Long before there was Lexus, before Infiniti, even before Acura, there was the Nissan Maxima, the only sedan from Japan you would dare mention in the same sentence as a BMW. Since it first appeared way back in 1981, the Maxima has been the sport/luxury sedan for the common folk.
It still is.
Now in its eighth generation, the 2017 Nissan Maxima remains popular thanks to its inspired blend of style, luxury, performance and technology -- as well as its legendary fun-to-drive character.
The Maxima is a consistent favorite in the extremely competitive full-size front-wheel drive sedan segment, where it successfully competes against a long list of large, high-quality family sedans including the Toyota Avalon, Hyundai Azera, Kia Cadenza, Buick LaCrosse, Ford Taurus and Chevy Impala.