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2018 Nissan Maxima Praised as One of the Best Four-Door Sports Cars in 2018 by US News

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You might not equate a large car with a sporty performance, but the 2018 Nissan Maxima proves differently, according to the editors at U.S. News & World Report, which named it to its list of “The Best Four-Door Sports Cars in 2018.”

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“If you are buying a four-door sports car primarily for commuting and family duty, the Maxima’s understated approach will probably work to your advantage. If you want a four-door sports car that is affordable, practical, safe, and efficient, this is it. You’ll get 300 horsepower from the 3.5-liter V6, a continuously variable transmission, and front-wheel drive,” writes U.S. News & World Report Writer Cherise Threewitt.

The 2018 Nissan Maxima earned a U.S. News Overall Score of 8.5 out of 10.

The 2018 Maxima is available at five trim levels: S, SV, SL, SR, and Platinum. Each trim is powered by a 3.5-liter V6 engine paired to an Xtronic Continuously Variable Transmission with Drive Mode Selector to deliver that impressive 300 horsepower and 261 lb-ft of torque.

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2018 Nissan Maxima
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The 2018 Nissan Maxima earns 21 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway and features outstanding infotainment technologies to keep you well-connected on the road. Apply Car Play™  and Android Auto™ compatibility, Bluetooth® hands-free phone system, Hands-free Text Messaging Assistant, Nissan Voice Recognition for audio and navigation, and SiriusXM® Satellite Radio with three-month complimentary trial access are all standard on the 2018 Maxima. Intelligent Forward Collision Warning and Automatic Emergency Braking are also standard features. Available driver assist technologies include Blind Spot Warning, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Intelligent Cruise Control, and the Intelligent Around View® Monitor.

News Source: U.S. News & World Report