2017 Nissan Maxima Safety Ratings Designate It as One of the Best

Nissan Maxima Safety Ratings

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has spoken: the 2017 Nissan Maxima is one of the safest new vehicles on the road. In fact, the IIHS named the new Nissan Maxima—as well as the new Nissan Altima and Nissan Rogue—a “Top Safety Pick+,” the institute’s highest honor.

This means that the new Nissan Maxima scored the “Good” rating in all of the IIHS’s “Top Safety Pick” test categories and that it excelled in categories such as front crash prevention. New Maxima models with Forward Emergency Braking scored best.

Forward Emergency Braking prevents forward collisions with sensors that can tell if there is a pedestrian, another vehicle, or some other object in front of the Maxima, automatically engaging the brakes even if the driver hasn’t yet noticed the danger.

The new Nissan Maxima comes with many other automatic features, including Intelligent Cruise Control, Blind Spot Warning, and Rear Cross Traffic Alert – each of which aim to address problems that drivers may not notice.

Want to learn more about the Nissan Maxima safety ratings or perhaps even take the new vehicle out on a test drive? Contact us or simply visit us anytime at Nissan of Lake Charles.

New Nissan Maxima Makes Good on its “Four Door Sports Sedan” Name

2016 Nissan Maxima

If you’re not already driving a Nissan Maxima, you might be unaware of the true power of this four-door sports sedan. While the Maxima might seem like it is built for everyday use, it has a surprise under the hood—a 300-horsepower 3.5-liter V6 engine. Living up to the “sport” descriptor in its name, the Maxima is considered one of the top Nissan models when it comes to performance, trailing only the GT-R model.

While power takes the forefront in the 2016 Nissan Maxima, it’s available trim levels are also top-notch. Our favorite is the SR sports trim. Nissan recently released a new 2016 Maxima SR Midnight edition at the BET Experience, which comes with even more options and features to boost your customer experience. The Maxima comes with a V6 engine and a CVT transmission, gets over 300 horsepower, and even gets 261 lb-ft of torque.

The Maxima matches form and function really well, too, with a beautiful exterior design that blends seamlessly into an ergonomically and comfortably designed interior. The SR model even comes with special accents—black mirrors, black wheels, and other black design touches as well. Come visit Nissan of Lake Charles to learn more!

All-New 2016 Maxima Goes On Sale This Summer

Nissan has finally divulged all the details on the latest Maxima sedan, which it originally showed in a surprise ad at the Super Bowl.

The all-new 2016 Maxima will go on sale this summer at Nissan of Lake Charles and set “a new standard for style, performance and technology in the mid-size sedan segment.”

Thanks to a new 3.5-liter VQ-series V6 producing 300 horsepower, the Nissan Maxima is touting a power-to-weight ratio that exceeds that of the Acura TLX V6 and BMW 335i.

That’s not all though. Nissan rebuilt more than half of last year’s V6, with over 60 percent of the parts being new, contributing to a 15 percent improvement in highway fuel economy. The CTV is also new and, according to the automaker, “performance oriented.” All of these make the 2016 Maxima even more desirable than ever!

Those are only a few of the details, however, and details do abound. The Maxima has many new features to make it hold true to Nissan’s promise, so check out the official press release for the rest of it!

Nissan works to restore 1996 Nissan Maxima

Not
too long ago, we wrote about how Nissan purchased a used 1996 Nissan Maxima GLE
off Craigslist from a rather creative seller by the name of Luke Aker. In case
you didn’t catch our last article, Mr. Aker created a rather marvelous YouTube
video about just how amazing his 1996 Nissan Maxima was, and why for the low
low price of $1,400…it was a great bargain that no one would pass up. Well,
Nissan agreed and decided to purchase the car and later teamed up with
MotorAuthority to decide what fate now laid ahead for the infamous 1996 Nissan
Maxima. And what was their decision you ask? Well, the winning idea was to not
only restore the car to its “brand new” condition and put it on display in no other
than the Nissan North America headquarters in Franklin, TN. On top of that, Mr.
Aker’s original YouTube video will be playing on loop nearby. Although
restoration on the car hasn’t quite started yet, we couldn’t think of a more
fitting resting place for such an iconic car; and its very own viral video
which you can check out below! Let us know what you think of the video, or, if
you own or have owned a 1996 Nissan Maxima we here at Nissan of Lake Charles
would love to hear your favorite stories about it!

Florida Man Sells 1996 Maxima Back to Nissan

Have you ever tried to see your used car on your own? It’s hard work, isn’t it? For Orlando resident Luke Akera, he used a bit of creativity to sell his heavily-used 1996 Nissan Maxima—and his work paid off since Nissan ended up buying the car back from him.

Aker originally posted an ad on Craiglist that described his Maxima with phrases such as, “properly weathered leather,” i.e. torn leather seats; “exhausted from the majestic work that it has done,” i.e. steering fluid leak; and even more choice phrasing. What sealed the deal for Nissan, however, was Aker’s camera work.

Aker, a professional filmmaker, created an ad that we think was worthy of prime time (with the exception of the car itself). He was able to almost make you forget that you were looking at a 1996 Maxima. If you haven’t seen it yet, go take a look at “Luxury Defined” on YouTube.

According to Forbes, Nissan not only purchased the car for Aker’s $1,400 asking price, but also chipped in an extra $1,000 to Aker’s charity of choice—Wounded Warriors Project.

“We saw Mr. Aker’s video ad yesterday and couldn’t pass it up, once we finally stopped laughing,” said Erich Marx, Nissan’s director of interactive and social-media marketing, in an interview with Forbes. “We know a good deal when we see one, especially on such a classic, so we jumped on it.”

What a great way for Nissan to recognize Aker’s hard work and to give back to the community at the same time.