What Car? says

2 out of 5 stars

For It's a well specified family saloon with roomy rear seats and smooth V6 petrol engines

Against It's got a poor driving position, the steering is lifeless, and the handling disappointing

Verdict It's not the executive model it promised to be, and falls well short of the best in its class

Go for… 3.0-litre V6 petrol

Avoid… 2.0-litre V6 petrol

Nissan Maxima QX Saloon
  • 1. The high-speed ride is decent, and it's fine around town, but the handling is well below par
  • 2. Check for suspension damage on cars with kerbed wheels
  • 3. Build quality is good overall and Nissan's record on reliability is impressive
  • 4. There's no reach-adjustment on the steering wheel, and taller drivers will find headroom tight
  • 5. There are few cars around, but huge depreciation from new makes them cheap used buys
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