level of available safety and connected technology features yet.
"Following on the highly successful launch of the all-new Nissan Murano, the new 2016 Maxima is hitting showrooms with tremendous momentum," said Fred Diaz, Senior VP - Sales & Marketing, Parts & Service, USA, Nissan North America, Inc. "With its winning combination of style, technology and driving excitement, we see it appealing to both the large number of previous Maxima owners and buyers considering vehicles from luxury brands. We've proven Maxima can go tire-to-tire on the track. We think we can do it in the showroom as well."
A 2016 Nissan Maxima SR recently posted the lowest average lap time in independent third-party testing at Button willow Raceway against the 2015 Acura TLX 3.5 (FWD) with Technology Package, 2015 Audi A4 2.0T quattro Premium Plus Tiptronic and 2015 BMW 328i sedan.
Along with burnishing its longstanding reputation as the 4-door sports car, the new 2016 Maxima embodies the latest Nissan design language and projects a distinctive upscale look through its unique combination of a lower profile and a wide stance, bold front end, Nissan signature V-Motion grille and floating roof appearance. The new Maxima also features a premium-crafted interior, anchored by a command central fighter jet-inspired driver's cockpit, that rivals luxury vehicles.
All 2016 Maxima features a revised 300 hp 3.5-liter VQ-series V6 engine and new performance-oriented Xtronic transmission. The comprehensive re-engineering effort also results in a 15 per cent increase (over the previous generation Maxima) in highway fuel economy to 30 miles per gallon*.
Maxima's next-generation technology features include standard NissanConnectSM with navigation and available 11-speaker Bose premium audio system, NissanConnectSM Services powered by SiriusXM (SiriusXM subscription required, sold separately) and Around View Monitor (AVM) with Moving Object Detection (MOD).
The 2016 Maxima also offers an extensive range of available safety, security and driving aids, including Predictive Forward Collision Warning (PFCW), Intelligent Cruise Control (ICC), Forward Emergency Braking (FEB), Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA), Blind Spot Warning (BSW) and Driver Attention Alert (DAA) system.
The 2016 Maxima is available in five well-equipped models (all equipment is grade standard, no available options): Maxima S, SV, SL, SR and Platinum. It is assembled in Smyrna, Tennessee, with engines assembled in Decherd, Tennessee.
The new Maxima starts with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Prices (MSRP) of US$ 32,410 for Maxima S. The Maxima SV is US$ 34,390, while the Maxima SL is US$ 36,890. The sporty Maxima SR is priced at US$ 37,670 and the top-of-the-line Maxima Platinum is US$ 39,860.