The 2014 model year Nissan Maxima debuts in the US with a starting price of $31,000 and a series of styling improvements. At the exterior, you will find new 18-inch alloy wheels, fog lights, metallic trim, a rear spoiler and xenon headlights.

The standard 3.5 S version begins at $31,810 (including the destination fee) while the 3.5 SV is priced from $34,940.

2014 Nissan Maxima
2014 Nissan Maxima

The latter comes with RearView Monitor, USB connectivity, new Midnight Garnet and Gun Metallic finishes but also a SiriusXM Satellite Radio. Power is offered by a 3.5-liter V6 powerplant producing 290 horsepower and linked to an Xtronic CVT unit.

At the interior, you will also find a 7-inch QVGA display, a premium Bose audio system with nine speakers and the Nissan Hard Drive Navigation which comes together with the NavTraffic Real-Time Traffic system.

“Maxima offers sports sedan styling, a driver-oriented cockpit, ample comfort and luxury, and an advanced drivetrain led by Nissan’s 290-horsepower 3.5-liter DOHC 24-valve VQ-series V6 engine,” says Nissan.