Auto Review: 2011 Nissan Maxima 3.5 SV

The 2011 Nissan Maxima 3.5 SV is sleek and sporty on the outside and modern, comfortable, and luxurious on the inside.

The 4-door sedan is powered by a 3.5-liter V6 engine that puts out 290 horsepower at 6,400 rpm and 261 pound-feet of torque at 4,400 rpm. The drivetrain is a front wheel drive coupled with a continuously variable automatic transmission, and for fuel efficiency you can expect 19 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway.

Standard safety features include traction control, stability control, dual stage front airbags, front seat side-impact airbags, full-length overhead curtain airbags, front seat active head restraints, and a tire pressure monitoring system. Standard technological features include a voice-activated navigation system, rear camera, dual panel moonroof, XM NavTraffic, XM NavWeather, and a 9.3 GB music box hard drive.

The 2011 Nissan Maxima 3.5 SV offers plenty of head and leg room for five passengers. Front passengers have 39 inches of headroom and 43.8 inches for legs. The shoulder room up front is a comfy 56 inches. Rear passengers get 36 inches, 55 inches, and 34.6 inches for head, shoulders, and legs, respectively. Maximum cargo capacity is 14.2 cubic feet.

Cool Nissan exterior features include:

  • Automatic exterior light control
  • Chrome grille trim
  • Front fog lights
  • Light tinted windows
  • Heated door mirrors are an option
  • Lip spoiler
  • Halogen headlights

The 2011 Nissan Maxima 3.5 SV is a comfortable ride and offers a beautiful drive.