The 2016 Nissan Maxima is a great performer and that has a lot to do with the CVT, which is highly responsive. Lag is minimal when you hit the throttle and in manual mode, you get the feeling that you’re driving a 7 speed.
However, you’re still reminded that the Maxima is a CVT because there’s nothing no indicate shifts. All you hear are gear ratios changing. In the Sport mode, the throttle does feel a bit more responsive.
So, how safe is the 2016 Maxima?
Well, there are a total of 3 trim options and each one comes with its own set of safety features. However, there are a few standard safety features as well, which, are available across all 3 trims. These include the Forward Collision Warning, the Blind Spot Warning, and the Forward Emergency Braking etc.
The Platinum trim comes with additional safety features such as the Around View Monitor, Driver Attention Alert, Moving Object Detection, and Adaptive Cruise Control.
The 2016 Maxima is a sporty vehicle, all said and done and this is despite the presence of the CVT and FWD (Front Wheel Drive). The vehicle also boasts of a well-tuned suspension, which makes it a dream to drive around corners.
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