SMB Auto Transport receives requests for free car shipping quotes for the Nissan Maxima more often than any other request as the Maxima is one of the most popular cars on the road today. We will provide you with up to 10 free quotes to ship your car anywhere in the U.S. and overseas. The 2014 Nissan Maxima is the brand's flagship sedan because the Maxima delivers not only quality, but plenty of passenger space. It has many available high-end features in a package with Nissan's “everyman” branding. This is why it is the most popular midsize sedan. Therefore, it stands to reason why it is one of the most requested vehicles to ship from coast to coast each day.
Nissan used to bill its Maxima sedan as a "four-door sports car." Back when this model offered a manual gearbox and sportier handling, it was closer to the truth. Today, however, the Maxima's more like a "four-door coupe," a sleeker spin-off of its Altima family sedan, with distinction that's based more on styling than performance.
The current Maxima chooses comfort of and refined driving feel over the ability to toss the car around turns. Not only is it easy to drive, it’s easy for car shipping carriers to ship. For the reason that it handles very well on the road, it very easy to maneuver for the auto transport driver to load and unload from the carrier.
The Nissan Maxima is a five-passenger midsize sedan available in S and SV trim levels. The standard equipment list for the base S model includes 18-inch alloy wheels, automatic headlights, a sunroof, keyless ignition/entry, cruise control, dual-zone automatic climate control, cloth upholstery, power front seats (eight-way driver and four-way passenger), a 60/40-split-folding rear seat and a leather-wrapped tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel. Also included are an auto-dimming rearview mirror, trip computer, Bluetooth phone capability and an eight-speaker sound system with a six-CD changer and an auxiliary audio jack.
The new S Limited Edition model adds to the base S equipment model-specific 18-inch dark silver wheels, smoked appearance headlamps, darkened grille, a rear spoiler, xenon headlights (low beams only), fog lights, exterior mirrors with integrated turn signals, and metallic interior trim.
Moving up to the SV adds the following to the base S equipment list: xenon headlights, fog lights, leather upholstery and an upgraded driver seat with extendable thigh support and power lumbar. It also includes a 7-inch touchscreen display, a rearview camera, an iPod/USB audio interface, single-disc CD player (instead of the six-disc changer) and satellite radio.
The SV is also eligible for the Cold package, which adds heated front seats, a heated steering wheel and heated mirrors, and the Bose Audio package, which adds a nine-speaker Bose sound system Additionally, there's an SV Value package that essentially combines the Cold package with the Bose Audio package.
With the SV, buyers can also choose between the Premium and Sport packages. Both add upgraded leather upholstery, driver seat memory functions, a ventilated driver seat, a power tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel with paddle shifters, the Bose audio system and all of the features in the Cold and Monitor packages. Rear bucket seats with a center trunk pass-through also replace the 60/40-split rear seatbacks.
The Premium package goes on to include a dual-panel sunroof, ambient lighting and wood trim. The Sport package adds instead a sport-tuned suspension, 19-inch alloy wheels and special exterior and interior trim details. The Technology package can be added to the SV Value, Premium and Sport packages. It adds a navigation system, voice controls and Bluetooth audio connectivity.
All Nissan Maxima models are powered by a 3.5-liter V6 that produces 290 horsepower and 261 pound-feet of torque. The Maxima is only offered with front-wheel drive and a continuously variable transmission (CVT).
The 2014 Nissan Maxima comes standard with antilock disc brakes, stability and traction control, front-seat side-impact airbags, side curtain airbags and active front-seat head restraints. A rearview camera is standard on SV models.
The 2014 Maxima earns relatively average fuel economy for the midsize sedan category, rated at 19 mpg city/26 mpg highway by the EPA standard tests. However, the Maxima does require premium fuel, which may affect your budget if you were looking for a car with decent gas mileage, and one that doesn’t require the most expensive fuel at the pump.