The flagship Nissan Maxima continues to set the bar for premium sedans, combining breakthrough sports sedan styling, a driver-oriented cockpit, ample comfort and luxury for passengers and an advanced drivetrain anchored by Nissan's legendary VQ-series V6 engine. Maxima, the original 4-door sports car, offers exclusive features not found anywhere else in Nissan's sedan lineup, including an award-winning 290-horsepower VQ engine that delivers exhilarating performance, a sport-tuned chassis with the quickest steering ratio of any Nissan sedan (15.2:1), available 19-inch Hyper Silver-finished wheels with optional summer tires, available dual panel moonroof, which gives the car the unique appearance of having an all-glass black roof, available heated and ventilated driver's seat for added comfort in all climates, and sport seats with driver's thigh extension and contrasting stitching.
For 2013, enhancements include a new SV Value Package featuring a 9-speaker Bose® audio system, SiriusXM Satellite Radio (SiriusXM subscription required, sold separately), heated front seats, heated steering wheel, heated outside mirrors and a new Bose® Audio Package. The Sport Package has been revised to add Monitor Package content (7-inch color monitor, USB connectivity, iPod® net in center console, RearView Monitor), plus climate-controlled driver's seat and Dark Hyper Silver-finished 19-inch aluminum-alloy wheels. One new exterior color, Pearl White, is also added.