2012 Nissan Maxima | new car review

Posted on Jul 9, 2012 by

The current generation Maxima was introduced to the Middle East during 2009. This four-door sedan can trace its heritage back to the 1970s, with the current incarnation marking the seventh generation of the badge.

Nissan touts the car as a practical family machine with a sporty edge and plenty of technology and features. The Maxima seats five and has a 402-litre boot, while features include dual-zone air conditioning, ambient lighting and a rear-view monitor for incident-free parking.

Power comes from a 3.5-litre V6 engine producing 290bhp and driving the front wheels. The Maxima uses a continuously variable transmission (CVT) rather than a traditional automatic gearbox, although it does have a ‘manual mode’ using steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters if you want to feel like you’re shifting cogs.

Three grades are available in the UAE – S, SV and SR with prices starting at AED 110,000. Standard features include cruise control and a sunroof, front fog lights and parking sensors, while the top-level SR gets a spoiler, rear bucket seats and a powered rear sunshade.

The seats can be upholstered in leather, and other features include the Intelligent Key, which lets owners unlock and start the Maxima without removing the key fob from their pocket or bag. Bluetooth phone connectivity, satellite navigation and a Bose audio system are also available.

All models ride on 19-inch alloy wheels, while standard safety equipment includes ABS and electronic stability control, as well as traction control and electronic brakeforce distribution. Front, side and curtain airbags are also included, along with active head restraints to reduce the risk of whiplash injuries in a crash.


Price: AED 110,000 – 139,000

3.5-litre V6

Max power: 290bhp at 6400rpm
Max torque: 350Nm at 4400rpm


CVT with manual mode

2 Responses to 2012 Nissan Maxima | new car review

  1. Shaikh Abdul Mannan Reply

    May 14, 2015 at 3:39 pm

    Dear I need nishan petrol car automatic.

    • Pankaj Dev

      Pankaj Dev Reply

      May 17, 2015 at 2:19 pm

      Please contact your local Nissan dealer.

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