Make / Model Search

Car reviews - Nissan - Maxima - range


Nissan’s revamped Maxima heads mainstream against the Camry, Aurion and Accord

20 Apr 2009

NISSAN has smartened up the long-lived Maxima by splitting the range in two for the largely new J32 series. The cheaper 250 ST-L is seeking to steal sales from the medium car segment, while the 350 ST-S and 350 Ti are targeting the same larger models as previous Maximas, effectively giving the Japanese company a two-pronged attack. Keenly priced and brimming with standard features, this finally may be the Maxima that makes a mark on the Australian new-car market.
Model release date: 1 April 2009 to 1 October 2013

Previous model

Nissan J31 Maxima

Released: Dec 2003
Ended: May 2009
Family Tree: Maxima

NISSAN’S sixth-generation Maxima seemed more than a little influenced by Renault design, with its clean surfaces inside and out. But it was still an incredibly comfort-orientated sedan, with soft suspension settings to match the large and inviting seats, so keen drivers were left out in the cold. This is despite the inclusion of the world-renowned 170kW/333Nm 3.5-litre VQ35 V6 petrol engine. Paired first with a four-speed automatic gearbox and then – from early 2006 – a smooth CVT gearbox, the Maxima’s performance was peerlessly sweet for the money. Three models were offered, the base ST-L, mid-range Ti, and upmarket Ti-L. However, after a strong sales start, the J31 Maxima fell victim to skyrocketing petrol prices and the global move away from large cars.

Click to share

Click below to follow us on
Facebook  Twitter  Instagram

GoAuto can help you buy a new Maxima

Customer Terms and Conditions – New Car Lead enquires


This is an agreement between GoAutoMedia Pty Limited ACN 094 732 457 of PO Box 18, Beach Road, Sandringham, VIC, 3191 (“we/us”), the owner and operator of the GoAuto.com.au website (“the website”) and the person wanting GoAuto.com.au to provide them with a lead for the purchase of a new car (“you”).

By completing a New Car Lead Enquiry, you agree to the terms and conditions and disclaimers and acknowledge the policies set out below.

Terms and Conditions

  • In order for us to effect a lead you must you must complete a New Car Lead Enquiry (“Enquiry”).
  • We will call you as soon as possible after you complete the Enquiry and certainly no later than the next business day. When we call, we will discuss with you your new car requirements.
  • You consent to our passing on the Enquiry and your requirements to an appropriate authorised motor car dealer as a lead.
  • We will contact you again in approximately eight days following your initial enquiry to check on the progress of the Enquiry.
  • While we will provide the dealer with the Enquiry and details of your new car requirements, we take no responsibility for what happens after passing on that material as a lead.
  • You acknowledge that we are a new car information service providing new car editorial information, pictures and prices to our customers as a guide only. Any new car prices published on the website are the manufacturers’ recommended retail prices and do not include delivery charges and on-road costs. Any authorized motor car dealer to which we pass on your Enquiry as a lead will provide you with full details of the price at which the vehicle will be sold to you.
  • You acknowledge that we do not sell motor vehicles. Any sale of a new car to you by a dealer after we have passed on your Enquiry to that dealer as a lead, is a sale by that dealer not by us.

Privacy Policy– New Car Lead Enquires

  • We take privacy very seriously. We understand that you will only complete an Enquiry if you can trust us to protect your personal information and use it appropriately. Our policy is to ensure that the personal information collected when you make an Enquiry is only used for the purposes of connecting you with an authorised motor car dealer.
  • We do not on-sell information collected from you or any other customer.
  • From time to time, we may email you with information or promotions that may be relevant for car buyers. You will continue to receive communications from us unless you tell us that you do not want to receive any advertising or promotional information in the future by unsubscribing from these communications.
* Denotes required field
** Australian inquiries only

Motor industry news

GoAutoNews is Australia’s number one automotive industry journal covering the latest news, future and new model releases, market trends, industry personnel movements, and international events.

Catch up on all of the latest industry news with this week's edition of GoAutoNews
Click here