenance, repair, fuel, etc. That's a lot of money to consider for a Nissan. The Maxima shines in terms of reliability. It scored 88 out of 100 in the J.D. Power reliability test, which is the best in its class. 

2022 Nissan Maxima Sedan front angle view
2022 Nissan Maxima Sedan rear angle view

9.0/10
Engine and Performance

7.0/10
Fuel Economy

7.0/10
Interior

8.0/10
Exterior

7.0/10
Safety

9.0/10
Competition


2022 Nissan Maxima Buying Advice

The base SV trim is going to quench your thirst with plenty of standard features. Some of these features include leather upholstery, heated and power-adjustable front seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, an 8-inch touchscreen with smartphone integration, etc. There aren't any optional packages available to add more convenient features. 

2022 Nissan Maxima side view

2022 Nissan Maxima Features

The Maxima SR offers the most sporting features- The Car Connection

Only three trims are offered for the Nissan Maxima. These include SV, SR, and Platinum. The official pricing details are yet to be announced by Nissan whereas the release date of the 2022 Maxima will be sometime in fall 2021. It is expected that the top-end Platinum trim may touch the $44,000 mark as heated rear seats are now standard equipment. 

2022 Nissan Maxima three-quarter view

The rest of the specs and features remain identical to the 2021 model. The Maxima is appreciated for offering a long list of niceties. There are no optional packages available but a few options are on offer for certain trims. The SV trim can be equipped with dual rear sharing ports for $140. A sporty rear diffuser is available for the SR trim for $370. 

Trims

SV*

SR*

Platinum*

MSRP

$37,090

$42,250

$42,320

Key Features

Dual-zone automatic climate control

Adds/ Upgrades to SV trim

Adds/ Upgrades to SR trim

 

Leather upholstery

6-way power passenger's seat

Power rear window sunshade

 

8-inch touchscreen w/ smartphone integration

Dual-panel panoramic moonroof

Rain-sensing windshield wipers

 

8-speaker audio system

Heated steering wheel with paddle shifters

Premium leather upholstery

 

8-way power driver's seat

11-speaker Bose audio system

Power-adjustable steering column

 

Leather upholstery

Surround-view camera 

Wood interior trim

  Heated front seats Sport-tuned suspension Heated rear seats
  18-inch alloy wheels LED fog lights  
  7-inch driver's display Front & rear parking sensors  
  Leather steering wheel Two rear USB ports  
  Heated exterior mirrors 19-inch alloy wheels  
  4-way power passenger's seat Ventilated front seats  
    Driver's side auto-dimming mirror  

*2021MY data used for reference


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2022 Nissan Maxima Engine and Performance

9.0/10

The Maxima’s V6 has plenty of punch for accelerating from a standstill- Autotrader

Powering the Nissan Maxima is the same 3.5L V6 engine that is seen for quite some time now. The V6 engine is a delight on its own, with 300 hp and 261 lb-ft. of torque pumping in the crank. The engine is mated to a CVT that seems a little sluggish. The gear ratios are longer which makes it take its sweet time to shift. Therefore, the Maxima is more of an everyday car than a track-focused performance sedan. 

2022 Nissan Maxima engine

The Maxima handles really well for its size. It hugs into corners confidently with an immense grip from its wheels. The steering is precise but it feels numb at times. The ride quality is quite good too. The SR trim comes with a sport-tuned suspension setup which makes the ride quite stiff. It does not perform well on rough patches but the driving dynamics with good steering control and handling make it shine. 

2022 Nissan Maxima driving view

Although the transmission's shifts are slow, the Maxima's acceleration is impressive. It takes 5.8 seconds to sprint from 0-60 MPH while the quarter-mile drag is covered in 14.3 seconds. These figures are pretty competitive in their class. Keep in mind that the Maxima is not a sporty sedan and yet, its performance is alluring. The brakes also show strong stopping power and bring this sedan to a smooth stop from 60 MPH in 113 feet. 

Models

2022 Nissan Maxima*

2022 Chrysler 300

2022 Toyota Avalon

2022 Dodge Charger

MSRP

$37,090

$31,770

$36,275

$30,980

Engine

3.5L V6

3.6L V6

3.5L V6

3.6L V6

Drivetrain

FWD

RWD

FWD

RWD

Transmission

CVT

8-Speed Automatic

8-Speed Automatic 8-Speed Automatic

Power

300 hp @ 6,400 RPM

292 hp @ 6,350 RPM

301 hp @ 6,600 RPM

292 hp @ 6,350 RPM

Torque

261 lb-ft. @ 4,400 RPM

260 lb-ft. @ 4,800 RPM

267 lb-ft. @ 4,700 RPM

260 lb-ft. @ 4,800 RPM

0-60 MPH 5.8 sec 6.3 sec 6.1 sec 6.4 sec
Quarter Mile 14.3 sec 15.0 sec 14.8 sec 14.9 sec
Top Speed 133 MPH 132 MPH 132 MPH 132 MPH

*2021MY data used for reference

The Maxima is a star performer in this field. The Toyota Avalon is not too behind the Maxima in terms of acceleration. The Chrysler 300 and the Dodge Charger house the same engine and also take a similar time to complete both performance tests. Price-wise, they are on a budget side compared to the Avalon and the Maxima. 


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2022 Nissan Maxima Fuel Economy

7.0/10

The Maxima's powertrain proves itself adept at blending performance and efficiency- CarAndDriver

The fuel economy on the Maxima is pretty impressive and it shows that Nissan has kept the promise. In the city, the Maxima will return an average of 20 MPG, 30 MPG on the highways, and 24 MPG combined, which is a decent number for a V6 engine. However, if you take efficiency into account, the Maxima may disappoint you. 

2022 Nissan Maxima driving view

The fuel tank capacity stands at 18 gallons which promise 540 miles on a highway while the city range is calculated to be 360 miles only. A combined range of 432 miles is delivered by the Maxima, which is one of the best in its segment. Therefore, the Maxima is a good choice for fuel-saving people. 

Models

2022 Nissan Maxima*

2022 Chrysler 300

2022 Toyota Avalon

2022 Dodge Charger

MPG (City)

20

19

22

19

MPG (Highway)

30

30

32

30

MPG (Combined)

24

23

26

23

Fuel Capacity (Gallons)

18.0

18.5

14.5

18.5

Range (City/Highway/Combined; Miles)

360/540/432

352/555/425

319/464/377

352/555/425

*2021MY data used for reference

The Toyota Avalon breaks the stereotypes of a V6 engine and offers the best fuel economy in this competition. However, its small tank results in the least range among the lot. The fuel economy of the Chrysler 300 and the Dodge Charger are equal as they house the same engine. They are the least efficient cars here. 


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2022 Nissan Maxima Interior

7.0/10

The interior looks nice with a veneer of luxury and many touchpoints covered in soft or premium materials- Edmunds

The interior of the Nissan Maxima is beautifully laid out with the use of high-quality materials. The dashboard is made of high-quality plastics and is adorned with leather accents, which adds on the luxury and has a softer and smoother feel to it. Leather upholstery is standard but the SR and Platinum trim also adds Alcantara accents to give a premium feel. The cockpit looks fantastic and modern with a sporty steering wheel and chrome elements at the center.

2022 Nissan Maxima dashboard

The front seats provide extreme comfort and good under-thigh support. Further elevating the front-seat comfort is a standard 8-way power driver's seat but a 6-way power passenger's seat is standard from the SR trim onwards. The front row is suitable for six-footers as there is plenty of passenger space on offer. However, the head and legroom at the back are pretty tight. Getting into the back row is also tricky for taller occupants as the headliner is quite low. 

2022 Nissan Maxima infotainment system

The infotainment system is highly functional with a lot of standard features onboard. The 8-inch touchscreen features Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and the system can also be controlled via voice commands. The interface is pretty straightforward and the menu structure is well laid. Several physical controls are arranged neatly around the screen for climate and audio settings. The SR trim and up gets an 11-speaker Bose premium audio system while an 8-speaker setup is standard. 

Models

2022 Nissan Maxima*

2022 Chrysler 300

2022 Toyota Avalon

2022 Dodge Charger

Seating Capacity

5

5

5

5

Front Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

39.4/56.7/45.0

38.6/59.5/41.8

38.5/58.3/42.1

38.6/59.5/41.8

Rear Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

36.7/55.7/34.2

37.9/57.7/40.1

37.9/57.1/40.3

36.6/57.9/40.1

Trunk Capacity (cu-ft.)

14.3

16.3

16.1

16.5

*2021MY data used for reference

Pop the truck and you will see 14.3 cubes of cargo space. The cargo capacity on offer is less and it is quite disappointing to see Nissan forgetting about the overall practicality. The rear seats do fold to increase the cargo space to some extent but you do get sizable interior storage in the glove box and center console bin. Some main interior features are:

  • Power tilt & telescopic multi-function leather, heated steering wheel
  • Power front leather seats
  • Heated & ventilated front seats
  • Heated rear seats
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • Dual-panel panoramic moonroof
  • Aluminum foot pedals
  • 8-inch touchscreen w/ smartphone integration
  • 11-speaker Bose premium audio system
  • Voice commands

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2022 Nissan Maxima Exterior

8.0/10

Nissan packs a lot of details into the Maxima’s exterior design- Kelly Blue Book

The exterior of the Nissan Maxima is sharp, aggressive, and looks better than the competition. At a first glance, you would mistake it for a high-tier sports sedan. Although the design has become dated somehow but still looks stunning. All LED headlights and DRLs coupled with the fairly chunky V-motion grille make up the front end. The lower fascia adds LED fog lights on the top two trims. 

2022 Nissan Maxima front driving view

From the side view, the angles are sharp and well designed by Nissan. The roofline gently sweeps into the tail section with attractive-looking taillights and dual exhaust cutouts. The sedan comes with 18-inch alloy wheels. The ground clearance measures 5.3 inches, adequate for a sedan. However, its short wheelbase translates for a cramped rear-seat room than its rivals. 

Models

2022 Nissan Maxima*

2022 Chrysler 300

2022 Toyota Avalon

2022 Dodge Charger

Curb Weight (lbs)

3,612

4,013

3,570

3,957

Length (in)

192.8

198.6

195.9

198.4

Width (in)

73.2

75.0

72.8

75.0

Height (in)

56.5

58.5

56.5

57.8

Ground Clearance (in)

5.3

5.0

5.3

5.2

Wheelbase (in)

109.3

120.2

113.0

120.0

*2021MY data used for reference

Dimension-wise, the Chrysler 300 sits 0.3 inches lower than the Maxima. Also, its wheelbase along with the Dodge Charger is wider than the Maxima and therefore, has better rear passenger space. The Toyota Avalon weighs the lightest in this competition which contributes to better handling characteristics. Some key exterior highlights are:

  • LED auto high-beam headlights
  • LED taillights
  • LED DRLs
  • Heated exterior mirrors
  • Black grille with chrome accents
  • Chrome door handles
  • Chrome window trim
  • 18-inch alloy wheels
  • Quad exhaust chrome tips

2022 Nissan Maxima Safety

7.0/10

Nissan's Safety Shield 360 suite of driver assistance technologies is of real interest here- Carbuzz

The safety ratings of the 2022 Nissan Maxima are yet to be announced. Since it is the same as the 2021 model, we are considering the latter's ratings. It scored an overall five out of five stars by NHTSA. It also received the Top Safety Pick+ designation from IIHS, which is the top-most honor by the organization. 

2022 Nissan Maxima NHTSA crash test

The overall safety quotient of the Maxima has already impressed us. The Maxima gets all the possible safety goodies bundled in the car as Nissan Safety Shield 360 is standard. Almost all of the safety techs are standard while a very few of them are optional. It also gets a suite of ten airbags. The list of standard features are:

  • Forward Collision Warning.
  • Blind Spot Warning.
  • Automatic Emergency Braking w/ Pedestrian Detection
  • Lane Departure Warning.
  • Adaptive Cruise Control.
  • Surround-View Monitor
  • Rear Cross-Traffic Alert.
  • Rearview Camera
  • Traffic Sign Recognition
  • Driver Attention Monitor
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Rear Door Alert
  • Front & Rear Parking Sensors
  • Rain-Sensing Windshield Wipers

2022 Nissan Maxima Competition

9.0/10

2022 Nissan Maxima vs 2022 Chrysler 300

Both the Maxima and the Chrysler 300 have their distinctive pros and cons. The Maxima is ahead of the 300 in terms of performance but not luxury where the latter shines. The 300 also offers more rear-seat room and trunk volume but loses on the mileage where the Maxima is so much better. The Maxima offers a long list of standard safety equipment but it retails higher in cost compared to the 300.

2022 Chrysler 300

2022 Nissan Maxima vs 2022 Toyota Avalon

The Toyota Avalon is the closest rival to the Maxima but it beats the latter in many areas. Despite using an automatic gearbox, its fuel efficiency is much better than the Maxima. The materials used in the Avalon's cabin feel premium and it is also spacious. It also offers better cargo space. On the safety front, both the sedans offer ample driver aids but the Maxima earns the Top Safety Pick+ award. 

2022 Toyota Avalon

2022 Nissan Maxima vs 2022 Dodge Charger

The Dodge Charger is a creature on its own. The car has a very aggressive stance and offers a lineup of engines more powerful. The Maxima has better fuel efficiency for the performance it is providing but the Charger has better cargo capacity and rear-seat legroom. Speaking of price, the Charger comes a bit cheaper than the Maxima but compromises on some luxury and safety elements.

2022 Dodge Charger

2022 Nissan Maxima Final Verdict

The 2022 Nissan Maxima is for individuals who are not willing to compromise on the specs which include adequate luxury, power-packed performance with no fuel compromise, elegant looks, and the list goes on. The only compromises would be the lower cargo capacity on offer and the rear-seat legroom, where its rivals succeed. If those two parameters are important for you, go with the Toyota Avalon otherwise the Maxima won't disappoint on other aspects. 

2022 Nissan Maxima driving view

2022 Nissan Maxima FAQs

Is the 2022 Nissan Maxima fast?

The 2022 Nissan Maxima is very quick in its class. It takes 5.8 seconds flat to sprint from 0-60 MPH and has a top speed of 130 MPH. 

Why is Nissan Maxima so expensive?

Unlike other Nissan cars, the Maxima has premium and luxurious appointments in its interior. Hence, its initial price is higher.

Is Nissan Maxima a luxury car?

No, the Nissan Maxima is not a luxury car. But certain features available in this car do not make it hard to seem like one. 

Does the 2022 Nissan Maxima have a CD player?

A single-disc CD player is standard in the Maxima, which is a rare feature nowadays. 

Which Nissan Maxima comes with a sunroof?

The SR and Platinum trims add a dual-panel panoramic sunroof. 

2022 Nissan Maxima Consumer Reviews and Ratings

7.0

based on 5 ratings


7.4/10Features
6.2/10Interiors
7.0/10Design
6.4/10Safety
7.2/10Reliability
7.2/10Deal Value

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2022 Nissan Maxima Reviews

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Samuel

2020 Nissan Maxima

SL 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl CVT)

4

User Overall Rating

Posted On: January 3, 2022

Too much power on a weak frame!

Pros - *Apple CarPlay *Bose sound system *User-friendly touchscreen

Cons - *Unbalanced steering feel *Firm ride quality *Weak chassis setup

Inadequate driveability I think Nissan misplaced a powerful V6 engine in an unstable and weak chassis. I feel unsecured while driving at high speeds since handling this car on wet roads is a nightmare. The steering feel is unbalanced and the ride quality is too firm on highways. The design engineers tried to make up with their sporty exteriors but manufactured the entire frame setup vulnerable. I'm unsatisfied with the driveability of this car but its features are highly impressive. The salesmen followed the covid s...

7/10
Features
4/10
Interior
5/10
Design
2/10
Safety
5/10
Reliability
4/10
Deal Value
8/10
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Richard

2019 Nissan Maxima

S 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl CVT)

10

User Overall Rating

Posted On: January 11, 2022

Great bang for the bucks!

Pros - *Robust V6 engine *Elegant instrument cluster *Flat-bottomed steering wheel *Adjustable driving modes

Cons - *Limited space in rear cabin *Ineffective sound system

My stylish Maxima The Nissan Ultima is the best buy for the bucks! It has all the features and a robust V6 engine just for $35K. Its CVT responds promptly to my throttle and the adjustable driving modes are very beneficial while driving on different trails. Despite the power, Nissan has done a great job with the fuel efficiency and I'm impressed with the combined range of 24mpg. The instrument cluster looks cool, and its flat-bottomed steering wheel makes it more sophisticated. I'm driving towards its 20K miles and highly...

10/10
Features
9/10
Interior
10/10
Design
9/10
Safety
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Deal Value
9/10
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Landon Carter

2019 Nissan Maxima

Platinum 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl CVT)

7

User Overall Rating

Posted On: January 4, 2022

safe and affordable sedan

Pros - Sharp looks along with a well made attractive cabin, sharp handling and easy to use tech controls.

Cons - Limited backseat headroom and legroom, subpar fuel economy and a small trunk.

sharp looking large sedan with good performance and less practicality I bought this automobile brand new and have been blown away by its performance since day one. This is my third Nissan, and it is by far the best. Smooth acceleration, a comfortable cabin, and a good sound system. Despite the fact that it compromises practicality in ways that other big automobiles do not. Because of the low roofline, headroom for the front and back seats is limited, making the cabin seem very small for such a huge sedan. The trunk is ver...

8/10
Features
6/10
Interior
7/10
Design
7/10
Safety
7/10
Reliability
8/10
Deal Value
8/10
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Too much power on a weak frame!

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User Overall Rating

Great bang for the bucks!

My stylish Maxima

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User Overall Rating

safe and affordable sedan

sharp looking large sedan with good performance and less practicality

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User Overall Rating

Slight issues but dependable car

Controls take a lot of getting used to

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Slight space cosntraints

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