The 2016 Nissan Maxima's six-cylinder engine generates 300 horsepower. Its gas mileage is estimated at 22 miles per gallon in the city and 30 on the highway. The car has a continuously variable automatic transmission, which is engineered for a smoother ride and better gas mileage.
The 2016 Maxima's 3.5-liter engine achieves its maximum horsepower at 6,400 rpm, and it generates 261 foot-pounds of torque at 4,400 rpm. It has a double overhead cam with 24 valves with variable timing. It uses front-wheel drive, has a four-wheel independent suspension and uses front and rear stabilizer bars.
The instrumentation includes a clock, trip computer, compass, tachometer and external temperature sensor. The Maxima has adaptive cruise control, eight speakers, rear-view cameras and front and rear parking sensors. Audio and cruise controls are on the steering wheel. On luxury models, the transmission controls are also on the steering wheel.
The four-door 2016 Maxima sedan seats five people. It is 16 feet, 0.8 inches long; 6 feet, 0.5 inches wide; and 4 feet, 8.5 inches high. The wheelbase is 9 feet, 1.3 inches. Its curb weight is 3,471 pounds, and its gross weight is 4,641 pounds. Cargo capacity is 14.3 cubic feet. Front head room is 39.4 inches, and leg room is 45 inches. Rear head room is 36.7 inches, and leg room is 34.2 inches.