The Maxima is Nissan's muscular midsize flagship sedan. Completely redesigned in 2009, all models receive standard Bluetooth for 2010, and some features have been repackaged. It's not the four-door sports car Nissan would have you believe, but it is more lively to drive than most competitors. And though it gets pricey when fully optioned, you get more features for your money than you will with the luxury brands.
Standard continuously variable transmission (CVT)
18-inch alloy wheels
Power 8-way adjustable driver's seat
Great crash safety scores