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“A four-door sedan with sports-car performance.”
The 2012 Nissan Maxima is available in two trim levels: Maxima S and Maxima SV, both with the 3.5-liter V6 and CVT.
Maxima S ($32,420) comes standard with cloth upholstery, dual-zone automatic climate control, power front seats (eight-way driver and four-way passenger), 60/40-split-folding rear seat and a leather-wrapped tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, auto-dimming mirror, trip computer, keyless ignition/entry, cruise control, automatic headlights, Bluetooth phone capability and an eight-speaker stereo with a six-CD changer and an auxiliary audio jack. It also comes with 18-inch alloy wheels and a sunroof.
The Maxima Limited Edition package for S models ($710) includes a unique grille and 18-inch dark silver alloy wheels, HID xenon headlights with smoke-tinted lenses, foglights and a rear spoiler. (All prices are Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Prices, which do not include $780 destination charge and may change at any time without notice.)
Maxima SV ($35,120) adds to the base S equipment foglights, leather upholstery, a driver-seat manual thigh-support extender and power lumbar support, and a nine-speaker Bose audio system with satellite radio. The Monitor Package ($700) adds a 7-inch touchscreen electronics interface, 2GB of digital music storage, an RCA auxiliary audio-video jack, a rearview camera and an iPod/USB audio interface. The Cold Package ($400) adds heated front seats, a heated steering wheel and heated mirrors. Xenon high-intensity discharge headlights are also available ($400). The Technology Package ($1,850) includes a voice-activated navigation system with real-time traffic and weather, DVD playback and a single in-dash CD player (which replaces the six-disc version), Bluetooth streaming audio and 9.3GB of digital music storage.
Maxima SV Premium ($3,300) package comes with upgraded leather upholstery, rear bucket seats with a center trunk pass-through for four-passenger seating, dual-panel sunroof, a rearview camera, the 7-inch touchscreen, a ventilated driver seat, rear-seat audio and climate controls, automatic up/down rear windows, a power rear sunshade, wood trim, RCA auxiliary audio-video jacks (replaces standard aux jack), an iPod interface, heated front seats and steering wheel, driver seat memory functions, a power tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel with paddle shifters, HID headlights, heated mirrors with driver-side auto-dimming.
Maxima SV Sport Package ($2,100) features a sport-tuned suspension, 19-inch alloy wheels, smoked headlights, a dark chrome grille, a rear spoiler, gray metallic stitching accents, and metallic-look interior trim; high-performance summer tires are available with the Sport package.
Safety features on all models include dual-stage frontal, side-impact and side-curtain airbags; anti-lock brakes with brake assist; Vehicle Dynamic Control (electronic stability control); Traction Control; tire-pressure monitoring; and active front head restraints.