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2011 Nissan Maxima S

2011 Nissan Maxima Review

(3 Stars)  Four-door sports car? Almost

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Overview
The seventh generation Nissan Maxima was launched in 2009. This continues the Maxima's charge from the late 80's. For most of the 90's there were many Japanese midsized sedans to choose from. While they were mostly good at moving people in a practical fashion, the only really sporty option was the Nissan Maxima, combining V-6 engines, with manual transmissions, and suspensions more tuned to sport than the competition. Other automakers have since redesigned some of their models to compete more directly with the Maxima, forcing Nissan to continually improve on the original design.

The current Maxima offers a high quality interior design and sport tuned suspension. There is a great deal of technology based options, although much of it included only with specific packages. The price of the Maxima maybe it's biggest drawback as it puts it into range of many of the more esteemed auto makers.

Driving this sporty sedan is Nissans 290 HP, 3.5 liter V-6 engine. The front wheels are driven by a continuously variable transmission, or CVT. A sport package ups the ante with 19" wheel and an 8 speaker audio system.

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2011 Maxima S Sedan Vehicle Overview

  Performance Review  
Engine: 3.5L V6 DOHC with variable valve timing and four valves per cylinder
Premium unleaded fuel
Fuel economy: EPA (08):, 19 MPG city, 26 MPG highway, 22 MPG combined and 440 mi. range
Multi-point fuel injection
20.0gallon fuel tank
Power (SAE): 290 hp @ 6,400 rpm; 261 ft lb of torque @ 4,400 rpm

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'11 Nissan S Standard Equipment

  Braking and Handling  
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Four Wheel ABS
  Climate Control  
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Front Air Conditioning
  Convenience  
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Auto On Headlights
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Cruise Control
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Keyless Entry
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Power Locks
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Power Outlet(s)
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Power Windows
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Steering Wheel Tilt
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Trip Computer
  Exterior  
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Moonroof
  Interior  
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Cup Holders
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Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel
  Safety  
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Auto Day/Night Mirror
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Brake Assist
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Driver Air Bag
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Engine Immobilizer
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Front Wipers, Variable Intermittent
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Head/Curtain Airbag
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Passenger Air Bag
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Rear Airbag
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Rear Curtain Airbag
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Side Air Bag(s)
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Stability Control
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Theft Deterrent System
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Traction Control
  Seats  
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Dual Power Seats
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Folding Rear Seat
  Sound and Entertainment  
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Compact Disc Changer
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Compact Disc MP3 Capable
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Compact Disc Player
  Technology  
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Blue Tooth Compatible
  Tires and Wheels  
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Alloy Wheels
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