But you get more for your money.
The current Nissan Maxima was just introduced in 2015, and we're not expecting anything but polishing up until Nissan moves to a new generation. Like the updated model pictured here, whose price has bumped up slightly for 2020.
With the 2020 Maxima now reaching dealers across the US, Nissan has formally announced the pricing and updates. The standout update is that the automaker's suite of driver and safety aids called Nissan Safety Shield 360 is now standard across the trim levels. The suite includes lane departure warning, blind-spot monitoring, automatic emergency braking, rear automatic braking, rear cross-traffic alert, and automatic high beams.
All 2020 Maxima models still come with the 300 horsepower 3.5-liter V6 matched to a continuously variable transmission driving the front wheels. The base S trim steps up by $200 to start the new model year at $35,145 (including the $895 delivery fee). In addition to Nissan Safety Shield 360, standard features include 8-way power driver's seat, dual-zone automatic climate control, LED headlights, satellite radio, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto.
Moving up to SV trim, your $37,195 adds heated and leather-trimmed seats, adaptive cruise control and traffic sign recognition, heated outside mirrors with LED indicators, HD radio, and a larger 8-inch touchscreen with multi-touch capability.
The Sportier SR trim now starts at $42,345 and arrives with upgraded suspension and rides on gloss black wheels. It also gains paddle shifters, suede steering wheel inserts, dark chrome interior trim, upgraded seat leather, and seat ventilation. The price actually jumps by $1,820 due to the now-standard moonroof and surround-view camera system.
At the top end, Platinum trim doesn't actually change in price and your $42,435 gets you satin-finished wood interior trim, power tilt and telescopic steering column, embedded navigation, rain-sensing wipers, and a power rear sunshade as standard.