Leather seats, navigation and a Bose stereo with satellite radio are available on the 2010 Maxima. Their tapered borders suggest they were designed for aerodynamics, not visibility, and I found myself wishing the car had clip-on mirror extensions. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety rated the Maxima Good in frontal crashes but Marginal in side impacts. New for 2010 is standard Bluetooth on all Maxima models. And sorry but I don't have any cons for this vehicle at all. The Maxima transitions from a cruising speed to accelerating instantaneously when you hammer the gas pedal.
My experience was brief, which was just what I wanted. Those used to a cushy ride may still find the Maxima too harsh, but I think the majority of shoppers will be pleased. P0123 2006 Nissan Maxima Description The Throttle Position Sensor responds to the accelerator pedal movement. The Super Cockpit instrument panel design in the 2010 Nissan Maxima especially stands out, and it looks like that offered in several vehicles from Infiniti, Nissan's upmarket brand. An optional rear center console, which converts the Maxima to a four-passenger car, eliminates the folding seat.
I am amazed at what this car can do. For the 2010 Nissan Maxima, reviews read by TheCarConnection. Changes include a fresh front end, an upgraded interior and several mechanical revisions that will appeal to those who value comfort over performance. What has changed is the transmission. That includes five-star ratings for front and side impacts, as well as a perfect five-star rollover protection rating. The steering wheel feels evenly weighted and never artificial, like the steering in some full-size cars. And he was simply best at everything.
It gives the car a boxier face, though the rear remains as bulbous as ever. While 2011 versions of the full-size four-door are now hitting dealerships, we tested the virtually identical 2010 version. The Maxima stays true to its name and offers a tremendous list of standard features and available tech features. For 2010, Nissan adjusts the way these options are sold as packages. The Taurus offers a massive 20. Especially of note in the 2010 Nissan Maxima is a Sport Package, which brings firmer suspension tuning, larger 19-inch wheels, paddle shifters, upgraded front seats, and a host of other upgrades. And sorry but I don't have any cons for this vehicle at all.
The tachometer needle simply jumps to 3,500 rpm or higher, and off you go. One of the characteristics of the 2010 Nissan Maxima that helps improve overall safety is that the driver's seat affords good visibility. Electronic stability control is now standard, as are front side airbags, side curtain bags, active front headrests, and anti-lock brakes. It has a good amount of horsepower and torque available at any second you want it. For the 2010 model year, the Nissan Maxima remains relatively untouched, although Bluetooth capability is now standard on all Maxima models.
The Super Cockpit instrument panel design in the 2010 Nissan Maxima especially stands out, and it resembles that offered in several vehicles from Infiniti, Nissan's upmarket brand. Rather than offering three different Technology packages like last year, the 2010 model sees just one available Technology package. The low rear window significantly cuts the view in back, and the side mirrors do little to remedy things. The could also use some work, as most functions rely on a hyper-sensitive joystick below the 7-inch screen. The dashboard controls felt expensive, though the layout could be better.
Those who prefer elegance and luxury should buy the Avalon. The 2010 Nissan Maxima isn't the quietest vehicle on the road, but the sounds that enter the cabin aren't all of the bad variety. Otherwise, interior refinement, materials, and build quality are quite good. Redesigned for 2009, the Maxima got an exterior to match its sport-sedan reputation, with curvier sheetmetal, an aggressive front-end design, and an overall stance that makes it seem like it could have rear-wheel drive. Fuel economy is good with the setup, at 19 mpg city, 26 mpg highway.
It received the highest overall score of Good in front and side-impact crash tests conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, but was rated Acceptable for roof strength and Marginal for rear-impact whiplash protection. That includes five-star ratings for front and side impacts, as well as a perfect five-star rollover protection rating. Fortunately, the Maxima exhibits very little of that. The Maxima is also comfortable and well-equipped, and some trims have extremely competitive pricing. The Maxima is also comfortable and well-equipped, and some trims have extremely competitive pricing.
Over prolonged stretches of rough asphalt — where softly suspended cars typically come undone — it remained reasonably planted. Stabilizer bars are included front and back, and in spirited driving, a new Twin Orifice Steering System helps provide good feedback from the road, while remaining rather light around tight corners. Transmission: Automatic Color:Black Interior Color: Black Average Vehicle Review: 4. Some found them comfortable, while others had difficulty finding an agreeable driving position. It felt downright nimble by comparison. Power and acceleration tell only part of the performance story; the other aspect of performance centers on a car's handling characteristics.