Auto Review: 2011 Nissan Maxima 3.5 SV

The 2011 Nissan Maxima 3.5 SV is a state-of-the-art vehicle with classic Nissan features and clear modern upgrades. Its 3.5-liter DOHC 24-valve V6 engine puts out 290 horsepower at 6,400 rpm, clearly above other vehicles in its class, and 261 pound-feet of torque at 4,400 rpm. It includes a variable induction system with the trademarked Nissan Direct Ignition System and iridium-tipped spark plugs.

2011 Nissan Maxima 3.5 SV

The drivetrain is front wheel drive with paddle shifters as an available option.

For handling, you’ll appreciate the anti-lock brakes and Electronic Brake-force Distribution with brake assist. The steering system includes vehicle-speed-sensitive power steering.

The Nissan Maxima 3.5 SV estimated EPA fuel economy registers at 19 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway.

Standard interior features include:

  • Multi-functional trip computer
  • Bluetooth hands-free phone system
  • HomeLink Universal Transceiver
  • Digital compass, or the optional Nissan Navigation System
  • Mood lighting
  • Power tilt/telescoping steering column
  • Cell phone compartment
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror

And there are a ton more as well. Standard exterior features include automatic on/off headlights, front fog lights, LED taillights, power sliding moonroof, and a lot more.

Audio features include XM Satellite Radio, MP3/WMA CD playback capability, Radio Data System, and illuminated steering wheel-mounted audio controls.

The safety and security features are just as world class and keep the Maxima in the right class of vehicle for families who love to be on the road.

With several options packages to choose from, you’ll love upgrading your 2011 Nissan Maxima 3.5 SV almost as much as you’ll enjoy driving it.