Design of Nissan Maxima
The 2017 Nissan Maxima is available in 5 trim levels: S, SV, SL, the sporty SR and the top-of-the-line Platinum. There is also a variation of the SR called the 'SR Midnight' that proudly displays a rear diffuser, a "sport" rear spoiler, and gloss black wheels. Nissan's "Zero Gravity" seats are inside, and are complemented well by quality materials, like soft-touch surfaces on important appearance areas. Standard features of the S trim contain 18-inch alloy wheels, keyless ignition and entry, a 60/40-split folding rear seat, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, automatic headlights, foglights, LED running lights, dual-zone automatic climate control, power front seats (8-way driver and 4-way passenger), and a leather-wrapped tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel. Technology and connectivity items include a navigation system, a rearview camera, double USB ports, a large gauge cluster display, an 8-inch touchscreen display, Bluetooth connectivity, Apple CarPlay, and an 8-speaker sound system with satellite radio, HD radio and a six-CD changer. The SV model put in leather upholstery, heated front seats, heated outside mirrors, front and rear parking sensors, and a driver seat with thigh support and 2-way power lumbar. The SL model gets a "floating" panoramic sunroof, active noise cancellation, a heated steering wheel, ambient interior lighting, active engine sound assistance, adaptive cruise control and an 11-speaker Bose audio system. The peppy SR adds 19-inch wheels, Active Ride Control, a sport-tuned suspension, paddle shifters that use simulated gear ratios, Active Trace Control, and active engine braking that helps slow the car when heading fast into corners or near a stop. The SR also brings to the mix heated and ventilated front seats, LED headlights, and leather upholstery. On top of the SL model's equipment list, the Platinum adds Nissan Connect, LED headlights, premium diamond-quilted leather upholstery, a power rear sunshade, a 360-degree parking camera system (with a moving object detection system), a power-adjustable steering wheel, driver memory settings, auto wipers, and a driver attention alert system.