2017 Nissan Maxima Safety Features and Technology

The 2017 Nissan Maxima is one of the safest cars on the road. Earning a 5-Star Safety Rating from the NHTSA, the Maxima performs well in crash tests and is also equipped with a variety of safety features and technologies that will keep you safe during every drive.

2017 Nissan Maxima Safety - Lewis NissanThe new Maxima is equipped with all the latest active safety features at certain trim levels. The SV trim, one step up from the base S, has front and rear parking sensors. If you go up another step to the SL, you get even more advanced features like Predictive Forward Collision Warning, Blind Spot Warning, Intelligent Cruise Control, Emergency Braking, and more. The highest Platinum trim even comes with Driver Attention Alert and Moving Object Detection.

But driver assist features aren’t all the Maxima has going for it. Its standard safety features include an advanced airbag system with occupant classification sensors, dynamic control with a traction control system, front and rear crumple zones, and a tire pressure monitoring system, among others.

Then there’s the infotainment tech that lets you stay connected without taking your eyes off the road. Standard Nissan Connect with Navigation and Apple CarPlay lets you use Siri Eyes Free technology and voice commands to make calls, send texts, and access apps.

If you’re looking for a sedan you can count on to keep you from crashing and protect you if you do, the 2017 Nissan Maxima safety features and technology will give you the peace of mind you’re looking for.

Brand New Nissan Maxima Engine Earns a Spot on “Wards 10 Best Engines” List

The 2016 Nissan Maxima features a brand new 3.5-liter VQ-series V6 engine, and it’s already proving to be quite the thriller. Named to “Wards 10 Best Engines” list, the new Nissan Maxima engine delivers a 15 percent increase in highway fuel economy to 30 miles per gallon, and an impressive output of 85.7 horsepower/liter.

2016 Nissan Maxima - New Nissan Maxima EngineIn order to select the engines that will make the Wards 10 Best Engines” list, WardsAuto editors evaluated 31 all-new or improved powertrains available in vehicles with a base price of less than $61,000 for 2016. The two-months of testing included everyday driving – including regular commutes. Factors considered include comparative specs, fuel economy, horsepower, noise attenuation, torque, and new technology.

“When the 2016 Maxima hit dealerships in May, our team believed this redesigned 3.5-liter V6 engine would be an important piece of the puzzle,” said Pierre Loing, vice president, Product Planning, Nissan North America, Inc. in a statement. “To be included in Wards 10 Best Engines list is a tribute to the outstanding design, performance and value of our new-generation Nissan Maxima flagship sedan. We thank everyone at Wards for this significant recognition.”

Stop by Lewis Nissan today to learn more and test drive the powerful 2016 Nissan Maxima for yourself!

Nissan Presents ‘WINNING: The Racing Life of Paul Newman’

For 35 years, Paul Newman raced, largely Nissan and Datsun models, in a highly successful career. That career is now documented in a new film, titled “WINNING: The Racing Life of Paul Newman,” and Nissan has the honor of being named presenting sponsor.

Newman is known for his acting and even his salad dressing, but did you know that he didn’t stop racing? As a matter of fact, he won his last race at age 82. Pretty impressive, right?

“Paul Newman not only won an Oscar® as an actor, but also amassed four national championships as a driver and eight championships as a team owner, with many of his most significant victories coming behind the wheel of Nissan and Datsun vehicles,” said Jeremy Tucker, vice president of Marketing Communications and Media for Nissan North America.

2016 Nissan Maxima - The Racing Life of Paul NewmanThe documentary first premiered in Los Angeles on April 16, coinciding with the Long Beach Grand Prix. The film’s second debut will be held on May 22 in Indianapolis, scheduled to coincide with the Indy 500. The event will also feature select vehicles from Newman’s racing career and the all-new 2016 Nissan Maxima.

Proceeds from both events will go to Racing for Cancer and The Indy Family Foundation.

We at Lewis Nissan aren’t sure of when the film will become publicly available, but we hope to update you with more details soon.

All-New Nissan Maxima Styling Makes For a Compelling Sedan

The 2016 Nissan Maxima is expressive, impressive, and designed to please. The Maxima is the second in the lineup to absorb the new, sleeker design language and it effuses athleticism, grace, and an aggression that sets the sedan apart.

Nissan Maxima StylingAlong the front fascia, the U-shaped grill is outlined in accent-chrome, while the headlight cluster adds a determined gaze to the Maxima with angular chrome outlines around the lights.

Along the side of the car, the fenders are flared out, while intersecting creased lines put the car in a forward-leaning stance. The domed windshield shaping was redesigned with inspiration from the Navy F/A-18 Hornet fighter jet and receives blackout treatment on the C-pillars on either side.

The interior Nissan Maxima styling does not disappoint, with many design implements incorporated from the GT-R super car including a 7-degree rake-angle of the center console towards the driver, bolstering accessibility in the flowing style inside the car. With its impressive 300-hp engine, the all-new Nissan Maxima will be a compelling addition to the Lewis Nissan lineup in June of this year.

Nissan Sentra and Altima To Get A Balanced Facelift

Nissan SentraWhen it comes to doing a refresh on new models, every carmaker walks a tightrope.  How do you make improvements while at the same time maintaining those qualities that fans and enthusiasts expect and appreciate?  Nissan is planning a refresh of their Sentra and Altima lines and it’s clear from comments by Shiro Nakamura, Nissan’s design chief, that the Japanese carmaker plans to be very careful about the process.

The refresh for these two models will take a page from the Nissan Murano and Nissan Maxima.  Nakamura says that the “very futuristic and strong statements” that these cars exude will lend the same attractive qualities to the Sentra and Altima.

Both models, the Nissan Sentra and the Nissan Altima, have been called “plain-looking” by journalists.  But sales are remarkably strong, so Nissan has to be doing something right.  Right?  Nakamura says the next generation will be “sporty” but still roomy and “affordable and practical.”  Now that’s balance!

We at Lewis Nissan are looking forward to these new changes. Until they arrive, stop by and check out Nissan’s great current models!