While the 38-mpg Nissan Altima is introducing a new benchmark for fuel efficiency among midsize sedans, its automaker knows that some folks continue to prefer going fast over going green. So that remains the mission of the 2013 Nissan Maxima, which is billed as the brand’s “four-door sports car” and will be available with three new option packages for the new model year:
- Bose Audio Package—This audio upgrade brings a nine-speaker digital sound system from Bose that boasts SiriusXM Satellite Radio functionality (SiriusXM subscription sold separately), along with three 3.5-inch Twiddler neodymium front speakers, two 6- x 9-inch front door woofers, two 6.5-inch wide-range neodymium rear door speakers, and two 6- x 9-inch rear neodymium woofers.
- SV Value Package—Adding a bit more luxury into the mix, this package includes the premium Bose audio setup along with heated front seats, a heated steering wheel and heated outside mirrors.
- Sport Package—Here, striking 19-inch aluminum-alloy wheels with a Dark Hyper Silver finish are added to a climate-controlled driver’s seat that is both heated and cooled, then combined with all the content in the Maxima Monitor Package, which showcases a rearview camera system, seven-inch color monitor, USB port and an iPod storage net in the car’s center console.
Pricing for the 2013 Nissan Maxima is not yet available, but should be released soon—after all, the car itself is expected to land in dealerships next month, still offering …