Originally, the Nissan Maxima was intended to be a sporty, four-door alternative for cars like the Honda Accord and the Toyota Camry. However, over time, the Maxima has matured where others have stagnated. The 2013 Nissan Maxima currently sits in a class of its own, somewhere between imported, mid-sized four doors and full-fledged European sports sedans. With more grunt and a better driving feel than its Asian import competition and a more attractive price than its European counterparts, it is a hard to define vehicle that has really improved the marketplace.
A 3.5 liter V6 puts a respectable 290 horsepower through the front wheels. This, combined with one of Nissan’s quality automatic CVT gearboxes makes for a very confident and willing car! Ask this sporty four-door to make a pass and it simply gets up to speed without any fuss at all. Even though it may not be a true rear-wheel drive sports sedan, the Maxima is quite aggressive and fun to drive when the roads get curvy.
With styling, standard features and options that normally only come in much more expensive vehicles, the 2013 Nissan Maxima is a great option for anyone who wants a comfortable ride that is also quick and sure-footed.