With its unassuming sheet metal, the 2013 Nissan Maxima may be well-blended in its segment, but some time spent behind the wheel will prove that it has the performance and luxury craftsmanship deserving of its name.
In essence, this year’s Maxima brings the same kind of quality that Nissan brings its Infiniti brand but with a more discreet appearance.
This year’s Maxima defeats its competitors, such as the 2013 Toyota Avalon, as it comes with crisp handling and a good response with the steering.
he suspension for the sedan is also tuned finely to deliver comfort with athleticism as the interior sports high-end materials and a wide array of features found in other vehicles priced similarly.
There are two trim levels available for the 2013 Nissan Maxima: S and SV.
In both instances, the 2013 Nissan Maxima defeats its competitors in all regards.
The base S model features 18-inch alloy wheels, keyless ignition, keyless entry, power front seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, a sunroof, automatic headlights, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a tilt and telescoping leather wrapped steering wheel, a 60/40 split folding rear seat, cloth upholstery, a trip computer and an eight-speaker sound system with an auxiliary audio jack.The base equipment for the S is found on the SV along with leather upholstery, a better driver seat with power lumbar and thigh support as well as foglights.
The SV can receive several optional packages. With the Monitor package, one can receive an iPod interface, a color monitor and a rearview camera. The Cold package adds heating to the mirrors, steering wheel and the front seats. The Bose Audio package adds another speaker to the system and includes satellite radio.
Finally, the SV Value package combines the latter two into one another.
There are also Premium and Sport packages available for the SV. In both cases, one can receive the Bose audio system and the features from the Monitor and Cold packages along with driver seat memory functions, a power tilt and telescoping steering wheel, shift paddles, upgraded leather upholstery, a ventilated driver seat, rear bucket seats and xenon headlights.
From there, the Sport package will add a different suspension, special details for the interior and the exterior along with 19-inch alloy wheels. In its stead, the Premium package provides wood trim, ambient lighting and a dual-panel sunroof.
Finally, it is possible to add the Technology package to either the Premium, Sport or SV Value packages. This adds a navigation system and Bluetooth streaming audio to the already extensive list of features to truly stand out from its competitors from Toyota.
Powering each 2013 Nissan Maxima is a 3.5-liter V6 engine capable of delivering 261 pound-feet of torque and 290 horses, sending the power to the front of the vehicle through Nissan’s classic continuously variable automatic transmission.
The Maxima is definitely an enjoyable one this year when it comes to dynamics. There is responsive steering and a very communicative suspension from Nissan this year.
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