2009 Nissan Maxima 3.5 S (CVT) Sedan Ratings, Prices, Trims, Summary | J.D. Power

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What Changed for

Completely redesigned for 2009

on Nissan ‘s #34;D#34; with enhanced rigidity

290-hp, 3.5-liter V-6 engine

Xtronic CVT transmission

New TOPS steering

#34;Liquid Motion#34; design

#34;Super Cockpit#34; design


Introduced than 30 years ago, the is the flagship sedan in Nissan’s While the earliest Nissan Maxima (sold in the United as the Datsun 810) offered drive (RWD), for the past two all Maxima models have front-wheel-drive (FWD) 4-door According to Nissan, the #34;Maxima has enjoyed a certain ‘duality’-a fusion of sedan practicality the soul of a sports car.#34; It was who coined the phrase #34;4-door car#34; for the Maxima.

The all-new 2009 Nissan is the seventh generation of the model. on Nissan’s #34;D#34; platform with the Nissan Altima ), the sedan features Nissan’s Motion#34; exterior design. to Nissan, the theme focuses on flow of powerful and beautiful like the undulation of a wave.#34; The #34;Super Cockpit#34; is driver-oriented, high-quality materials and user-friendly Nissan says. It has been to enhance what previous-generation and Nissan call #34;Maxima-ness.#34;

New Vehicle Limited Warranty the 2009 Nissan Maxima the first 3 years/36,000 miles. A warranty extends to 5 years/60,000 There is no deductible on either and towing may be reimbursed if the vehicle is than 36 months old.

Model Lineup

Nissan Bluebird Maxima

The 2009 Maxima is offered in two different Maxima 3.5 S and Maxima 3.5 SV. Standard on the Maxima 3.5 S model include windows; power door power moonroof; 8-way driver seat; 4-way passenger seat; dual-zone climate control; cruise Intelligent Key with Push Ignition; AM/FM/CD6/MP3 audio 8 speakers; and an available iPod

The Maxima 3.5 SV adds such as leather-appointed sport seats, Bose audio system 9 speakers, HomeLink Universal fog lamps, and outside mirrors integrated turn signals. wheels on both models are aluminum, 18 inches in diameter.

option packages are available for the Maxima. The Sport package items including a sport-tuned 19-inch aluminum alloy high-intensity-discharge (HID) Xenon heated outside mirrors; front seats; heated wheel; transmission paddle Bluetooth hands-free phone and XM satellite radio.

The Premium includes a new dual-pane moonroof; HID heated outside mirrors; front seats; heated wheel; paddle shifters; leather-appointed seats; Eucalyptus trim; 7-inch color RearView monitor; Bluetooth phone system; and XM satellite among its contents. The Maxima SV package adds an advanced hard drive navigation with voice recognition; Music Box hard drive; XM with real-time traffic 7.0-inch color monitor; Monitor; and an interface system for an


At the heart of the all-new Maxima is a revised and refined of Nissan’s award-winning VQ-family The 3.5-liter, V-6 gasoline engine the hood of the Maxima is now rated at 290 hp, up 35 hp the 2008 model. The torque has risen to 261 lb.-ft. an improvement of 9 over the previous model.

The transmission on all models, driving the front wheels, is an improved of Nissan’s Xtronic CVT continuously transmission. New for 2009, the Xtronic a #34;Ds mode#34; (Drive with electronic control to offer a sportier driving according to Nissan. In this the engine will hold revolutions during acceleration, automatic engine braking, and engine speeds during Nissan says.

Available paddle shifters, on the steering column, allow control over transmission EPA fuel-economy estimates are 19 mpg city/26 mpg similar to that of the 2008 despite the increase in power.

on Nissan’s new D platform, the front is a subframe-mounted strut/coil spring with extensive use of aluminum to save weight and improve the the automaker explains. The rear is of an independent multi-link design, subframe-mounted, engineered to reduce change during cornering, adds. Front and rear bars are standard.

Ventilated brakes, upgraded from the model, are standard on all four


The safety features on the all-new 2009 Maxima Nissan’s Advanced Air Bag System with dual-stage front air and seat belt sensors, side-impact supplemental air bags, and curtain side-impact air bags on side of the passenger cabin. The seats are equipped with head restraints, and 3-point belts with adjustable anchors, pre-tensioners and load

The rear seats, in all three feature 3-point seat LATCH (Lower Anchors and for CHildren) child seat are standard. All models are equipped a standard anti-lock braking (ABS), electronic brake-force (EBD), brake assist traction control (TCS), and vehicle dynamic control stability system.

A tire-pressure-monitoring (TPMS) is standard across the

According to the National Highway Safety Administration (NHTSA ), the Nissan Maxima receives 5 (the agency’s highest in frontal crash testing for driver and front passenger, as as 5-star side-impact scores for front- and rear-seat occupants. The also receives 5 stars for resistance. When crash by the Insurance Institute for Highway (IIHS ), the 2009 Nissan received a #34;Good#34; rating Institute’s highest) in frontal crash testing.


In keeping with the sports car#34; theme, has equipped the all-new 2009 with a new Twin Orifice Steering (TOPS) system. The and sophisticated vehicle-speed-sensitive power steering system is similar to the system used on the Nissan sports car. The TOPS is designed to offer high-performance and stability at high speeds, yet enable comfortable driving at low and speeds, according to Nissan.

is accomplished, Nissan says, the use of a high-accuracy gear within the and a new strut tower brace to add rigidity to the system. To further steering dynamics and provide a steering feel, the 2009 has the quickest steering ratio of any sedan, the company claims.

Trims for the 2009 Nissan Sedan

Nissan Bluebird Maxima
Nissan Bluebird Maxima
Nissan Bluebird Maxima

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