Unlike many class competitors that disappear into traffic, the Maxima has a bold and in-your-face look that is truly refreshing. Its exterior features a large "V-Motion" front grille and all models come standard with intelligent auto LED headlights and DRLs. SR and Platinum models also get LED foglights, a power panoramic sunroof, and an auto-dimming driver-side mirror. The base model rides on 18-inch machine-finish alloys, which increase in size to 19 inches for the rest of the range. The SR is the sporty looker in the lineup, with black-out treatment for its wheels and exterior accents.
The Maxima is classified as a full-size sedan and is nearly the same size as competitors such as the Toyota Crown and Dodge Charger. Photos do not do this car justice: out in the real world, it seems larger and has more of a striking presence. The 2023 Maxima has an overall length of 192.8 inches, a width of 73.2 inches without the mirrors, and a height of 56.5 inches. The track width is 62.4 inches front and rear, and rolls on a 109.3-inch wheelbase. The base model weighs in at 3,608 lbs, the SR weighs 3,717 pounds, and the Platinum comes in at 3,730 lbs.
|Nissan Maxima Trims||SV||SR||Platinum|
|Max Width||73.2 in.||73.2 in.||73.2 in.|
|Length||192.8 in.||192.8 in.||192.8 in.|
|Height||56.5 in.||56.5 in.||56.5 in.|
|Wheelbase||109.3 in.||109.3 in.||109.3 in.|
|Nissan Maxima Trims||Curb Weight|
|Wheels Type||Aluminum Wheels|
|Front Wheel Size||18" x 8.5"|
|Rear Wheel Size||18" x 8.5"|
The base SV and flagship Platinum are offered in the same six exterior colors: Deep Blue Pearl, Super Black, Gun Metallic, Brilliant Silver Metallic are no-cost options, while Pearl White Tricoat and Scarlet Ember Tintcoat go for an extra $395. SR models reduce the palette to Super Black, Gun Metallic, and Pearl White TriCoat, losing the extra-cost Sunset Drift ChromaFlair that was available last year.